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Remake - Foreign Thrills

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



RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 Godzilla (2014) WB $93,188,384 46.4% 3,952 $23,580 $200,676,069 5/16/14
2 Godzilla Sony $44,047,541 32.3% 3,310 $13,307 $136,314,294 5/20/98
3 The Grudge Sony $39,128,715 35.5% 3,245 $12,058 $110,359,362 10/22/04
4 The Ring Two DW $35,065,237 46.0% 3,332 $10,523 $76,231,249 3/18/05
5 The Departed WB $26,887,467 20.3% 3,017 $8,911 $132,384,315 10/6/06
6 True Lies Fox $25,869,770 17.7% 2,368 $10,924 $146,282,411 7/15/94
7 Vanilla Sky Par. $25,015,518 24.9% 2,742 $9,123 $100,618,344 12/14/01
8 Contraband Uni. $24,349,815 36.6% 2,863 $8,505 $66,528,000 1/13/12
9 Insomnia WB $20,930,169 31.1% 2,610 $8,019 $67,355,513 5/24/02
10 The Grudge 2 Sony $20,825,300 53.2% 3,211 $6,485 $39,143,839 10/13/06
11 The Tourist Sony $16,472,458 24.4% 2,756 $5,977 $67,631,157 12/10/10
12 The Ring DW $15,015,393 11.6% 1,981 $7,579 $129,128,133 10/18/02
13 Quarantine SGem $14,211,321 44.8% 2,461 $5,775 $31,691,811 10/10/08
14 Unfaithful Fox $14,065,277 26.7% 2,617 $5,374 $52,775,765 5/10/02
15 12 Monkeys Uni. $13,842,990 24.2% 1,533 $9,030 $57,141,459 1/5/96
16 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Sony $12,768,604 12.5% 2,914 $4,382 $102,515,793 12/21/11
17 One Missed Call WB $12,511,473 46.5% 2,240 $5,585 $26,890,041 1/4/08
18 The Eye LGF $12,425,776 39.5% 2,436 $5,101 $31,418,697 2/1/08
19 Mirrors Fox $11,161,074 36.4% 2,664 $4,190 $30,691,439 8/15/08
20 Shutter Fox $10,447,559 40.3% 2,753 $3,794 $25,928,550 3/21/08
21 The Uninvited P/DW $10,325,824 36.1% 2,344 $4,405 $28,596,818 1/30/09
22 Pulse W/Dim. $8,203,822 40.5% 2,323 $3,531 $20,264,436 8/11/06
23 Bangkok Dangerous LGF $7,783,266 50.9% 2,650 $2,937 $15,298,133 9/5/08
24 The Invisible BV $7,717,309 37.5% 2,019 $3,822 $20,578,909 4/27/07
25 Point of No Return WB $7,160,389 23.8% 1,545 $4,634 $30,038,362 3/19/93
26 Last Man Standing NL $7,010,333 38.7% 2,561 $2,737 $18,115,927 9/20/96
27 Original Sin MGM $6,402,741 38.7% 2,194 $2,918 $16,534,221 8/3/01
28 Eye of the Beholder Dest. $5,959,447 36.1% 1,751 $3,403 $16,500,786 1/28/00
29 Diabolique (1996) WB $5,524,055 32.3% 1,824 $3,028 $17,100,266 3/22/96
30 Wicker Park MGM $5,467,281 42.1% 2,598 $2,104 $13,001,257 9/3/04
31 Let Me In Over. $5,147,479 42.4% 2,020 $2,548 $12,134,935 10/1/10
32 The Vanishing Fox $5,009,928 34.4% 1,656 $3,025 $14,543,394 2/5/93
33 Body Parts Par. $3,032,258 33.0% 1,315 $2,305 $9,188,150 8/2/91
34 Oldboy (2013) FD $885,382 40.4% 583 $1,519 $2,193,658 11/27/13
35 Nightwatch Mira. $585,733 49.7% 300 $1,952 $1,179,002 4/17/98
36 The Warrior and the Sorceress NW $574,210 19.9% 238 $2,412 $2,886,225 9/7/84
37 13 Sins RTWC $9,261 67.1% 45 $206 $13,809 4/18/14
38 Come Out and Play Cdgm. $1,600 60.7% 10 $160 $2,638 3/22/13
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 33 titles):
$17,362,84830.7%2,479$7,004$56,472,783-

Note: Only movies with opening weekend grosses are listed on this chart.


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