Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

105 min
Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
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Shawn Levy
2 wins & 9 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2009-05-22
Filming Locations: American Museum of Natural History - Central Park West at 79th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Budget: $150,000,000
Opening Weekend: $70,052,004 (USA) (24 May 2009)
Gross: $177,233,619 (USA) (25 October 2009)
Amy Adams
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Rami Malek
Rami Malek
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Ben Stiller
Larry Daley
Owen Wilson
Hank Azaria
Robin Williams
Teddy Roosevelt
Christopher Guest
Ivan the Terrible
Alain Chabat
Napoleon Bonaparte
Steve Coogan
Ricky Gervais
Dr. McPhee
Bill Hader
George Armstrong Custer
Jon Bernthal
Al Capone
Patrick Gallagher
Attila the Hun
Jake Cherry
Mizuo Peck
Kerry van der Griend
Neanderthal #1
Matthew Harrison
Neanderthal #2
Rick Dobran
Neanderthal #3
Randy Lee
Hun #1
Darryl Quon
Hun #2
Gerald Wong
Hun #3
Paul Chih-Ping Cheng
Hun #4
Jay Baruchel
Sailor Joey Motorola
Mindy Kaling
Keith Powell
Tuskegee Airman #1
Craig Robinson
Tuskegee Airman #2
Samuel Patrick Chu
Teenage Boy #1 (as Samuel Chu)
Augustus Oicle
Teenage Boy #2
Kai James
Teenage Boy #3
Clint Howard
Air and Space Mission Control Tech #1
Matty Finochio
Air and Space Mission Control Tech #2
George Foreman
Himself (as George Foreman Sr.)
Josh Byer
Capone Gangster #1
Sophie Levy
Young Girl #1
Tess Levy
Young Girl #2
Christina Schild
'American Gothic' Woman
Robert Thurston
'American Gothic' Farmer
Alberta Mayne
Kissing Nurse
Clifton MaCabe Murray
Kissing Sailor
Caroll Spinney
Oscar the Grouch
Thomas Morley
Darth Vader
Dan Joffre
Town Car Driver
Dave Hospes
Regina Taufen
New York Reporter
Shawn Levy
Infomercial Father
Kevin Jonas
Joe Jonas
Nick Jonas
Eugene Levy
Albert Einstein
Brad Garrett
Easter Island Head
Don Abernathy
Airport Traveler
Dennis Albanese
Megan Angeles
Cowgirl (uncredited)
Tipper Burton
Museum visitor (uncredited)
Jordan Michael Coulson
Steltsy Guard (uncredited)
Thomas Joe Craig
Museum Patron
Robert Ben Garant
Orville Wright
Ed Helms
Larry Daley's Assistant (uncredited)
Jonah Hill
Lauren Emily Jacobs
School Girl
Frankie Jonas
Extra - Child in Museum (uncredited)
Waléra Kanischtscheff
Ivan the Terrible
Thomas Lennon
Wilbur Wright
Tom MacNeill
US Marine
Nathalie Marrable
Jitterbugger (uncredited)
Dan Martino
U.S. Solider
Crystal the Monkey
Douglas Nelson
Kennith Overbey
Tuskegee Airman
Reiner Prochaska
Steltsy (uncredited)
Dan Savoie
NY Museum Patron (uncredited)
Robert Underwood
Air and Space Mission Control Tech
Did you know?
The dogfighting World War II era fighters are the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka and Supermarine Spitfire, two famous rival aircraft flown by the Germans and British, respectively.
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The first movie ever filmed in the Smithsonian Institution.
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Amy Adams hated having to wear the skin tight pants that her character wore because it showed off her behind.
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Even if Jedediah died that night being buried in sand, it might not have mattered. He is not a human but a toy figure who returns to life each night in presence of the tablet. However, this was an unknown experience, and the friends could not know for sure if the magic would work.
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Larry needs Brandon/Brundon's security pass so he can move around the Smithsonian, and is shown using it on several occasions, yet Kahmunrah's gang are able to roam about freely. This could be a perk of being magically bound to the Institution.
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When Jedediah is in the hour glass, he is in the lower chamber, and the area between is too small for him to go through. When the minions are returning to the portal, in a close up he is obviously in the top chamber, only to return to the bottom when Octavius breaks him free. Some might say that the hourglass could have been turned, but that would obviously have caused him to suffocate if it weren't already an established fact that he could shift his weight around enough in the case of a turnover to be able to continue to breathe.
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Jedediah: [referring to Kahmunrah] He is not a friendly; I repeat, *not* a friendly!
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Easter Island Head: Did any of you Dum-Dums bring me Gum Gum?
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Abraham Lincoln: If I may, you two make an adorable couple.
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Is Tess played by the same actress who played Amelia Earhart?
Yes. Tess and Amelia were both played by Amy Adams.
What are some of the artworks that come to life in the film?
Most of the artworks shown are not in the Smithsonian collection. Some of the pieces shown are: (1) the oft-reproduced V-J day in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstadt, originally published in Life magazine, (2) American Gothic by Grant Wood (Art Institute of Chicago), (3) Nighthawks by Edward Hopper (Art Institute of Chicago), (4) Crying Girl by Roy Liechtenstein (Private Collection in Cleveland, Ohio), (5) Le Penseur (The Thinker) by Auguste Rodin (Musee Rodin, Paris), (6) La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans (Little Dancer of Fourteen Years) by Edgar Degas (Royal Academy, London), (7) Balloon Dog by Jeff Koons (there are multiple versions, in different colors), and (8) Venus Italica by Antonio Canova (North Carolina Museum of Art).
Is this movie based on a book?
Yes. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is a sequel to Night at the Museum (2006), which was based on a 1993 children's book The Night at the Museum by Croatian author Milan Trenc. The screenplay for Battle of the Smithsonian was written by /American comedian writers Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. It was followed by Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014).
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Photos from cast
Rami Malek