Tech The 20 top-earning horror movies of all time

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Fervor for the latest take on Stephen King's "It" has pushed the new film near the top of the list of the highest-grossing horror films in history.

Stephen King's "It." play

Stephen King's "It."

(Warner Bros.)
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This fall, fervor for the latest take on Stephen King's "It" pushed the film near the top of the highest-grossing horror films in history.

But over the months since its release, "It" has gone on to overtake the top spot on the list, as the movie crossed $700 million at the worldwide box office on Friday.

To find out what the rest of the list looks like, we turned to Box Office Mojo for its worldwide box office data on the top-performing horror movies.

Here are the 20 highest-grossing horror films of all time:

Note: We have not adjusted the grosses for inflation.

20. The Ring (2002) — $249.3 million

20. The Ring (2002) — $249.3 million play

20. The Ring (2002) — $249.3 million

(Dreamworks Pictures)


19. "Get Out" (2017) — $254.6 million

19. "Get Out" (2017) — $254.6 million play

19. "Get Out" (2017) — $254.6 million

(Universal)


18. "The Village" (2004) — $256.6 million

18. "The Village" (2004) — $256.6 million play

18. "The Village" (2004) — $256.6 million

(Buena Vista Pictures)


17. "Annabelle" (2014) — $256.8 million

17. "Annabelle" (2014) — $256.8 million play

17. "Annabelle" (2014) — $256.8 million

(Greg Smith/Warner Bros.)


16. "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) — $272.7 million

16. "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) — $272.7 million play

16. "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) — $272.7 million

(Orion Pictures)


15. "What Lies Beneath" (2000) — $291.4 million

15. "What Lies Beneath" (2000) — $291.4 million play

15. "What Lies Beneath" (2000) — $291.4 million

(DreamWorks / What Lies Beneath trailer)


14. "Annabelle: Creation" (2017) — $292.5 million

14. "Annabelle: Creation" (2017) — $292.5 million play

14. "Annabelle: Creation" (2017) — $292.5 million

(New Line Cinema)


13. "Shutter Island" (2010) — $294.8 million

13. "Shutter Island" (2010) — $294.8 million play

13. "Shutter Island" (2010) — $294.8 million

(Paramount Pictures)


12. "Ghostbusters" (1984) — $295.2 million

12. "Ghostbusters" (1984) — $295.2 million play

12. "Ghostbusters" (1984) — $295.2 million

(Columbia Pictures)


11. "Resident Evil: Afterlife" (2010) — $300.22 million

11. "Resident Evil: Afterlife" (2010) — $300.22 million play

11. "Resident Evil: Afterlife" (2010) — $300.22 million

(Screen Gems)


10. "Van Helsing" (2004) — $300.25 million

10. "Van Helsing" (2004) — $300.25 million play

10. "Van Helsing" (2004) — $300.25 million

(Universal Pictures)


9. "The Conjuring" (2013) — $318 million

9. "The Conjuring" (2013) — $318 million play

9. "The Conjuring" (2013) — $318 million

(Warner Bros.)


8. "The Conjuring 2" (2016) — $320.2 million

8. "The Conjuring 2" (2016) — $320.2 million play

8. "The Conjuring 2" (2016) — $320.2 million

(Warner Bros.)


7. "Se7en" (1995) — $327.3 million

7. "Se7en" (1995) — $327.3 million play

7. "Se7en" (1995) — $327.3 million

(New Line Cinema)


6. "Hannibal" (2001) — $351.6 million

6. "Hannibal" (2001) — $351.6 million play

6. "Hannibal" (2001) — $351.6 million

(MGM)


5. "Signs" (2002) — $408.2 million

5. "Signs" (2002) — $408.2 million play

5. "Signs" (2002) — $408.2 million

(Buena Vista Pictures)


4. "The Exorcist" (1973) — $441.3 million

1973: "The Exorcist" play

1973: "The Exorcist"

(Warner Bros.)


3. "Jaws" (1975) — $470.6 million

3. "Jaws" (1975) — $470.6 million play

3. "Jaws" (1975) — $470.6 million

(Jaws Wiki)


2. "The Sixth Sense" (1999) — $672.8 million

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Willis in "The Sixth Sense."

(Buena Vista Pictures)


1. "It" (2017) — $700.2 million

1. "It" (2017) — $700.2 million play

1. "It" (2017) — $700.2 million

(Warner Bros.)