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We Bought a Zoo (2011)

PG
124 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.
Writers
Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay) | Cameron Crowe (screenplay) | Benjamin Mee (book)
Composer
Jon Thor Birgisson (as Jónsi)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Production Designer
Clay A. Griffith (as Clay Griffith)
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Budget
$ 50,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 9,360,434
Gross (USA)
$ 75,624,550
Gross (World)
$ 120,081,841
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Release date
Dec 23, 2011 (United States)

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70 cast members
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Matt Damon
Benjamin Mee Benjamin Mee   See fewer
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Scarlett Johansson
Kelly Foster Kelly Foster   See fewer
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Thomas Haden Church
Duncan Mee Duncan Mee   See fewer
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Colin Ford
Dylan Mee Dylan Mee   See fewer
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Maggie Elizabeth Jones
Rosie Mee Rosie Mee   See fewer
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Angus Macfadyen
Peter MacCready (as Angus MacFadyen) Peter MacCready (as Angus MacFadyen)   See fewer
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Elle Fanning
Lily Miska Lily Miska   See fewer
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Patrick Fugit
Robin Jones Robin Jones   See fewer
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John Michael Higgins
Walter Ferris Walter Ferris   See fewer
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Carla Gallo
Rhonda Blair Rhonda Blair   See fewer
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J.B. Smoove
Mr. Stevens (as JB Smoove) Mr. Stevens (as JB Smoove)   See fewer
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Stephanie Szostak
Katherine Mee Katherine Mee   See fewer
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Michael Panes
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Kym Whitley
Cashier Cashier   See fewer
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Todd Stanton
San Diego Vet San Diego Vet   See fewer
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Lauren Sanchez
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Peter Riegert
Delbert McGinty Delbert McGinty   See fewer
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Roberto Montesinos
Hugo Chavez Hugo Chavez   See fewer
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Desi Lydic
Shea Seger (Lasagna Mom) Shea Seger (Lasagna Mom)   See fewer
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Erick Chavarria
Ernesto Ernesto   See fewer
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Sam Fox
Alison Alison   See fewer
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Dustin Ybarra
Nathan Nathan   See fewer
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Ben Seeder
Bruce Bruce   See fewer
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Alice Marie Crowe
Parrot Lady Parrot Lady   See fewer
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Michelle Panek
Sarah Tanner (Vet Assistant) Sarah Tanner (Vet Assistant)   See fewer
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Gary D. Robertson
Male Zookeeper Male Zookeeper   See fewer
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Nicole Russell
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Reid Peters
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Taylor Victoria
Zoo Patron (as Taylor Victoria Cerza) Zoo Patron (as Taylor Victoria Cerza)   See fewer
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Zoo Patron (as Steven Lee) Zoo Patron (as Steven Lee)   See fewer
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Steve Bessette
Zoo Patron Zoo Patron   See fewer
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Kate Yerves
Zoo Patron Zoo Patron   See fewer
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Hal Alpert
Zoo Patron Zoo Patron   See fewer
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Caroline Elizabeth Hanna
Zoo Patron (as Caroline Hanna) Zoo Patron (as Caroline Hanna)   See fewer
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Leslie Trotter
Zoo Patron Zoo Patron   See fewer
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David James Pryce
Zoo Patron (as David Lopez) Zoo Patron (as David Lopez)   See fewer
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Benjamin Mee
Visiting Family Visiting Family   See fewer
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Ella Mee
Visiting Family Visiting Family   See fewer
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Milo Mee
Visiting Family Visiting Family   See fewer
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Sammi Yorn
Visiting Family Visiting Family   See fewer
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William Crowe
Zoo Kid Zoo Kid   See fewer
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Curtis Crowe
Zoo Kid Zoo Kid   See fewer
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Johnny Cicco
Zoo Staff Zoo Staff   See fewer
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Alexia Barroso
Zoo Staff Zoo Staff   See fewer
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Shannah Barrett
Party Girl Party Girl   See fewer
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Christie Kittelsen
Zoo Lover Zoo Lover   See fewer
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Machelle Glassburn
Zoo Lover Zoo Lover   See fewer
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Bart the Bear
Buster the Bear (as Bart) Buster the Bear (as Bart)   See fewer
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Tank
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Crystal the Monkey
Crystal the Capuchin (as Crystal) Crystal the Capuchin (as Crystal)   See fewer
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Katie
Spar the Tiger Spar the Tiger   See fewer
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Felix
Solomon the Lion Solomon the Lion   See fewer
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Ninja
Ronnie the Binturong Ronnie the Binturong   See fewer
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Nicole Andrews
Joyce Jameson (uncredited) Joyce Jameson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Morgan Bertsch
Popcorn Stand Girl (uncredited) Popcorn Stand Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Natascha Borg
Zoo patron (uncredited) Zoo patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Daniel John Chase
Zoo Employee (uncredited) Zoo Employee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Timothy 'TJ' James Driscoll
Parrot Man (uncredited) Parrot Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Diamond Nicole Landeen
Donation Girl (uncredited) Donation Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ryan M. Lee
Zoo Patron (uncredited) Zoo Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adam Loyd
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Stevie Mack
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Brandi Marie
Zoo Kid (uncredited) Zoo Kid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tyler Jameson Martinez
Zoo Patron (uncredited) Zoo Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lily Rains
Sentimental Mother (uncredited) Sentimental Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jarrel Wade
Lion wrangler (uncredited) Lion wrangler (uncredited)   See fewer
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George F. Watson
Zoo Patron (uncredited) Zoo Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 124,071 votes