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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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Budget:

$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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Trivia

The first movie ever filmed in the Smithsonian Institution. See more »

Goofs

Larry tells his son that the Smithsonian Institution is a collection of 19 museums, which is true. However, he also says that they are all located on the National Mall. Some are actually located in New York City, Chantilly in Virginia, and different parts of Washington, D.C. The National Zoo is also part of the Smithsonian group of museums. The National Gallery of Art, though located among the Smithsonian, is not part of the Institution, contrary to the implication in the film. See more »

Quotes

The Thinker: I'm thinkin'...
Larry Daley: This is hopeless.
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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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Soundtracks

Bugle Call Rag
Written by Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel, and Jack Pettis
Performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (as Benny Goodman & His Orchestra)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Utter rubbish...
25 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

The first film was far from spectacular, but it was tolerable and a bit of fun to watch. I came across the second movie when it was shown on television and its terrible. It has been done once and wasn't brilliant, the producers really shouldn't have bothered with number two. The whole film is filled with terrible far-fetched acting. Every line just tries to include a joke that is not even remotely funny and frankly, leaves me with a blank expression on my face the whole time. The whole movie is just "trying too hard". Too see some pretty famous faces in it, is a shame as it is a real downfall in their career. i'm surprised I actually ended up watching the whole movie, maybe I was hoping it would get better. Evidently not! It is saying something when you are watching this movie with kids and they even turn round to you and say "Is this meant to be funny?" 1/10


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