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Box Office Performance for Horror Movies in 2010

Summary for all Years
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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2010 GrossTickets Sold
1 Paranormal Activity 2 10/22/2010 Paramount Pictures R $84,660,648 10,730,120
2 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4/30/2010 Warner Bros. R $63,075,011 7,994,298
3 The Wolfman 2/12/2010 Universal R $62,189,884 7,882,115
4 Resident Evil: Afterlife 9/10/2010 Sony Pictures R $53,183,340 6,740,601
5 Saw 3D 10/29/2010 Lionsgate R $45,710,178 5,793,431
6 The Last Exorcism 8/27/2010 Lionsgate PG-13 $41,034,350 5,200,804
7 The Crazies 2/26/2010 Overture Films R $39,123,589 4,958,630
8 Devil 9/17/2010 Universal PG-13 $33,679,655 4,268,651
9 Daybreakers 1/8/2010 Lionsgate R $30,101,577 3,815,155
10 Piranha 3D 8/20/2010 Weinstein/Dimension R $25,003,155 3,168,967
11 Splice 6/4/2010 Warner Bros. R $17,010,170 2,155,915
12 My Soul to Take 10/8/2010 Universal R $14,744,435 1,868,750
13 Case 39 10/1/2010 Paramount Vantage R $13,261,851 1,680,843
14 The Exorcist 12/26/1973 Warner Bros. R $235,134 29,802
15 Chain Letter 10/1/2010 New Films Cinema R $205,842 26,088
16 The Human Centipede 4/30/2010 IFC Films R $181,467 22,999
17 George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead 5/28/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $101,740 12,894
18 I Spit on Your Grave 10/8/2010 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $93,051 11,793
19 Paranormal Activity 9/25/2009 Paramount Pictures R $64,214 8,139
20 Hatchet II 10/1/2010 Vitagraph Films R $62,000 7,858
21 Circle 8/27/2010 Indican Pictures Not Rated $10,024 1,270
22 Heartless 11/19/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $3,697 468
Total Gross of All Movies$523,735,012
Total Tickets Sold66,379,591

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2010. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2010. 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.