Trivia / Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $70$90 million. Box office, $19,924,033.
  • California Doubling: The film inverts and subverts this trope thanks to its shooting location of Vancouver — while the story takes place there, the film features no Vancouver landmarks, which makes the film look as if it takes place somewhere else. (However, as Roger Ebert observes, it is somewhat mysterious why Canada tolerates American agents wreaking havoc on its territory).
  • Creator Killer: "Kaos" was banished back to Thailand after this film's nuclear implosion at the American box office, and he didn't even get credited on anything again until 2012, a full decade later. It also led to uncredited writer and TV producer Peter M. Lenkov to never write another cinematic script.
  • Star-Derailing Role: The film also did serious damage to the careers of Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu. The former has mostly starred in forgettable films since then. Liu would recover however by returning to TV and starring on Elementary.

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