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Two young brothers are drawn into an inter-galactic adventure when their house is magically hurled through space by the board game they are playing.

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Danny and Walter are two brothers who barely get along even while driving their parents to distraction as their older sister tries to ignore them. Despite their squabbling, the brothers manage cooperate enough to play an old mechanical board game named Zathura. However, after their first move, they find that the game has apparently flung them, their sister and their entire house into outer space. Furthermore, the brothers surmise the only way to return home is to finish the game. However with almost every move, new dangers arise as the siblings find themselves learning to cooperate in ways they never expected as they realize what they mean to each other. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG for fantasy action and peril, and some language | See all certifications »

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11 November 2005 (USA)  »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

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$267,374 (Australia) (24 March 2006)

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$1,749,691 (Australia) (7 April 2006)
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In every Chris Van Allsburg book, there is a bull terrier named Fritz. Jon Favreau put Fritz in the movie - look for a Beanie Baby bull terrier behind Walter near the end of the movie. See more »

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Josh Hutcherson's (Walter) hair changes style frequently throughout the movie, even though the film is set in one day. See more »

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Walter: [about Zorgons] What do they eat?
Astronaut: Meat.
Danny: That's good.
Astronaut: Dude. You're meat.
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KIDS ONLY! (No adults allowed)
27 May 2006 | by (Canadian in China) – See all my reviews

If you're watching this show looking for science fiction, don't bother. This is a story in the grand old Buck Rogers vein. It's for KIDS. i never watched the show as a critical adult trying to find flaws in it or worrying about suspension-of-belief. i watched it as i used to when i was a kid, going to a Saturday afternoon matinée. Excited, thrilled at being in the theater... popcorn and pop in hand. Fidgeting in the seat until the lights dimmed. Then the anticipation... ready to enter into the story. i wasn't disappointed. The movie captured my imagination from start to finish. My advice; this is for kids only. If you're a grown-up, leave your adulthood at the door. If you enter into it as a kid you'll experience the wonder, the suspense, the thrills, the chills.

This movie will stay with me forever.


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