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Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writers:

Tim Herlihy (screenplay), Timothy Dowling (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Brenner
Kevin James ... President Will Cooper
Michelle Monaghan ... Violet
Peter Dinklage ... Eddie
Josh Gad ... Ludlow Lamonsoff
Matt Lintz ... Matty Van Patten
Brian Cox ... Admiral Porter
Sean Bean ... Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)
Jane Krakowski ... First Lady Jane Cooper
Dan Aykroyd ... 1982 Championship MC
Affion Crockett ... Sergeant Dylan Cohan
Lainie Kazan ... Mickey Lamonsoff
Ashley Benson ... Lady Lisa
Denis Akiyama ... Professor Iwatani
Tom McCarthy ... Michael the Robot
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Storyline

Sam has been one of the best arcade gamers of his time. Once in an international tournament NASA sent the video recording of all the games to space for intelligent beings to find and know more about humans. However the aliens interpreted the games as a challenge and began attacking Earth using the video game data. It's now up to Sam and other old time arcade game champions to save the Earth from the video game alien invasion. Written by Keith Francis

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Play for the Planet See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

RatPG-13 for some language and suggestive comments | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Biddy Bandits (the little purple ninjas attacking the bus) and Lady Lisa are all from the new, retro-style video game Dojo Quest, created as a tie-in for the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Ludlow is in his basement talking to Sam, he correctly mentions that a base was attacked by "Galaga", but points to a picture of the white protagonist ship from the original Galaga video game. The actual Galaga (called a Boss Galaga) is the main ship the aliens use, not the white Fighter Lud pointed to. That ship is called a Gyaraga or simply "Fighter". See more »

Quotes

Sam Brenner: I learned a lot of big words at the dorm room drug parties.
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles look like they show a triple reflection off a monitor screen and protective glass, typical on an arcade game. See more »

Connections

References Return of the Living Dead II (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Surrender
Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Cheap Trick
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Country:

USA | China | Canada

Language:

English | Hindi | Japanese

Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pixels See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$88,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,011,616, 26 July 2015

Gross USA:

$78,747,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,874,809
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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