Disney Has Made $7 Billion Dollars Off Their Remakes Since 2010, Which Means They'll Never Stop
Every time we hear that Disney is producing a remake from one of their properties a lot of fans online roll their eyes and let out a groan. Well, there’s a reason that Disney keeps pumping these remakes out! They are making a shit ton of money from them!
According to CNBC, Disney has made over $7 billion dollars off of their remakes since 2010. These movies are huge money makers and the Disney fans are obviously flocking to the theaters to watch them! These remakes all began with Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and that was followed by Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Oz The Great and Powerful, Beauty and the Beast, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Dumbo, Aladdin, and most recently, The Lion King.
They’ve also got plenty more coming, which includes Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Lady and the Tramp, James and the Giant Peach, and Lilo and Stitch. I imagine they’re going to keep them coming after that.
One day Disney is going to run out of films to remake, so maybe they’ll make sequels to the remakes, or remake the remakes! Who knows what the distant future holds, but I do wish that with all of the resources that Disney has, that they would actually invest in some original content building new, original, and unique franchises. Stories that are actually born out of the imagination of new talents and not just a rehashing of someone else’s imagination.
Disney is playing it safe, though. They have to keep their investors happy so they will keep doing what they know will make money. I don’t understand what they can’t do both! Why can’t they do the remakes that they want to make but also try and build a new library of original content?
Either way, Disney isn’t going to stop making remakes anytime soon.