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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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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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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  »

Box Office

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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Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant:  authors of the film play Wilbur Wright & Orville Wright. See more »

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Napoléon Bonaparte speaks with a French accent. It is known that he never had one to speak of, always speaking French (a second language of his) with a Corsican accent, which sounds closer to an Italian accent. See more »

Quotes

Octavius: [Approaches Kah Mun Rah, riding on a squirrel and looks up as Kah Mun Rah looks down, puzzled] Do you wish to surrender honorably, or must this end with the spilling of your blood?
Kah Mun Rah: [Looks to Larry] This? This is your big rescue?
Octavius: Oh no... this is!
[Abraham Lincoln breaks in through the wall, Kah Mun Rah and the others look up in shock]
Kah Mun Rah: What... is that thing?
Abraham Lincoln: The name is Abraham Lincoln, and you sir, are in a heap of trouble!
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