Box Office Performance for Horror Movies in 2009

Summary for all Years
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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2009 GrossTickets Sold
1 Paranormal Activity 9/25/2009 Paramount Pictures R $107,854,596 14,380,613
2 The Final Destination 8/28/2009 Warner Bros. R $66,477,700 8,863,693
3 Friday the 13th 2/13/2009 Warner Bros. R $65,002,019 8,666,936
4 The Haunting in Connecticut 3/27/2009 Lionsgate PG-13 $55,389,516 7,385,269
5 My Bloody Valentine 1/16/2009 Lionsgate R $51,545,952 6,872,794
6 The Unborn 1/9/2009 Universal PG-13 $42,670,410 5,689,388
7 Drag Me To Hell 5/29/2009 Universal PG-13 $42,100,625 5,613,417
8 Halloween 2 8/28/2009 Weinstein/Dimension R $33,392,973 4,452,396
9 The Last House on the Left 3/13/2009 Universal R $32,752,215 4,366,962
10 The Uninvited 1/30/2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $28,596,818 3,812,909
11 Saw VI 10/23/2009 Lionsgate R $27,693,292 3,692,439
12 Sorority Row 9/11/2009 Summit Entertainment R $11,965,282 1,595,371
13 Pandorum 9/25/2009 Overture Films R $10,330,853 1,377,447
14 The Collector 7/31/2009 Freestyle Releasing R $7,712,114 1,028,282
15 Låt den rätte komma in 10/24/2008 Magnolia Pictures R $638,173 85,090
16 Thirst 7/31/2009 Focus Features R $318,574 42,477
17 House of the Devil, The 10/30/2009 Magnolia Pictures R $101,215 13,495
18 After Dark's Horrorfest III 1/9/2009 After Dark Not Rated $66,456 8,861
19 I Sell the Dead 8/7/2009 IFC Films Not Rated $7,066 942
20 Shuttle 3/6/2009 Truly Indie R $1,925 257
21 The Objective 2/4/2009 IFC Films Not Rated $95 13
Total Gross of All Movies$584,617,869
Total Tickets Sold77,949,051

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2009. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2009. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2010 will most likely earn money in 2010 and 2011. Click on the individual movie to see its total gross over all the years in which it played.

Each box office year ends on the first Sunday of the following year. The next year starts the following day (Monday). For example, the "2004 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 2, 2005.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based ticket sale estimates, and may not be precise due to rounding errors.