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Battleship (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  18 May 2012 (USA)
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A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lieutenant Colonel Mick Canales
Captain Browley
Chief Engineer Hiroki


Based on the classic Hasbro naval combat game, Battleship is the story of an international fleet of ships who come across an alien armada while on Naval war games exercise. An intense battle is fought on sea, land and air. What do the aliens want? Written by Anonymous

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The battle for Earth begins at sea. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batalla naval  »

Box Office


$209,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,534,825 (USA) (18 May 2012)


$65,173,160 (USA) (27 July 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie is based on the Milton Bradley game "Battleship", which has been manufactured since 1931. Some of the artillery in the film is shaped like the pegs used in the game. The original paper and pencil version of the game predates World War I. See more »


The radar array on the bow of the Missouri appears and disappears in different shots, as do the dents in the ship's stern plates. See more »


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Title Card: In 2005, scientists discovered a distant planet believed to have a climate nearly identical to Earth.
Title Card: In 2006, NASA built a transmission device five times more powerful than any before it, and a program to contact the planet began.
Title Card: It was known as The Beacon Project.
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Crazy Credits

There is an additional final scene after the end credits. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.151 (2012) See more »


The Funeral
Written by Ben Bridwell (as Benjamin Bridwell), Christopher Early, Timothy Meinig
Performed by Band of Horses
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User Reviews

remarkably stupid - wasted potential.
24 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a shame that this movie was so dumb. Had the script been written by an adult, this could've been a blockbuster.

The aliens are so dumb that it's implausible. How can any species achieve space travel yet lose to inferior human adversaries.

Decent cast, excellent effects, serviceable directing, and a big budget all squandered on a horrifically bad script. It's so bad it hurts my head.

I'm extremely surprised any executive would green light such inexcusably poor writing. Hmm...maybe it was the executive's child who wrote it. That would explain many Hollywood films actually.

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