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2012 (2009)

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A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

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Storyline

Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Mankind's earliest civilization warned us this day would come... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2012: An IMAX Experience 3D  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,237,614, 15 November 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$166,112,167, 21 February 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$769,679,473, 25 November 2011
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Trivia

Roland Emmerich told MTV the cover-up name for this film was "Farewell Atlantis", which is the title of lead character Jackson Curtis' book. See more »

Goofs

When Curtis drives the Bentley out of the Antonov's cargo hold, he fights to retain control of the vehicle and bring it to a stop. He should be able to see the Antonov and the other driverless cars move away from him in the same direction. Instead, they move away from the plane toward him. See more »

Quotes

Adrian Helmsley: Who are you bringing?
Carl Anheuser: Nobody. Who, my ex-wife? Last thing she said to me, she never wanted to see me again. So be it.
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Crazy Credits

The opening scene of the movie shows the years and events leading up to 2012 (2009...2010...2011). The title card not only states the movie's title, but also seems to indicate, "And in the year 2012..." See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Mad: 2012 Dalmatians/Grey's in Anime (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Minuet
from "String Quintet In E Major, Op. 11 No. 5"
Written by Luigi Boccherini
Performed by Borealis String Quartet
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User Reviews

 
Move over Postman and Waterworld - you've been usurped!!!
20 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

This might be the biggest waste of time and money ever. It is a prime example of why some people loathe Hollywood excess.

Roland Emmerich could have given every man woman and child 50 cents NOT to watch this movie and everyone would have come out ahead. 2 million dollars a minute??? Feed the poor please.

I think there is a drinking game in here somewhere but with the bloated length it might end up sending players to the hospital.

I know I lost IQ points sitting through this behemoth.

Terrible characters. TERRIBLE dialog. The ton of WTF moments in the first action sequence should be your first clue to skip this stinker. If you like em bad - this one is for YOU!!!

How this could average a 6 on IMDb is beyond me.


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