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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.

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Shawn Levy
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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!

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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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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night at the Museum 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,052,004, 24 May 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$177,243,721

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$413,106,170
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The following actors and actress appear in this movie and The Office (2001) and/or The Office (2005): Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Amy Adams, Craig Robinson, and Ed Helms. See more »

Goofs

Many of the exhibits in the Smithsonian don't exist in the real Smithsonian. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

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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An Afternoon in the Theater: The Battle to Stay Amused
22 May 2009 | by DigorySee all my reviews

I should have trusted the reviews because this movie was dragging me down the seat.

I love Ben Stiller but he just didn't shine here. With all the historical figures having to make an appearance, poor ol' Ben drowned in the confusion of this fast-paced pointless sequel. Amy Adams was nearly taking over the film and although she was lovely in Enchanted, she was trying too hard to be an enthusiastic fly-girl here, which annoyed me a lot. There were only about two to three scenes I found to be very funny, the rest I fought to keep myself entertained.

They shouldn't have gone with the Kahmunrah plot. It was a gimmicky and far-fetched move, and it wasn't working one bit. The Underworld was also absurd and didn't fit well with the theme of the movie.

They recycled a few things from the first. It didn't get old but 3 out of how many attempted gags is far from satisfactory.

From Tropic Thunder to this. No more Nights at the Museum. Ben Stiller should go back to pure comedy.


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