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Trivia / The Huntsman: Winter's War

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  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $115 million. Box office, $47.5 million (domestic), $160.6 million (worldwide). The poor box office showing in the U.S. was due to both lower ratings from critics than the original film and it opening in the wake of Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book, which actually managed to be more critically acclaimed than Walt Disney and Wolfgang Reithermann's version. This is one of two fairy-tale sequel bombs for Joe Roth in 2016; Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass followed a few months later.
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  • Contractual Obligation Project: Jessica Chastain was given a starring role in Crimson Peak provided that she would also later appear in this film.
  • Fake Brit: South African Charlize Theron puts on a British accent for Ravenna.
  • Fake Scot: Aussie Chris Hemsworth and American Jessica Chastain adopt Scottish accents.
  • Franchise Killer: Universal scrapped plans for a fairy tale franchise centered around Snow White after predicting it would lose $70 million due to the film's poor box office numbers.
  • Jossed: Kristen Stewart denied rumours that she was dropped from the film due to the affair scandal. While Rupert Sanders was replaced as director, Stewart herself says she was still offered scripts but turned them down.
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  • Playing Against Type: In the Japanese dub, Freya is voiced by no one else than Nana Mizuki, and, while not the first time playing a villain, she's a voice actress well-known for voicing very heroic roles like Hinata Hyuga or Fate Testarossa.
  • What Could Have Been: The film was planned as a more direct sequel to the first one. Kristen Stewart was dropped from the project not long after the affair scandal between her and director Rupert Sanders. Stewart later claimed that she still was shown plenty of scripts and turned them down, disliking the material.


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