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 practically everybody who has ever reviewed this movie has observed, it is somewhat mysterious why Canada tolerates American agents wreaking havoc on its territory.)
  • Creator Killer: Director Wych "Kaos" Kaosayananda was banished back to his native 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, although he did find success - as a voice actor, providing the voice of Puss in Boots. Liu would recover, however, by returning to TV and becoming the leading woman on Elementary.

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