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The Book Series

The Film Adaptation:

  • Actor Allusion: At one point, the Mayor trips and smudges a painting of himself. The same thing happened to Bill Murray in Ghostbusters II.
  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $55 million. Box office, $17,929,684
  • Dawson Casting: One of the two 12-year-old leads is played by Saoirse Ronan, who was 13 at the time of filming. The other is played by Harry Treadaway, who turned 23 during production.
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  • Fake American: Both Lina and Doon. Lina is played by the Irish Saoirse Ronan, and Doon by the British Harry Treadaway.
  • Stillborn Franchise: The film was released in 2008 and subsequently failed at the box-office due to a complete lack of advertising, making it next to impossible for the other three books to be adapted.

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