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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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Details

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only film in the trilogy to not be released at the theaters in December. This is also the only film not to feature Dick Van Dyke as Cecil Fredericks, Mickey Rooney as Gus, and Bill Cobbs as Reginald. See more »

Goofs

When Jed calls Larry on the phone about Dexter taking the tablet they are all alive. But when Larry gets to the underground tunnels, He passes General Custard and Amelia Earnhardt still in plastic or in heir case. If they were that close to them then that first night they would be alive as well. Because when the tablet is in the museum in New York the entire Museum comes to life. See more »

Quotes

Kah Mun Rah: [as the portal to the Underworld is being opened by the tablet] Ah... you know what that sound is?
[Ivan The Terrible is about to speak]
Kah Mun Rah: It's rhetorical. That is the sound of the end.
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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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Spoofs 300 (2006) See more »

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Fun, Adventurous but not that big of a deal

Honestly, I knew that this movie wasn't a big of a deal from the start. The movie is a little action packed and somewhat fun, but in comedy this movie fails. I did get a few chuckles but not much else and I barley heard the audience laugh. This movie's plot is not that good neither. However the movie had some new things to offer, which were very well made. The special effects were very well made, this was one of the reasons that this movie was fun. The children might find this movie very fun since its made especially for them. Ben Stller should stop doing these movies because the first one was the one that had many unexpected things but the plot in this movie is very well known and the ending is very obvious.If you plan on watching this movie, take the kids and leave your adulthood at door but don't expect much else. I still think that the first movie was better than this one.


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