The 20 top-earning horror movies of all time

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Stephen King’s “It.”
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This fall, fervor for the latest take on Stephen King’s “It” pushed the film near the top of the highest-grossing horror films in history.

But over the months since its release, “It” has gone on to overtake the top spot on the list, as the movie crossed $700 million at the worldwide box office on Friday.

To find out what the rest of the list looks like, we turned to Box Office Mojo for its worldwide box office data on the top-performing horror movies.

Here are the 20 highest-grossing horror films of all time:

Note: We have not adjusted the grosses for inflation.


20. The Ring (2002) — $249.3 million

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Dreamworks Pictures

19. “Get Out” (2017) — $254.6 million

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Universal

18. “The Village” (2004) — $256.6 million

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Buena Vista Pictures

17. “Annabelle” (2014) — $256.8 million

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16. “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991) — $272.7 million

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Orion Pictures

15. “What Lies Beneath” (2000) — $291.4 million

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14. “Annabelle: Creation” (2017) — $292.5 million

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New Line Cinema

13. “Shutter Island” (2010) — $294.8 million

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Paramount Pictures

12. “Ghostbusters” (1984) — $295.2 million

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Columbia Pictures

11. “Resident Evil: Afterlife” (2010) — $300.22 million

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Screen Gems

10. “Van Helsing” (2004) — $300.25 million

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Universal Pictures

9. “The Conjuring” (2013) — $318 million

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Warner Bros.

8. “The Conjuring 2” (2016) — $320.2 million

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Warner Bros.

7. “Se7en” (1995) — $327.3 million

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New Line Cinema

6. “Hannibal” (2001) — $351.6 million

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MGM

5. “Signs” (2002) — $408.2 million

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Buena Vista Pictures

4. “The Exorcist” (1973) — $441.3 million

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Warner Bros.

3. “Jaws” (1975) — $470.6 million

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2. “The Sixth Sense” (1999) — $672.8 million

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Buena Vista Pictures

1. “It” (2017) — $700.2 million

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Warner Bros.