Maybe you actually liked Spielberg's War of the Worlds (or John McTiernan's magnum opus Rollerball), but the numbers say you're in the minority: Out of the 50 highest-grossing sci-fi films ever, only four of them are remakes -- and zero of them touch the top 20. Compare that to the horror genre, where the numbers are doubled and there are two remakes in the top 10. To show you how hilariously inept sci-fi remakes are at making money, the list of best-grossing examples since 1977 has Eddie Murphy's The Nutty Professor at #5, with $128 million.
Any list with a fat suit in the top five isn't a good list.
This is why we can already rule out RoboCop for creating a pile of cash. But what is it about these movies that makes them stink?