Lost in the “how-much-money-did-it-make this weekend” discussion of Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian is the fact that Shawn Levy has now directed 6 straight No. 1 or No. 2 movies in a row: Big Fat Liar, Just Married, Cheaper By The Dozen, The Pink Panther, Night At The Museum, and Night At The Museum 2. I’m not sure it’s a record, but you’d be hard-pressed to find another helmer who’s had so much opening weekend success from their first movie to their last. Which just goes to show: never underestimate the drawing power of a family film.
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