Box Office Bomb: The film was made on a budget of $79 million, but grossed only $74.1 million domestically, barely doubling its budget with the added $75.5 million internationally.
Money, Dear Boy: RedLetterMedia looked into the film's production (complete with Conspiracy Wall) and argued that Adam Sandler made the movie to exploit the complexity of the studio system, having used the web of overlapping parent companies to cram the movie with product placement and justify his exorbitant budget.
"One of the ideas for the scene (which they ultimately didn't shoot) was to do something that would have required external modifications to the wheel, which the show wouldn't have wanted to do to its actual game piece."
"The other reason a duplicate wheel was necessary was that they wanted the wheel to keep spinning once Jill was knocked out. So the duplicate wheel had no braking system built in — once you pulled down on the handles, it just kept spinning and spinning and spinning."
This was the final film appearance of Regis Philbin, who died in 2020.