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Eragon
Directed by Stefen Fangmeier
Produced by John Davis
Adam Goodman
Gil Netter
Written by Christopher Paolini
(novel)
Peter Buchman
(screenplay)
Starring Ed Speleers
Jeremy Irons
Sienna Guillory
Robert Carlyle
Djimon Hounsou
Garrett Hedlund
Joss Stone
with Rachel Weisz
and John Malkovich
Music by Patrick Doyle
Cinematography Hugh Johnson
Editing by Roger Barton
Masahiro Hirakubo
Chris Lebenzon
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) December 15, 2006 (USA and UK)
Running time 103 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $100 million (estimated)
Gross revenue $247,894,671 (worldwide)
Official website
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Eragon is a 2006 fantasy-adventure film based on the novel of the same name by author Christopher Paolini. The cast includes Edward Speleers in the title role, Jeremy Irons, Garrett Hedlund, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, John Malkovich, Djimon Hounsou and Joss Stone. This article is about the novel. ... Eragon is a third-person video game released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows, developed by Stormfront Studios. ... Eragon holding Zarroc in the movie. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (972x1440, 640 KB) Feature Eragon Teaser Poster. ... Stefen Fangmeier (born 9 December 1960 in El Paso, Texas, USA) is a Visual Effects Supervisor of many notable films including Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events, Saving Private Ryan, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. ... John Davis is an American film producer and founder of Davis Entertainment. ... Christopher Paolini (born November 17, 1983 in Southern California) is an American writer. ... Edward Speleers (often shortened to Ed) (born December 21 1987 in Chichester, West Sussex[1][2]) is an English actor. ... Jeremy John Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Academy Award, Tony Award, Screen Actors Guild, two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... Sienna Tiggy Guillory (born March 16, 1975) is an English actress and model. ... Robert Carlyle OBE (born April 14, 1961) is an acclaimed Scottish film actor best known for his performances as psychopaths or killers. ... Djimon Gaston Hounsou (born April 24, 1964) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated Beninois actor, dancer and fashion model. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Joss Stone (born Joscelyn Eve Stoker on 11 April 1987) is a British soul, R&B, and blues singer, songwriter, and occasional actress who emerged to fame in late 2003 with her debut album, The Soul Sessions, which was certified triple platinum by the BPI, and was announced as one... Rachel Weisz (born March 7, 1971) is an Academy Award-winning English film and television actress. ... John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, producer and director. ... Patrick Doyle (born April 6, 1953, Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland) is an Academy Award nominated Scottish musician and film score composer. ... Hugh Johnson is an Irish cinematographer and film director. ... Roger Barton is a film editor who began his career by editing television features. ... Christopher John Lebenzon (29 October 1953, Redwood City, California) is an Academy Award-nominated American film editor. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2006 in film involved some significant events. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... USD redirects here. ... USD redirects here. ... The year 2006 in film involved some significant events. ... Fantasy films are films with fantastic themes, usually involving magic, supernatural events, make-believe creatures, or exotic fantasy worlds. ... The quintessential adventure film. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... This article is about the novel. ... Christopher Paolini (born November 17, 1983 in Southern California) is an American writer. ... Edward John Ed Speleers (born April 7, 1988) is an English actor. ... Eragon holding Zarroc in the movie. ... Jeremy John Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Academy Award, Tony Award, Screen Actors Guild, two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sienna Tiggy Guillory (born March 16, 1975) is an English actress and model. ... Robert Carlyle OBE (born April 14, 1961) is an acclaimed Scottish film actor best known for his performances as psychopaths or killers. ... John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, producer and director. ... Djimon Gaston Hounsou (born April 24, 1964) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated Beninois actor, dancer and fashion model. ... Joss Stone (born Joscelyn Eve Stoker on 11 April 1987) is a British soul, R&B, and blues singer, songwriter, and occasional actress who emerged to fame in late 2003 with her debut album, The Soul Sessions, which was certified triple platinum by the BPI, and was announced as one...


The film was directed by Stefen Fangmeier, a first-time director, who had previously worked as a visual effects director on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. The screenplay was written by Peter Buchman, who is best known for Jurassic Park III. Principal photography took place at the Mafilm Fót Studios in Hungary, starting on August 1, 2005. Special visual effects and animation were by Weta Digital and Industrial Light & Magic. Stefen Fangmeier (born 9 December 1960 in El Paso, Texas, USA) is a Visual Effects Supervisor of many notable films including Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events, Saving Private Ryan, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, with Paul Bettany as Stephen Maturin. ... Jurassic Park III is a 2001 film that is the third film as part of the Jurassic Park franchise. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Weta Digital is a digital visual effects company based in Wellington, New Zealand, an offshoot of the Weta Workshop physical effects company. ... Industrial Light & Magic original logo, designed by Drew Struzan Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a motion picture visual effects company, founded in May 1975 by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm Ltd. ...


Eragon was released worldwide between December 13 and December 15, 2006. It was the 10th worst reviewed film of 2006,[1] and the 31st highest grossing film of 2006 in the US.[2] A DVD and Blu-ray of the film was released March 20, 2007. is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2006 in film involved some significant events. ...

Contents

Synopsis

See also: Eragon

Eragon is about a teenage farm boy named Eragon. He lives in a small village named Carvahall in the fictional and magical world of Alagaësia that contains dragons and other such creatures. While hunting, he finds a dragon egg that is the size of a small cat. From the egg hatches a blue dragon named Saphira. Eragon decides to keep Saphira a secret, but a pair of magical creatures are sent by the King of Alagaesia, Galbatorix, to find Eragon and the dragon. He flees home to find his uncle dead and so sets out on a journey to avenge his Uncle. Accompanied by a wise storyteller named Brom, Eragon and Saphira take up the legacy of legendary Dragon Riders. He learns magic, swordfighting, and dragon-riding to fulfill the legend of the dragon riders and his destiny. This article is about the novel. ... Eragon holding Zarroc in the movie. ... The village of Carvahall Carvahall is a fictional village in Christopher Paolinis Inheritance Trilogy. ... Alagaësia is a fictional land in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance cycle. ... Saphira Bjartskular (which means Saphira Brightscales) is a female sapphire-blue dragon from Christopher Paolinis Inheritance Trilogy and also happens to be Christopher Paolinis favorite character. ... Brom is a fictional character in Christopher Paolinis Inheritance Trilogy. ... This article is about the novel. ... Saphira Bjartskular (which means Saphira Brightscales) is a female sapphire-blue dragon from Christopher Paolinis Inheritance Trilogy and also happens to be Christopher Paolinis favorite character. ...


Cast

Edward John Ed Speleers (born April 7, 1988) is an English actor. ... Eragon holding Zarroc in the movie. ... Jeremy John Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Academy Award, Tony Award, Screen Actors Guild, two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... Brom is a fictional character in Christopher Paolinis Inheritance Trilogy. ... Sienna Tiggy Guillory (born March 16, 1975) is an English actress and model. ... Inheritance Trilogy character. ... Robert Carlyle OBE (born April 14, 1961) is an acclaimed Scottish film actor best known for his performances as psychopaths or killers. ... Durza is a fictional character in Christopher Paolinis Inheritance Trilogy. ... John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, producer and director. ... Galbatorix is the primary antagonist of Christopher Paolinis Inheritance Trilogy. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Murtagh (disambiguation). ... Rachel Weisz (born March 7, 1971) is an Academy Award-winning English film and television actress. ... Saphira Bjartskular (which means Saphira Brightscales) is a female sapphire-blue dragon from Christopher Paolinis Inheritance Trilogy and also happens to be Christopher Paolinis favorite character. ... Alun Armstrong (born July 17, 1946) is an English actor. ... Garrow is a fictional supporting character in Christopher Paolinis Inheritance trilogy. ... Christopher Andrew Egan (born June 29, 1984 in Sydney, Australia), is an Australian actor best known for playing Nick Smith in the Australian soap opera Home and Away for 3 years. ... In Christopher Paolinis Inheritance (Trilogy), Roran Garrowsson is a fictional character. ... Djimon Gaston Hounsou (born April 24, 1964) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated Beninois actor, dancer and fashion model. ... In Christopher Paolinis Inheritance Trilogy, Ajihad is the leader of the Varden. ... Caroline as Lisa Hallett in Torchwood Caroline Chikezie is a British actress born of Nigerian heritage. ... A fan-made image of Lady Nasuada Nasuada is a character from Christopher Paolinis Inheritance trilogy. ... Joss Stone (born Joscelyn Eve Stoker on 11 April 1987) is a British soul, R&B, and blues singer, songwriter, and occasional actress who emerged to fame in late 2003 with her debut album, The Soul Sessions, which was certified triple platinum by the BPI, and was announced as one... Angela is a fictional character in Christopher Paolinis Inheritance trilogy. ... Steven Spiers is a British actor. ... Sloan is a fictional character in Christopher Paolinis Inheritance Trilogy. ... Lewis in a scene from Samuel Becketts What Where Gary Lewis, born 1958 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, is a Scottish actor. ... In Christopher Paolinis Inheritance trilogy, Hrothgar is the King of the Dwarves. ...

Production

Pre-production

Plans to create a movie based on Christopher Paolini's best-selling novel were first announced in February, 2004. 20th Century Fox purchased the rights to Eragon. Screenwriter Peter Buchman, whose credits included Jurassic Park III, wrote the screenplay. Buchman, a fan of fantasy and science fiction literature and films, says he was "blown away" by the author’s precociousness, his mastery of plot lines and characters, and his ability to create several completely imaginary worlds.[citation needed] Christopher Paolini (born November 17, 1983 in Southern California) is an American writer. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... This article is about the novel. ... Jurassic Park III is a 2001 film that is the third film as part of the Jurassic Park franchise. ...

Eragon comes across the blue "stone" (in reality a dragon egg) in the forest.
Eragon comes across the blue "stone" (in reality a dragon egg) in the forest.

It was Buchman's script that drew the attention of Stefen Fangmeier. "I found it to be an exciting read," said the director. "With the book’s fantastical aspects, people would look at me in terms of the visual effects requirements. However, my first reaction to the material was that it was a great story that had an emotional arc."[citation needed] Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Eragon holding Zarroc in the movie. ... Stefen Fangmeier (born 9 December 1960 in El Paso, Texas, USA) is a Visual Effects Supervisor of many notable films including Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events, Saving Private Ryan, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. ...


Casting

Edward Speleers was selected for the title role after a worldwide casting search. "Ed came in [to the casting session], and we just looked at each other and said, "That’s Eragon, that’s the guy from the book," said director Stefen Fangmeier: “I got a strong sense of Ed’s sparkle, of his life. It’s the kind of thing where you just know he’s destined to become a movie star.This movie was released on June 25 2006. Speleers won the role as he was trying to learn his lines for a school production of Hamlet. Others considered for the role included Alex Pettyfer but since production took place in the Czech Republic and Pettyfer is afraid of flying, he declined the role.[3] Edward John Ed Speleers (born April 7, 1988) is an English actor. ... Stefen Fangmeier (born 9 December 1960 in El Paso, Texas, USA) is a Visual Effects Supervisor of many notable films including Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events, Saving Private Ryan, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. ... For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... Alexander Richard Pettyfer[1] (born April 10, 1990) is an English actor. ...


On July 15, 2005, in an official press release from 20th Century Fox, it was confirmed that Speleers had signed on to the project. Over the following months, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Chris Egan and Djimon Hounsou were all confirmed as joining the Eragon cast. Paolini, author of the original novel, had expressed his wishes to be featured in a cameo role in the film - specifically, as a warrior who is beheaded in the battle of Farthen Dûr. However, he was unable due to his European book tour.[4] is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... Jeremy John Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Academy Award, Tony Award, Screen Actors Guild, two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, producer and director. ... Christopher Andrew Egan (born June 29, 1984 in Sydney, Australia), is an Australian actor best known for playing Nick Smith in the Australian soap opera Home and Away for 3 years. ... Djimon Gaston Hounsou (born April 24, 1964) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated Beninois actor, dancer and fashion model. ... Farthen Dûr is primarily a Dwarven city in the fictional world of Alagaësia. ...


Filming

Aerialphotography of the Ság mountain, which served as the backdrop for Farthen Dûr
Aerialphotography of the Ság mountain, which served as the backdrop for Farthen Dûr

In August, 2005, Fox began filming Eragon at various locations throughout Hungary and Slovakia, including: Farthen Dûr is a mountain which has within in it Tronjheim, a primarily Dwarven city in the fictional world of Alagaësia. ...

Filming ended a month later in September, beginning the film's post-production state, with Industrial Light and Magic creating the film's CGI. See Budapest (band) for the British melancholic post-grunge band. ... Celldömölk is the 4th largest city in Vas county with 11,650 people (as of the 2001 census). ... Mountain huts such as this one half way up Lomnický štít are a common sight in the High Tatras. ... Industrial Light & Magic original logo, designed by Drew Struzan Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a motion picture special visual effects company, founded in May 1975 by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm Ltd. ... Computer-generated imagery[1] (also known as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics or, more specifically, 3D computer graphics to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ...


In other media

Soundtrack

Eragon (Music from the motion picture)
Eragon (Music from the motion picture) cover
Soundtrack by Patrick Doyle
Released 2006-12-12
Language RCA Victor
Producer Patrick Doyle, Maggie Rodford
Singles from Eragon soundtrack
  1. "Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne"
    Released: 2006-11-17

The score for the movie was composed by Patrick Doyle who also did the score of 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Avril Lavigne also recorded the theme song for the film, entitled "Keep Holding On," which was featured in the credits and on the soundtrack.[5] The track was released as a single (and later as track 12 on 'The Best Damn Thing') and reached 17 on Billboard Hot 100 singles charts in America.[6] In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Patrick Doyle (born April 6, 1953, Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland) is an Academy Award nominated Scottish musician and film score composer. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Keep Holding On is a power ballad song recorded by Avril Lavigne and is the theme song for the film Eragon (2006). ... Avril Lavigne Whibley,[7] better known by her birth name of Avril Lavigne (IPA: ), (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian rock/punk-pop singer, musician and actress. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Patrick Doyle (born April 6, 1953, Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland) is an Academy Award nominated Scottish musician and film score composer. ... Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy adventure film, based on J.K. Rowlings novel of the same name, and is the fourth film in the popular Harry Potter film series. ... Avril Lavigne Whibley,[7] better known by her birth name of Avril Lavigne (IPA: ), (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian rock/punk-pop singer, musician and actress. ... Keep Holding On is a power ballad song recorded by Avril Lavigne and is the theme song for the film Eragon (2006). ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... For the song, see The Best Damn Thing (song). ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


Track listing

  1. Eragon
  2. Roran Leaves
  3. Saphira's First Flight
  4. Ra'zac
  5. Burning Farm
  6. Fortune Teller
  7. If You Were Flying
  8. Brom's Story
  9. Durza
  10. Passing The Flame
  11. Battle For Varden
  12. Together
  13. Saphira Returns
  14. Legend Of Eragon
  15. Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne
  16. Once In Every Lifetime by Jem

Keep Holding On is a power ballad song recorded by Avril Lavigne and is the theme song for the film Eragon (2006). ... Avril Lavigne Whibley,[7] better known by her birth name of Avril Lavigne (IPA: ), (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian rock/punk-pop singer, musician and actress. ... Jemma Griffiths (born June 18, 1975 in Penarth, nr. ...

Video game

Main article: Eragon (video game)

The video game based on the motion picture was developed by Stormfront Studios and Amaze Entertainment and was released in November 2006. Eragon is a third-person video game released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows, developed by Stormfront Studios. ... Stormfront Studios is a video game developer based in San Rafael, California, and has one of the longest creative histories in the industry. ... Amaze Entertainments logo Amaze Entertainment is a video game developer for several video game platforms, with headquarters located in Kirkland, Washington. ...


Reception

The film received predominantly negative reviews, garnering a 16% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes:[7] the 10th worst of 2006.[1] The Seattle Times described the film as "technically accomplished but fairly lifeless and at times a bit silly".[8] The Hollywood Reporter said the world of Eragon was "without much texture or depth."[9] The story was labelled "derivative" by The Washington Post,[10] and "generic" by the Las Vegas Weekly.[11] Newsday stressed this point further, asserting that only "nine-year-olds with no knowledge whatsoever of any of the six Star Wars movies" would find the film original.[12] The acting was called "lame" by the Washington Post,[10] plus "stilted" and "lifeless" by the Orlando Weekly.[13] The dialogue was also criticized: MSNBC labelled it "silly";[14] the Las Vegas Weekly called it "wooden."[11] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Seattle Times is the leading daily newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C.. It is also one of the citys oldest papers, having been founded in 1877. ... Newsday is a daily tabloid-size newspaper that primarily serves Long Island and the New York City borough of Queens, although it is sold throughout the New York City metropolitan area. ... This article is about the series. ... The Orlando Weekly is a weekly independent paper distributed in the Greater Orlando area of Florida. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ...


The film was compared to Harry Potter ("the big difference between Harry and Eragon is that the former movies range from not bad to very good, but the latter stinks"[15]), Star Wars ("plays out like a bad Star Wars rip-off"[16]) and The Lord of the Rings ("such a clone of The Lord of the Rings it probably could lose a plagiarism suit"). According to many fans the film came as a bitter disappointment, 'Saphira being the only thing decent enough to actually go and see the film'.[17]. This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... This article is about the series. ... This article is about the Peter Jackson films. ...


Positive reviews described the film as "fun"[18] and "the stuff boys' fantasies are made of."[19] The CGI work was called "imaginative" and Saphira was called a "magnificent creation."[20] Christopher Paolini claimed to enjoy the film, particularly praising the performances of Jeremy Irons and Edward Speleers.[21] Computer-generated imagery[1] (also known as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics or, more specifically, 3D computer graphics to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ... Saphira Bjartskular (which means Saphira Brightscales) is a female sapphire-blue dragon from Christopher Paolinis Inheritance Trilogy and also happens to be Christopher Paolinis favorite character. ... Christopher Paolini (born November 17, 1983 in Southern California) is an American writer. ... Jeremy John Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Academy Award, Tony Award, Screen Actors Guild, two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... Edward John Ed Speleers (born April 7, 1988) is an English actor. ...


Box office

Eragon grossed approximately $75 million in the US and $173.9 million elsewhere, totalling $249 million worldwide.[22] Films need to gross roughly twice their production and distribution costs to break even:[23] Eragon, which had a production budget of $100 million and distribution costs of an estimated $30 million,[24] did not reach this threshold. Director Stefan Fangmeier believes that Fox were "modestly happy with the worldwide box office."[25] Eragon is the 13th highest grossing fantasy-live action film; 21st when adjusted for inflation.[26] It is the highest grossing film with a dragon at its focal point,[27] and the second highest grossing film of the sword and sorcery subgenre.[28] Adjusted for inflation it falls to eighth place behind such films as Willow, Dragonheart, The Dark Crystal and Conan the Barbarian.[29] Film production on location in Newark, New Jersey. ... A Film distributor is an independent company, a subsidiary company or occasionally an individual, which acts as the final agent between a film production company or some intermediary agent, and a film exhibitor, to the end of securing placement of the producers film on the exhibitors screen. ... In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by flesh-and-blood actors, as opposed to animation. ... For other uses, see Dragon (disambiguation). ... This article is about a fantasy sub-genre. ... Willow is a 1988 fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, based on a story by George Lucas. ... For the Brazilian power metal band, see Dragonheart (band). ... The Dark Crystal is a 1982 fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. ... This article is about the 1982 film. ...

Guillory as Arya.
Guillory as Arya.

Eragon was in release for 17 weeks in the US, opening on December 15, 2006 and closing on April 8, 2007.[30] It opened in 3020 theaters, earning $8.7 million on opening day and $23.2 million across opening weekend, ranked 2nd behind The Pursuit of Happyness.[31] Eragon's second weekend US box office dropped by almost 70%,[32] the 41st biggest second weekend drop since this statistic was kept.[33] Eragon’s $75 million total US gross was the 31st highest for 2006.[34] Image File history File links Sienna. ... Image File history File links Sienna. ... For the famous phrase from which the title derives, see Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. ...


The film earned $30.3 million in its opening weekend across 76 overseas markets, making it the #1 film worldwide.[35] This was attributed to the sheer scope of Eragon's global launch as the film ranked number 1 in less than half of the overseas territories it was released in.[36] The foreign box office competition for the film’s opening week was “soft;”[37] had Eragon been released one year earlier, it would have been placed fourth.[38] Eragon’s UK opening was “a disappointment,”[39] in Australia it was “solid if unimpressive,”[40] but its most impressive market was France,[41] where the film earned more than $21 million.[42] The film’s $249 million total worldwide gross was the 16th highest for 2006.[43]


Nominations

  • Nominated: Best Fantasy Film
  • Nominated: Best Performance by a Younger Actor - Edward Speleers
  • CDG Award (Costume Designers Guild) (2007)
  • Nominated: Excellence in Costume Design for Film (Fantasy) - Kym Barrett

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DVD

Eragon was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the USA on March 20, 2007. It debuted at number 1 on the national DVD sales charts and at number 3 on the DVD rental charts.[44] It grossed more than US$35.2 million in rentals.[45] It was released on DVD in Europe on April 16, 2007 and in Australia on April 18, 2007. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Blu-ray Disc (also known as Blu-ray or BD) is an optical disc storage media format. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


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Eragon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1812 words)
Eragon takes place in a land called Alagaësia, which is ruled by the evil king, Galbatorix, who was once one of the dragon riders until he lost his dragon and was corrupted by madness after the dragon riders denied him another dragon.
Eragon, remembering tales of the past, takes it upon himself to become one of the Dragon riders, the ancient warriors who were slaughtered by the crazed Galbatorix in his rise to power.
The film is slated for a 15th of December, 2006 release.
Eragon (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (786 words)
The film is directed by Stefen Fangmeier, a first-time director, who has previously worked as a visual effects director on such films as Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
Eragon tells the tale of a farm boy named Eragon, living in the village Carvahall in the fictional and magical world of Alagaësia.
Alex Pettyfer was originally chosen for the role of Eragon, however he turned it down for the role of Alex Rider in Stormbreaker because Eragon was being filmed in Hungary, while Stormbreaker was being filmed locally.
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