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Box Office History for Horror Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 3% market share 1996: 2% market share 1997: 6% market share 1998: 5% market share 1999: 7% market share 2000: 7% market share 2001: 5% market share 2002: 3% market share 2003: 5% market share 2004: 5% market share 2005: 7% 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: 3% market share 2015: 3% market share 2016: 0% market share
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016 

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2016, 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 $311,582,688
2 Hannibal Feb 9, 2001 MGM R $165,091,986 $245,887,884
3 The Blair Witch Project Jul 14, 1999 Artisan R $140,539,099 $233,217,434
4 Scream Dec 20, 1996 Miramax R $103,001,286 $191,933,161
5 The Ring Oct 18, 2002 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $129,094,024 $187,209,874
6 Scream 2 Dec 12, 1997 Miramax R $101,334,374 $185,490,449
7 Sleepy Hollow Nov 19, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $101,068,340 $166,932,377
8 The Haunting Jul 23, 1999 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $91,188,905 $151,323,314
9 The Grudge Oct 22, 2004 Sony Pictures PG-13 $110,175,871 $149,562,413
10 The Others Aug 10, 2001 Miramax PG-13 $96,522,687 $143,760,820
11 The Conjuring Jul 19, 2013 Warner Bros. R $137,400,141 $142,470,254
12 Scream 3 Feb 4, 2000 Miramax R $89,138,076 $139,412,609
13 I Know What You Did Last Summer Oct 17, 1997 Sony Pictures R $72,219,395 $132,566,833
14 Paranormal Activity Sep 25, 2009 Paramount Pictures R $107,918,810 $121,297,179
15 Anaconda Apr 11, 1997 Sony Pictures PG-13 $65,557,989 $120,403,886
16 Freddy vs. Jason Aug 15, 2003 New Line R $82,490,748 $115,322,881
17 Hollow Man Aug 4, 2000 Sony Pictures R $73,209,340 $114,499,944
18 Saw II Oct 28, 2005 Lionsgate R $87,025,093 $114,449,221
19 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Oct 17, 2003 New Line R $80,390,022 $112,381,915
20 Paranormal Activity 3 Oct 21, 2011 Paramount Pictures R $104,028,807 $110,587,910
21 AVP: Alien Vs. Predator Aug 13, 2004 20th Century Fox PG-13 $80,281,096 $108,980,612
22 Saw III Oct 27, 2006 Lionsgate R $80,238,724 $103,269,068
23 The Ring Two Mar 18, 2005 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $75,941,727 $99,873,439
24 Halloween: H2O Aug 5, 1998 Miramax R $55,004,135 $98,866,703
25 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Sep 9, 2005 Sony Pictures PG-13 $75,072,454 $98,730,230
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Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 15 2.78% $147,372,899 33,878,822 $268,320,270 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight $20,943,520
1996 9 1.96% $112,817,318 25,524,274 $202,152,250 Scream $39,084,452
1997 11 6.42% $407,557,417 88,792,460 $703,236,283 Scream 2 $85,492,042
1998 16 4.70% $317,763,706 67,753,447 $536,607,300 Halloween: H2O $55,004,135
1999 15 6.50% $477,111,712 93,919,619 $743,843,382 The Blair Witch Project $140,539,099
2000 13 6.98% $537,602,346 99,740,689 $789,946,257 The Exorcist $204,632,868
2001 15 4.72% $391,327,605 69,139,146 $547,582,036 Hannibal $165,091,986
2002 11 3.24% $296,689,826 51,065,367 $404,437,707 The Ring $127,230,430
2003 15 4.89% $449,614,635 74,562,949 $590,538,556 Freddy vs. Jason $82,490,748
2004 20 5.01% $464,785,944 74,844,748 $592,770,404 The Grudge $110,175,871
2005 30 6.66% $586,429,223 91,486,602 $724,573,888 Saw II $87,014,325
2006 30 6.02% $553,237,271 84,463,690 $668,952,425 Saw III $80,238,724
2007 30 7.10% $693,512,009 100,801,152 $798,345,124 I am Legend $206,129,574
2008 25 3.00% $293,647,307 40,897,945 $323,911,724 Saw V $56,746,769
2009 24 5.49% $584,639,025 77,951,862 $617,378,747 Paranormal Activity $107,854,596
2010 23 4.99% $523,770,867 66,384,135 $525,762,349 Paranormal Activity 2 $84,660,648
2011 27 3.97% $404,253,325 50,977,712 $403,743,479 Paranormal Activity 3 $104,007,828
2012 32 2.60% $287,117,980 36,070,083 $285,675,057 Paranormal Activity 4 $53,900,335
2013 29 4.14% $451,923,871 55,587,177 $440,250,442 The Conjuring $137,400,141
2014 29 2.52% $261,062,366 31,953,762 $253,073,795 Annabelle $84,273,813
2015 24 3.44% $389,271,770 46,176,947 $365,721,420 Goosebumps $79,370,088
2016 2 0.07% $657,902 78,042 $618,093 Goosebumps $651,652