Battleship is a 2012 American military science fiction action film loosely based on the board game of the same name. The film was directed by Peter Berg and starred Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Tadanobu Asano, Alexander Skarsgård, and Liam Neeson. Filming took place in Hawaii and on the USS Missouri. In the film, a fleet of ships are forced to do battle with an armada of extraterrestrial origin in order to thwart their destructive goals.
Battleship premiered in Tokyo on April 3, 2012 and received a wide release by Universal Pictures on May 18. It received mixed-to-negative reviews. The film also under performed at the box office, making only $65 million in North America out of $303 million worldwide.