Remake Rumble Part 3: Comedy/Musical

This week in response to the release of Total Recall I’m going to be putting together a little showcase of other recent (or not so recent) remakes, comparing them to their original source material in terms of budget*, financial success**, and overall Quality***.  I’ll give in depth numbers for seven sets of films and a full list of other remakes in the genre (Not including Foreign-to-American adaptations) including links to the original movie(s) for each.  Today, Let’s look at Comedy/Musical remakes.

 Footloose (1984) Vs. Footloose (2011)

  Herbert Ross     [Director]     Craig Brewer

                 Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer     [Starring]     Julianne HoughKenny Wormal

   70%     [Tomatometer]     56%

    6.1     [IMDb Score]     5.5

       $16,980,000     [Budget]     $24,000,000

 $165,670,000     [Domestic Gross]     $51,780,000

     The Winner:  Original

  The Parent Trap (1961) Vs. The Parent Trap (1998)

             David Swift     [Director]     Nancy Meyers

 Hayley Mills, Maureen O’Hara      [Starring]     Lindsay LohanDennis Quaid

           88%     [Tomatometer]     85%

           6.9     [IMDb Score]     6.1

                              n/a    [Budget]     $20,630,000

          $181,230,000     [Domestic Gross]     $122,580,000

           The Winner:  Tie

 The Longest Yard (1974) Vs. The Longest Yard (2005)

Robert Aldrich     [Director]     Peter Segal

        Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert      [Starring]     Adam SandlerBurt Reynolds

     81%     [Tomatometer]     31%

      7.1     [IMDb Score]     6.2

         $47,900,000    [Budget]     $90,761,000

    $228,870,000     [Domestic Gross]     $175,100,000

       The Winner:  Original

 Hairspray (1988) Vs. Hairspray (2007)

       John Waters     [Director]     Adam Shankman

       Sonny BonoRuth Brown  [Starring]  John TravoltaQueen Latifah

 97%     [Tomatometer]     91%

  6.8     [IMDb Score]     6.9

     $3,640,000    [Budget]     $78,870,000

        $12,130,000     [Domestic Gross]     $124,890,000

       The Winner:  Tie

     Freaky Friday (1976) Vs. Freaky Friday (2003)

    Gary Nelson   [Director]     Mark Waters

         Barbara HarrisJodie Foster  [Starring]  Jamie Lee CurtisLindsay Lohan

   71    [Tomatometer]     88%

 6.2     [IMDb Score]     6.2

$75,730,000?   [Budget]     $30,740,000

      $98,230,000     [Domestic Gross]     $130,310,000

    The Winner:  Tie

    The Producers (1968) Vs. The Producers (2005)

Mel Brooks    [Director]     Rod Lurie

              Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder   [Starring]  Nathan LaneMatthew Broderick

 93%     [Tomatometer]     51%

   7.7     [IMDb Score]     6.3

        $5,640,000    [Budget]     $49,810,000

        $5,870,000     [Domestic Gross]     $21,440,000

    The Winner:  Original

 

Arthur (1981) Vs. Arthur (2011)

  Steve Gordon    [Director]     Jason Winer

          Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli   [Starring]   Russell BrandJennifer Garner

    90%     [Tomatometer]     26%

     6.7     [IMDb Score]     5.7

         $16,570,000    [Budget]     $40,000,000

   $226,070,000     [Domestic Gross]     $33,015,000

         The Winner:  Original

Other Musical/Comedy Remakes

Annie (1999)

Fame (2009)

Flubber (1997)

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

Guess Who (2005)

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Major Payne (1995)

Mr. Deeds (2002)

Nutty Professor (1996)

Shaggy Dog (2006)

What a Girl Wants (2003)

Your, Mine and Ours (2005)

*Budget does not include many significant costs of the film i.e. Marketing Costs.  Budgets Adjusted for Inflation for 2010.

**Numbers given are Domestic Grosses and do not include DVD sales, Merchandising Revenue, or any other sort of revenue that Studios ultimately receive from a film.  Grosses Adjusted for Inflation for 2010.

***Winners are based on critical consensus, not personal opinion.

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4 Responses to Remake Rumble Part 3: Comedy/Musical

  1. Reblogged this on nirav says and commented:
    હમણા જ જયારે ટોટલ રિકોલ જોવાયું , ત્યારે મનોમન જ અગાઉ ના ટોટલ રિકોલ સાથે સરખામણી કરવાની ઈચ્છા સળવળી , પણ ઉફ એ તો જોવાણું જ નોતું ! ચાલો સારું થયું કારણ કે મોટાભાગની ગુસપુસ ને સાચી માનીએ તો અગાઉનું થોડુક ઝબરદસ્ત હતું એવું સાંભળ્યું . [ માટે automatic ગ્લાની નિવારણ થઇ ગયું , : ) ]

    ઓકે , તો એ ઉપરથી એ જાણવાની ઈચ્છા થઇ કે આ મારું હારું , આપણે હમણાથી બોલીવુડ ( બોલી શકતું ઝાડ ! ) માં જે રીમેક બનાવવાની ખંજવાળ ઉપડી છે { જો કે એ તો ઓમ ધબ્બાય નમ: થઇ જ ચુકી છે }, તો આવી ચળ હોલીવુડ ( પવિત્ર ઝાડ ! ) માં કેવીક હાલતી હશે ? અને કેટલેક અંશે સફળ થઇ હશે ?

    અને આપણે ક્યુરોસીટી યાનની ઘોયડે ઇન્ટરનેટ રૂપી ગ્રહ પર સફળતાપૂર્વક લેન્ડ કર્યું અને એક ખજાનો ગોતી કાયઢો !

    So , presenting the ” Reblog – About the past Remakes ” from the Superb Website http://rorschachreviews.com/
    with the permission of Mr.Rorschach ( The reviewer ) . it’s been much grateful to him .

    He has analysed in different categories like Action/Sci-fi , Drama , Comedy/Musical .

    So Enjoy the Analysis , and at last . . . { રોસ્ચેક , યાદ આવ્યું ? વોચમેન માં જે દબંગની ઘોયડે ગુનેગારોની પથારી ફેરવતો હોય છે , A Great Character – Cold blooded . }

    Thank’s to you , Mr. Rorschach .

  2. atothewr says:

    I really liked the new Footloose movie. I’m surprised it wasn’t a bigger hit. Nice job with the comparisons.

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