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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

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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.


Shawn Levy
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Larry Daley
Amy Adams ... Amelia Earhart
Owen Wilson ... Jedediah
Hank Azaria ... Kahmunrah / The Thinker / Abe Lincoln (voice)
Robin Williams ... Teddy Roosevelt
Christopher Guest ... Ivan the Terrible
Alain Chabat ... Napoleon Bonaparte
Steve Coogan ... Octavius
Ricky Gervais ... Dr. McPhee
Bill Hader ... George Armstrong Custer
Jon Bernthal ... Al Capone
Patrick Gallagher ... Attila the Hun
Jake Cherry ... Nicky
Rami Malek ... Ahkmenrah
Mizuo Peck ... Sacajawea


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!

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


When the lights go off the battle is on.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action and brief language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The three singing cupids are played by Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas, aka The Jonas Brothers. Of the love songs they sing to Larry and Amelia, one is their own, "Lovebug." See more »


(at around 9 mins) T-Rex in Night at the Museum had three digits (fingers) on each forelimb and in the Battle of The Smithsonian he has only two. It is supposed to be the same dinosaur on display in both films. See more »


Sailor Joey Motorola: [sees Kahmunrah's men] What am I lookin' at here, Mardi Gras? Where unit are you from?
Larry Daley: Uh, I'm from Brooklyn.
Sailor Joey Motorola: Brooklyn? Are you serious? I'm from Flatbush! Hey fellas, these so-and-sos are tryin' to rough up my pal here just because he's from Brooklyn!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Additional humour was brought to the German version by the Albert Einstein dub by Jean Pütz, a famous science journalist and TV host. See more »


Life in Technicolor
Written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland (as Jonathan Buckland), Will Champion (as William Champion), Chris Martin (as Christopher Martin) and Jon Hopkins
Performed by Coldplay
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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User Reviews

The Smithsonian gets a treasure
14 July 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In this sequel to Night At The Museum, Ben Stiller now a millionaire who does motivational infomercials still finds time to visit his old friends at the Museum of Natural History where he made their acquaintence while working as a night security guard there.

But with his millions he can't stop changes as the Museum is now going for interactive exhibits and many are being packed away and sent to the National Archives, some for exhibit in the Smithsonian.

So Stiller goes back into action and visits the archive which is lots of underground space between the Capitol and Lincoln Memorial.

I wonder myself in both of these films was Stiller really visiting Madame Tussaud's with all the historical figures coming to life.

Theodore Roosevelt's connection with the Museum Of Natural History is well known and Robin Williams is back as our rough riding 26th president. Others are back and new ones added.

Hank Azaria is brilliant as the Egyptian prince whose incantation caused all these exhibits to come to life after sundown. He sounds like he was channeling Boris Karloff.

Amy Adams is a feisty feminist role model Amelia Earhart who gets kind of interested in Stiller. They make a good team.

As for them getting together. A gambit that Meet Joe Black and Bing Crosby's A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court used is applied here. You have to see the film to see what I mean.

A few good laughs in this nice family entertainment film.

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Release Date:

22 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night at the Museum 2 See more »


Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,173,286, 24 May 2009

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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