Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 movie synopsis: In the Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel, pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville’s twenty-something nephew Toby (Zachary Levi). The boys must put aside music superstardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school’s music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as The Chipettes – Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off.
Box office: On its opening Wednesday, the film opened to #1 with $18,801,277, and finished the weekend at #3 behind Avatar and Sherlock Holmes with $48,875,415 and a $75,589,048 5-day total, eclipsing its budget in only five days. Domestically, it is the 9th highest grossing film of 2009, and on March 7, 2010, it outgrossed its predecessor to become the second highest grossing film to never hit #1 behind My Big Fat Greek Wedding. As of May 20, 2010, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel ended its run with $219,614,612 domestically and $223,525,393 overseas with a total of $443,140,005 worldwide