Top 25 Highest-Grossing Horror Comedies

Top 25 Highest-Grossing Horror Comedies

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 1 month ago

Take a look at the 25 highest-grossing horror comedies according to unadjusted domestic box office gross. How many have you seen?

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David Naughton in An American Werewolf in London (1981)

25. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Domestic Gross: $30,565,292

Opening Weekend: $3,786,512

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Plot: David and Jack, two American college students, are backpacking through Britain when a large wolf attacks them. David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed. As David heals in the hospital, he's plagued by violent nightmares of his mutilated friend, who warns David that he is becoming a werewolf.

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Lake Placid (1999)

24. Lake Placid (1999)

Domestic Gross: $31,770,414

Opening Weekend: $10,974,145

IMDb Rating: 5.6

Plot: When a mysterious creature violently kills a man in a Maine lake, Jack Wells, the Sheriff, the local game warden, and a visiting paleontologist look into the bizarre case and find a massive and vicious reptile eager to devour anything in its path.

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Molly Shannon and Ashley Tisdale in Scary Movie 5 (2013)

23. Scary Movie 5 (2013)

Domestic Gross: $32,015,787

Opening Weekend: $14,157,367

IMDb Rating: 3.5

Plot: A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their lost nieces and nephew home. With the help of home-surveillance cameras, they learn they're being stalked by a demon.

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Jennifer Tilly and Brad Dourif in Bride of Chucky (1998)

22. Bride of Chucky (1998)

Domestic Gross: $32,383,850

Opening Weekend: $11,830,855

IMDb Rating: 5.4

Plot: Two murderous, possessed dolls embark on a killing spree en route to dig up a Satanic voodoo charm capable of bringing back the dead.

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Michael J. Fox and Lorie Griffin in Teen Wolf (1985)

21. Teen Wolf (1985)

Domestic Gross: $33,086,611

Opening Weekend: $6,120,348

IMDb Rating: 6.0

Plot: An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

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Samuel L. Jackson in Snakes on a Plane (2006)

20. Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Domestic Gross: $34,020,814

Opening Weekend: $13,806,311

IMDb Rating: 5.6

Plot: An FBI agent takes on a plane full of deadly and venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss.

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Arielle Kebbel, Charlie Weber, and B.J. Britt in Vampires Suck (2010)

19. Vampires Suck (2010)

Domestic Gross: $36,661,504

Opening Weekend: $12,202,831

IMDb Rating: 3.5

Plot: Becca, an angst-ridden teenager, is torn between two supernatural suitors: vampire Edward and werewolf Jacob (Chris Riggi). But she must find a way to evade her controlling father, who treats her like a helpless child.

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Ellen Greene in Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

18. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Domestic Gross: $38,748,395

Opening Weekend: $3,659,884

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Plot: A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

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Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins in A Haunted House (2013)

17. A Haunted House (2013)

Domestic Gross: $40,041,683

Opening Weekend: $18,101,682

IMDb Rating: 5.1

Plot: Malcolm and Kisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm turns to a priest, a psychic, and a team of ghost-busters for help.

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

16. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

Domestic Gross: $41,482,207

Opening Weekend: $9,702,804

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Plot: The magical collectibles store that Gizmo calls home has just been destroyed, and the tiny monster finds his way into a newly erected skyscraper.

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Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, and Chris Hemsworth in The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

15. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Domestic Gross: $42,073,277

Opening Weekend: $14,743,614

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Plot: When five college friends arrive at a remote forest cabin for a little vacation, little do they expect the horrors that await them. One by one, the youths fall victim to backwoods zombies, but there is another factor at play.

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Luke Hawker and Emjay Anthony in Krampus (2015)

14. Krampus (2015)

Domestic Gross: $42,725,475

Opening Weekend: $16,293,325

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Plot: When dysfunctional family squabbling causes young Max to lose his festive spirit, it unleashes the wrath of the fearsome demon, Krampus, a horned beast who punishes naughty children at Christmastime.

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Julian Sands in Arachnophobia (1990)

13. Arachnophobia (1990)

Domestic Gross: $53,208,180

Opening Weekend: $8,045,760

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Plot: An arachnophobic doctor and a no-nonsense exterminator battle an infestation of poisonous spiders.

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Kathleen Robertson, Anna Faris, and Regina Hall in Scary Movie 2 (2001)

12. Scary Movie 2 (2001)

Domestic Gross: $71,308,997

Opening Weekend: $20,503,356

IMDb Rating: 5.3

Plot: Four teens are tricked by their professor into visiting a haunted house for a school project.

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Cassi Davis, Tyler Perry, and Patrice Lovely in Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

11. Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

Domestic Gross: $73,206,343

Opening Weekend: $28,501,448

IMDb Rating: 4.7

Plot: 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.

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Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg in Zombieland (2009)

10. Zombieland (2009)

Domestic Gross: $75,590,286

Opening Weekend: $24,733,155

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Plot: A shy student, a gun-toting tough guy, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

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Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows (2012)

9. Dark Shadows (2012)

Domestic Gross: $79,727,149

Opening Weekend: $29,685,274

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Plot: Ancient vampire Barnabas Collins returns to his ancestral home where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

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Goosebumps (2015)

8. Goosebumps (2015)

Domestic Gross: $80,080,379

Opening Weekend: $23,618,556

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Plot: A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

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Bill Pullman and Carmen Electra in Scary Movie 4 (2006)

7. Scary Movie 4 (2006)

Domestic Gross: $90,710,620

Opening Weekend: $40,222,875

IMDb Rating:5.1

Plot: Dim-witted friends team up to save the world from a hostile alien invasion.

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Charlie Sheen, Simon Rex, and Anna Faris in Scary Movie 3 (2003)

6. Scary Movie 3 (2003)

Domestic Gross: $110,003,217

Opening Weekend: $48,113,770

IMDb Rating: 5.5

Plot: After a newspaper reporter accidentally watches a strange videotape that causes the viewer to die within a week, she discovers the tape is only one of many weird happenings.

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Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson in Ghostbusters II (1989)

5. Ghostbusters II (1989)

Domestic Gross: $112,494,738

Opening Weekend: $29,472,894

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Plot: The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity sparks the Ghostbusters to revive the business.

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Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig in Ghostbusters (2016)

4. Ghostbusters (2016)

Domestic Gross: $128,350,574

Opening Weekend: $46,018,755

IMDb Rating: 5.3

Plot: Following a ghost invasion in Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts and a subway worker band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

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Gremlins (1984)

3. Gremlins (1984)

Domestic Gross: $153,083,102

Opening Weekend: $12,511,634

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Plot: A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

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Marlon Wayans, Jon Abrahams, and Shawn Wayans

2. Scary Movie (2000)

Domestic Gross: $157,019,771

Opening Weekend: $42,346,669

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Plot: A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.

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Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson in Ghostbusters (1984)

1. Ghostbusters (1984)

Domestic Gross: $242,212,467

Opening Weekend: $13,578,151

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Plot: After the members of a team of scientists lose their positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. After stumbling upon a gateway to another dimension, the Ghostbusters must save New York from complete destruction.