The Top Grossing Horror Films of 2016!?

The Top Grossing Horror Films of 2016!?

Wondering what were the 10 Highest Grossing Horror Films of 2016? This list provides the total for each film at the domestic US box office in its theatrical performance. Some of you may have underestimated number one film in the top spot. Enjoy our countdown and briefly, share what your thoughts were for each horror film in this list if you can.

Top Grossing Horror Movies of 2016!

  1. The Shallows (2016)

    • $55 million

    • The Shallows (2016) did pretty well making into the Top 10, but I did not expect it any higher on this list.


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    • The Shallows (2016)

      Synopsis: A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.
      Cast: Brett Cullen, Óscar Jaenada, Lozano Corzo, Jose Manual, Trujillo Salas, Pablo Calva, Diego Espejel, Janelle Bailey, Ava Dean, Chelsea Moody
      Directors: Jaume Collet-Serra
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama
  2. Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

    • $66 million

    • Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) is one film I passed up on watching. To me, the Madea movies are far too overrated; that is my opinion.


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    • Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

      Synopsis: Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.
      Cast: Joey Nappo, Todd Davis, Ahmed Zakzouk, Jason Vail, Kian Lawley, Cody Carrera, Chris Mason, Bill Humphries, Aaron Beelner, Stephanie Mikel
      Directors: Tyler Perry
      Genres: Horror, Drama, Comedy
  3. Lights Out (2016)

    • $67 million

    • David F. Sandberg‘s Lights Out (2016) film delivered the scares based on the original scary horror short film.


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    • Lights Out (2016)

      AKA(s): Untitled New Line Horror Film
      Synopsis: When her little brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother, Sophie.
      Cast: Billy Burke, Maria Bello, Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Emily Alyn Lind, Maria Russell, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Alexander DiPersia, Amiah Miller, Andi Osho
      Directors: David F. Sandberg
      Genres: Horror, Thriller
  4. The Girl on the Train (2016)

    • $71 million

    • Based on the Novel by Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train (2016) is not an outright horror film but the subject matter and elements of this film bring it close enough to be included in this list.


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    • The Girl on the Train (2016)

      Synopsis: A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
      Cast: Johnny Otto, Luke Evans, Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Doris McCarthy, Allison Janney, Ross Gibby, Mauricio Ovalle, Marko Caka, Alexander Jameson
      Directors: Tate Taylor
      Genres: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
  5. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

    • $72 million

    • This horror film 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), was announced out of nowhere and took many horror fans by surprise. Thanks to a terrific marketing plan, the box office release was a success.


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    • 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

      AKA(s): Valencia
      Synopsis: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
      Cast: Douglas M. Griffin, John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Bradley Cooper, Cindy Hogan, John Gallagher Jr., Jamie Clay, Sumalee Montano, Mat Vairo, Suzanne Cryer
      Directors: Dan Trachtenberg
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Mystery
  6. The Purge: Election Year (2016)

  7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

    • $83 million

    • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016) was helmed by Tim Burton and a great friendly film.


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    • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

      Synopsis: When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
      Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Terence Stamp, Francesca Bennett, Julie Eagleton, Aiden Flowers, Judi Dench, O-Lan Jones, Harry Taylor, Patricia Winker, Brooke Jaye Taylor
      Directors: Tim Burton
      Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Family
  8. Don’t Breathe (2016)

    • $89 million

    • Director Fede Alvarez and actress Jane Levy return to the horror genre after the Evil Dead remake / Evil Dead (2013). What a thrilling and twisted story this was.

  9. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

  10. Ghostbusters (2016)

    • $128 million

    • Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters (2016) with its all-female cast had some of the harshest reviews from critics but still managed to top this list as the highest grossing horror film of 2016.


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    • Ghostbusters (2016)

      AKA(s): Ghostbusters 3, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, Untitled Ghostbusters Reboot
      Synopsis: Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
      Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Mark Falvo, Joseph Oliveira, Chris Hemsworth, Dan Aykroyd, Charles Dance, Ernie Hudson, Pat Kiernan, Bill Murray, Toby Huss
      Directors: Paul Feig
      Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Comedy

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