Genres

Horror - Slasher

1978-Present
Note: Many slasher movies from the '70s and '80s have no box office records, and, hence, do not appear on this chart.



RankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 Scream Dim. $103,046,663 1,994 $6,354,586 1,413 12/20/96
2 Scream 2 Dim. $101,363,301 2,688 $32,926,342 2,663 12/12/97
3 Scream 3 Dim. $89,143,175 3,467 $34,713,342 3,467 2/4/00
4 Freddy Vs. Jason NL $82,622,655 3,014 $36,428,066 3,014 8/15/03
5 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre NL $80,571,655 3,018 $28,094,014 3,016 10/17/03
6 I Know What You Did Last Summer Sony $72,586,134 2,524 $15,818,645 2,524 10/17/97
7 Friday the 13th (2009) WB (NL) $65,002,019 3,105 $40,570,365 3,105 2/13/09
8 A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) WB (NL) $58,406,000 3,332 $32,902,299 3,332 4/30/10
9 Halloween (2007) MGM/W $58,272,029 3,475 $26,362,367 3,472 8/31/07
10 Halloween: H20 Dim. $55,041,738 2,669 $16,187,724 2,607 8/7/98
11 My Bloody Valentine 3-D LGF $51,545,952 2,534 $21,241,456 2,534 1/16/09
12 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master NL $49,369,899 1,767 $12,833,403 1,765 8/19/88
13 When a Stranger Calls SGem $47,860,214 3,004 $21,607,203 2,999 2/3/06
14 Halloween CIP $47,000,000 - n/a - 10/25/78
15 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors NL $44,793,222 1,383 $8,880,555 1,343 2/27/87
16 Prom Night (2008) SGem $43,869,350 2,821 $20,804,941 2,700 4/11/08
17 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Sony $40,002,112 2,473 $16,520,038 2,443 11/13/98
18 Friday the 13th (1980) Par. $39,754,601 - $5,816,321 1,100 5/9/80
19 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning NL $39,517,763 2,820 $18,508,228 2,820 10/6/06
20 Urban Legend Sony $38,072,438 2,257 $10,515,444 2,257 9/25/98
21 Friday the 13th Part III Par. $36,690,067 1,079 $9,406,522 1,079 8/13/82
22 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare NL $34,872,033 1,862 $12,966,525 1,862 9/13/91
23 Psycho II Uni. $34,725,000 1,488 $8,310,244 1,448 6/3/83
24 Halloween II (2009) W/Dim. $33,392,973 3,088 $16,349,565 3,025 8/28/09
25 Child's Play UA $33,244,684 1,490 $6,583,963 1,377 11/11/88
26 Friday the 13th: Final Chapter Par. $32,980,880 1,600 $11,183,148 1,594 4/13/84
27 Bride of Chucky Uni. $32,383,850 2,467 $11,830,855 2,412 10/16/98
28 House of Wax WB $32,064,800 3,111 $12,077,236 3,111 5/6/05
29 Halloween: Resurrection Dim. $30,354,442 2,094 $12,292,121 1,954 7/12/02
30 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL $29,999,213 614 $2,865,475 522 11/1/85
31 Child's Play 2 Uni. $28,501,605 2,017 $10,718,520 1,996 11/9/90
32 Candyman TriS $25,792,310 1,500 $5,404,320 1,251 10/16/92
33 Halloween II Uni. $25,533,818 - $7,446,508 1,211 10/30/81
34 A Nightmare on Elm Street NL $25,504,513 380 $1,271,000 165 11/9/84
35 A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child NL $22,168,359 1,902 $8,115,176 1,902 8/11/89
36 Friday the 13th - Part V Par. $21,930,418 1,759 $8,032,883 1,759 3/22/85
37 Friday the 13th Part 2 Par. $21,722,776 - $6,429,784 1,350 4/30/81
38 Urban Legends: Final Cut Sony $21,468,807 2,539 $8,505,513 2,539 9/22/00
39 Psycho (1998) Uni. $21,456,130 2,489 $10,031,850 2,477 12/4/98
40 When a Stranger Calls Col. $21,411,158 - n/a - 9/28/79
41 Valentine WB $20,384,136 2,310 $10,024,648 2,310 2/2/01
42 Friday the 13th Part VI Par. $19,472,057 1,610 $6,750,837 1,610 8/1/86
43 Friday the 13th Part VII Par. $19,170,001 1,796 $8,245,038 1,796 5/13/88
44 Wes Craven's New Nightmare NL $18,090,181 1,873 $6,667,118 1,850 10/14/94
45 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Gal. $17,768,757 1,692 $6,831,250 1,679 10/21/88
46 Seed of Chucky Rog. $17,083,732 2,062 $8,774,520 2,061 11/12/04
47 Shocker Uni. $16,554,699 1,795 $4,510,990 1,783 10/27/89
48 The Hitcher (2007) Rog. $16,472,961 2,836 $7,818,239 2,831 1/19/07
49 Black Christmas (2006) MGM/W $16,273,581 1,544 $3,723,364 1,544 12/25/06
50 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday NL $15,935,068 1,355 $7,552,190 1,355 8/13/93
51 Wrong Turn Fox $15,418,790 1,615 $5,161,498 1,615 5/30/03
52 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Dim. $15,116,634 1,679 $7,308,529 1,679 9/29/95
53 See No Evil LGF $15,032,800 1,270 $4,581,233 1,257 5/19/06
54 Child's Play 3 Uni. $14,960,255 2,130 $5,718,940 2,126 8/30/91
55 Prom Night Emb $14,796,236 - n/a - 8/15/80
56 Psycho III Uni. $14,481,606 1,408 $3,238,400 1,408 7/4/86
57 Halloween III: Season of the Witch Uni. $14,400,000 1,328 $6,333,259 1,297 10/22/82
58 Friday the 13th Part VIII Par. $14,343,976 1,683 $6,251,310 1,683 7/28/89
59 Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Gram. $13,940,383 1,605 $6,046,825 1,605 3/17/95
60 Visiting Hours Fox $13,258,670 1,176 $5,250,157 1,176 5/28/82
61 Jason X NL $13,121,555 1,879 $6,649,006 1,878 4/26/02
62 April Fool's Day Par. $12,947,763 1,202 $3,373,779 1,202 3/28/86
63 Sorority Row Sum. $11,965,282 2,665 $5,059,802 2,665 9/11/09
64 Halloween 5 Gal. $11,642,254 1,495 $5,093,428 1,483 10/13/89
65 The House on Sorority Row FVI $10,604,986 153 $617,661 153 1/21/83
66 National Lampoon's Class Reunion Fox $10,054,150 1,125 $3,086,525 1,121 10/29/82
67 Cry Wolf Rog. $10,047,674 1,789 $4,428,209 1,789 9/16/05
68 Dr. Giggles Uni. $8,403,433 1,683 $2,714,815 1,681 10/23/92
69 Deadly Blessing MGM $8,279,042 - n/a - 8/14/81
70 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Can. $8,025,872 1,474 $2,822,439 1,474 8/22/86
71 Motel Hell MGM $6,342,668 - $1,924,776 757 10/24/80
72 The Hitcher TriS $5,844,868 794 $2,134,214 794 2/21/86
73 Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III NL $5,765,562 1,107 $2,692,087 1,107 1/12/90
74 My Bloody Valentine (1981) Par. $5,672,031 - n/a - 2/11/81
75 Student Bodies Par. $5,165,432 - $1,582,148 628 8/7/81
76 He Knows You're Alone MGM $4,875,436 - $748,824 279 8/29/80
77 Popcorn Stu3 $4,205,000 1,055 $2,563,365 1,055 2/1/91
78 976-Evil NL $2,955,917 251 $794,049 251 3/24/89
79 Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II Gold. $2,683,519 343 $911,351 343 10/16/87
80 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS $2,491,460 398 $1,432,800 398 11/9/84
81 The Horror Show MGM $1,738,897 444 $773,348 444 4/28/89
82 Slumber Party Massacre 3 Conc $1,242,995 81 $270,135 81 9/7/90
83 Return to Horror High NW $1,189,709 227 $198,533 227 1/9/87
84 Eyes of a Stranger WB $1,118,634 - $546,724 180 3/27/81
85 Maniac Cop SGE $671,382 50 $188,348 50 5/13/88
87 Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Lions $185,898 27 $28,235 27 9/22/95
86 Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation Lions $185,898 23 $53,111 23 8/29/97
88 Hatchet Anch. $175,281 93 $100,358 93 9/7/07
89 Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Anch. $69,136 72 $38,500 72 3/16/07
TOTAL (All Movies):$2,254,665,013----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$25,333,3151,472$8,410,3541,602-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$2,003,293,590----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$31,301,4622,007$10,848,2801,930-



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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Scream 4 Dim. 4/15/11
Friday the 13th Part 2 in 3D WB TBD

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