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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 $328,954,440
2 It Sep 8, 2017 Warner Bros. R $327,461,714 $327,461,714
3 Hannibal Feb 9, 2001 MGM R $165,092,266 $259,597,372
4 The Blair Witch Project Jul 14, 1999 Artisan R $140,539,099 $246,220,066
5 Scream Dec 20, 1996 Miramax R $103,046,663 $202,725,428
6 The Ring Oct 18, 2002 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $129,094,024 $197,647,435
7 Scream 2 Dec 12, 1997 Miramax R $101,363,301 $195,888,235
8 Sleepy Hollow Nov 19, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $101,068,340 $176,239,402
9 Get Out Feb 24, 2017 Universal R $175,484,140 $175,484,140
10 The Haunting Jul 23, 1999 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $91,188,905 $159,760,082
11 The Grudge Oct 22, 2004 Sony Pictures PG-13 $110,359,362 $158,163,974
12 The Others Aug 10, 2001 Miramax PG-13 $96,522,687 $151,775,954
13 The Conjuring Jul 19, 2013 Warner Bros. R $137,400,141 $150,413,435
14 Scream 3 Feb 4, 2000 Miramax R $89,138,076 $147,185,316
15 I Know What You Did Last Summer Oct 17, 1997 Sony Pictures R $72,250,091 $140,017,390
16 Split Jan 20, 2017 Universal PG-13 $138,141,585 $138,141,585
17 Paranormal Activity Sep 25, 2009 Paramount Pictures R $107,918,810 $128,059,893
18 Anaconda Apr 11, 1997 Sony Pictures PG-13 $65,598,907 $127,196,130
19 Freddy vs. Jason Aug 15, 2003 New Line R $82,622,655 $121,947,195
20 Hollow Man Aug 4, 2000 Sony Pictures R $73,209,340 $120,883,689
21 Saw II Oct 28, 2005 Lionsgate R $87,025,093 $120,830,138
22 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Oct 17, 2003 New Line R $80,571,655 $118,915,650
23 Paranormal Activity 3 Oct 21, 2011 Paramount Pictures R $104,028,807 $116,753,546
24 AVP: Alien Vs. Predator Aug 13, 2004 20th Century Fox PG-13 $80,281,096 $115,056,637
25 Saw III Oct 27, 2006 Lionsgate R $80,238,724 $109,026,655
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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 2.79% $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 5.02% $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 31 9.95% $983,472,841 110,502,555 $983,472,740 It $327,461,714

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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