Black Remakes of White Films

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  • About Last Night, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy
  • Black Orpheus, Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn
  • Jaden Smith, The Karate Kid
  • Harry Belafonte, Carmen Jones
  • Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, I Think I Love My Wife
  • Whitney Houston, Brandy, Cinderella
  • Queen Latifah, Steel Magnolias
  • Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, The Wiz
  • Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Death at a Funeral
  • Willow Smith, Annie

The Karate Kid (2010)

Ralph Macchio’s nostalgic 1984 karate kid marching orders of “wax on…wax off...” became part of pop culture lexicon, but Jaden Smith’s interpretation blew audiences and box office receipts away. Produced by dad Will Smith and starring Taraji P. Henson, The Karate Kid grossed nearly $200 million. A sequel is reportedly in the works.

(Photo: Columbia Pictures)

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