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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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Storyline

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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Jonah Hill: Uncredited cameo as the Smithsonian guard Brandon/Brundon. See more »

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When Larry and Kahmunrah are arguing and Kahmunrah is trying to get the tablet from Larry, and Larry is trying to get the hour glass from Kahmunrah, there are points when no sand is pouring through the hour glass, where according to the position of the hour glass, there should be sand flowing through. See more »

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Kah Mun Rah: I am Kah Mun Rah, the great king of the great kings, and from the darkest depths of ancient history. I have come BACK to life!
Larry Daley: [Awkwardly] Uh-huh.
Kah Mun Rah: Perhaps you did not hear what I just said. I am a centuries-old Egyptian Pharaoh. I was dead, but now I have come BACK to life!
Larry Daley: Yeah, no. I heard that. I got that. Welcome back.
Kah Mun Rah: [baffled and stammering] Who are you?
Larry Daley: I'm Larry. Larry Daley. I own Daley Devices. It's up in New York. It's funny, I actualy know your brother, Ahkmenrah.
Kah Mun Rah: Oh, he knows baby ...
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Crazy Credits

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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References Gigantor (1964) See more »

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Let's Groove
Written by Maurice White and Wayne Vaughn
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire (as Earth, Wind & Fire)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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An Afternoon in the Theater: The Battle to Stay Amused
22 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

I should have trusted the reviews because this movie was dragging me down the seat.

I love Ben Stiller but he just didn't shine here. With all the historical figures having to make an appearance, poor ol' Ben drowned in the confusion of this fast-paced pointless sequel. Amy Adams was nearly taking over the film and although she was lovely in Enchanted, she was trying too hard to be an enthusiastic fly-girl here, which annoyed me a lot. There were only about two to three scenes I found to be very funny, the rest I fought to keep myself entertained.

They shouldn't have gone with the Kahmunrah plot. It was a gimmicky and far-fetched move, and it wasn't working one bit. The Underworld was also absurd and didn't fit well with the theme of the movie.

They recycled a few things from the first. It didn't get old but 3 out of how many attempted gags is far from satisfactory.

From Tropic Thunder to this. No more Nights at the Museum. Ben Stiller should go back to pure comedy.


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