Box Office Performance for Horror Movies in 2012

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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2012 GrossTickets Sold
1 Paranormal Activity 4 10/19/2012 Paramount Pictures R $53,900,335 6,771,398
2 The Devil Inside 1/6/2012 Paramount Pictures R $53,261,944 6,691,198
3 The Possession 8/31/2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $49,130,588 6,172,184
4 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 6/22/2012 20th Century Fox R $37,519,139 4,713,459
5 House at the End of the Street 9/21/2012 Relativity PG-13 $31,611,916 3,971,346
6 Chernobyl Diaries 5/25/2012 Warner Bros. R $18,119,640 2,276,336
7 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D 10/26/2012 Open Road R $17,530,219 2,202,288
8 Silent House 3/9/2012 Open Road R $12,739,737 1,600,469
9 The Collection 11/30/2012 LD Distribution R $6,810,754 855,622
10 The Apparition 8/24/2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $4,936,819 620,203
11 Piranha 3DD 6/1/2012 Weinstein Co. R $370,904 46,595
12 Lost Woods 3/2/2012 Nocturnal Features Not Rated $180,117 22,627
13 DeadTime 4/11/2012 Nocturnal Features Not Rated $156,072 19,607
14 Deadly Renovations 6/8/2012 Nocturnal Features Not Rated $146,146 18,360
15 Slaughter Creek 9/14/2012 Nocturnal Features Not Rated $136,815 17,187
16 V/H/S 10/5/2012 Magnet Pictures R $100,345 12,606
17 The Awakening 8/17/2012 Cohen Media Group R $95,933 12,051
18 The Road 5/11/2012 Freestyle Releasing R $92,476 11,617
19 The Innkeepers 2/3/2012 Magnolia Pictures R $78,396 9,848
20 Intruders 3/30/2012 Millennium Entertainment R $48,366 6,076
21 Paranormal Activity 3 10/21/2011 Paramount Pictures R $35,568 4,468
22 The Bay 11/2/2012 Roadside Attractions R $30,668 3,852
23 Silent Night 11/30/2012 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $14,568 1,830
24 Citadel 11/9/2012 Cinedigm R $12,995 1,632
25 [Rec] 3: Genesis 9/7/2012 Magnet Pictures R $9,600 1,206
26 The Moth Diaries 4/20/2012 IFC Films R $3,838 482
27 Carl 4/29/2012 Afterlight Pictures Not Rated $2,592 325
28 Bad Blood...The Hunger 10/26/2012 Garvity Arch R $1,872 235
29 Playback 3/16/2012 Magnet Pictures R $264 33
30 Emergo 6/1/2012 Magnolia Pictures R $256 32
Total Gross of All Movies$287,078,882
Total Tickets Sold36,065,172

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2012. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2012. 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.