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The Highest Grossing Horror Films of 2018 (Domestic and Foreign Numbers)

Maybe due to ticket inflation, but the box office in The United States and around the world is far from dead. In 2018 alone, movie theaters generated over $11,921,900,000 in ticket sales in America. That’s the highest gross in a single year ever and 6.8% up from last year. And, better yet, after doing the math, horror films generated 12% of that total. In 2018, horror films in America made over $1,043,266,000 in ticket sales. That’s not even counting movies out of the top 100.

In this case, though, I’ve compiled the list of horror films that appear in the top 100 releases of the year based on sales. Followed by how much they made while in theaters in America. Followed by the horror films that appear in the top 100 releases of the year around the world. Check it out. See what movies surprised you. Discuss here or on social media. It was a great year for horror, folks.

Domestic:
14. A Quiet Place – $188,024,000
18. Halloween – $159,326,000
20. The Meg – $145,443,000
24. The Hun – $117,450,000
38. The First Purge – $69,086,000
42. Insidious: The Last Key – $67,560,000
54. The Predator – $51,204,000
60. Goosebumps 2 – $46,700,000
65. Hereditary – $44,069,000
70. Truth or Dare – $41,254,000
80. Annihilation – $32,732,000
85. Slender Man – $30,569,000
91. Winchester – $25,091,000
92. The Strangers: Prey at Night – $24,586,000

Foreign:
15. The Meg – $530,200,000
23. The Nun – $365,500,000
27. A Quiet Place – $340,700,000
33. Halloween – $253,500,000
42. Insidious: The Final Key – $167,700,000
43. The Predator – $160,500,000
48. The First Purge – $136,300,000
57. Truth or Dare – $94,800,000
61. Goosebumps 2 – $92,500,000
67. Hereditary – $79,300,000
88. Slender Man – $51,700,000
100. The Possession of Hannah Grace – $32,200,000

Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)