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Genres

Horror - Slasher

1978-Present
Note: Many slasher movies from the '70s and '80s have no box office records, and, hence, do not appear on this chart.



RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
92 Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan CP $775 23.6% 2 $388 $3,287 5/31/13
91 Stage Fright (2014) Magn. $3,562 50.3% 11 $324 $7,078 5/9/14
90 Silent Night Anch. $9,780 67.1% 11 $889 $14,567 11/30/12
89 Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Lions $28,235 63.8% 27 $1,045 $44,272 9/22/95
88 Deadtime Noct. $30,240 19.4% 18 $1,680 $156,072 5/11/12
87 Holla II RR $37,444 90.1% 6 $6,241 $41,537 4/19/13
86 Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Anch. $38,500 55.7% 72 $534 $69,136 3/16/07
85 Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil Magn. $52,843 23.6% 30 $1,761 $223,838 9/30/11
84 Hatchet Anch. $100,358 57.3% 93 $1,079 $175,281 9/7/07
83 Chain Letter NFC $138,788 100.0% 406 $342 $138,788 10/1/10
82 Maniac Cop SGE $188,348 28.1% 50 $3,766 $671,382 5/13/88
81 Slumber Party Massacre 3 Conc $270,135 21.7% 81 $3,335 $1,242,995 9/7/90
80 Eyes of a Stranger WB $546,724 48.9% 180 $3,037 $1,118,634 3/27/81
79 The House on Sorority Row FVI $617,661 5.8% 153 $4,037 $10,604,986 1/21/83
78 He Knows You're Alone MGM $748,824 15.4% 279 $2,683 $4,875,436 8/29/80
77 The Horror Show MGM $773,348 44.5% 444 $1,741 $1,738,897 4/28/89
76 976-Evil NL $794,049 26.9% 251 $3,163 $2,955,917 3/24/89
75 Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II Gold. $911,351 34.0% 343 $2,657 $2,683,519 10/16/87
74 A Nightmare on Elm Street NL $1,271,000 5.0% 165 $7,703 $25,504,513 11/9/84
73 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS $1,432,800 57.5% 398 $3,600 $2,491,460 11/9/84
72 Student Bodies Par. $1,582,148 30.6% 628 $2,519 $5,165,432 8/7/81
71 Motel Hell MGM $1,924,776 30.3% 757 $2,542 $6,342,668 10/24/80
70 The Hitcher TriS $2,134,214 36.5% 794 $2,687 $5,844,868 2/21/86
69 Popcorn Stu3 $2,563,365 61.0% 1,055 $2,429 $4,205,000 2/1/91
68 Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III NL $2,692,087 46.7% 1,107 $2,431 $5,765,562 1/12/90
67 Dr. Giggles Uni. $2,714,815 32.3% 1,681 $1,615 $8,403,433 10/23/92
66 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Can. $2,822,439 35.2% 1,474 $1,914 $8,025,872 8/22/86
65 National Lampoon's Class Reunion Fox $3,086,525 30.7% 1,121 $2,753 $10,054,150 10/29/82
64 Psycho III Uni. $3,238,400 22.4% 1,408 $2,300 $14,481,606 7/4/86
63 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL $3,331,850 11.1% 614 $5,426 $29,999,213 1/17/86
62 April Fool's Day Par. $3,373,779 26.1% 1,202 $2,806 $12,947,763 3/28/86
61 Black Christmas (2006) MGM/W $3,723,364 22.9% 1,544 $2,411 $16,273,581 12/25/06
60 Cry Wolf Rog. $4,428,209 44.1% 1,789 $2,475 $10,047,674 9/16/05
59 Shocker Uni. $4,510,990 27.2% 1,783 $2,530 $16,554,699 10/27/89
58 See No Evil LGF $4,581,233 30.5% 1,257 $3,644 $15,032,800 5/19/06
57 Sorority Row Sum. $5,059,802 42.3% 2,665 $1,899 $11,965,282 9/11/09
56 Halloween 5 Gal. $5,093,428 43.7% 1,483 $3,434 $11,642,254 10/13/89
55 Wrong Turn Fox $5,161,498 33.5% 1,615 $3,195 $15,418,790 5/30/03
54 Visiting Hours Fox $5,250,157 39.6% 1,176 $4,464 $13,258,670 5/28/82
53 Candyman TriS $5,404,320 21.0% 1,251 $4,320 $25,792,310 10/16/92
52 Child's Play 3 Uni. $5,718,940 38.2% 2,126 $2,690 $14,960,255 8/30/91
51 Friday the 13th (1980) Par. $5,816,321 14.6% 1,100 $5,287 $39,754,601 5/9/80
50 Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Gram. $6,046,825 43.4% 1,605 $3,767 $13,940,383 3/17/95
49 Friday the 13th Part VIII Par. $6,251,310 43.6% 1,683 $3,714 $14,343,976 7/28/89
48 Halloween III: Season of the Witch Uni. $6,333,259 44.0% 1,297 $4,883 $14,400,000 10/22/82
47 Scream Dim. $6,354,586 6.2% 1,413 $4,497 $103,046,663 12/20/96
46 Friday the 13th Part 2 Par. $6,429,784 29.6% 1,350 $4,762 $21,722,776 4/30/81
45 Child's Play UA $6,583,963 19.8% 1,377 $4,781 $33,244,684 11/11/88
44 Jason X NL $6,649,006 50.7% 1,878 $3,540 $13,121,555 4/26/02
43 Wes Craven's New Nightmare NL $6,667,118 36.9% 1,850 $3,603 $18,090,181 10/14/94
42 Friday the 13th Part VI Par. $6,750,837 34.7% 1,610 $4,193 $19,472,057 8/1/86
41 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Gal. $6,831,250 38.4% 1,679 $4,068 $17,768,757 10/21/88
40 My Soul to Take Uni. $6,842,220 46.4% 2,572 $2,660 $14,744,435 10/8/10
39 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Dim. $7,308,529 48.3% 1,679 $4,352 $15,116,634 9/29/95
38 Halloween II Uni. $7,446,508 29.2% 1,211 $6,149 $25,533,818 10/30/81
37 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday NL $7,552,190 47.4% 1,355 $5,573 $15,935,068 8/13/93
36 The Hitcher (2007) Rog. $7,818,239 47.5% 2,831 $2,761 $16,472,961 1/19/07
35 Friday the 13th - Part V Par. $8,032,883 36.6% 1,759 $4,566 $21,930,418 3/22/85
34 A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child NL $8,115,176 36.6% 1,902 $4,266 $22,168,359 8/11/89
33 Friday the 13th Part VII Par. $8,245,038 43.0% 1,796 $4,590 $19,170,001 5/13/88
32 Psycho II Uni. $8,310,244 23.9% 1,448 $5,739 $34,725,000 6/3/83
31 Urban Legends: Final Cut Sony $8,505,513 39.6% 2,539 $3,349 $21,468,807 9/22/00
30 Seed of Chucky Rog. $8,774,520 51.4% 2,061 $4,257 $17,083,732 11/12/04
29 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors NL $8,880,555 19.8% 1,343 $6,612 $44,793,222 2/27/87
28 Friday the 13th Part III Par. $9,406,522 27.2% 1,079 $8,717 $34,581,519 8/13/82
27 Valentine WB $10,024,648 49.2% 2,310 $4,339 $20,384,136 2/2/01
26 Psycho (1998) Uni. $10,031,850 46.8% 2,477 $4,050 $21,456,130 12/4/98
25 Urban Legend Sony $10,515,444 27.6% 2,257 $4,659 $38,072,438 9/25/98
24 Child's Play 2 Uni. $10,718,520 37.6% 1,996 $5,370 $28,501,605 11/9/90
23 Friday the 13th: Final Chapter Par. $11,183,148 33.9% 1,594 $7,015 $32,980,880 4/13/84
22 Bride of Chucky Uni. $11,830,855 36.5% 2,412 $4,904 $32,383,850 10/16/98
21 House of Wax WB $12,077,236 37.7% 3,111 $3,882 $32,064,800 5/6/05
20 Halloween: Resurrection Dim. $12,292,121 40.5% 1,954 $6,290 $30,354,442 7/12/02
19 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master NL $12,833,403 26.0% 1,765 $7,271 $49,369,899 8/19/88
18 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare NL $12,966,525 37.2% 1,862 $6,963 $34,872,033 9/13/91
17 I Know What You Did Last Summer Sony $15,818,645 21.8% 2,524 $6,267 $72,586,134 10/17/97
16 Halloween: H20 Dim. $16,187,724 29.4% 2,607 $6,209 $55,041,738 8/7/98
15 Halloween II (2009) W/Dim. $16,349,565 49.0% 3,025 $5,405 $33,392,973 8/28/09
14 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Sony $16,520,038 41.3% 2,443 $6,762 $40,002,112 11/13/98
13 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning NL $18,508,228 46.8% 2,820 $6,563 $39,517,763 10/6/06
12 Scream 4 W/Dim. $18,692,090 49.0% 3,305 $5,656 $38,180,928 4/15/11
11 Prom Night (2008) SGem $20,804,941 47.4% 2,700 $7,705 $43,869,350 4/11/08
10 My Bloody Valentine 3-D LGF $21,241,456 41.2% 2,534 $8,383 $51,545,952 1/16/09
9 When a Stranger Calls SGem $21,607,203 45.1% 2,999 $7,204 $47,860,214 2/3/06
8 Texas Chainsaw 3D LGF $21,744,470 63.3% 2,654 $8,193 $34,341,945 1/4/13
7 Halloween (2007) MGM/W $26,362,367 45.2% 3,472 $7,592 $58,272,029 8/31/07
6 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre NL $28,094,014 34.9% 3,016 $9,314 $80,571,655 10/17/03
5 A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) WB (NL) $32,902,299 52.2% 3,332 $9,875 $63,075,011 4/30/10
4 Scream 2 Dim. $32,926,342 32.5% 2,663 $12,364 $101,363,301 12/12/97
3 Scream 3 Dim. $34,713,342 38.9% 3,467 $10,012 $89,143,175 2/4/00
2 Freddy Vs. Jason NL $36,428,066 44.1% 3,014 $12,086 $82,622,655 8/15/03
1 Friday the 13th (2009) WB (NL) $40,570,365 62.4% 3,105 $13,066 $65,002,019 2/13/09
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 72 titles):
$10,948,52336.0%1,950$5,615$30,439,454-

Note: Only movies with opening weekend grosses are listed on this chart.


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Friday the 13th (2015) Par. 11/13/15
Friday the 13th Part 2 in 3D WB TBD
Halloween 3D W/Dim. TBD