Highest-grossing horror films

Box office grosses are worldwide (unless indicated as US only) and in millions of dollars. These figures do not include additional DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, VHS, TV and cable sales, etc. Where a US box office taking is shown, the worldwide gross is unavailable but this is usually estimated to be at least a third to 50% more revenue.

In the 1980s and 1990s the home video market was massive and many low budget horror movies were hugely successful on VHS, despite performing poorly at the box office or never even receiving a theatrical release. The following listing is therefore somewhat skewed in favour of major studio and more recent releases. Nonetheless, it provides a fascinating snapshot of simply how much money some horror and monster movies have taken at the box office.

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Jurassic World (2015) – $1,670,400,637  ($150 million)

Jurassic Park (1993) – $1,092.2m ($63 million)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) – $829.7m

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Monsters University (2013) – $744.2m (N/A)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) – $712.2m ($110m)

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) – $709.7m ($50m)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) – $698.5m

The Sixth Sense (1999) – $672.8m

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) – $618.6m

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I Am Legend (2007) – $585.3m

Monsters, Inc. (2001) – $577,425,734 (budget: £115m)

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King Kong (2005) – $550.5m ($207 million)

World War Z (2013) – $540.0m ($190 million)

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Godzilla (2014) – $529.0m ($160 million)

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Hotel Transylvania 2 – $473.2m ($80 million)

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Jaws (1975) – $470.7m ($7m)

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The Exorcist (1973) – $441.3m (budget unavailable)

The Mummy Returns (2001) – $433.0m ($98m)

The Mummy (1999) – $415.9m ($80m)

Pacific Rim (2013) – $411,002,906  ($190m)

Prometheus (2012) – $403.4m ($130m)

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) – $401.1m ($145m)

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Twilight (2008) – $393.6m ($37m)

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Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) worldwide: $381,509.870 ($175m)

Godzilla (1998) – $379.0m ($130m)

Jurassic Park III (2001) – $368.8m ($93m)

Hotel Transylvania (2012) – $358.4m ($85m)

Basic Instinct (1992) – $352.9m ($49m)

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Hannibal (Ridley Scott, 2001) – $351.7m ($87m)

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Black Swan (2010) – $329.4m ($13m)

Se7en (David Fincher, 1995) – $327.3m ($33m)

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The Conjuring 2 – $320,270,008 ($40 million)

Fatal Attraction (1987) – $320.1m (budget unavailable)

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The Conjuring (2013) – $318.0m ($20m)

Van Helsing (2004) – $300.3m ($160m)

 Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) – $296.2m ($60m)

Ghostbusters (1984) – $295.2m ($30m)

Shutter Island (2010) – $294.8m ($80m)

What Lies Beneath (2000) – $291.4m ($100m)

Scary Movie (2000) – $278m ($19m)

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Scooby-Doo (2002) – $275.7m ($84m)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – $272.7 ($19m)

The Village (2004) – $256,697,520  ($60m)

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The Ring (2002) – $249.3 ($48m)

The Blair Witch Project (1999) – $248.6 ($60,000)

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Dark Shadows (2012) – $245.5 ($150m)

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Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) $240.1m ($65m)

Ghostbusters (2016) – $229,147,509 ($144m)

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(2007) – $228.7m (budget: $110m)

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) – $226.3m ($50m)

Interview with the Vampire (1994) – $223.7m ($60m)

Scary Movie 3 (2003) – $220.7m ($48m)

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Dracula Untold (2014) $217.1m ($70m)

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) – $215.9m ($40m)

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Ghostbusters II (1989) – $215.5m (budget unavailable)

 End of Days (1999) – $212.0m ($100m)

The Others (2001) – $209.9m ($17m)

Red Dragon (2002) – $209.2m ($78m)

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Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) – $207.0m ($5m)

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Sleepy Hollow (1999) – $206.1m ($100m)

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The Addams Family (1991) – $191.5m ($30m)

Hollow Man (Paul Verhoeven, 2000) – $190,213,455

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Jaws 2 (1978) – $187.8m

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The Grudge (2004) – $187.2m ($10m)

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The Final Destination (2009) – $186.1m ($40m)

Cape Fear (1991) – $182.2m

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The Haunted Mansion (2003) – $182.2m

The Haunting (1999) – $177.3m ($80m)

Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) $174.9m ($19m)

Cowboys & Aliens (2011) – $174.8m

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Scream (1996) – $173m (budget $15m)

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Alien vs. Predator (2004) – $172.5m ($60m)

Scream 2 (1997) – $172.3 million ($24m)

Cloverfield (2008) – $170.7m

Saw III (2006) – $164.8m

Deep Blue Sea (1999) – $164.6 ($60m)

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Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) – $161.9m ($5m)

Scream 3 (2000) – $161.8m ($40m)

Alien Resurrection (1997) – $161.3m ($75m)

The Ring 2 (2005) – $161.4

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) – $160,388,063

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Underworld: Awakening (2012) – $160.1m ($70m)

Alien3 (1992) – $159.8m ($50m)

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Final Destination 5 (2011) – $157.8m

Blade II (2002) – $155.0m ($54m)

Don’t Breathe (2016) – $153,211,773 ($9.9 million)

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Gremlins (1984) – $153.0m (US only)

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The Devil’s Advocate (1997) – $152.9m

The Bone Collector (1999) $151.4m ($73m)

Goosebumps (2015) – $150,170,815 ($58m)

Death Becomes Her (1992) – $149.0m ($55m)

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Lights Out (2016) – $148,868,835 ($4.9 million)

Saw II (2005) – $147.7m

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) – $147.7m

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Mama (2013) – $146.4m budget: $15m

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) – $144.2m budget: $19m

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The Last Witch Hunter (2015) – $140.3m budget $90m

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Monster House (2006) worldwide: $140,175,006 budget: $75m

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The Wolfman (2010) – $139.7m budget: $150m

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Saw IV (2007) – $139.3m

Anaconda (1997) $136.8m

Saw 3D (2010) – $136.4m budget: $20m

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) – $132.5m

1408 (2007) – $131.9m ($25m)

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Blade (1998) – $131.1m

Aliens (1986) – $131.m

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Wolf (1994) – $131.m

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) – $129.3m ($45m)

Blade: Trinity (2004) $128.9m ($65m)

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) – $128.8m

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The Woman in Black (2012) – $128.5m ($15m)

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) – $125.5m

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Starship Troopers (1997) $121.2m ($105m)

The Omen (2006) $119.4m (budget: $25m)

The Shallows (2016) $119,100,758 ($17m)

The Purge: Election Year (2016) – $118,416,945 ($10 million)

Final Destination 3 (2006) – $117.7m

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) – $116.4m (budget: $69m)

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) – $115.7m

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) – $115.6m

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Freddy vs. Jason (2003) – $114.9m ($30m)

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Saw V (2008) – $113.8m budget: $10.8m

Species (1995) – $113.3m

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Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) $112.9m

Final Destination (2000) – $112.8m

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994) worldwide $112,006,296

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The Purge: Anarchy (2014) – $111.9m

Sea of Love (1989) – $110.8m

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Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) – $109,518,558

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) – $108,286,421 (budget unavailable)

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The Amityville Horror (2005) – $108.0m

ParaNorman (2012) – $107.1m ($60m)

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) – $107.1m ($9.5m)

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) $108.1m

Alien (1979) – $104.9m ($11m)

The Cell (2000) $104.1m ($33m)

Saw (2004) – $103.9m ($1.2m)

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Ouija (2014) – $103.5m

Resident Evil (2002) – $102.4m ($33m)

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Zombieland (2009) – $102.3 budget $23.6m

Dawn of the Dead (2004) – $102.3m

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The Stepford Wives (2004) – $102.0m ($90m)

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The Devil Inside (2012) – $101.7m ($1m)

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Mars Attacks! (1996) worldwide: $101,371,017

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My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) – $100.7m

Hellboy (Guillermo del Toro, 2004) – $99,318,987

Riddick (2013) – $98.3m ($38m)

Silent Hill (2006) $97.6m ($50m)

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Evil Dead (2013) – $97.5m

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Scream 4 (2011) – $97.1m ($40m)

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Insidious (2011) – $97.0m ($1.5m)

The Rite (2011) $96.0m ($37m)

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Poltergeist (2015) – $95.8m ($35m)

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The Lovely Bones (2009) worldwide: $93,621,340 budget: $65m

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The Skeleton Key (2005) – $91.9m ($43m)

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Friday the 13th (2009) $91.3m

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) – $91.3m ($35m)

White Noise (2005) – $91.1m

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) – $90.9m

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Drag Me To Hell (2009) – $90.8m ($30m)

Final Destination 2 (2003) – $90.4m

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The Host (2007) $89,431,890

Stigmata (1999) – $89.4m ($29m)

The Purge (2013) – $89.3m

Red Riding Hood (2011) $89.1m budget: $42m

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) $88m

Deliver Us From Evil (2014) $87.9m budget: $30m

Jaws 3-D (1983) worldwide: $87,987,055

The Amityville Horror (1979) US: $86.4m

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Young Frankenstein (1974) US: $86.2m

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Edward Scissorhands (1990) – $86.0m

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The Possession (2012) – $85.4m budget: $14m

Zodiac (2007) $84.7m ($65m)

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Carrie (2013) – $84.7m

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Piranha 3D (2010) – $83.1m budget: $24m

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The Strangers (2008) – $82.3m ($9m)

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Hannibal Rising (2007) – $82.1m

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) – $81.5m ($9m)

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Frankenweenie (2012) $81.4m ($39m)

Vampires Suck (2010) – $80.5m ($20m)

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Hostel (2006) – $80.5m

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Halloween (2007) -$80.2m

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Scary Movie 5 (2013) – $78.3m ($20m)

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Priest (2011) – $78.3m ($60m)

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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) – $78.0m ($10m)

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) – $78m ($50m)

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Sinister (2012) $77.7m budget: $3m

The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) worldwide: $77.5m

Mirrors (2008) worldwide: $77.4m

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Poltergeist (1982) US: $76.6m

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Boo! A Medea Halloween (2016) – $74,769,988 ($20 million)

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Crimson Peak (2015) – $74.6 ($55m)

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30 Days of Night (2007) – $75.5m budget: $30m

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Crimson Peak (2015) – $74.6m budget $55m

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The Unborn (2009) – $76.5m (budget: $16m)

Crimson Peak (2015) – $74.6m ($55m)

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From Hell (2001) – $74.m budget: $35m

Beetlejuice (1988) US: $73.7m

Urban Legend (1998) – $72.5m budget: $14m

I, Frankenstein (2014) – $71.1m ($65m)

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) – $70.9m ($20m)

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The Grudge 2 (2006) $70.7m budget: $20m

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Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) – $70.7m ($29m)

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The Hills Have Eyes (2006) – $69.6m ($15m)

House of Wax (2005) – $68.7m

Thirteen Ghosts (2001) $68.4m ($42m)

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Ghost Ship (2002) $68.3m ($20m)

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Legion (2010) $67.9m budget: $26m

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The Last Exorcism (2010) $67.7m budget: $1.8m

Boogeyman (2005) – $67.1m

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When a Stranger Calls (2006) worldwide: $66.9m

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The Cabin the Woods (2012) $66.4m

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Taking Lives (2004) worldwide: $65.4m budget: $45m

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28 Weeks Later (2007) $64.2m

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The Lazarus Effect (2015) – $64.1m budget $3.3m

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Unfriended (2015) $64.0m budget: $1m

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The Boy (2015) $64.1m ($10m)

The Witches of Eastwick (1987) US: $63.7m

Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) $63.1m budget: $17m

Devil (2010) – $62.6m

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Snakes on a Plane (2006) worldwide: $62m budget: $33m

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Krampus (2015) $61.5m ($15m)

Flatliners (1990) US: $61.4m

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Misery (1990) US: $61.2m

The Omen (1976) $60.9m

The Fly (1986) – $60.6m

Kiss the Girls (1997) US: $60.5m

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A Haunted House (2013) – $60.1m budget: $2.5m

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Jeepers Creepers (2001) $59.2m budget: $10m

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The Gift (2015) – $58.9m budget $5m

Pet Sematary (1989) US: $57.4m

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The Mist (2007) $57.2m budget: $18m

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Prom Night (2008) worldwide: $57.1m budget: $20m

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The Descent (2005) – $57m

The Eye (2008) – $56.9m (N/A)

Lake Placid (1999) – $56.8m ($35m)

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Doom (2005) – $55.9m budget: $60m

The Mothman Prophecies (2002) $55.1m budget $32m

The Messengers (2007) – $55m budget: $16m

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Halloween: H20 (1998) – $55m (US)

The Crazies (2010) – $54.8m

Open Water (2004) – $54.6m ($500,000)

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The Crazies (2010) $54.8m ($20m)

Arachnophobia (1990) – $53.2m (US only)

Pitch Black (2000) – $53.1m ($23m)

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Sinister 2 (2015) $52.8m

King Kong (1976) – $52.6m (US only)

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Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012) – $52.0m ($20m)

Jaws 4: The Revenge (1987) – $51.8m

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) – $51.7m

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Daybreakers (2010) – $51.4m ($20m)

Bride of Chucky (1998) – $50.6m ($25m)

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Dark Water (2005) – $49.4m

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) $49.6m budget: $40m

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) US: $49.3m

Addams Family Values (1993) US: $48.9m

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 The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014) $48.8m (budget unavailable)

Single White Female (1992) US: $48m

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000) – $47.7m budget: $15m

Darkness Falls (2003) – $47.4m budget: $11m

The Watcher (2000) – $47.2m budget: $30m

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Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) – $47.2m

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Halloween (1978) US: $47m budget: $325,000

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Dracula 2000 (2000) – $47m ($54m)

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Land of the Dead (2005) – $46.7m ($15m)

The Fog (2005) – $46.2m

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One Missed Call (2008) $45.8m ($20m)

The Last House on the Left (2009) – $45.2m

Pacific Heights (1990) – $44.9m

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) – $44.7m (US only)

The Shining (1980) – $44.3m (US only)

Child’s Play (1988) $44.1m (N/A)

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Oculus (2014) – $44.0m ($5m)

Love at First Bite (1979) – $43.8m (US only)

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The Uninvited (2009) – $41.6m

Gremlins II: The New Batch (1990) $41.4m (US only)

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Quarantine (2008) $41.3m ($12m)

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Fright Night (2011) – 41.0m ($30m)

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Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) $40.9m (US only)

Twisted (2004) $40.9m ($50m)

House on Haunted Hill (1999) $40.8m ($37m)

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The Witch (2015) – $40,423,945 (budget unavailable)

As Above, So Below (2014) – $40.2m

Bless the Child (2000) – $40.4m ($65m)

The Faculty (Robert Rodriguez, 1998) – $40.2m

The Invasion (2007) – $15,074,191 ($80m)

Shark Night 3D (2011) – $40.1m ($25m)

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I Still Know What You Did Last Night (1998) – $40.0m (US only)

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Friday the 13th (1980) US: $39.7m

Halloween 2 (2009) – $39.4m

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House at the End of the Street (2012) – $39.4m

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009) – $39.2m budget: $40m

Haunted Castle (IMAX) (2001) – $39m

The Exorcist III (1990) – $39m

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The Fly II (1989) – $39.8m

Little Shop of Horrors (1986) $38.7m (US only)

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Basic Instinct 2 (2006) – $38.6m

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Dream House (2011) – $38.5m

The Dead Pool (1988) – $37.9m (US only)

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Halloween: Resurrection (2002) $37.6m budget: $13m

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The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) – $37.4m ($15m)

Psycho (1998) – $37.1m ($60m)

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2011) – $36.9 ($25m)

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Friday the 13th Part III (1982) US: $36.69m

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Valentine (2001) – worldwide $36.68m budget $29m

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Devil’s Due (2014) – $36.4m ($7m)

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The Lazarus Effect (2015) – $36.1m ($3.3m)

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The Gallows (2015) – $36.0m

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Child’s Play 2 (1990) – $35.7m

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The Witch (2015) – $35,725,247m

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Hostel: Part II (2007) $35.6m budget: $10.2m

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Vacancy (2007) – $35.3m budget: $19m

Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) US: $34.8m

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Psycho II (1983) US: $34.7m

Victor Frankenstein (2015) – $34.2m

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American Psycho (2000) – $34.2m budget: $7m

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Carrie (1976) US: $33.8m

The Cave (2005) – $33.3m

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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) US: $32.9m

The Lost Boys (1987) US: $32,222,567

The Lawnmower Man (1992) US: $32.1m

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Psycho (1960) US: $32m

Copycat (1995) US: $32m

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Dressed to Kill (1980) US: $31.8m

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Jennifer’s Body (2009) $31.m budget: $16m

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The People Under the Stairs (1991) $31.3m

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) – $30.8 (US only)

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Exorcist II: The Heretic (1978) US: $30.7m

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Igor (2008) – $30,747,504

Cabin Fever (2003) – $30.5m

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Sleepwalkers (1992) US: $30.5

An American Werewolf in London (1981) US: $30.5

Shaun of the Dead (2004) – $30m

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Pulse (2006) $29.9m budget: $20.5m

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985) US: $29.9m

The Raven (2012) – $29.6m budget: $26m

An American Haunting (2006) – $29.6m

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Wrong Turn (2003) – worldwide 28.6m budget $12.6m

The Little Vampire (2000) $27.9m budget: $35m

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Event Horizon (1997) worldwide: $26.6m

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Damien: Omen II (1978) US: $26.5m

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Dark Skies (2013) – $26.4m budget: $3.5m

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Jacob’s Ladder (1990) worldwide: $26.1m

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Candyman (1992) – $25.7m

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Halloween II (1981) US: $25.5

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Grindhouse (2007) worldwide: $25.4m budget: $67m

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) US: $24.9m

Fright Night (1985) US: $24.9m

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The Craft (1996) US: $24.8m

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A Haunted House 2 (2014) worldwide: $23.9m

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House of Wax (1953) US: $23.7m, budget: £1m

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Ghost Story (1981) US: $23.3m

The Gallows (2015) $22.7m

Darkness (2004) $22.1m

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) US: $22.1m

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Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) US: $21.9m

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) US: $21.7m

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When a Stranger Calls (1979) US: $21.4m

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The Fog (1980) US: $21.3m

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Creepshow (1982) US: $21m

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Demon Knight (1995) US: $21m

The Dead Zone (1983) – $20.7m (US only)

Child’s Play 3 (1991) – $20.5m

The Final Conflict: Omen III (1981) US: $20.4

John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998) US: $20.3m budget: $20m

Pulse (2006) $20.2m

Dracula (1979) US: $20.1m

Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) US: $20m

Altered States (1981) US: $19.8m

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) – $19.7m

House (1986) US: $19.4m

Jason Lives! Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) – $19.4m

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The Devil’s Rejects (Rob Zombie, 2005) – $19.3m

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) US: $19.1m

The Believers (1987) US: $18.7m

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The Ninth Gate (1999) $18.6m

See No Evil (2006) worldwide: $18.5m

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You’re Next (2013) worldwide: $18.4m

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) $18.3m

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The Howling (1981) US: $17,985,893

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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) US: $17.7m

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Frailty (2001) – $17.4m

Angel Heart (1987) US: $17.1m

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The Guardian (William Friedkin, 1990) US: $17m

Firestarter (1984) US: $17m

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Jason X (2002) worldwide: $16,951,798

House of 1000 Corpses (2003) –  $16,829,545

Lost Souls (2000) $16,815,253

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) – $16.6m (US)

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) $16.3m budget $28m

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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) US: $15.9m

The Island

The Island (1980) US: $15.7m

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Leviathan (1989) – $15.7m (US)

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The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) $15.1m budget: $5m

Flowers in the Attic (1987) US: $15.1m

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) US: $15m

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Prom Night (1980) $14.7m

Orca (1977) US: $14.7m

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It Follows (2015) US: $14,674,076

Hellraiser (1987) US: $14,564,027

Children of the Corn (1984) US: $14.5m

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Psycho III (1986) – $14.4m (US)

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) US: $14.4m

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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1988) US: $14.3m

Scanners (1981) US: $14.2m

Ernest Scared Stupid (1991) US: $14.1m

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Poltergeist III (1988) $14,114,308

John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars (2001)
$14m budget: $28m

Creepshow 2 (1987) US: $14m

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) US: $13.9m

House of the Dead (Uwe Boll, 2003) – $13,818,181m

The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008) – $13,559,212

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The Gate (1987) US: $13.5m

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Lord of Illusions (1995) US: $13,294,422

Case 39 (2010) – $13,261,851

The Entity (1981) US: $13.2m

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Magic (1978) US: $13.2m, budget $7m

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They Live (1988) US: $13m

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April Fool’s Day (1986) US: $12.9m

They (2002) $12,840, 842

Godzilla 2000 – $12.9m

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Amityville II: The Possession (1982) US: $12.5m

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) US: $12,534,961

Hideaway (1995) US: $12,201,255

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) US: $12,090,735

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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) US: $11.6m

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Lifeforce (1985) US: $11,603,545

Army of Darkness (1993) US: $11.5m

Graveyard Shift (1990) US: $11.5m

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The Legacy (1978) US: $11,364,985 budget: $2.5m

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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (Mel Brooks, 1995) – $10.7m (US)

The Darkness (2016) – $10.7m (budget unavailable)

The House on Sorority Row (1982) – $10,604,986 (US)

The Dark Half (1993) – US: $10.6m

The Man with Two Brains (1983) US: $10,353,438

National Lampoon’s Class Reunion (1982) US: $10,054,150

The Hidden (1987) – US: $9,747,988

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The Collector (2009) – $9.4m

Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996) – $9,336,886 (US)

Deadly Friend (Wes Craven, 1986) – $8.9m (US)

The Forsaken (2001) – $8.7m

Manhunter (1986) US: $8,620,929

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Leprechaun (1993) US: $8,556,940

Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986) – $8.5m

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Dr. Giggles (1992) – $8.4m (US only)

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The Blob (1988) US: $8.2m

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Deadly Blessing (Wes Craven, 1982) – $8.2m (US only)

DeepStar Six (Sean S. Cunningham, 1989) – $8.1m (US only)

Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg, 1988) US: $8m

Haunted Honeymoon (1986) US: $8m

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Funny Games (Michael Haneke, 2008) – $7.9m

Dead Calm (1989) US: $7.8m

Fatal Instinct (1993) US: $7.8m

The Funhouse (Tobe Hooper, 1981) – $7.8m

House II: The Second Story (1987) US: $7,800,000

Maximum-Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive (1986) US: $7,433,663

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The Green Inferno (2013) – $7.1m, budget $5m

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Cat People (1982) – $7m (US)

Hard Candy (2006) – $7m (worldwide)

Children of the Corn II (1993) – $6.9m (US)

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The Collection (2012) – $6.8m

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Motel Hell (1980) US: $6,342.668

Incarnate (2016) – $6,314,818 [as at 21-12-16] ($5m)

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The Hunger (1983) worldwide: $5,979,292

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Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) US: $5,765,562

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Bordello of Blood (1996) worldwide: $5.7m

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Hardware (1990) US: $5.7m

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My Bloody Valentine (1981) US: $5,672,031

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Monkey Shines (1988) US: $5,344,577

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Day of the Dead (1985) US: $5m

Innocent Blood (John Landis, 1992) US: $4,943,279

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Invaders from Mars (1986) US: $4,884,663

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He Knows You’re Alone (1980) US: $4.87m

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Tucker & Dale vs Evil – worldwide: $4,749,516

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King Kong Lives (1986) US: $4,711,220

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C.H.U.D. (1984) US: $4.6m

Mortuary (1983) $4,319.001

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The Company of Wolves (1984) US: $4.3m

The Keep

The Keep (1983) US: $4,218,594

Godzilla 1985 US: $4.1m

Jekyll and Hyde Together Again (1982) US: $3,792,188

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The Monster Squad (1987) US: $3,769,990

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Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979) US: $3.7m

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BloodRayne (Ulle Boll, 2006) worldwide $3.6m

Bug (1975) US: $3.6m

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Dead Heat (1988) US: $3.5m

The Bride (1985) US: $3.5

The Fan (1981 ) US: $3m

Impulse (1984) – $2,773,433

Deadtime Stories (1986) US: $2.7m

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987) US: $2,683,519

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It Came from Hollywood (1982) US: $2,573,342

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Dead of Winter (1987) US: $2.4m

Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996) US: $2,409.255

The Kindred (1987) US: $2,407,024

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The Hand (1981) – $2.44m (US)

Leprechaun 2 (1994) US: $2,260,622

The Gate II (1992) US: $2m

The Curse (1987) US: $1.9m

The Mangler (1995) US: $1,781,383

The Vatican Tapes (2015) $1,784,763 (budget unavailable)

The Horror Show
(1989) – $1,738,897 (US)

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Carnosaur (1993) – US: $1.7m

The Haunting of Morella (1990) US: $1.54m

Return to Horror High (1987) US: $1,189,709

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The Lords of Salem (2013) US: $1,165,882

Mute Witness (1995) US: $1,125,910

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Eyes of a Stranger (1981) – US: $1,118,634m

A few key genre films, such as Night of the Living Dead (1968) and The Last House on the Left (1972) made millions on the back of tiny budgets but do not show up in any reliable box office statistics due to undeclared ticket sales.

Sources: Box Office Mojo | Wikipedia

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