Infographic: Ten Years of Movie Remakes

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The word “remake” has become a dirty word amongst movie fans in recent years. Any mention that an upcoming film is a remake is often met with scorn. And yet, Hollywood continues to remake films without batting an eyelash. Clearly, the remake game must be profitable. How profitable? How many remakes are made each year? And are these films any good? Find out after the jump, with an infographic detailing the business of the last ten years of remakes.

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7 responses to “Infographic: Ten Years of Movie Remakes

  1. Love it!

    Interesting to see that remakes were down considerably in 2012, seeing there were a couple of really high profile ones. Suppose 2012 was all about the sequels!

  2. goregirl

    Happy New Year John!

    Interesting….not too surprised by the dollars but I thought there were a lot more made. Clearly remakes are an easy dollar…it worked once before why not shove a pole up its ass and dance it around like a puppet to see if we can suck more money out of it. I haven’t seen all that many remakes from the past 10 years but 90% of what I have seen has been absolute snot. Wicker Man, The Fog, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Prom Night (why I bothered with this one I have no idea-I wasn’t that crazy about the original) , The Amityville Horror, The Omen…absolute epic crap! Jeesh…why would remakes put a bad taste in my mouth?

    • Happy New Year! There were a lot of direct-to-DVD remakes that were left out in the lurch. If those were included, I think the number would be closer to 140 or 150. The Wizard of Gore, for instance (2007), was a remake that went right to DVD.

      And yeah… horror in particular was the biggest genre offender with remakes. There were a TON of horror remakes, especially 2005-2007 or so.

  3. Wow, I had no idea the remakes were actually declining. That gives me hope.

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