Box Office Bomb: Budget, $95 million. Gross, $7,101,000 (domestic so far), $90,701,000 (worldwide so far).
The Danza: Almost. Alicia Vikander plays Alice Deane and Benjamin Thomas Barnes plays Thomas Ward.
Fake American: Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander and Olivia Williams all use American accents for their characters.
The Shelf of Movie Languishment: Filmed in early 2012, the movie was originally slated for release in 2013 - but a number of factors, including the sudden bankruptcy of the visual effects studio, the decision to convert the film into 3D, and the transition from Warner Bros. to Universal as distributor, ultimately delayed it to January 2014 and then again to February 2015, when it was finally released.
Stillborn Franchise: The open ending certainly left room for at least one more sequel, despite how much different this film is from the first book (mainly because the film cobbled together several elements of the novels into one), but the disastrous box office and pitiful reviews pretty much doomed any possibility of a potential franchise. It's nothing the book's fans would be complaining about though.
What Could Have Been: Jennifer Lawrence was first slated to play Alice back when the movie was first greenlit. After she dropped out, Felicity Jones, Imogen Poots and Dianna Agron tested before Alicia Vikander was cast. Likewise Alex Pettyfer was the original Tom before Ben Barnes came on board.
Alternative Title(s):Seventh Son, Seventh Son 2015