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Scary? More like Yawnsville

Adaptations, reboots, revamps and re-envisions are all words that Hollywood uses to describe the generally profitable practice of remaking older films.

And while some have turned out to be major blockbusters—such as Paramount's "War of the Worlds" and Warner Brothers' "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Superman Returns," all of which garnered more than $200 million at U.S. box offices—others didn't fare so well.

Here are the least-popular American remakes of all time, based on domestic gross figures compiled by Rentrak.

—By CNBC's Karma Allen.

Posted 16 April 2015

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