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Remake - Foreign Thrills

Thrillers and Action Flicks Based on Foreign-Language Movies
1980-Present



RankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 Godzilla (2014) WB $200,676,069 3,952 $93,188,384 3,952 5/16/14
2 True Lies
(La totale!, France, 1991)
Fox $146,282,411 2,561 $25,869,770 2,368 7/15/94
3 Godzilla
(Gojira, Japan, 1954)
Sony $136,314,294 3,310 $44,047,541 3,310 5/20/98
4 The Departed
(Infernal Affairs)
WB $132,384,315 3,017 $26,887,467 3,017 10/6/06
5 The Ring
(Ringu, Japan, 1998)
DW $129,128,133 2,927 $15,015,393 1,981 10/18/02
6 The Grudge Sony $110,359,362 3,348 $39,128,715 3,245 10/22/04
7 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Sony $102,515,793 2,950 $12,768,604 2,914 12/21/11
8 Vanilla Sky
(Abre los ojos, Spain, 1997)
Par. $100,618,344 2,842 $25,015,518 2,742 12/14/01
9 The Ring Two DW $76,231,249 3,341 $35,065,237 3,332 3/18/05
10 The Tourist Sony $67,631,157 2,756 $16,472,458 2,756 12/10/10
11 Insomnia
(Insomnia, Norway, 1997)
WB $67,355,513 2,610 $20,930,169 2,610 5/24/02
12 Contraband Uni. $66,528,000 2,870 $24,349,815 2,863 1/13/12
13 12 Monkeys
(La jetee, France, 1962)
Uni. $57,141,459 1,629 $184,776 3 12/29/95
14 Unfaithful
(La femme infidele, France, 1969)
Fox $52,775,765 2,625 $14,065,277 2,617 5/8/02
15 The Grudge 2 Sony $39,143,839 3,214 $20,825,300 3,211 10/13/06
16 Quarantine
([Rec])
SGem $31,691,811 2,463 $14,211,321 2,461 10/10/08
17 The Eye LGF $31,418,697 2,470 $12,425,776 2,436 2/1/08
18 Mirrors Fox $30,691,439 2,664 $11,161,074 2,664 8/15/08
19 Point of No Return
(La femme nikita, France, 1990)
WB $30,038,362 1,659 $7,160,389 1,545 3/19/93
20 The Uninvited
(A Tale of Two Sisters, South Korea)
P/DW $28,596,818 2,344 $10,325,824 2,344 1/30/09
21 One Missed Call
(Chakushin ari, Japan, 2003)
WB $26,890,041 2,240 $12,511,473 2,240 1/4/08
22 Shutter Fox $25,928,550 2,756 $10,447,559 2,753 3/21/08
23 The Invisible
(Den Osynlige, Sweden, 2002)
BV $20,578,909 2,019 $7,717,309 2,019 4/27/07
24 Pulse
(Kairo, Japan, 2001)
W/Dim. $20,264,436 2,323 $8,203,822 2,323 8/11/06
25 Last Man Standing
(Yojimbo, Japan, 1961)
NL $18,115,927 2,579 $7,010,333 2,561 9/20/96
26 Diabolique (1996)
(Diabolique, France, 1955)
WB $17,100,266 1,824 $5,524,055 1,824 3/22/96
27 Original Sin
(La sirene du Mississippi, France, 1969)
MGM $16,534,221 2,194 $6,402,741 2,194 8/3/01
28 Eye of the Beholder
(Mortelle randonnee, France, 1983)
Dest. $16,500,786 1,751 $5,959,447 1,751 1/28/00
29 Bangkok Dangerous LGF $15,298,133 2,654 $7,783,266 2,650 9/5/08
30 The Vanishing
(Spoorloos, Netherlands, 1988)
Fox $14,543,394 1,658 $5,009,928 1,656 2/5/93
31 Wicker Park
(L'Appartement, France, 1996)
MGM $13,001,257 2,598 $5,467,281 2,598 9/3/04
32 Let Me In Over. $12,134,935 2,042 $5,147,479 2,020 10/1/10
33 Body Parts
(Orlacs Hande, Germany, 1924)
Par. $9,188,150 1,315 $3,032,258 1,315 8/2/91
34 The Warrior and the Sorceress
(Yojimbo, Japan, 1961)
NW $2,886,225 238 $574,210 238 9/7/84
35 Oldboy (2013) FD $2,193,658 583 $885,382 583 11/27/13
36 Nightwatch
(Nattevagten, Denmark, 1994)
Mira. $1,179,002 300 $585,733 300 4/17/98
37 13 Sins RTWC $13,809 45 $9,261 45 4/18/14
38 Come Out and Play Cdgm. $2,638 10 $1,600 10 3/22/13
TOTAL (All Movies):$1,869,877,167----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$49,207,2942,228$14,772,9462,143-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$1,863,601,835----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$56,472,7832,530$17,472,8432,509-



NOTE: Technically speaking, The Talented Mr. Ripley was an adaptation of the same novel that Purple Noon was based on, so it wasn't a direct remake. If there are any movies that you think should be on this list, e-mail us at mail@boxofficemojo.com.




UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
The Loft ORF 1/30/15