Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was released in 1971 and was the story of a boy who won a trip to see the famous chocolate factory by finding a golden ticket in his chocolate bar. Although it has since been remade with Johnny Depp, there are few that have not seen the original and much better version. Check out some interesting facts about the 45 year old movie.
When the movie was first released in 1971, it was considered to be a flop, netting only 4 million dollars in domestic box office sales. In fact, it was not until years after the release that Michael Bollner realized that he had become famous for his role as Augustus Gloop. Gloop was the first of the 5 winners to be ejected from the factory due to his insatiable appetite.