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

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  22 May 2009 (USA)
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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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Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,160,496 (UK) (22 May 2009)

Gross:

$177,243,721 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the Wright Flyer is shown in closeup (with Amelia and Larry flying the plane) you can see that the engine is mounted mirrored to the correct position. The intake and exhaust of the engine was on the pilot-side, not the crankshaft. See more »

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Brandon: I stand there and I wait all day for a little girl like you to come in and put her precious nail polished nails all over the exhibit.
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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 Star Trek: The Savage Curtain (1969) See more »

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Performed by the London Studio Orchestra and The Purcell Singers
Courtesy of Nathan D. Duvall and Corner Stone Cues
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Could have been a little...no, a lot... better
20 June 2009 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I thought the first one was great, but felt the second one was in a foot race to show as many of the old characters and new ones as fast as possible and get to the end. But then again, when are sequels ever as good? Let me take that back, Terminator 2 was awesome. And Lord of the Rings. And several others, but this one was in a frenzy to go nowhere. Stop. Take a Breath. Develop a more interesting script. I'm sure the writer had something better in mind and the studios just plucked the eyeballs out of it until it was just what it became in the end. This could have been one of those franchise things that do more than just make money. Yes, it will make money, but it could have been sprinkled with a little more TLC. Let's get back to basics. You know the movie is going to sell. You have the money and all the actors to sell it. Why not just make a movie with a better storyline. The best part of the movie was the trailer.


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