5 Successful '80s Remakes -- and Why They Worked

MovieLine: In spite of receiving scathing reviews from critics (who slammed Hollywood for dumbing down a gritty, Academy Award-winning musical classic into a clichéd after-school special), Kevin Tancharoen's Fame managed to beat out a number of other '80s reboots like Arthur, Fright Night, Can't Buy Me Love and Sorority Row. The reason? Overseas audiences ate up the campy high school musical format and boosted the box office gross by $55 million. If you're looking for a country to blame, you can start with Australia, who enjoyed Fame 2.0 so much that the soundtrack placed on their national album chart.

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