Trivia / Angels & Demons

  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $150 million. Box office, $133,375,846 (domestic), $485,930,816 (worldwide). The critics liked it better than The Da Vinci Code even if the final gross fell short of the previous film. It took seven years before a sequel emerged with Inferno.
  • Fake Nationality: The film has quite a dose. The Israeli Ayelet Zurer played Vittoria Vetra, who is Italian. Commander Richter and Lieutenant Chartrand, both members of the Swiss Guards, are played by the Swedish Stellan Skarsgård and the Danish Thure Lindhardt, respectively.
    • Fake Brit: Gunther Glick, the so-called "British" journalist, has speech and thoughts riddled with Americanisms such as "gas" and "anchormen" (a real Brit would say "petrol" and "presenters" respectively); at one point he even likens himself to Dan Rather, who is almost unknown in Britain. (Again, if he were really British he would have likened himself to Trevor McDonald, though there's a vague handwave about him hanging around American news media for too long.)
    • Fake Irish: Irishman Camerlengo Patrick McKenna is played by the Scottish Ewan McGregor.
  • Truth in Television: You could be forgiven for thinking that a Christian sect that rejects any and all medical science in favor of prayer is a Straw Man used to justify a character. Unfortunately, it's a real life sect called Christian Science.