There's no denying we live in an age of remakes.
The animated feature's estimated $91.1 million domestic debut is the all-time biggest box office opening for an original film.
Movies that are not sequels, prequels, remakes, or adaptations of novels, comic books, popular toy lines, or true stories are growing ever more scarce — but some did, at least, make money this year.
They aren't sequels, prequels, remakes, or adaptations of novels, comic books, or fairy tales — but they did make money.
Elysium's opening weekend of $30.4 million pales in comparison to the average box-office debut for non-original movies this summer.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Syfy's head of original programming says the network may re-air Sharknado during Discovery's popular "Shark Week" in August. The buzz around the movie underscores the importance of original programming for cable networks.