Canada, U.S.: Most Successful Horror Movies, by box office revenue
Horror movieBox office revenue,
in million USD
Five Nights at Freddy’s137.28
Scream VI108.39
M3GAN95.16
The Nun II86.27
Insidious: The Red Door82.16
Evil Dead Rise67.36
The Exorcist: Believer65.54
Saw X53.61
Talk To Me48.30
The Boogeyman43.24
  • Region: Canada, United States
  • Time period: 2023
  • Published: Mar 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Apr 13, 2024 | Published by: Statistico | About Us / Data / Analysis

Top Grossing Horror Movie: Five Nights at Freddy’s

Five Nights at Freddy’s leads the horror genre in the U.S. and Canada with a box office revenue of 137.28 million USD, setting a benchmark for success among its peers.

Horror Movie Box Office Revenue Over 100 Million USD

Only Five Nights at Freddy’s and Scream VI have surpassed the 100 million USD mark, with revenues of 137.28 and 108.39 million USD, respectively, showcasing their standout appeal to audiences.

Average Box Office Revenue

The average box office revenue across the listed horror movies is approximately 83.68 million USD, highlighting the commercial viability of horror films in the North American market.

Revenue Range Across Films

Box office revenues range from Five Nights at Freddy’s at the top with 137.28 million USD to The Boogeyman at the lower end with 43.24 million USD, indicating a wide variance in commercial success.

Top 5 Versus Bottom 5 Revenue Comparison

The top 5 horror movies collectively amassed 509.26 million USD, significantly outperforming the bottom 5, which together brought in 277.05 million USD, reflecting the top-heavy nature of box office success in the genre.

Trends in Horror Subgenres

Titles such as The Nun II and Insidious: The Red Door suggest a continued interest in supernatural horror, while Saw X and Evil Dead Rise indicate a sustained appeal for franchises with a legacy in horror.

Franchise Presence

Franchise films like Scream VI, The Nun II, and Insidious: The Red Door demonstrate the enduring allure of established series, contributing significantly to the genre's box office earnings with a combined revenue of 297.82 million USD.

Emerging Titles

Newer entries such as M3GAN and Talk To Me, with revenues of 95.16 and 48.30 million USD respectively, reveal a market openness to fresh concepts within the horror genre.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the top grossing horror movie?

The top grossing horror movie is Five Nights at Freddy’s with a box office revenue of 137.28 million USD.

How many horror movies have surpassed the 100 million USD mark?

Only two horror movies, Five Nights at Freddy’s and Scream VI, have surpassed the 100 million USD mark in box office revenue.

What is the average box office revenue of the listed horror movies?

The average box office revenue of the listed horror movies is approximately 83.68 million USD.

Terms and Definitions

A genre of film meant to elicit a feeling of fear, dread, disgust, or horror from its viewers. These movies often feature plots that revolve around the unknown, death, the supernatural or the inexplicable.

This is the total amount of money generated through the sale of movie tickets at theaters. This is typically how the financial success of a movie is measured as it shows how many people watched the movie in theaters.

Also known as films, these are a type of visual communication which uses moving pictures and sound to tell stories or teach people something. Movies in this context refer to the horror films released in the U.S. and Canada.

Refers to the number of tickets that a movie sells at the box office. It plays a vital role in the calculation of box office revenue and, by extension, determining the highest-grossing movies.

This term represents the total amount of revenue or ticket sales a movie earns during its in-theatre run. It's typically used as an indicator of a movie’s commercial success.
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