In the sequel, the Museum of Natural History is closed down for upgrading and the exhibits are put into storage at the Federal Archives in Washington, D.C. Amy Adams will play an undetermined historical figure who has a crush on security guard Larry (Stiller).
You can bring home the crazy antics of another museum brought to life on DVD and Blu-ray this December. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 1. The film will be released in a single-disc edition ($29.98 SRP), two-disc "Monkey Mischeif" special editon ($34.98 SRP) and a "Triple Play" Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy three-disc edition ($39.99 SRP). All of these DVD and BD editions will come with a "Golden Ticket" where you can enter to win a trip to the Smithsonian for a family of four. Take a look at the special features below.
Original film featured single father Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), as he grudgingly accepts the supposedly menial graveyard shift as a security guard at the Natural History Museum. To his utter astonishment and disbelief, Larry watches in shock and awe as, one by one, the primeval beasts and storied icons that surround him stir magically to life - and total havoc ensues.Read More
Summer 2009 has beat every summer movie going season before it to become the highest grossing summer at the domestic box office ever. According to Variety, the box office revenue throughout Sunday has been calculated at $4.17 billion. That is compared to the summer of 2007, which was the previous record holder with $4.16 billion. The Labor Day weekend should add another $100 million to that estimate, which finds summer 2009 up three percent in total grosses.
The three films that helped lead this amazing new record were Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($399.4 million), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($294.3 million), and Disney/Pixar's Up ($289.6 million). The grosses were also helped by surprise hits such as The Hangover, which brought in an unexpected $270.2 million, and The Proposal, which pulled in a hefty $160.2 million.Read More
TEEN CHOICE 2009 is executive-produced by Bob Bain and Michael Burg. Paul Flattery serves as producer, Kelly Brock is co-producer and Greg Sills serves as supervising producer.Read More
It was the squirrel versus the giant robot this holiday weekend as both Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen went head to head, tying for first place with $42.5 million apiece. The 20th Century Fox animated Ice Age reteamed Ray Romano, Dennis Leary, John Leguizamo, and Queen Latifah for their third adventure together, and the film was a hit with audiences. Despite it's standing at the top of the weekend charts, the film failed to bring in the same opening weekend grosses as its two predecessors. The original Ice Age earned $68 million when it opened in March of 2002, and Ice Age: The Meltdown brought in $46.3 million when it premiered in March of 2006.
Still going strong, Michael Bay's giant robot sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen held court with a second weekend take of $42.5 million. So far, it's earned $293 million domestically, becoming only the 31st highest grossing film of all time. Across the globe, Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox have helped to pull in an amazing $591 million, making it the biggest event movie of the year. It'll be tough to beat this one. Not even the star power of Johnny Depp and Christian Bale could do much to energize filmgoers over this Fourth of July weekend. Michael Mann's Public Enemies, which looks at John Dillinger's criminal life, dropped in at number three with a less than stellar take of $26.1 million. Both critics and audiences had mixed reactions to this one, and it probably won't be sticking around the box office charts for very long this summer.Read More
As most suspected, Michael Bay's giant robot sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen owned the weekend, earning a little over $112 million. Though it broke many new records, it failed to live up to studio expectations, becoming only the seventh highest grossing opener in cinematic history. Clearly, it was no match for the The Dark Knight, which took in $158 million when it opened in July of last year. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen had the second highest opening day earnings of all time with $60.6 million. The Dark Knight still holds the record with $67 million. As for firsts, Bay's latest action extravaganza, which stars Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, became the highest grossing Wednesday earner of all time, as well as 2009's highest grossing weekend opener. It holds the highest grossing June opening, as well as the top five day grosses for a movie opening on a Wednesday. Domestically, the film has earned a total of $201.2 million. Worldwide, it has pulled in $281.4 million, yet hasn't broken any records on that front. Despite all of these new record setting grosses, the film failed to score with critics. That shouldn't hurt its future potential, as audiences seemed to enjoy it quite a bit. Especially the teens, and that's where most of the repeat ticket sales come from. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen could linger around the top five for the rest of the summer.
Walt Disney's The Proposal stayed on its knees this weekend, earning Anne Fletcher's deportation rom-com another $18.4 million for that coveted second place spot. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds were able to fend for themselves, and give non-robot loving audiences a hilarious alternative. The film has thus far pulled in an impressive $69 million dollars. Todd Phillip's surprise hit of the summer The Hangover also continues to chug along. It fell to third place during its fourth week in release, earning another $17.2 million. With total earnings of $183.2 million, it is guaranteed to reach the $200 million mark before the end of the summer.Read More