New blockbuster AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS has flopped at the box-office on its first day of release in America.

The film, which stars Jackie Chan and British comic actor STEVE COOGAN - has only managed to recoup $797,000 (GBP440,000) of the $54 million (GBP30 million) it cost to make, at 2,700 screens across America.

Critics have also slammed the remake of the David Niven 1956 classic - labelling the latest version a "summer bummer".

21/06/2004 14:57