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Time to test your trivia knowledge with these fun facts about movies that are now showing in theatres:

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The movie shoot was rescheduled to Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, where two-thirds of the film would be shot at the water tank that was used for Titanic (1997) and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003).

Burlesque

Patrick Dempsey, Sam Worthington, Casey Affleck and Jamie Foxx were considered to play the role of Marcus. Eric Daneof Grey’s Anatomy fame eventually landed the gig.

Faster

Faster star Dwayne Johnson received a $5.5-million paycheck for The Scorpion King (2002), earning him a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest salary for any actor receiving top billing for the first time.

Love and Other Drugs

In July 2006, Love and Other Drugs star Anne Hathaway spent a week in Nicaragua helping vaccinate kids against Hepatitis A. She called the experience “..an eye opener” for her.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

At first, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was meant to be only one film, but due to the size of the book, and the decision that nothing could be left out just to squeeze into one movie, the producers decided to split it into Part I and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, to be released in 2011.

Unstoppable

The film was based on a real runaway train incident. On May 15, 2001, a 47-car CSX locomotive left a Toledo, Ohio, rail yard without an engineer and wasn’t stopped until it had run 66 miles through three counties. No one was injured in the incident.

Megamind

To promote the film, Will Ferrell assembled 1,580 of his friends and their acquaintances at a superhero costume function. This party set a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of superheroes.

All trivia facts from www.imdb.com, the Web’s biggest movie site.

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