National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

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Walt Disney Pictures Released 2007

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Director:
Jon Turteltaub
Released:
2007
Rating:
PG

Benjamin Franklin Gates seeks to solve a mystery: The death of Abraham Lincoln. He is convinced that the truth lies in 18 pages that have gone missing from the diary of the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, and even more so after one of them turns up. During his talk on the matter, Mitch Wilkinson produces a page that presents his great-grandfather, Thomas, as one of the conspirators. Ben, of course, refuses to accept his ancestor's guilt. Pursuing the mystery takes Ben, Abigail Chase and Riley Poole on a globetrotting journey that involves breaking into Buckingham Palace, confronting Ben's divorced mother and abducting the president to get access to a certain book. In the end, the clues point to the legendary Cibola, the City of Gold, but can the conspirators get there before somebody else does?

Metacritic Score

  • 60

    The New York Times

    Like its predecessor, "National Treasure," this sequel amounts to a bunch of crossword puzzle answers stitched together with explosions, chases and displays of intuitive reasoning ...

  • 60

    Variety Justin Chang

    Graced with some extra star wattage courtesy of Helen Mirren and Ed Harris, this diminishing-returns sequel sends Nicolas Cage on another quest to strike it rich, get young auds ex...

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    Everything has been significantly amped up -- bigger, louder, further removed from reality -- but it also feels that much more forced. Cage and Kruger seem like they're not having ...

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      • Production budget - $130,000,000
        Domestic gross - $219,964,115 (8th)
        Worldwide gross - $457,364,600 (9th)

        Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $271,757,991
        Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $535,143,173

      • Production companies:
        Jerry Bruckheimer Films
        Junction Entertainment
        Saturn Films
        Sparkler Entertainment
        NT2 Productions
        Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (CA distributor)

      • Filming locations:
        Gallery Bar and Cognac Room, Biltmore Hotel, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
        Santa Clarita, California
        Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, England
        South Pasadena, California
        Falls Lake, Backlot, Universal Studios, Universal City, California
        George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria, Virginia
        Greystone Park & Mansion, Beverly Hills, California
        Lancaster House, The Mall, St. James's, London, England
        Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia
        Los Angeles, California
        Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, South Dakota
        Mount Vernon, Virginia
        New York Street, Backlot, Universal City, California
        Pont de Grenelle, Paris, France
        Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond, Surrey, England
        Universal Studios, Universal City, California
        Sylvan Lake, South Dakota
        Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia
        University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
        Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California

      • Music:
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        Written by Barry De Vorzon, Richard Hazard
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        Performed by Randy Travis
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        Performed by Randy Travis

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