The box of chocolates made famous in Forest Gump has been auctioned for $25,000. And it didn't even come with chocolates.
- Instead, the Russell Stover box -- which was purchased by Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- is filled with sand.
“This was so Tom Hanks could keep it on his lap properly during filming," a rep for Ripley's explains. "Marked 23 ounces, the sand-filled prop actually weighs in at over four pounds."
- The box can be seen sitting on Hanks' lap throughout the 1994 flick, most famously when he delivers the line, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get."