It's official: U.S. audiences decided not to let in Let Me In. The U.S. remake of the Swedish vampire classic crashed and burned. But most other domestic horror remakes have been critical or box-office failures. Check out our damning statistics.
So let's start with Let Me In (2010). Matt Reeves' remake of Let The Right One In actually pleased critics, and we liked it a lot. If anything, the U.S. remake kept too much of the creepiness and weirdness of the original to suit mainstream American audiences — people walked out of the screening we attended, during some of the intense relationship scenes between Owen and Abby the vampire. In any case, Let Me In made just $11 million during its first three weekends (compared with a $20 million budget) and made just $849,000 in its third weekend, which is a shocking drop-off.