Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

CBTD2 Role: Anne Murtaugh
Release Date: December 21, 2005 (US)
Production company: 21 Laps Entertainment – Dozen Canada Productions
Director: Adam Shankman
Screenwriters: Sam Harper
Producers: Shawn Levy & Ben Myron
Co-Starring: Steve Martin, Eugene Levy, Bonnie Hunt.


Official Synopsis

Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy


The film was shot in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The scenes at Lakeside High School were filmed at St. Andrew’s College. The lake and cottage scenes were located at Rockwood, Ontario, and Burleigh Falls, Ontario on Stoney Lake.

Reception & Box Office

Reviews for the film were overwhelmingly positive. Critic Roger Ebert gave the film a positive 3/4 stars, stating “As I watched this sequel, a certain good feeling began to make itself known. Yes, the movie is unnecessary. However, it is unnecessary at a higher level of warmth and humor than the recent remake Yours, Mine, and Ours.”

The film received two Razzie Award nominations including Worst Actress (Hilary Duff) and Worst Supporting Actor (Eugene Levy).

The film grossed $9,309,387 million opening weekend, finishing in 4th place at the box office. By the end of its run, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 grossed $82,571,173 domestically and $46,610,657 internationally, totaling $129,181,830 worldwide. It is one of only twelve feature films to be released in over 3,000 theaters and still improve on its box office performance in its second weekend, increasing 55.6% from $9,309,387 to $14,486,519.