A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

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Peter Berg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Kitsch ... Lieutenant Alex Hopper
Alexander Skarsgård ... Commander Stone Hopper
Rihanna ... Petty Officer Cora 'Weps' Raikes
Brooklyn Decker ... Sam
Tadanobu Asano ... Captain Yugi Nagata
Hamish Linklater ... Cal Zapata
Liam Neeson ... Admiral Shane
Peter MacNicol ... Secretary of Defense
John Tui ... Chief Petty Officer Walter 'The Beast' Lynch
Jesse Plemons ... Boatswain Mate Seaman Jimmy 'Ordy' Ord
Gregory D. Gadson ... Lieutenant Colonel Mick Canales
Jerry Ferrara ... Sampson JOOD Strodell
Adam Godley ... Dr. Nogrady
Rico McClinton ... Captain Browley
Joji Yoshida ... Chief Engineer Hiroki
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Storyline

An international fleet of naval warships encounters an alien armada while on a Naval war games exercise and faces the biggest threat mankind has ever faced. An intense battle is fought on sea, land and air. If they lose, the world could face a major extinction event and an alien invasion. Will humans win this alien war, what are the aliens doing here, and what do they want?

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The Battle for Earth Begins at Sea


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Although the movie never comes out and says it, Alex Hopper was enlisted in the Navy before he became an officer. The movie gives clues to it, as one of Hopper's warfare device on his uniform is silver, and in several scenes, a tattoo of a "Mustang" can be seen on his right forearm. A Mustang is a term used for officers that are prior enlistees. He is also seen wearing the Good Conduct Medal on his Navy Whites. This medal is only awarded to enlisted sailors. See more »

Goofs

Captains command naval ships, not Admirals. Admirals command naval battle groups (a group of destroyers, frigates, aircraft carriers, etc.) and plan military strategy to which Captains have to execute. See more »

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Title Card: In 2005, scientists discovered a distant planet believed to have a climate nearly identical to Earth.
Title Card: In 2006, NASA built a transmission device five times more powerful than any before it, and a program to contact the planet began.
Title Card: It was known as The Beacon Project.
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Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: The Most Interesting Man in the World (2014) See more »

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Everybody Wants You
Written by Billy Squier
Performed by Billy Squier
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film and Television Music
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As one user put it ... Guilty Pleasure
29 March 2019 | by DJRayCSee all my reviews

I don't care what the hatters think. To me a movie is supposed to entertain you. This movie for me is very entertaining. Is it the best movie ever made...not by a long shot but it has what it takes to keep you paying attention. It was a fun movie to watch and I actually find myself watching it everything it's on. It is on my same list as Armageddon, Deep Impact, Independence Day and Dawn of the Dead.... Just pure entertainment. And what is even more admirable about this movie is that it used actually military as extras and wounded warriors as extras as well. Any movie that honors our veterans and includes them is definitely a movie that I will love. SO THERE! HA!


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Language:

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Release Date:

18 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battleship See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$209,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,534,825, 20 May 2012

Gross USA:

$65,422,625

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$303,025,485
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2.39 : 1
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