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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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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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Official Sites:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

When first introduced to Napoleon Bonaparte (Alain Chabat) and Al Capone (Jon Bernthal), Ivan the Terrible (Christopher Guest) says his title is mistranslated, and he calls himself "Ivan the Awesome". Although obviously meant to be a comical line, it is not that far from the truth: Ivan's title is indeed a bad translation. A more accurate form of the original Russian term, Ivan Grozny, is "Ivan the Fearsome", "the Magnificent", or "The Admirable". It is important to emphasize that, in Russian, the word "grozny" does not have a bad connotation. See more »

Goofs

When Larry explains to Amelia why he left the job as a night guard, he places the tablet on a pillar near the Abraham Lincoln statue. When he is arguing with Lincoln, the tablet disappears, but then they leave and Larry is holding the tablet again without picking it up. See more »

Quotes

Octavius: What's a flapjack?
Jedediah: It's like a biscuit... or a scone.
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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 »

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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Written by Nick Jonas (as Nicholas Jonas), Joe Jonas (as Joseph Jonas), and Kevin Jonas (as Kevin Jonas II)
Performed by The Jonas Brothers (as Jonas Brothers)
Produced by Ali Dee
Vocals produced by John Fields
Jonas Brothers perform courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Another Night at the Museum
26 May 2009 | by fanofbatman-1See all my reviews

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is the second film in the Night at the Museum series. While it isn't much different than the first film I have to say it isn't quite as good. Ben Stiller was pretty good but I don't think anybody else really stuck out. One thing I that disappointed by was the lack of screen time for Steve Coogan and Owen Wilson, or Octavius and Jedediah. In the first movie, they stole the show. But in this movie, they are underused like most of the others in the cast. Night at the Museum 2 has its funny parts, but seems to lack the charm and fun of the first movie. It's a worthy sequel that meets the standards of the first movie, but doesn't exceed them. You might want to wait for it's DVD/Blu-Ray release, but seeing in theaters is good too. Thanks for reading this review.


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