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Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story.

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Extraordinary teen John Smith (Pettyfer) is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events-his first love (Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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

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I Am Number Four: The IMAX Experience  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,628,523 (UK) (25 February 2011)

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$55,092,830 (USA) (27 May 2011)
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Trivia

The evil aliens in the film are called "Mogadorians" - apparently they're from the planet Mogadore. Mogadore also happens to be a small suburb of Akron, Ohio - not far from where the film takes place, and not far from where James Frey, one of the writers of the novel on which this film was based, grew up. The word means "beautiful" in Arabic; it's also the name of a town in Morocco. See more »

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When the Mog is lifting John up by the throat with his hand, his thumb and forefinger are resting on John's jaw. When John speaks to him, the Mog's hand is suddenly much lower, but in the subsequent shot the hand is back in its original place. See more »

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[first lines]
Drew: [to Daniel] You know, showboating like that just make you look desperate.
Kern: Yeah, "Look at me. I can flip my ski."
[scoffs]
Kern: Pathetic.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Rolling In The Deep
Written by Adele (as Adele Laurie Blue Adkins) & Paul Epworth
Performed by Adele
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A blast from the past, and not in a good way.
2 September 2013 | by (Aberdeen, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is a 2011 movie apparently made using a 20-year old script. How else can you explain the fact that every man and his dog has an iPhone, yet they're never used for anything more than sending *texts*. No, not even "chatting". Texts.

And despite the availability of iPhones wherever you look, every time someone wants to look up a website or watch a video they go indoors to switch on a big, old computer.

Oh, and you know how more than half the photos taken in the USA are taken on an iPhone, if Apple's marketing is to be believed? Not in this town. The only photos are being taken by the high school girl using a camera with rolls of film. Which she develops and prints in the high school's lavishly appointed and huge photo lab, before scanning them in to upload them to her website.

Like I say, this script was obviously written 20 years or so ago, and someone at Disney must have come across it stuck to the bottom of the barrel while they were giving it a good scrape. Adding the letter "i" in front of every occurrence of the word "phone" in a script doesn't qualify as an update.


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