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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, and Hank Azaria appeared on Friends (1994). See more »

Goofs

Grant Wood's "American Gothic" and Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks" are at the Art Institute of Chicago. Auguste Rodin's "The Thinker" is at the Musée Rodin in Paris. "Venus Italica" is at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Edgar Degas's ballerina is at the Royal Academy in London. Jeff Koons's "Balloon Dog (Red)" is not part of any museum's collection. See more »

Quotes

Kah Mun Rah: I am Kah Mun Rah, the great king of the great kings, and from the darkest depths of ancient history. I have come BACK to life!
Larry Daley: [Awkwardly] Uh-huh.
Kah Mun Rah: Perhaps you did not hear what I just said. I am a centuries-old Egyptian Pharaoh. I was dead, but now I have come BACK to life!
Larry Daley: Yeah, no. I heard that. I got that. Welcome back.
Kah Mun Rah: [baffled and stammering] Who are you?
Larry Daley: I'm Larry. Larry Daley. I own Daley Devices. It's up in New York. It's funny, I actualy know your brother, Ahkmenrah.
Kah Mun Rah: Oh, he knows baby ...
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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 »


Soundtracks

Gloriana
Written by Mark Ford and Stephen Metcalfe
Performed by the London Studio Orchestra and The Purcell Singers
Courtesy of Nathan D. Duvall and Corner Stone Cues
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Everything that's wrong with movies today
3 June 2009 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

NATM2 is not terrible by any stretch of the imagination - but the special effects are so in your face all the time that there's never a chance to enjoy the amazing wizardry.

For us it was just too fast ', too frantic, no-one got any development, and all the actors have become line givers for the next piece of hocus-pocus.

Plot was fine, ideas abundant, some even really good - but we left feeling a) breathless and b) stuffed.

Much too much, even for the shortest most demanding attention span. The film replaced movie magic (And it has the makings of it) with slight of hand tricks.

At best fluff, at worst, a real headache. Sorry, but the kids found it all too much too...


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