Night at the Museum is a trilogy of fantasy-comedy films beginning in 2006 and ending in 2014. All three films, based on the children's book The Night at the Museum by Milan Trenc, are directed by Shawn Levy and written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. Starring Ben Stiller as a museum night security guard named Larry, the films also star an ensemble cast featuring Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan, Patrick Gallagher, Rami Malek, Mizuo Peck, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs and Dick Van Dyke.

Films[edit | edit source]

# Title Release Date Worldwide Gross RT MC CS
1 Night at the Museum December 22, 2006 $574.5 million 44% 48% A-
2 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian May 22, 2009 $413.1 million 44% 42% B+
3 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb December 19, 2014 $363.2 million 48% 47% B+

Television series[edit | edit source]

CEO of 20th Century Fox Stacey Snider announced that a television series based on Night at the Museum is currently being developed. With the upcoming acquisition by Disney, it is possible that it will appear on one of their platforms.

Reception[edit | edit source]

Box office[edit | edit source]

Title Release date
(United States)
Budget Box office gross Box office ranking
Opening weekend
(North America)
North America Other territories Worldwide All time
North America
All time
Worldwide
Night at the Museum December 22, 2006 (2006-12-22) $110 million $30,433,781 $250,863,268 $323,617,573 $574,480,841 #100 #123
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian May 22, 2009 (2009-05-22) $150 million $54,173,286 $177,243,721 $235,862,449 $413,106,170 #221 #220
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb December 19, 2014 (2014-12-19) $127 million $17,100,520 $113,746,621 $249,458,014 $363,204,635 #516 #272
Totals $387 million $101,707,587 $541,853,610 $808,938,036 $1,350,791,646
Averages $129 million $33.9 million $180.6 million $269.6 million $450.3 million

Critical and public response[edit | edit source]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Night at the Museum 44% (131 reviews) 48 (28 reviews) A-
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 44% (163 reviews) 42 (31 reviews) B+
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 48% (104 reviews) 47 (33 reviews) B+

Cast and characters[edit | edit source]

Characters Films
Night at the Museum Night at the Museum:
Battle of the Smithsonian
Night at the Museum:
Secret of the Tomb
Lawrence "Larry" Daley Ben Stiller
Theodore Roosevelt Robin Williams
Nick Daley Jake Cherry Skyler Gisondo
Jedediah Owen Wilson
Octavius Steve Coogan
Dr. McPhee Ricky Gervais
Attila the Hun Patrick Gallagher
Ahkmenrah Rami Malek
Sacagawea Mizuo Peck
Rebecca Hutman Carla Gugino
Cecil Fredericks Dick Van Dyke Dick Van Dyke
(deleted scene)
Dick Van Dyke
Percy Hynes White
(young)
Gus Mickey Rooney Mickey Rooney
(deleted scene)
Mickey Rooney
Reginald Bill Cobbs Bill Cobbs
(deleted scene)
Bill Cobbs
Erica Daley Kim Raver
Don Paul Rudd
Dexter Crystal the Monkey
Easter Island Head Brad Garrett
Amelia Earhart
Tess
Amy Adams
Kahmunrah Hank Azaria
Ivan the Terrible Christopher Guest
Napoleon Bonaparte Alain Chabat
Al Capone Jon Bernthal
George Armstrong Custer Bill Hader
Sailor Joey Motorola Jay Baruchel
Brundon (Security Guard) Jonah Hill
Docent Mindy Kaling
The Thinker
Abraham Lincoln Statue
Hank Azaria
Cherub Cupid Statues Jonas Brothers
Abel the Space Monkey Crystal the Monkey
Albert Einstein Bobbleheads Eugene Levy
Laaa Ben Stiller
Lancelot Dan Stevens
Tilly Rebel Wilson
Merenkahre Ben Kingsley
Shepseheret Anjali Jay
Madeline Phelps Rachael Harris
Garuda Artefact Robin Williams
Hugh Jackman
playing King Arthur
Himself
Alice Eve
playing Guinevere
Herself
Note: A gray cell indicates that character did not appear in that film.

Crew[edit | edit source]

Film Director Producer(s) Writer(s) Composer Cinematographer Editor(s)
Night at the Museum Shawn Levy Shawn Levy,
Chris Columbus,
Michael Barnathan
Robert Ben Garant,
Thomas Lennon
Alan Silvestri Guillermo Navarro Don Zimmerman
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian John Schwartzman Don Zimmerman,
Dean Zimmerman
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Robert Ben Garant,
Thomas Lennon,
David Guion,
Michael Handelman
Guillermo Navarro Dean Zimmerman

See also[edit | edit source]

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