PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.
Dr. Charles Hapgood, spoken about in Charlie Frost's video, died on December 21, 1982. Despite what is said in the film, Hapgood is something of a fringe figure, and his views have been denounced as pseudoscience by his detractors.
Ark Communications Officer:
The capital's been hit by a 9.4.
Ark Communications Officer: We've lost communication with the White House, sir.
Adrian Helmsley: Where's it centered?
Scotty: North Chesapeake Bay.
A 9.4 magnitude earthquake hits Washington D.C. breaking the Washington Monument in half, but the White House is shown in one piece afterwards. The White House is more prone/vulnerable to massive earthquake destruction than the Monument.
The opening scene of the movie shows the years and events leading up to 2012 (2009...2010...2011). The title card not only states the movie's title, but also seems to indicate, "And in the year 2012..."
There were some deleted scenes that were featured on the DVD:
English, French, Tibetan, Mandarin, Russian, Hindi, Portuguese, Latin, Italian, Spanish
£6,489,809 (UK) (15 November 2009)
$166,112,167 (USA) (21 February 2010)