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
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014 

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2014, 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 $291,623,655
2 Hannibal Feb 9, 2001 MGM R $165,092,266 $230,137,059
3 The Blair Witch Project Jul 14, 1999 Artisan R $140,539,099 $218,264,289
4 Scream Dec 20, 1996 Miramax R $103,046,663 $178,459,626
5 The Ring Oct 18, 2002 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $129,094,024 $175,194,539
6 Scream 2 Dec 12, 1997 Miramax R $101,363,301 $173,608,507
7 Sleepy Hollow Nov 19, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $101,068,340 $156,239,208
8 The Haunting Jul 23, 1999 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $91,188,905 $141,630,013
9 The Grudge Oct 22, 2004 Sony Pictures PG-13 $110,359,362 $139,981,903
10 The Conjuring Jul 19, 2013 Warner Bros. R $137,400,141 $137,400,136
11 The Others Aug 10, 2001 Miramax PG-13 $96,522,687 $134,481,073
12 Scream 3 Feb 4, 2000 Miramax R $89,138,076 $130,482,264
13 I Know What You Did Last Summer Oct 17, 1997 Sony Pictures R $72,250,091 $124,075,016
14 Paranormal Activity Sep 25, 2009 Paramount Pictures R $107,918,810 $117,412,208
15 Anaconda Apr 11, 1997 Sony Pictures PG-13 $65,598,907 $112,691,182
16 Freddy vs. Jason Aug 15, 2003 New Line R $82,622,655 $107,935,658
17 Hollow Man Aug 4, 2000 Sony Pictures R $73,209,340 $107,165,436
18 Saw II Oct 28, 2005 Lionsgate R $87,025,093 $107,118,254
19 Paranormal Activity 3 Oct 21, 2011 Paramount Pictures R $104,028,807 $107,045,891
20 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Oct 17, 2003 New Line R $80,571,655 $105,183,081
21 AVP: Alien Vs. Predator Aug 13, 2004 20th Century Fox PG-13 $80,281,096 $101,999,656
22 Saw III Oct 27, 2006 Lionsgate R $80,238,724 $96,653,975
23 The Ring Two Mar 18, 2005 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $75,941,727 $93,410,057
24 Halloween: H2O Aug 5, 1998 Miramax R $55,041,738 $92,533,612
25 Paranormal Activity 2 Oct 20, 2010 Paramount Pictures R $84,752,907 $87,652,851
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 13 4.81% $390,803,639 69,046,580 $546,848,914 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 23 5.49% $584,630,728 77,950,765 $617,370,059 Paranormal Activity $107,854,596
2010 20 4.71% $496,600,056 62,940,425 $498,488,166 Paranormal Activity 2 $84,689,024
2011 28 4.04% $411,051,557 51,834,988 $410,533,105 Paranormal Activity 3 $103,993,239
2012 32 2.65% $287,132,363 36,071,890 $285,689,369 Paranormal Activity 4 $53,900,335
2013 30 4.15% $451,887,476 55,378,354 $438,596,564 The Conjuring $137,400,141
2014 9 2.38% $70,655,733 8,658,787 $68,577,593 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones $32,462,372