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15 Highest-Grossing American Remakes of Foreign Films, From ‘Godzilla’ to ‘The Departed’ (Photos)

15 Highest-Grossing American Remakes of Foreign Films, From ‘Godzilla’ to ‘The Departed’ (Photos)

The Swedish film “Force Majeure” was a critically acclaimed darling but not exactly a box office hit. So there was an opportunity to take the film’s black humor and install the American charms of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell to see how it might fare commercially in “Downhill,” opening this weekend. But surprisingly, even box office hits abroad don’t always translate when remade with American actors, and the ones that do rarely resemble their original inspiration. Here are the highest-grossing American remakes of foreign films (all domestic box office figures via Box Office Mojo).

Godzilla” (2014) – $200.6 Million

Japan, “Godzilla” (1954)

Godzilla” has had so many remakes and sequels over the years, but Gareth Edwards’ film gets closer to the melancholy of Ishiro Honda’s original monster movie than ever before.

2. “3 Men and a Baby” (1987) – $167.7 Mil

France, “3 Hommes et un couffin” (1985)

Made on a mid-size budget and starring the

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