Plot: Two squabbling brothers are propelled into deepest, darkest space while playing a mysterious game discovered in the basement of their old house. On their fantastic journey, they are joined by a stranded astronaut and must survive meteor showers, hostile lizard-like aliens, a rocket-propelled robot who runs amok and an intergalactic spaceship battle. Unless they finish the game and reach the planet Zathura, they could be trapped in outer space forever.
Rating: PG for fantasy action and peril, and some language
Directed By: Jon Favreau
Written By: David Koepp, John Kamps and Chris Van Allsburg (Book)
Production: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Radar Films, Teitler Film
In Theaters: November 11, 2005
Box Office: $28,045,540 (USA)
Budget: $65,000,000 (estimated)
Runtime:1 hr. 53 mins.