Highest-grossing horror movies: Top 25 worldwide

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The top 25 highest-grossing horror movies of all time, worldwide, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com, as of Sept. 22, 2017.

25. "Resident Evil: Retribution" (2012)

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"Resident Evil: Retribution" ($240,004,424) is the fifth installment of the "Resident Evil" franchise, which is loosely based of the survival horror video-game franchise "Biohazard."

24. "The Blair Witch Project" (1999)

In
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In "The Blair Witch Project" ($248,639,099), a found-footage horror film, three film students vanish while investigating an urban legend.

23. "The Ring" (2002)

Naomi Watts plays a detective who must investigate
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Naomi Watts plays a detective who must investigate a possessed tape whose evil spirit is killing people a week after they view it in the 2002 remake of "The Ring" ($249,348,933).

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22. "Get Out" (2017)

Jordan Peele's directorial debut,
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Jordan Peele's directorial debut, "Get Out" ($252,434,250) was released in February 2017 and quickly became a horror hit.

21. "The Village" (2004)

M. Night Shyamalan's horror thriller
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M. Night Shyamalan's horror thriller "The Village" ($256,697,520) was released in 2004 and stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, Sigourney Weaver and more.

20. "Annabelle" (2014)

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"The Conjuring" spin-off, "Annabelle" ($256,873,813), follows two newlyweds preparing for the birth of their first child while being tormented by a possessed doll.

19. "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)

Jodie Foster plays a young FBI cadet who
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Jodie Foster plays a young FBI cadet who must work with an incarcerated killer/cannibal to help catch another serial killer in "The Silence of the Lambs" ($272,742,922).

18. "What Lies Beneath" (2000)

Michelle Pfeiffer plays the wife of a university
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Michelle Pfeiffer plays the wife of a university research scientist (Harrison Ford) who believes that her home is haunted by a ghost in "What Lies Beneath" ($291,420,351).

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17. "Annabelle: Creation" (2017)

Janice, played by Talitha Bateman, awakens the evil
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Janice, played by Talitha Bateman, awakens the evil doll Annabelle in "Annabelle: Creation" ($291,100,361).

16. "Shutter Island" (2010)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo star as detectives
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo star as detectives in Martin Scorsese's horror mystery, "Shutter Island" ($294,804,195).

15. "Ghostbusters" (1984)

Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis star
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Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis star in the original 1984 movie "Ghostbusters" ($295,212,467).

14. "Resident Evil: Afterlife" (2010)

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"Resident Evil: Afterlife" ($300,228,084) is the fourth installment of the "Resident Evil" franchise and was the first in the franchise to be shot in 3D.

13. "Van Helsing" (2004)

Hugh Jackman stars as the title character in
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Hugh Jackman stars as the title character in 2004's "Van Helsing" ($300,257,475).

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12. "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" (2017)

Ali Larter, left, Milla Jovovich and Ruby Roser
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Ali Larter, left, Milla Jovovich and Ruby Roser in "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" ($312,242,626), which serves as the finale to the "Resident Evil" franchise.

11. "The Conjuring" (2013)

James Wan's
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James Wan's "The Conjuring" ($318,000,141) was released in 2013, creating a franchise that includes a sequel and two spin-offs, "Annabelle" and "Annabelle: Creation."

10. "The Conjuring 2" (2016)

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"The Conjuring 2" ($320,270,008) was released in 2016 and continues the journey of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) as paranormal investigators in America.

9. "Se7en" (1995)

David Fincher's
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David Fincher's "Se7en" ($327,311,859) was released in 1995 and stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow.

8. "Hannibal" (2001)

Ridley Scott's 2001 horror thriller,
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Ridley Scott's 2001 horror thriller, "Hannibal" ($351,692,268), was later adapted for TV, in which Mads Mikkelsen stars as Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

7. "It" (2017)

Bill Skarsgard stars as Pennywise the Clown in
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Bill Skarsgard stars as Pennywise the Clown in the latest adaptation of Stephen King's "It" ($404,306,627).

6. "Signs" (2002)

M. Night Shyamalan's 2002 sci-fi horror movie,
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M. Night Shyamalan's 2002 sci-fi horror movie, "Signs" ($408,247,917) stars Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix and Abigail Breslin.

5. "The Exorcist" (1973)

Released in 1973,
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Released in 1973, "The Exorcist" ($441,306,145) has become a classic horror movie starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Kitty Winn and more.

4. "Jaws" (1975)

Steven Spielberg's 1975 cult favorite,
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Steven Spielberg's 1975 cult favorite, "Jaws" ($470,653,000), is set on Amity Island, which is supposedly loosely based on Amityville.

3. "I Am Legend" (2007)

Will Smith played a lone survivor in a
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Will Smith played a lone survivor in a post-apocalyptic world in 2007's action horror film "I Am Legend" ($585,349,010), which was based on the novel of the same name.

2. "War of the Worlds" (2005)

In 2005, Steven Spielberg had huge success with
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In 2005, Steven Spielberg had huge success with his adaptation of Bryon Haskin's 1953 classic, "War of the Worlds" ($591,745,540), about a man who must overcome an alien invasion to protect his family.

1. "The Sixth Sense" (1999)

M. Night Shyamalan's
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M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense" ($672,806,292) stars Haley Joel Osment as a child who can communicate with the dead.

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