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.


Danny – Jonah Bobo
Walter – Josh Hutcherson
Astronaut – Dax Shepard
Lisa – Kristen Stewart
Dad – Tim Robbins

Robot (voice) – Frank Oz
Robot – John Alexander
Lead Zorgon – Derek Mears
Zorgon – Douglas Tait
Zorgon – Joe Bucaro
Zorgon – Jeff Wolfe