List of highest-grossing horror films

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The following page lists the highest-grossing horror films of all time, the highest-grossing horror film franchises at the box office and the biggest opening weekends for horror films. The figures have not been adjusted for inflation.

Top 50 highest-grossing horror films at the worldwide box office[edit]

film currently playing indicates films playing in the week commencing 7 May 2021 in theaters around the world.
Rank Film Worldwide gross Year Franchise or basis Studio Ref
1 It $700,381,748 2017 It New Line Cinema [1]
2 The Sixth Sense $672,806,292 1999 N/A Hollywood Pictures [2]
3 War of the Worlds $603,873,119 2005 The War of the Worlds Amblin Entertainment [3]
4 I Am Legend $585,349,010 2007 I Am Legend Village Roadshow Pictures [4]
5 World War Z $540,007,876 2013 World War Z Skydance Productions [5]
6 The Meg $530,243,742 2018 The Meg Warner Bros. Pictures [6]
7 Godzilla $529,076,069 2014 Godzilla Legendary Pictures [7]
8 It Chapter Two $473,093,228 2019 It Warner Bros. Pictures [8]
9 Jaws $470,653,000 1975 Jaws Universal Pictures [9]
10 Demon Slayer: Mugen Train film currently playing $469,969,776 2020 Demon Slayer Ufotable [10]
11 The Exorcist $441,306,145 1973 The Exorcist Hoya Productions [11]
12 The Mummy Returns $433,013,274 2001 The Mummy Universal Pictures [12]
13 The Mummy $415,933,406 1999 The Mummy Universal Pictures [13]
14 Godzilla vs. Kong film currently playing $415,400,000 2021 Godzilla Legendary Pictures [14]
15 The Mummy $409,231,607 2017 The Mummy Universal Pictures [15]
16 Signs $408,247,917 2002 N/A Blinding Edge Pictures [16]
17 Prometheus $403,354,469 2012 Alien Scott Free Productions [17]
18 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor $401,128,639 2008 The Mummy Universal Pictures [18]
19 Godzilla: King of the Monsters $385,900,138 2019 Godzilla Legendary Pictures [19]
20 The Nun $365,550,119 2018 The Conjuring Universe New Line Cinema [20]
21 Hannibal $351,692,268 2001 Hannibal Lecter Dino De Laurentiis Company [21]
22 A Quiet Place $340,939,361 2018 N/A Platinum Dunes [22]
23 The Conjuring 2 $320,392,818 2016 The Conjuring Universe New Line Cinema [20]
24 The Conjuring $319,494,638 2013 The Conjuring Universe New Line Cinema [20]
25 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter $312,242,626 2017 Resident Evil Constantin Film [23]
26 Annabelle: Creation $306,515,884 2017 The Conjuring Universe New Line Cinema [20]
27 Van Helsing $300,257,475 2004 Dracula Sommers Company / Stillking Films [24]
28 Resident Evil: Afterlife $300,228,084 2010 Resident Evil Constantin Film [25]
29 Shutter Island $294,804,195 2010 Shutter Island Phoenix Pictures [26]
30 Split $278,454,358 2017 Unbreakable Blinding Edge Pictures [27]
31 Scary Movie $278,019,771 2000 Scary Movie Dimension Films [28]
32 The Silence of the Lambs $272,742,922 1991 Clarice Starling Strong Heart/Demme Production [29]
33 Annabelle $257,047,661 2014 The Conjuring Universe New Line Cinema [20]
34 The Village $256,697,520 2004 N/A Blinding Edge Pictures [30]
35 Halloween $255,498,536 2018 Halloween Blumhouse Productions [31]
36 Get Out $255,407,663 2017 N/A Blumhouse Productions [32]
37 Us $254,732,150 2019 N/A Monkeypaw Productions [33]
38 The Blair Witch Project $248,639,099 1999 Blair Witch Haxan Films [34]
39 The Ring $248,218,486 2002 The Ring DreamWorks Pictures [35]
40 Unbreakable $248,118,121 2000 Unbreakable Blinding Edge Pictures [36]
41 Glass $246,985,576 2019 Unbreakable Blinding Edge Pictures [37]
42 Dark Shadows $245,527,149 2012 Dark Shadows Village Roadshow Pictures [38]
43 Alien: Covenant $240,891,763 2017 Alien 20th Century Fox [39]
44 Resident Evil: Retribution $240,004,424 2012 Resident Evil Constantin Film [40]
45 Constantine $230,884,728 2005 Hellblazer Warner Bros. Pictures [41]
46 Annabelle Comes Home $228,552,591 2019 The Conjuring Universe New Line Cinema [42]
47 Interview with the Vampire $223,664,608 1994 The Vampire Chronicles The Geffen Film Company [43]
48 Scary Movie 3 $220,673,217 2003 Scary Movie Dimension Films [44]
49 Dracula Untold $217,124,280 2014 Dracula Universal Pictures [45]
50 Bram Stoker's Dracula $215,862,692 1992 Dracula American Zoetrope [46]

Top 25 highest-grossing horror film franchises and film series[edit]

film currently playing indicates that at least one film in the series is playing in the week commencing 7 May 2021.
Highest-grossing horror film franchises and film series (The films in each franchise can be viewed by selecting "show")
Rank Series Total worldwide box office No. of films Average of films Highest-grossing film

Highest-grossing horror films by year[edit]

film currently playing indicates films playing in the week commencing 7 May 2021 in theaters around the world.
Year Film Worldwide gross Ref
2021 Godzilla vs. Kong film currently playing $415,400,000 [14]
2020 Demon Slayer: Mugen Train film currently playing $469,969,776 [10]
2019 It Chapter Two $473,093,228 [8]
2018 The Meg $530,243,742 [6]
2017 It $700,381,748 [1]
2016 The Conjuring 2 $320,392,818 [20]
2015 Goosebumps $150,170,815 [86]
2014 Godzilla $529,076,069 [7]
2013 World War Z $540,007,876 [5]
2012 Prometheus $403,354,469 [17]
2011 Paranormal Activity 3 $207,039,844 [87]
2010 Shutter Island $294,804,195 [26]
2009 Paranormal Activity $194,183,034 [88]
2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor $401,128,639 [12]
2007 I Am Legend $585,349,010 [4]
2006 Scary Movie 4 $178,262,620 [89]
2005 War of the Worlds $591,745,540 [3]
2004 Van Helsing $300,257,475 [24]
2003 Scary Movie 3 $220,673,217 [44]
2002 Signs $408,247,917 [16]
2001 The Mummy Returns $433,013,274 [12]
2000 Scary Movie $278,019,771 [28]
1999 The Sixth Sense $672,806,292 [2]
1998 Godzilla $379,014,861 [90]
1997 Scream 2 $172,363,301 [91]
1996 Scream $173,046,663 [92]
1995 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah $42,000,000 [b]
1994 Interview with the Vampire $223,664,608 [93]
1993 Hocus Pocus $39,514,713 [94]
1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula $215,862,692 [95]
1991 The Silence of the Lambs $272,742,922 [96]
1990 Misery $61,276,872 [97]
1989 Pet Sematary $57,469,467 [98]
1988 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master $49,369,899 [98]
1987 Predator $98,268,458 [99]
1986 Aliens $183,300,764 [100]
1985 Day of the Dead $34,004,262 [101]
1984 Gremlins $212,000,000
1983 Jaws 3-D $87,987,055 [102]
1982 Poltergeist $121,706,019 [103]
1981 An American Werewolf In London $61,973,249 [104]
1980 Friday the 13th $59,800,000
1979 Alien $203,626,500 [105]
1978 Jaws 2 $208,900,376 [106]
1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic $30,749,142
1976 The Omen $60,922,980 [98]
1975 Jaws $470,653,000 [9]
1974 Young Frankenstein $86,273,333
1973 The Exorcist $441,306,145
19691972 Godzilla films $20,000,000+ each (average) [107]
1968 Rosemary's Baby $33,396,740
19541967 Godzilla films $10,000,000+ each (average) [108]
1953 House of Wax $23,750,000 [109]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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