The Top Ten Highest Grossing Horror Movies of All Time

Just in time for Halloween, we researched which horror movies brought in the most cash.

1. The Sixth Sense

Topping the list of highest grossing horror films of all time is The Sixth Sense at $672.8 million. M. Night Shyamalan wrote and directed the 1999 film. Bruce Willis starred in the critically acclaimed thriller.

2. It

The 2017 Stephen King reboot snags the second place at $607 million. The film explores strange goings on in a small town and features a creepy clown played by Bill Skarsgard. A sequel is set to be released in 2019.

3. The Exorcist

Paving the way for future horror films, The Exorcist comes in at $441.3 million. Released in 1973 the film had audiences on the edge of their seat from the first day and remains a beloved film.

4. The Conjuring 2

James Wan’s sequel, The Conjuring 2, outranks the first with $320.2 million. The 2016 film was released three years after the original and continues the story of a pair of paranormal investigators as they explore creepy poltergeist activity.

5. The Conjuring

Sparking a new horror series, 2013’s The Conjuring raked in a cool $318 million. The film is about Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators, and inspiration for the film.

6. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

The sixth film in the highly successful film franchise brought in $312 million. Released in 2016, the film (based on the video game series) stars Mila Jovovich, as Alice, as she fights her way through zombies and uncovers the origins of a strange virus.

7. Resident Evil: Afterlife

The 2010 release brought in $300.2 million and was the first of the series to be shot in 3D. The film stars Mila Jovovich and it’s Paul W. S. Anderson’s second time to direct for the film franchise.

8. Annabelle: Creation

Set as the prequel to the first, Annabelle: Creation brought in more than the original at $298 million. The film was released in 2017 and has been widely considered better than the original.

9. Annabelle

This 2014 horror movie branches off of The Conjuring series and brought in $256.8 million in 2014. The film is a prequel to the poplar Conjuring franchise and it’s also produced by James Wan.

10. Get Out

With plot twists, dark humor, and racial tensions 2017’s Get Out brought in $253 million Jordan Peele wrote, co-produced, and directed this highly acclaimed thriller.