We Bought a Zoo

Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.

Grosses

Domestic (63%)
$75,624,550
Summary Details
DistributorTwentieth Century Fox
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Opening$9,360,434
3,117 theaters
MPAAPG
Running Time2 hr 4 min
GenresComedy Drama Family
In Release375 days/53 weeks
Widest Release3,170 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Nov 26, 2011Saturday14$458,486----$458,486-
Dec 23, 2011Friday6$2,984,875--3,117$957$3,443,3611
Dec 24, 2011Saturday6$1,884,359-36.9%-3,117$604$5,327,7202
Dec 25, 2011
Christmas Day
Sunday5$4,491,200+138.3%-3,117$1,440$9,818,9203
Dec 26, 2011Monday7$5,244,211+16.8%-3,117$1,682$15,063,1314
Dec 27, 2011Tuesday6$4,287,178-18.2%-3,117$1,375$19,350,3095
Dec 28, 2011Wednesday6$4,049,507-5.5%-3,117$1,299$23,399,8166
Dec 29, 2011Thursday6$4,087,501+0.9%-3,117$1,311$27,487,3177
Dec 30, 2011Friday5$4,850,417+18.7%+62.5%3,163$1,533$32,337,7348
Dec 31, 2011
New Year's Eve
Saturday5$4,501,719-7.2%+138.9%3,163$1,423$36,839,4539
Jan 1, 2012
New Year's Day
Sunday6$3,886,105-13.7%-13.5%3,163$1,228$40,725,55810
Jan 2, 2012Monday6$3,765,441-3.1%-28.2%3,163$1,190$44,490,99911
Jan 3, 2012Tuesday7$1,516,891-59.7%-64.6%3,163$479$46,007,89012
Jan 4, 2012Wednesday7$1,100,279-27.5%-72.8%3,163$347$47,108,16913
Jan 5, 2012Thursday7$985,940-10.4%-75.9%3,163$311$48,094,10914
Jan 6, 2012Friday6$2,367,550+140.1%-51.2%3,170$746$50,461,65915
Jan 7, 2012Saturday7$3,813,697+61.1%-15.3%3,170$1,203$54,275,35616
Jan 8, 2012Sunday7$2,124,550-44.3%-45.3%3,170$670$56,399,90617
Jan 9, 2012Monday6$463,240-78.2%-87.7%3,170$146$56,863,14618
Jan 10, 2012Tuesday6$640,931+38.4%-57.7%3,170$202$57,504,07719
Jan 11, 2012Wednesday6$507,334-20.8%-53.9%3,170$160$58,011,41120
Jan 12, 2012Thursday6$477,123-6%-51.6%3,170$150$58,488,53421
Jan 13, 2012Friday10$1,372,451+187.7%-42%2,909$471$59,860,98522
Jan 14, 2012Saturday10$2,332,906+70%-38.8%2,909$801$62,193,89123
Jan 15, 2012Sunday10$1,855,424-20.5%-12.7%2,909$637$64,049,31524
Jan 16, 2012
MLK Day
Monday7$1,808,450-2.5%+290.4%2,909$621$65,857,76525
Jan 17, 2012Tuesday10$359,763-80.1%-43.9%2,909$123$66,217,52826
Jan 18, 2012Wednesday11$275,621-23.4%-45.7%2,909$94$66,493,14927
Jan 19, 2012Thursday11$288,436+4.6%-39.5%2,909$99$66,781,58528
Jan 20, 2012Friday14$677,211+134.8%-50.7%2,065$327$67,458,79629
Jan 21, 2012Saturday14$1,403,598+107.3%-39.8%2,065$679$68,862,39430
Jan 22, 2012Sunday14$702,631-49.9%-62.1%2,065$340$69,565,02531
Jan 23, 2012Monday17$188,465-73.2%-89.6%2,065$91$69,753,49032
Jan 24, 2012Tuesday17$174,233-7.6%-51.6%2,065$84$69,927,72333
Jan 25, 2012Wednesday18$149,381-14.3%-45.8%2,065$72$70,077,10434
Jan 26, 2012Thursday17$160,427+7.4%-44.4%2,065$77$70,237,53135
Jan 27, 2012Friday19$361,043+125.1%-46.7%1,089$331$70,598,57436
Jan 28, 2012Saturday20$698,084+93.4%-50.3%1,089$641$71,296,65837
Jan 29, 2012Sunday21$409,220-41.4%-41.8%1,089$375$71,705,87838
Jan 30, 2012Monday23$66,928-83.6%-64.5%1,089$61$71,772,80639
Jan 31, 2012Tuesday22$77,893+16.4%-55.3%1,089$71$71,850,69940
Feb 1, 2012Wednesday22$64,559-17.1%-56.8%1,089$59$71,915,25841
Feb 2, 2012Thursday22$68,313+5.8%-57.4%1,089$62$71,983,57142
Feb 3, 2012Friday22$197,348+188.9%-45.3%754$261$72,180,91943
Feb 4, 2012Saturday23$393,403+99.3%-43.6%754$521$72,574,32244
Feb 5, 2012Sunday23$147,119-62.6%-64%754$195$72,721,44145
Feb 6, 2012Monday26$39,602-73.1%-40.8%754$52$72,761,04346
Feb 7, 2012Tuesday25$43,701+10.4%-43.9%754$57$72,804,74447
Feb 8, 2012Wednesday26$39,353-9.9%-39%754$52$72,844,09748
Feb 9, 2012Thursday25$41,808+6.2%-38.8%754$55$72,885,90549
Feb 10, 2012Friday28$88,745+112.3%-55%420$211$72,974,65050
Feb 11, 2012Saturday27$172,315+94.2%-56.2%420$410$73,146,96551
Feb 12, 2012Sunday28$99,634-42.2%-32.3%420$237$73,246,59952
Feb 13, 2012Monday29$21,794-78.1%-45%420$51$73,268,39353
Feb 14, 2012Tuesday29$42,137+93.3%-3.6%420$100$73,310,53054
Feb 15, 2012Wednesday31$19,481-53.8%-50.5%420$46$73,330,01155
Feb 16, 2012Thursday28$26,610+36.6%-36.4%420$63$73,356,62156
Feb 17, 2012Friday28$76,994+189.3%-13.2%287$268$73,433,61557
Feb 18, 2012Saturday28$127,448+65.5%-26%287$444$73,561,06358
Feb 19, 2012Sunday30$95,591-25%-4.1%287$333$73,656,65459
Feb 20, 2012
Presidents' Day
Monday27$86,366-9.7%+296.3%287$300$73,743,02060
Feb 21, 2012Tuesday30$25,301-70.7%-40%287$88$73,768,32161
Feb 22, 2012Wednesday32$19,851-21.5%+1.9%287$69$73,788,17262
Feb 23, 2012Thursday32$23,354+17.6%-12.2%287$81$73,811,52663
Feb 24, 2012Friday26$79,022+238.4%+2.6%280$282$73,890,54864
Feb 25, 2012Saturday26$135,930+72%+6.7%280$485$74,026,47865
Feb 26, 2012Sunday25$69,768-48.7%-27%280$249$74,096,24666
Feb 27, 2012Monday32$16,566-76.3%-80.8%280$59$74,112,81267
Feb 28, 2012Tuesday33$17,837+7.7%-29.5%280$63$74,130,64968
Feb 29, 2012Wednesday34$14,876-16.6%-25.1%280$53$74,145,52569
Mar 1, 2012Thursday34$17,428+17.2%-25.4%280$62$74,162,95370
Mar 2, 2012Friday27$61,786+254.5%-21.8%266$232$74,224,73971
Mar 3, 2012Saturday27$117,016+89.4%-13.9%266$439$74,341,75572
Mar 4, 2012Sunday26$65,027-44.4%-6.8%266$244$74,406,78273
Mar 5, 2012Monday28$16,842-74.1%+1.7%266$63$74,423,62474
Mar 6, 2012Tuesday28$21,307+26.5%+19.5%266$80$74,444,93175
Mar 7, 2012Wednesday30$16,964-20.4%+14%266$63$74,461,89576
Mar 8, 2012Thursday28$19,761+16.5%+13.4%266$74$74,481,65677
Mar 9, 2012Friday28$50,796+157.1%-17.8%178$285$74,532,45278
Mar 10, 2012Saturday29$87,353+72%-25.3%178$490$74,619,80579
Mar 11, 2012Sunday28$50,072-42.7%-23%178$281$74,669,87780
Mar 12, 2012Monday28$22,601-54.9%+34.2%178$126$74,692,47881
Mar 13, 2012Tuesday29$27,101+19.9%+27.2%178$152$74,719,57982
Mar 14, 2012Wednesday30$22,197-18.1%+30.8%178$124$74,741,77683
Mar 15, 2012Thursday28$25,030+12.8%+26.7%178$140$74,766,80684
Mar 16, 2012Friday34$41,566+66.1%-18.2%188$221$74,808,37285
Mar 17, 2012Saturday32$60,924+46.6%-30.3%188$324$74,869,29686
Mar 18, 2012Sunday32$39,475-35.2%-21.2%188$209$74,908,77187
Mar 19, 2012Monday29$16,614-57.9%-26.5%188$88$74,925,38588
Mar 20, 2012Tuesday33$19,089+14.9%-29.6%188$101$74,944,47489
Mar 21, 2012Wednesday31$17,601-7.8%-20.7%188$93$74,962,07590
Mar 22, 2012Thursday29$18,879+7.3%-24.6%188$100$74,980,95491
Mar 23, 2012Friday31$34,766+84.2%-16.4%155$224$75,015,72092
Mar 24, 2012Saturday29$57,593+65.7%-5.5%155$371$75,073,31393
Mar 25, 2012Sunday32$31,900-44.6%-19.2%155$205$75,105,21394
Mar 26, 2012Monday27$15,046-52.8%-9.4%155$97$75,120,25995
Mar 27, 2012Tuesday28$17,118+13.8%-10.3%155$110$75,137,37796
Mar 28, 2012Wednesday27$15,948-6.8%-9.4%155$102$75,153,32597
Mar 29, 2012Thursday26$17,973+12.7%-4.8%155$115$75,171,29898
Mar 30, 2012Friday28$33,125+84.3%-4.7%136$243$75,204,42399
Mar 31, 2012Saturday29$46,707+41%-18.9%136$343$75,251,130100
Apr 1, 2012Sunday30$28,392-39.2%-11%136$208$75,279,522101
Apr 2, 2012Monday24$14,987-47.2%-0.4%136$110$75,294,509102
Apr 3, 2012Tuesday25$18,638+24.4%+8.9%136$137$75,313,147103
Apr 4, 2012Wednesday25$16,652-10.7%+4.4%123$135$75,329,799104
Apr 5, 2012Thursday26$19,788+18.8%+10.1%123$160$75,349,587105
Apr 6, 2012Friday33$23,980+21.2%-27.6%99$242$75,373,567106
Apr 7, 2012Saturday33$21,870-8.8%-53.2%99$220$75,395,437107
Apr 8, 2012
Easter Sunday
Sunday34$11,538-47.2%-59.4%99$116$75,406,975108
Apr 9, 2012Monday28$11,719+1.6%-21.8%99$118$75,418,694109
Apr 10, 2012Tuesday28$10,853-7.4%-41.8%99$109$75,429,547110
Apr 11, 2012Wednesday28$10,958+1%-34.2%99$110$75,440,505111
Apr 12, 2012Thursday27$10,391-5.2%-47.5%99$104$75,450,896112
Apr 13, 2012Friday36$14,974+44.1%-37.6%83$180$75,465,870113
Apr 14, 2012Saturday36$21,184+41.5%-3.1%83$255$75,487,054114
Apr 15, 2012Sunday36$11,043-47.9%-4.3%83$133$75,498,097115
Apr 16, 2012Monday36$2,888-73.8%-75.4%83$34$75,500,985116
Apr 17, 2012Tuesday34$4,148+43.6%-61.8%83$49$75,505,133117
Apr 18, 2012Wednesday33$3,948-4.8%-64%83$47$75,509,081118
Apr 19, 2012Thursday32$3,954+0.2%-61.9%83$47$75,513,035119
Apr 20, 2012Friday39$8,835+123.4%-41%66$133$75,521,870120
Apr 21, 2012Saturday38$17,016+92.6%-19.7%66$257$75,538,886121
Apr 22, 2012Sunday37$9,358-45%-15.3%66$141$75,548,244122
Apr 23, 2012Monday36$3,033-67.6%+5%66$45$75,551,277123
Apr 24, 2012Tuesday37$3,015-0.6%-27.3%66$45$75,554,292124
Apr 25, 2012Wednesday35$3,305+9.6%-16.3%66$50$75,557,597125
Apr 26, 2012Thursday37$3,162-4.3%-20%66$47$75,560,759126
Apr 27, 2012Friday40$6,575+107.9%-25.6%52$126$75,567,334127
Apr 28, 2012Saturday38$13,256+101.6%-22.1%52$254$75,580,590128
Apr 29, 2012Sunday40$6,120-53.8%-34.6%52$117$75,586,710129
Apr 30, 2012Monday40$1,686-72.5%-44.4%52$32$75,588,396130
May 1, 2012Tuesday38$2,416+43.3%-19.9%52$46$75,590,812131
May 2, 2012Wednesday37$2,069-14.4%-37.4%52$39$75,592,881132
May 3, 2012Thursday37$2,007-3%-36.5%52$38$75,594,888133
May 4, 2012Friday43$3,176+58.2%-51.7%38$83$75,598,064134
May 5, 2012Saturday42$6,290+98%-52.5%38$165$75,604,354135
May 6, 2012Sunday41$4,368-30.6%-28.6%38$114$75,608,722136
May 7, 2012Monday42$1,101-74.8%-34.7%38$28$75,609,823137
May 8, 2012Tuesday39$1,517+37.8%-37.2%38$39$75,611,340138
May 9, 2012Wednesday43$1,007-33.6%-51.3%38$26$75,612,347139
May 10, 2012Thursday43$859-14.7%-57.2%38$22$75,613,206140
May 11, 2012Friday48$1,629+89.6%-48.7%28$58$75,614,835141
May 12, 2012Saturday44$3,266+100.5%-48.1%28$116$75,618,101142
May 13, 2012Sunday43$3,814+16.8%-12.7%28$136$75,621,915143
May 14, 2012Monday46$600-84.3%-45.5%28$21$75,622,515144
May 15, 2012Tuesday46$712+18.7%-53.1%28$25$75,623,227145
May 16, 2012Wednesday46$664-6.7%-34.1%28$23$75,623,891146
May 17, 2012Thursday45$659-0.8%-23.3%28$23$75,624,550147