Moviegoers are all too familiar with the fact that remakes, especially remakes of classics and well-loved films, all too often result in a flop.
It’s gotten to the point where fans cringe upon hearing that one of their favorite films is about to be redone.
However, the following 10 films prove that not all movie remakes turn out bad. These films did great at the box office and were received favorably by critics and audiences.
1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
However, this update of the psychedelic classic has plenty of darkly comedic meat on its bones and is much closer to the novel both are based on.
The remake was generally met with positive reviews by critics and moviegoers alike. It currently has a score of 6.8 on IMDB, an 82% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 72/100 on Metacritic.
Most reviews of the film focused on Johnny Depp’s unique performance of the iconic Willie Wonka character.
Some critics expressed being put off by his chosen acting style, and even Gene Wilder admitted to not seeing the film because of it.
Other reviews, however, enjoyed Depp’s take on the character and said that he brought a depth to the demented Willie Wonka that had been missing from the original.
The fantastical costumes of the film, particularly Depp’s own attire, earned this movie the nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design at the 2006 Oscars.
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” did amazing at the box office, bringing in $56,178,450 on its opening weekend, and $474,968,763 overall worldwide.
These numbers currently make it the 133rd highest grossing movie of all time.