* ActorInspiredElement: Creator/DustinHoffman completely ad-libbed Mr. Magorium's lisp. His contract also stipulated that he was allowed to do his own hair.
* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $65 million (not counting marketing costs). Box office, $32,061,555 (domestic), $69,474,661 (worldwide).
* CreatorBacklash: Zack Helm [[http://www.tmz.com/2013/09/24/breaking-bad-mr-magorium-emporium-walter-white-movie/ has described it as "a Technicolor train-wreck"]] and stated, jokingly or not, in response to a ''Series/BreakingBad'' joke that the only [=DVDs=] Walt has to watch while in hiding are two copies of this movie, that "Walt has exactly two more copies then are allowed in my house."
* OneBookAuthor: This is to date the only film directed by Zack Helm (he is better-known as the writer of ''Film/StrangerThanFiction''). The project also served as a CreatorKiller, as he's only done script doctoring work since.