Hollywood loves its remakes. Though there may seem to be more of them than ever before, it’s actually something filmmakers have been doing for years. By updating an old story, oftentimes one that did well in its own era, filmmakers hope to bring an established narrative to a new generation. And, of course, capitalize on it financially.
Here are some of the highest-grossing movie remakes of all time. The numbers included here are domestic grosses adjusted for inflation. The box office numbers are from Box Office Mojo, unless noted otherwise.
Note: The remakes listed here are considered reworking of original movies. They don’t include additions to an already existing universe, like many movies in the "Star Wars" saga. They also are usually films that had some sort of traditional theatrical release, but there are exceptions for popular made-for-TV movies.