20 Highest-Grossing Teen Romance Movies
8. Romeo + Juliet
Given that Baz Luhrmann‘s remake of Romeo + Juliet keeps all of Shakespeare’s dialogue intact, it’s a miracle the movie made any money at all. The fact that it did is a testament to the idea that audiences are unpredictable — and also that iconic stories with passionate fanbases will bring in money no matter what.
The film’s decision to update the setting to make things more modern was also a fascinating choice, and when it was combined with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, almost everyone was won over. The movie came out in 1996, and it made $46 million domestically, more than enough to justify a sequel if all the main characters hadn’t died.