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Box Office History for Horror

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2018 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2018, 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 $331,541,722
2 It Sep 8, 2017 Warner Bros. R $327,481,748 $327,481,748
3 Hannibal Feb 9, 2001 MGM R $165,092,266 $261,639,149
4 The Blair Witch Project Jul 14, 1999 Artisan R $140,539,099 $248,156,629
5 Scream Dec 20, 1996 Miramax R $103,046,663 $204,319,898
6 The Ring Oct 18, 2002 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $129,094,024 $199,201,966
7 Scream 2 Dec 12, 1997 Miramax R $101,363,301 $197,428,929
8 A Quiet Place Apr 6, 2018 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $186,862,505 $186,862,505
9 Sleepy Hollow Nov 19, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $101,068,340 $177,625,555
10 Get Out Feb 24, 2017 Universal R $176,040,665 $176,040,665
11 The Haunting Jul 23, 1999 Dreamworks SKG PG-13 $91,188,905 $161,016,622
12 The Grudge Oct 22, 2004 Sony Pictures PG-13 $110,359,362 $159,407,960
13 The Others Aug 10, 2001 Miramax PG-13 $96,522,687 $152,969,698
14 The Conjuring Jul 19, 2013 Warner Bros. R $137,400,141 $151,596,462
15 Scream 3 Feb 4, 2000 Miramax R $89,138,076 $148,342,954
16 I Know What You Did Last Summer Oct 17, 1997 Sony Pictures R $72,250,091 $141,118,650
17 Split Jan 20, 2017 Universal PG-13 $138,141,585 $138,141,585
18 Paranormal Activity Sep 25, 2009 Paramount Pictures R $107,918,810 $129,067,105
19 Anaconda Apr 11, 1997 Sony Pictures PG-13 $65,598,907 $128,196,549
20 Freddy vs. Jason Aug 15, 2003 New Line R $82,622,655 $122,906,330
21 Hollow Man Aug 4, 2000 Sony Pictures R $73,209,340 $121,834,460
22 Saw II Oct 28, 2005 Lionsgate R $87,025,093 $121,780,487
23 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Oct 17, 2003 New Line R $80,571,655 $119,850,942
24 Paranormal Activity 3 Oct 21, 2011 Paramount Pictures R $104,028,807 $117,671,833
25 AVP: Alien Vs. Predator Aug 13, 2004 20th Century Fox PG-13 $80,281,096 $115,961,577
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 $305,399,859 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight $21,089,146
1996 9 1.95% $112,915,551 25,546,499 $229,152,096 Scream $39,129,829
1997 11 6.41% $407,801,247 88,845,581 $796,944,862 Scream 2 $85,520,969
1998 16 4.70% $318,584,830 67,928,527 $609,318,887 Halloween: H2O $55,041,738
1999 15 6.50% $477,204,556 93,937,896 $842,622,927 The Blair Witch Project $140,539,099
2000 14 4.94% $372,612,318 69,130,294 $620,098,737 Scream 3 $89,138,076
2001 16 4.68% $391,330,452 69,139,648 $620,182,643 Hannibal $165,092,266
2002 11 3.25% $297,788,051 51,254,391 $459,751,887 The Ring $127,230,430
2003 16 4.89% $450,032,336 74,632,219 $669,451,004 Freddy vs. Jason $82,622,655
2004 20 5.01% $464,969,445 74,874,297 $671,622,444 The Grudge $110,359,362
2005 30 6.67% $587,908,674 91,717,406 $822,705,132 Saw II $87,014,325
2006 30 6.04% $553,237,666 84,463,750 $757,639,838 Saw III $80,238,724
2007 30 7.10% $693,523,435 100,802,813 $904,201,233 I am Legend $206,129,574
2008 25 3.01% $293,647,307 40,897,945 $366,854,567 Saw V $56,746,769
2009 25 5.50% $584,643,515 77,952,460 $699,233,566 Paranormal Activity $107,854,596
2010 26 5.07% $531,211,616 67,327,194 $603,924,930 Paranormal Activity 2 $84,660,648
2011 28 3.97% $404,326,975 50,987,000 $457,353,390 Paranormal Activity 3 $104,007,828
2012 33 2.77% $308,863,451 38,801,926 $348,053,276 Paranormal Activity 4 $53,900,335
2013 30 4.12% $448,523,012 55,168,866 $494,864,728 The Conjuring $137,400,141
2014 30 2.48% $254,888,301 31,198,061 $279,846,607 Annabelle $84,273,813
2015 24 3.36% $374,324,652 44,403,863 $398,302,651 Goosebumps $79,132,868
2016 28 4.26% $479,942,549 55,484,676 $497,697,544 The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist $102,470,008
2017 34 9.46% $1,039,425,572 115,877,974 $1,039,425,427 It $327,481,748
2018 17 5.27% $314,697,213 35,083,292 $314,697,129 A Quiet Place $186,862,505

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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