The Red Dawn remake is one of two films that struggled finding release after being put on the back-burner over at MGM for X amount of years. The first film was The Cabin in the Woods, which finally saw a release last April. Red Dawn had even more problems getting a release, at one point getting a CGI makeover so that the enemies weren’t Chinese.
Still, the film finally saw a theatrical release back in November and while it didn’t play over the greatest, it did enough business to not be considered a complete flop. Part of that reason was due to the sudden success of now-stars Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. Both men have had some luck in other more lucrative properties,