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10 Highest Grossing Horror Movies



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No one doubts that horror is considered one of the most popular movie genres. In such movies, the audience gets captivated by a scary intensity, achieved through the right lighting, music, camera angle, acting, and design. So, yes, good horror movies, the ones that deliver true emotions, are undoubtedly masterpieces.

In this article, we will discuss the 10 highest-grossing horror movies worldwide and explore the reasons behind their popularity much the same as when Betway Casino explored how Prince Harry pipped his parents for popularity in terms of global audience.

  1. It (Chapter One) 

Chapter one of the American supernatural horror “It” was released in 2017. The movie was an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, written in 1986. With an estimated gross of $700,381,759, this product is one of the highest-grossing films in the world. 

“It” makes you tingle, and no, it is not the conventional bloody slasher or jumps fright style. The main characters are kids who have traumatic pasts that leave them vulnerable to Pennywise. They had a strong friendship and found comfort in each other.

  1. It (Chapter Two)

Chapter two of “It” was released in 2019, and this particular one also managed to get listed among the highest-grossing horror movies worldwide with an income of $473,093,228. The second chapter of the movie shows how the children reunite against the common enemy. If you are afraid of clowns, well, this movie can become even scarier for you.

  1. The Nun

Have you ever watched the blood-freezing horror movie “Nun”? Well, this particular film is truly considered to be one of the most popular and highest-grossing horror movies, with a total of $365.6 million. The Nun was released in 2018, and the movie is a prequel to Conjuring 2. (2016). The action takes place in 1952 in Romania and tells the story of a Roman Catholic priest and a nun.

  1. The Conjuring (Chapter One)

The first chapter of The Conjuring was released in 2013 by Warner Bros and New Line Cinema. This one is truly a masterpiece of horror movies, and this resulted in the numbers too. The gross income for chapter one of conjuring went over $319 million. The movie tells the story of a couple, Ed and Lorraine, who help the people and families that are terrorized by the dark spirits. 

  1. The Conjuring (Chapter Two)

The second chapter of The Conjuring was released in 2016. This particular one was introduced as a sequel. With a gross income of $321.8 million, Conjuring 2 is considered to be among the scariest horror movies worldwide. In this part, Ed and Lorraine go to help the mother and four children who are surrounded by the dark presence. 

  1. Anabelle

Anabelle tells the story of John and Mia, who get attacked by the satanic cults. The main point of the film is the doll – Annabelle, which is paranormal and makes the main character’s life miserable. Many people, after watching this film, have been terrified of dolls ever since. The movie was released in 2014 and gathered a gross profit of $257.6 million

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  1. Jaws

Even the most courageous horror lovers had second thoughts about diving into the water after watching Jaws, even though it may have appeared like an action movie to the majority of people. Even though it is one of the finest “fish tales” of all time, many people believe it to be a horror film above all else because of its outstanding visual effects and musical score.

Jaws made a ton of money domestically and much more abroad, cementing its status as one of the most significant movies of the 1970s and inspiring a ton of sequels. The gross profit of Jaws reached $470,653,000

  1. The Exorcist

One of the most spectacular movies of its time, The Exorcist (1973), was supported by outstanding performances and some spooky physical effects. It contributed to the rise of horror’s “possession” subgenre, which continues to frighten viewers today. The Exorcist is a must-watch film for fans of the horror genre. This old movie managed to reach a gross profit of $441,306,145

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  1. A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place is the fascinating monster movie that terrified moviegoers in cinemas, and because it fared so well at the box office, a second film was instantly planned. The storyline follows a family that struggles to survive in a world filled with hearing-sensitive, blind creatures, and it’s an extraordinarily harrowing journey. The movie was released in 2018 with a gross profit of $341 million.

  1. Leprechaun 3

The first film, Leprechaun, was released in 1993, and soon after, Leprechaun 2 and 3 were released and gained popularity immediately. In its only release in the United States, Leprechaun 3 grossed $8.6 million at the box office.

The movie’s story follows the Leprechaun Warwick Davis in Las Vegas. He is ruthless and kills people with sadistic methods. At the beginning of the movie, one of the main characters, Scott, goes to the casino, gambles, and loses all the money. After this, he goes to the pawnshop to trade his belongings for cash. 

Bottom Line

In this article, we discussed 10 of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Once again, we remember the classic scary films, including The Leprechaun, The Exorcist, and Jaws. Even though the cinemas are typically not packed during the presentation of horror movies, this particular genre has its fans and is loved by many people.

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