Around the World in 80 Days (2004), Steve Coogan and Jackie Chan – $98 Million Lost, Adjusted
The 2004 version of Around the World in 80 Days, starring Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan, is the sixth adaption of Jules Verne’s classic novel. It’s also the last. And it’s clear why: no one brings anything new to the story!
Since the 2000s, when audiences go to the theater, they want their full money’s worth. So, when critics let viewers know that not only did this version of 80 Days fail to bring anything new to the table, but was also downright bad, audiences stayed away. With production and marketing costs rising above $150 million, and a worldwide take of $72 million, this box office bomb still keeps companies away from the novel.