On the date for the wide release of this movie, February 6, 2015, Jupiter will be at its opposition. Meaning, it will be at its closest point to Earth, as well as have its face fully illuminated by the Sun.
The crew created a rig of six cameras, called the Panocam, which was mounted on a helicopter and covered nearly 180 degrees of the action. During post production, the directors could combine the overlapped filmed footage, essentially creating a camera that could swing around the action independently of the helicopter's actual flying path.
The chase sequence in Chicago was codenamed "Fifty-Two Part" by the film's crew. It was the longest sequence in the script and involving some of the film's most difficult stunts. To complete it, Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum had to film every day for six months.
Channing Tatum had to wear a mouthpiece to change the shape of his lower jaw to realistically portray a part-canine character. This unfortunately prevented him from closing his mouth and gave him trouble when he had to talk.
Terry Gilliam (former member of Monty Python and director of Brazil (1985) has a cameo during the scene where Jupiter is processing her title paperwork. During the scene, Central Services is mentioned and Jupiter mentioned having to fill out a 27B/6 form. Both are mentioned more than once in Brazil (1985).
The film was originally slated for release for June 20, 2014. But the studio delayed the film's release and pushed it back almost an entire year (9 months to be exact) to give the production more time in the post-production process.
The beautiful interior of the Natural History Museum designed by Alfred Waterhouse in London was used in the filming of "intergalactic space palace" scenes, housing film and stunt crew numbering over 400 and 150 cast and extras
Sean Bean's character (Stinger Apini) sort of retired on Earth to keep bees. This is a reference to Sherlock Holmes, who has retired to the Sussex Downs to keep bees in the original short story "His Last Bow".