Box Office History for Horror Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 3% market share 1996: 2% market share 1997: 7% market share 1998: 5% market share 1999: 7% market share 2000: 4% market share 2001: 5% market share 2002: 3% market share 2003: 5% market share 2004: 5% market share 2005: 6% market share 2006: 6% market share 2007: 7% market share 2008: 3% market share 2009: 5% market share 2010: 5% market share 2011: 4% market share 2012: 3% market share 2013: 4% market share 2014: 2% market share 2015: 1% market share
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015 

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2015, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 I am Legend Dec 14, 2007 Warner Bros. PG-13 $256,393,010 $301,972,783
2 Hannibal Feb 9, 2001 MGM R $165,092,266 $238,304,153
3 The Blair Witch Project Jul 14, 1999 Artisan R $140,539,104 $226,010,043
4 Scream Dec 20, 1996 Miramax R $103,046,663 $184,792,794
5 The Ring Oct 18, 2002 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $129,094,024 $181,411,835
6 Scream 2 Dec 12, 1997 Miramax R $101,363,301 $179,769,518
7 Sleepy Hollow Nov 19, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $101,068,340 $161,783,819
8 The Haunting Jul 23, 1999 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $91,188,905 $146,656,173
9 The Grudge Oct 22, 2004 Sony Pictures PG-13 $110,359,362 $144,949,575
10 The Others Aug 10, 2001 Miramax PG-13 $96,522,688 $139,253,532
11 The Conjuring Jul 19, 2013 Warner Bros. R $137,400,144 $138,076,154
12 Scream 3 Feb 4, 2000 Miramax R $89,138,080 $135,112,813
13 I Know What You Did Last Summer Oct 17, 1997 Sony Pictures R $72,250,091 $128,478,185
14 Paranormal Activity Sep 25, 2009 Paramount Pictures R $107,918,810 $117,556,096
15 Anaconda Apr 11, 1997 Sony Pictures PG-13 $65,598,907 $116,690,362
16 Freddy vs. Jason Aug 15, 2003 New Line R $82,622,655 $111,766,074
17 Hollow Man Aug 4, 2000 Sony Pictures R $73,209,344 $110,968,518
18 Saw II Oct 28, 2005 Lionsgate R $87,025,096 $110,919,662
19 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Oct 17, 2003 New Line R $80,571,655 $108,915,814
20 Paranormal Activity 3 Oct 21, 2011 Paramount Pictures R $104,028,808 $107,177,075
21 AVP: Alien Vs. Predator Aug 13, 2004 20th Century Fox PG-13 $80,281,096 $105,619,415
22 Saw III Oct 27, 2006 Lionsgate R $80,238,724 $100,084,028
23 The Ring Two Mar 18, 2005 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $75,941,728 $96,724,989
24 Halloween: H2O Aug 5, 1998 Miramax R $55,041,738 $95,817,441
25 Paranormal Activity 2 Oct 20, 2010 Paramount Pictures R $84,752,907 $87,760,130
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 16 2.78% $147,196,046 33,838,170 $267,998,306 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight $20,943,520
1996 8 1.70% $94,800,900 21,448,169 $169,869,498 From Dusk Till Dawn $25,728,961
1997 10 6.54% $425,383,665 92,676,180 $733,995,346 Scream 2 $85,492,042
1998 15 4.69% $317,637,319 67,726,507 $536,393,935 Halloween: H2O $55,004,135
1999 15 6.54% $477,074,576 93,912,317 $743,785,551 The Blair Witch Project $140,530,114
2000 12 4.45% $332,969,478 61,775,414 $489,261,279 Scream 3 $89,138,076
2001 14 4.81% $390,933,578 69,069,537 $547,030,733 Hannibal $165,091,986
2002 11 3.23% $296,701,842 51,067,443 $404,454,149 The Ring $126,761,025
2003 15 4.82% $450,388,704 74,691,329 $591,555,326 Freddy vs. Jason $82,490,748
2004 20 5.10% $464,766,650 74,841,650 $592,745,868 The Grudge $110,175,871
2005 29 5.73% $512,090,674 79,889,342 $632,723,589 Saw II $87,025,093
2006 29 5.98% $553,293,454 84,472,284 $669,020,489 Saw III $80,238,724
2007 31 7.16% $689,177,574 100,171,155 $793,355,548 I am Legend $206,129,574
2008 25 2.96% $294,256,854 40,982,851 $324,584,180 Saw V $56,746,769
2009 24 5.49% $584,639,025 77,951,871 $617,378,818 Paranormal Activity $107,854,596
2010 21 5.06% $530,172,870 67,195,534 $532,188,629 Paranormal Activity 2 $84,660,648
2011 27 3.98% $404,134,707 50,962,750 $403,624,980 Paranormal Activity 3 $103,993,239
2012 33 2.79% $308,877,039 38,803,633 $307,324,773 Paranormal Activity 4 $53,900,335
2013 29 4.12% $448,516,063 55,168,012 $436,930,655 The Conjuring $137,400,141
2014 30 2.46% $254,898,971 31,199,367 $247,098,987 Annabelle $84,273,813
2015 6 1.48% $23,720,519 2,903,365 $22,994,651 The Lazarus Effect $11,835,119