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Box Office History for Horror

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2017 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2017, 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 $319,714,146
2 It Sep 8, 2017 Warner Bros. R $317,734,616 $317,734,616
3 Hannibal Feb 9, 2001 MGM R $165,092,266 $252,305,311
4 The Blair Witch Project Jul 14, 1999 Artisan R $140,539,099 $239,303,772
5 Scream Dec 20, 1996 Miramax R $103,046,663 $197,030,894
6 The Ring Oct 18, 2002 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $129,094,024 $192,095,541
7 Scream 2 Dec 12, 1997 Miramax R $101,363,301 $190,385,756
8 Get Out Feb 24, 2017 Universal R $175,484,140 $175,484,140
9 Sleepy Hollow Nov 19, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $101,068,340 $171,288,857
10 The Haunting Jul 23, 1999 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $91,188,905 $155,272,439
11 The Grudge Oct 22, 2004 Sony Pictures PG-13 $110,359,362 $153,721,165
12 The Others Aug 10, 2001 Miramax PG-13 $96,522,687 $147,512,585
13 The Conjuring Jul 19, 2013 Warner Bros. R $137,400,141 $146,188,339
14 Scream 3 Feb 4, 2000 Miramax R $89,138,076 $143,050,897
15 Split Jan 20, 2017 Universal PG-13 $138,141,585 $138,141,585
16 I Know What You Did Last Summer Oct 17, 1997 Sony Pictures R $72,250,091 $136,084,317
17 Paranormal Activity Sep 25, 2009 Paramount Pictures R $107,918,810 $124,462,705
18 Anaconda Apr 11, 1997 Sony Pictures PG-13 $65,598,907 $123,623,205
19 Freddy vs. Jason Aug 15, 2003 New Line R $82,622,655 $118,521,712
20 Hollow Man Aug 4, 2000 Sony Pictures R $73,209,340 $117,488,080
21 Saw II Oct 28, 2005 Lionsgate R $87,025,093 $117,436,033
22 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Oct 17, 2003 New Line R $80,571,655 $115,575,323
23 Paranormal Activity 3 Oct 21, 2011 Paramount Pictures R $104,028,807 $113,473,952
24 AVP: Alien Vs. Predator Aug 13, 2004 20th Century Fox PG-13 $80,281,096 $111,824,709
25 Saw III Oct 27, 2006 Lionsgate R $80,238,724 $105,964,109
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 15 2.79% $148,103,633 34,046,807 $303,016,582 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight $21,089,146
1996 9 1.95% $112,915,551 25,546,499 $227,363,841 Scream $39,129,829
1997 11 6.41% $407,801,247 88,845,581 $790,725,671 Scream 2 $85,520,969
1998 16 4.71% $318,584,830 67,928,527 $604,563,890 Halloween: H2O $55,041,738
1999 15 6.50% $477,204,556 93,937,896 $836,047,274 The Blair Witch Project $140,539,099
2000 13 4.91% $370,081,690 68,660,790 $611,081,031 Scream 3 $89,138,076
2001 15 4.72% $391,327,885 69,139,195 $615,338,836 Hannibal $165,092,266
2002 11 3.25% $297,788,051 51,254,391 $456,164,080 The Ring $127,230,430
2003 15 4.89% $449,979,627 74,623,478 $664,148,954 Freddy vs. Jason $82,622,655
2004 20 5.01% $464,969,445 74,874,297 $666,381,243 The Grudge $110,359,362
2005 30 6.66% $587,908,674 91,717,406 $816,284,913 Saw II $87,014,325
2006 30 6.02% $553,237,666 84,463,750 $751,727,375 Saw III $80,238,724
2007 30 7.10% $693,523,435 100,802,813 $897,145,036 I am Legend $206,129,574
2008 25 3.01% $293,647,307 40,897,945 $363,991,711 Saw V $56,746,769
2009 24 5.49% $584,639,025 77,951,862 $693,771,572 Paranormal Activity $107,854,596
2010 26 5.07% $531,211,616 67,327,194 $599,212,027 Paranormal Activity 2 $84,660,648
2011 28 3.97% $404,326,975 50,987,000 $453,784,300 Paranormal Activity 3 $104,007,828
2012 33 2.80% $308,863,451 38,801,926 $345,337,141 Paranormal Activity 4 $53,900,335
2013 30 4.12% $448,523,012 55,168,866 $491,002,907 The Conjuring $137,400,141
2014 30 2.46% $254,898,971 31,199,367 $277,674,366 Annabelle $84,273,813
2015 24 3.32% $374,243,647 44,394,252 $395,108,843 Goosebumps $79,370,088
2016 28 4.28% $479,705,329 55,457,250 $493,569,525 The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist $102,470,008
2017 27 10.98% $933,251,930 106,344,495 $946,466,006 It $317,734,616