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The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

The Zookeeper’s Wife
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,813,420Details
International Box Office $952,013Details
Worldwide Box Office $15,765,433
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Synopsis

In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 3,965 $14,813,420
All Time International Box Office 5,818 $952,013
All Time Worldwide Box Office 4,887 $15,765,433
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 176 $14,813,420

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 31st, 2017 (Limited) by Focus Features
International Releases: March 24th, 2017 (Wide) (Poland)
March 31st, 2017 (Wide), released as Úkryt v zoo (Czech Republic)
March 31st, 2017 (Wide) (Slovakia)
March 31st, 2017 (Wide), released as Umut Bahçesi (Turkey)
April 14th, 2017 (Wide) (Lithuania)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2464 (Cert #50083), 2/22/2017)
Running Time: 126 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Danish Girl
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Keywords: Poland, 1930s, Nazis, World War II, Jewish, Zoos, Animal Lead
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Focus Features, Scion Films, Electric City Entertainment, Tollin Productions, Rowe Miller Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 2,269 $997,225 Apr 28, 2017 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 189 $997,225 Apr 28, 2017 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,374 $1,000 Apr 28, 2017 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 2,631 $1,398,325 Apr 21, 2017 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 161 $1,398,325 Apr 21, 2017 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,316 $1,354 Apr 21, 2017 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 2,882 $2,023,845 Apr 14, 2017 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 91 $2,023,845 Apr 14, 2017 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,306 $1,915 Apr 14, 2017 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 3,240 $2,684,185 Apr 7, 2017 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 51 $2,684,185 Apr 7, 2017 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,147 $3,339 Apr 7, 2017 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 3,601 $3,288,835 Mar 31, 2017 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 59 $3,288,835 Mar 31, 2017 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,610 $6,079 Mar 31, 2017 3
Theater Average Limited Release 4,933 $6,079 Mar 31, 2017 3
Top 2017 Theater Average Limited Release 50 $6,079 Mar 31, 2017 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 2,450 $14,813,420 Mar 31, 2017 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 250 516 Mar 31, 2017 0

Cast

   Antonina Żabińska
   Lutz Heck
Johan Heldenbergh    Jan Żabińska
Michael McElhatton    Jerzyk
Iddo Goldberg    Maurycy Fraenkel
Goran Kostic    Kinszerbaum
Shira Haas    Urszula
Efrat Dor    Magda Gross
Val Maloku    Ryszard Żabińska
Tim Radford    Young Ryszard Żabińska
Anna Rust    Zebra Woman
Martha Issova    Regina Kenigswein
Daniel Ratimorsky    Samuel Kenigswein
Frederick Preston    Miecio Kenigswein
Theodore Preston    Stefcio Kenigswein
Viktoria Zakharyanova    Stefania Kenigswein
Arnost Goldflam    Dr. Janusz Korczak
Marian Mitas    Stefan
Martin Hofmann    Szymon Tenenbaum
Jitka Smutna    Pietrasia
Waldermar Kobus    Dr. Ziegler
Viktorie Jenickova    Teresa Żabińska (2 years old)
Adira B Cole Abbett    Teresa Żabińska (9 months old)
Hana Pindurova    Teresa Żabińska (Baby)
Slavko Sobin    Mr. Keller
Alena Mihulova    Marysia Aszer
Natasa Burger    Roza Anzelowna
Magdalena Lamparska    Wanda Englert
Vilma Frantova    Zofia Kossak
Magdalena Sidonova    Janina Rabbe
Ester Kocickova    Eugenia Wasowska
Petra Buckova    Wanda Filipowicz
Roman Vejdovec    Senior German Officer
Roman Horak    German Soldier #1
Ladislav Hampl    Ghetto Gate #1 Guard
Vaclav Neuzil    Ghetto Gate #2 Guard
Brian Caspe    Ghetto Soldier #1
Jakub Smid    Ghetto Soldier #2
Gabriel Cohen    Smoking German Soldier #1
Josef Guruncz    Smoking German Soldier #2
Jaromir Nosek    German Officer #2
Miliana Lenak    Warsaw Resident #1
Jan Slovak    Warsaw Resident #2
Jaroslav Haidler    Rabbi #1
Michael Dushinsky    Rabbi #2
Shumi Berkowitz    Rabbi #3
Daniel Sidon    Young Resistance Fighter
Anna Fialova    Woman Sniper
Marek Hula    Sniper Instructor
Harry Thompson    Polish Photographer
Stepanka Fingerhutova    Photographer’s Girlfriend
Jakub Koudela    German Soldier Buying Magazine
Elias Bauer    Teenage Boy #1
Natan Tacevski    Teenage Boy #2
Josef Havrda    Teenage Boy #3

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Angela Workman
Based on the book by    Diane Ackerman
Producer    Jeff Abberley
Producer    Jamie Patricof
Producer    Diane Miller Levin
Producer    Kim Zubick
Executive Producer    Marc Butan
Executive Producer    Robbie Rowe Tollin
Executive Producer    Mike Tollin
Executive Producer    Jessica Chastain
Executive Producer    Kevan Van Thompson
Executive Producer    Mickey Liddell
Executive Producer    Pete Shilaimon
Executive Producer    Jennifer Monroe
Cinematographer    Andrij Parekh
Production Designer    Suzie Davies
Editor    David Coulson
Make-up and Hair Designer    Denise Kum
Costume Designer    Bina Daigeler
Composer    Harry Gregson-Williams
Casting Director    Elaine Grainger
Stunt Coordinator    Antje "Angie" Rau
Stunt Coordinator    Ludek Jelen
Visual Effects Supervisor    Robert Grasmere
Music Supervisor    Gabe Hilfer
Co-Producer    Katie McNeill
Casting Director    Maya Kvetny
First Assistant Director    Phil Booth
Post-Production Supervisor    Liz Richards
Re-recording Mixer    Anna Behlmer
Re-recording Mixer    Terry Porter
Script Supervisor    Vera Homolacova
Supervising Art Director    Dan Taylor
Set Decorator    Charlotte Watts
Costume Supervisor    Stefanie Bieker
Costume Supervisor    Sabine Waszmer
Sound Mixer    Petr Cechak
First Assistant Editor/Visual Effects Editor    Jonny Winograd
Assistant Editor    Daniela Ovi
Supervising Sound Editor    Becky Sullivan
Sound Effects Editor    Jay Wilkinson
Sound Effects Editor    Dan Hegeman
Dialogue Editor    Darren Warkentin
Foley Mixer    Geordy Sincavage
Foley Mixer    Ryan Wassil
Special Effects Supervisor    Martin Kulhanek
Special Effects Supervisor    Jakub Nierostek
Location Manager    Kristyna Hanusova
Second Unit Director    Robert Grasmere
Music Editor    Sherry Whitfield
Additional Music    Stephanie Economou
Score Recordist    Peter Cobbin
Score Mixer    Al Clay

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/31 10 $3,288,835   541 $6,079   $3,288,835 3
2017/04/07 11 $2,684,185 -18% 804 $3,339   $7,398,710 10
2017/04/14 12 $2,023,845 -25% 1,057 $1,915   $10,626,800 17
2017/04/21 15 $1,398,325 -31% 1,033 $1,354   $13,162,475 24
2017/04/28 - $997,225 -29% 997 $1,000   $14,813,420 31

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/31 10 $1,035,775   541 $1,915   $1,035,775 1
2017/04/01 10 $1,361,290 +31% 541 $2,516   $2,397,065 2
2017/04/02 10 $891,770 -34% 541 $1,648   $3,288,835 3
2017/04/03 10 $287,850 -68% 541 $532   $3,576,685 4
2017/04/04 10 $475,825 +65% 541 $880   $4,052,510 5
2017/04/05 9 $338,990 -29% 541 $627   $4,391,500 6
2017/04/06 9 $323,025 -5% 541 $597   $4,714,525 7
2017/04/07 11 $815,575 +152% 804 $1,014   $5,530,100 8
2017/04/08 11 $1,222,620 +50% 804 $1,521   $6,752,720 9
2017/04/09 11 $645,990 -47% 804 $803   $7,398,710 10
2017/04/10 11 $241,015 -63% 804 $300   $7,639,725 11
2017/04/11 11 $378,190 +57% 804 $470   $8,017,915 12
2017/04/12 12 $298,445 -21% 804 $371   $8,316,360 13
2017/04/13 12 $286,595 -4% 804 $356   $8,602,955 14
2017/04/14 13 $642,935 +124% 1,057 $608   $9,245,890 15
2017/04/15 12 $838,450 +30% 1,057 $793   $10,084,340 16
2017/04/16 12 $542,460 -35% 1,057 $513   $10,626,800 17
2017/04/17 11 $264,985 -51% 1,057 $251   $10,891,785 18
2017/04/18 7 $355,465 +34% 1,057 $336   $11,247,250 19
2017/04/19 7 $266,315 -25% 1,057 $252   $11,513,565 20
2017/04/20 7 $250,585 -6% 1,057 $237   $11,764,150 21
2017/04/21 14 $397,885 +59% 1,033 $385   $12,162,035 22
2017/04/22 14 $628,975 +58% 1,033 $609   $12,791,010 23
2017/04/23 14 $371,465 -41% 1,033 $360   $13,162,475 24
2017/04/24 12 $136,135 -63% 1,033 $132   $13,298,610 25
2017/04/25 11 $212,875 +56% 1,033 $206   $13,511,485 26
2017/04/26 10 $155,735 -27% 1,033 $151   $13,667,220 27
2017/04/27 10 $148,975 -4% 1,033 $144   $13,816,195 28
2017/04/28 - $258,150 +73% 997 $259   $14,074,345 29
2017/04/29 - $434,750 +68% 997 $436   $14,509,095 30
2017/04/30 - $304,325 -30% 997 $305   $14,813,420 31

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/31 10 $4,714,525   541 $8,714   $4,714,525 7
2017/04/07 11 $3,888,430 -18% 804 $4,836   $8,602,955 14
2017/04/14 12 $3,161,195 -19% 1,057 $2,991   $11,764,150 21
2017/04/21 12 $2,052,045 -35% 1,033 $1,986   $13,816,195 28

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Czech Republic 3/31/2017 $19,402 73 73 148 $68,566 4/21/2017
Lithuania 4/14/2017 $9,348 64 64 104 $27,457 4/27/2017
Poland 3/24/2017 $166,000 0 0 0 $166,000 3/27/2017
Russia (CIS) 4/14/2017 $108,726 298 298 521 $211,188 4/27/2017
Slovakia 3/31/2017 $4,675 39 39 57 $9,615 4/14/2017
Turkey 3/31/2017 $18,766 31 31 42 $36,600 4/25/2017
United Kingdom 4/21/2017 $129,627 216 216 216 $129,627 4/26/2017
 
Rest of World $302,960
 
International Total$952,013 4/27/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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