Trivia / Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

  • Box Office Bomb: The biggest confirmed loss in film history, it lost DreamWorks Animation $125 million. When adjusted for inflation that's $163 million in 2017 dollars.
  • Creator Killer: Sinbad was the last strike in a series of three consecutive box office bombs and critical underperformers for screenwriter John Logan, after Star Trek: Nemesis and The Time Machine. While The Last Samurai and The Aviator were financial and critical successes, it still led to Logan having only one writing credit for Sweeney Todd until The New 10's (he rebounded with Rango).
  • Genre-Killer: The film's low financial success caused Dreamworks to abandon 2D animation completely, turning to CGI movies such as Shrek. Interestingly, the 2002 Treasure Planet did the exact same thing to Disney, causing them to leave traditional animation for the Computer-generated variety. These two events combined might be why this blend of animation has never been seen since. However, as mentioned above, both movies have since achieved moderate "cult hit" status, suggesting there might be some other reason for their less-than-stellar financial performance.


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