Forrest Gump chocolate box sells for £20,500 in time for Valentine’s Day

Tom Hanks’ famous box of chocolates from the 1994 film Forrest Gump has been sold at auction for 25,000 dollars (£20,500).

ipley’s Believe It or Not! purchased the well-known prop in time for Valentine’s Day on February 14.

The box, which is signed by Hanks, is marked as weighing 23-ounces, though the box was filled with just four ounces of sand so that it would not fall off the actor’s lap during filming.

Forrest Gump follows the heart-warming story of the eponymous character, who bumbles his way by accident through many of the late 20th century’s biggest events.


B7RBGB Forrest Gump Year: 1994 USA Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise Director: Robert Zemeckis. Image shot 1998. Exact date unknown.

The film won six Academy Awards in 1995 including best picture, best director and best actor for Hanks.

It grossed a record-breaking 678 million dollars (£558 million) worldwide during its initial theatrical run.

Another recently acquired memorabilia item acquired by Ripley’s is a personal hand-notated address book belonging to Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

The book features the band’s addresses and phone numbers, as well as that of Sir Mick Jagger.


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