“Everyone loves Jackie Chan, right? Massive global appeal and that, army of fans etc? And loads of people have heard of Steve Coogan, yeah? Well, only in England really, but who cares? Let’s spaff $110 million on it! Quick line anyone?” We can only assume this was the way conversation went in the Buena Vista boardroom…
Chan might have struck buddy-comedy gold with
, but this cameo-heavy (Arnie and Richard Branson, together at last) family flop couldn’t repeat the trick, bringing in just $72 million worldwide.
What Could Have Saved It:
It’s certainly not the worst film on this list, but the title is fairly misleading given its got bog-all to do with Jules Verne’s source material. Billed as a knockabout Chan caper, it might have pulled a more forgiving crowd!