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Highest-grossing horror movies: Top 25 worldwide

The top 25 highest-grossing horror movies of all time, worldwide, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com, as of Nov. 1, 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).

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).

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 3-D.

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).

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. "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.

6. "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.

5. "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.

4. "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.

3. "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.

2. "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.

1. "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" ($677,486,434).

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