Top 10 Highest Grossing Horror Movies of All Time

Highest Grossing Horror Movies:

The Horror genre is one of the most popular genres of all time. People love to watch horror movies as it excites them and provides them with a thrilling experience. Horror may also overlap with the fantasy, supernatural fiction and thriller genres.

It is very difficult to make a good horror movie, and that is why this genre has faced some backlash as well. But this list is about the movies which have managed to impress the general audience.

 

Here are the top 10 Highest-Grossing Horror movies of all time.

#10: Annabelle – Creation (2017)

Highest Grossing Horror Movies

Budget: $15 million

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $102 million

International Box Office: $203 million

Worldwide Box Office: $305 million

Annabelle Creation is a prequel to the previous movie which was also a prequel to the Conjuring. We know, the timeline can seem messy. After the first movie did not go down well with the audience, people did not expect much from this movie. But this movie surprised us all as it was much better than the first movie.

#9: The Conjuring 2 – The Enfield Poltergeist (2016)

Highest Grossing Horror Movies

Budget: $40 million

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $102 million

International Box Office: $209 million

Worldwide Box Office: $311 million

The Conjuring franchise is arguably one of the biggest Horror franchises right now. Thanks to director James Wan, the fans finally have a horror franchise to look up to. Horror sequels are generally considered to be very risky, but Conjuring 2 is one of the few exceptions which defies this trend.

#8: The Conjuring (2013)

Highest Grossing Horror Movies

Budget: $20 million

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $137 million

International Box Office: $181 million

Worldwide Box Office: $318 million

The Conjuring is one of the biggest reasons behind the revival of the horror genre. It does not rely on Jump scares, the horror in this movie builds up slowly which can be nerve-racking at times.

#7: A Quiet Place (2018)

Highest Grossing Horror Movies

Budget: $17 million

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $188 million

International Box Office: $148 million

Worldwide Box Office: $336 million

Who would have thought that Comedic actors can be great directors of horror films, First Jordan Peele, with “Get Out” and “Us” and now John Krasinski with A Quiet Place. The actors in this movie do an amazing job and they elevate the overall experience of the viewer.

#6: Hannibal (2001)

Highest Grossing Horror Movies

Budget: $87 million

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $165 million

International Box Office: $185 million

Worldwide Box Office: $350 million

Hannibal Lector is terror personified, whenever he was on screen the audience felt uneasy. Anthony Hopkins does a better job than many ghosts and demons to put the fear of God in people.

#5: The Nun (2018)

Highest Grossing Horror Movies

Budget:

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $118 million

International Box Office: $246 million

Worldwide Box Office: $364 million

We knew this movie would happen since we saw The Conjuring. The main reason behind the success of Conjuring was The Nun and, in this movie,  we focus on the origin of the character. The movie did well on box office, but it failed to leave a lasting impact on its viewers.

#4: The Exorcist (1973)

Highest Grossing Horror Movies

Budget: $12 million

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $230 million

International Box Office: $198 million

Worldwide Box Office: $428 million

The Exorcist is one of the most iconic Horror movies ever made and you cannot call yourself a fan of the horror genre if you have not watched this movie. This movie treats the subject matter with respect, and it has inspired countless horror movies.

#3: Jaws (1975)

Highest Grossing Horror Movies

Budget: $12 million

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $260 million

International Box Office: $211 million

Worldwide Box Office: $471 million

Jaws is not supernatural, spooky or exceedingly gory, then why have we added it in this list? Despite the IMDb page saying otherwise, the establishment clearly defined Jaws as a horror movie. Jaws managed to scare its audience more than many other horror movies.

#2: I am Legend (2007)

Highest Grossing Horror Movies

Budget: $150 million

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $256 million

International Box Office: $330 million

Worldwide Box Office: $586 million

Will Smith’s star power and an unconventional story made I am legend a very good watch. The atmosphere is full of silent tension and there are some sequences in the movie that will inflict a lifetime of horror upon you.

#1: It (2017)

Highest Grossing Horror Movies

Budget: $35 million

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $327 million

International Box Office: $370 million

Worldwide Box Office: $697 million

Pennywise is the ultimate winner when it comes to attracting the audience to the theatre. Based on Stephen King’s work, ‘It’ is an amazing horror movie with an awesome plot and actors. The sequel might even top this one.

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