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How Much Money Has Your Favorite Horror Film Made?

Every few years we get the treat of yet another Friday the 13th movie. But after 11 sequels we’re going straight back to the beginning: remaking the original Friday the 13th. Hollywood loves to remake movies, following the thought process that if it did well once it will probably do well again.

We’ve compiled the following horror movie statistics so you can see which movies made a killing.

Some of these will surprise you like an axe-wiedling psycho hiding behind a closet door. Others are as expected as a character walking straight into a death trap.

Top Ten Grossing Horror Movie Franchises

1. Saw Series – $342.5 million
2. Friday the 13th – $315 million
3. Nightmare on Elm Street – $307 million
4. Scream – $293.6 million
5. The Exorcist – $291.9 million
6. Halloween – $275 million
7. Amityville – $170.5 million
8 Texas Chainsaw Massacre – $164.8 million
9. The Omen – $162.5 million
10. Poltergeist – $131.7 million

But the new Friday the 13th should easily push that franchise in the #1 spot.

Top 10 Highest Grossing Horror Films

1. Gremlins – $148,168,459
2. Blair Witch Project – $140,539,099
3. The Ring – $129,023,466
4. The Grudge – $110,175,871
5. Interview with the Vampire – $105,264,608
6. Scream – $103,027,366
7. Scream 2 – $101,363,301
8. Sleepy Hollow – $101,071,502
9. The Haunting – $91,240,529
10. Scream 3 – $89,143,175

Top Ten Highest Grossing Horror Remakes

1. The Ring (2002) – $129 million
2. The Grudge (2004) – $110 million
3. The Haunting (1999) – $91.4 million
4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) – $80.5 million
5. The Ring Two (2005) – $76.2 million
6. The Amityville Horror (2005) – $65.2 million
7. The Stepford Wives (2004) – $59.4 million
8. Dawn of the Dead (2004) – $59 million
9. Halloween (2007) – $58.2 million
10. The Omen (2006) – $54.6 million

But My Bloody Valentine 3-D is moving up the list. It’s already grossed $48.5 million.

All of the Friday the 13th movies

Friday the 13th (1980) – $39.7 million
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) – $21.7 million
Friday the 13th  Part III (1982) – $34.5 million
Friday the 13th : The Final Chapter (1984) – $32.9 million
Friday the 13th  : A New Beginning (1985) – $21.9 million
Friday the 13th  : Jason Lives (1986) – $19.4 million
Friday the 13th  : The New Blood (1988) – $19.1 million
Friday the 13th  : Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) – $14.3 million
Friday the 13th  : Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) – $15.9 million
Friday the 13th : Jason X (2001) – $13.1 million
Friday the 13th  : Freddy v. Jason (2003) – $82.6 million
Friday the 13th (2009)

Some statistics taken from www.boxofficemojo.com

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4 Responses to How Much Money Has Your Favorite Horror Film Made?

  1. bobby brown says:

    what about scary movie that was a scary movie

  2. jakeD says:

    This is very interesting article

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  4. Robert Johnston says:

    Great article, thanks! I’ve always wondered. I’m a horror fan and most of these are my favorites. Some of these I’ve discovered at The Best Horror Movie List http://www.besthorrormovielist.com/ Not having time to go to the movies sometimes since I work long hours I can watch them online and get recommendations on the site. They have not let me down yet.

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