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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

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Ben Stiller returns as night watchman Larry Daily, now a successful business man, who gets back to the museum just in time to find that he needs to get his friends out of trouble. This new installment takes us to the Smithsonian, and introduces us to new characters, such as Amelia Earhart, General Custer, and many more!

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When the lights go off the battle is on.


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Rated PG for mild action and brief language | See all certifications »

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22 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Another Night  »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,052,004, 24 May 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$177,243,721

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$413,106,170
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2.39 : 1
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It's the ninth film with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson after The Cable Guy (1996), Permanent Midnight (1998), Meet the Parents (2000), Zoolander (2001), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Meet the Fockers (2004) and Night at the Museum (2006). See more »

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As George Foreman says "That just two years ago you worked as a night guard (etc.)". The First Night at the Museum came out in 2006 and two years later from that would be 2008, even though this one came out in 2009. Making it 3 not 2. See more »

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Oscar the Grouch: Oh, come on! I'm bad! Everyone, look at how bad I am. Raaar, Raaar, fear me! Raaaaaaraaarr...
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Kah Mun Rah: I'm sorry, I'm just not buying it. You don't seem bad. You just seem... vaguely grouchy.
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There is an extra scene during the credits where Sailor Joey Motorola is seen reverse-engineering Larry Daley's cell-phone. He says to his mother (off camera) "I think I'm on to something!" See more »

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Stiller Going Strong
20 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

In a world where unnecessary sequels are plaguing the movie world and are seemingly released for little other reason than to milk the 'cash cow', Night at the Museum 2 is a refreshing exception (unlike Meet the Parents 2,3,4...). It's arguably better than the first.

Although better on different levels…The historic characters are not just new and improved but also come with a greater comic value. In what the film lacks in a relatively mundane storyline, it compensates with a wonderful underlying message/moral. There's also a love story again but what struck me as more potent was the greater bond that exists between the rest of the characters; Larry and Jedediah, Jedediah and Octavius etc. The score/music was noticeably better as well, very listenable. Of course the whole picture was far more 'epic' and I, for one, am a fan of this. On the face of this, its a comedy blended perfectly with action like a cocktail of strawberry and champagne – and very much like Tropic Thunder (although on a different level of course). Hank Azaria was brilliant as Kahmunrah especially in the way he could turn from serious evil to light-hearted joker in the blink of an eye. Speaking of which, him and his trio of evil helpers were fantastic together, as am sure you'll all agree.

The one downside is that too many of the best comedy moments were shown in the trailers, so kind of dampening the effect of many of the genuinely funny moments. But there's still enough to keep you chuckling away! So should there be a third? If they can continue to make people laugh whilst rummaging through their popcorn during the action scenes, I'd day why not? After all, what is life without a bit of fun?


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