Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper and the rest of the staff, but, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble.

  1. Cameron Crowe

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Aline Brosh McKenna


Top Billed Cast

  1. Matt Damon

    Matt Damon

    Benjamin Mee

  2. Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson

    Kelly Foster

  3. Thomas Haden Church

    Thomas Haden Church

    Duncan Mee

  4. Colin Ford

    Colin Ford

    Dylan Mee

  5. Maggie Elizabeth Jones

    Maggie Elizabeth Jones

    Rosie Mee

Full Cast & Crew

We Bought a Zoo
We Bought a Zoo



Status Released

Release Information

  • December 23, 2011


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 4m

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $120,081,841.00



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