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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 Dec. 1, 2017.

21. "Ghostbusters" (2016)

Paul Feig's
Photo Credit: Sony / Hopper Stone

Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" ($229,147,509) based on the 1984 film of the same name, was released in July 2016.

17. "Get Out" (2017)

Jordan Peele's directorial debut,
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

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

15. "Annabelle" (2014)

Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

"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.

10. "Ghostbusters" (1984)

Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis star
Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

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

9. "Van Helsing" (2004)

Hugh Jackman stars as the title character in
Photo Credit: Universal Studios / Frank Ockenfels

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

8. "Annabelle: Creation" (2017)

Janice, played by Talitha Bateman, awakens the evil
Photo Credit: TNS / Warner Bros. Pictures

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

6. "The Conjuring 2" (2016)

Photo Credit: New Line Cinema / Matt Kennedy

"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.

5. "A Quiet Place"

John Krasinski's
Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures / Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place" ($332,583,447) starring himself, wife Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds was released in April 2018.

2. "The Sixth Sense" (1999)

M. Night Shyamalan's
Photo Credit: Spyglass Entertainment Group

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
Photo Credit: New Line Cinema / Brooke Palmer

Bill Skarsgard stars as Pennywise the Clown in the latest adaptation of Stephen King's "It" ($700,281,748).

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