The 20 highest-grossing horror movies of all time

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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 $A884 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) -- $A324.56 million

Dreamworks Pictures

19. 'Get Out' (2017) -- $A328.59 million


18. 'The Village' (2004) -- $A334.06 million

Buena Vista Pictures

17. 'Annabelle' (2014) -- $A334.32 million

Greg Smith/Warner Bros.

16. 'The Silence of the Lambs' (1991) -- $A355.02 million

Orion Pictures

15. 'What Lies Beneath' (2000) -- $A379.37 million

14. 'Annabelle: Creation' (2017) -- $US292.5 million

New Line Cinema

13. 'Shutter Island' (2010) -- $A383.79 million

Paramount Pictures

12. 'Ghostbusters' (1984) -- $A384.32 million

Columbia Pictures

11. 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' (2010) -- $A390.85 million

Screen Gems

10. 'Van Helsing' (2004) -- $A390.89 million

Universal Pictures

9. 'The Conjuring' (2013) -- $A414.00 million

8. 'The Conjuring 2' (2016) -- $A416.86 million

Warner Bros.

7. 'Se7en' (1995) -- $A426.11 million

New Line Cinema

6. 'Hannibal' (2001) -- $A457.74 million


5. 'It' (2017) -- $A526.35 million

Warner Bros.

4. 'Signs' (2002) -- $A531.43 million

Buena Vista Pictures

3. 'The Exorcist' (1973) -- $A574.52 million

Warner Bros.

2. 'Jaws' (1975) -- $A612.66 million

1. 'The Sixth Sense' (1999) -- $A884.8 million

Buena Vista Pictures

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