The 10 Top Grossing Horror Movies of 2017

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“I wasn’t thinking about money when you said Top Grossing Horror Movies of 2017!”

Since we’ve already said goodbye to 2017 and reflected on the many, many mistakes made, it’s time to now take a look back at which horror movies made the most money and will most likely lead to a few sequels that we’ll see in 2019. Here’s a list of the 10 top grossing horror movies of 2017!

#10 – It Comes at Night

a top grossing horror movie of 2017
Release date: 6/9/2017
2017 Gross: $13,985,117
2017 Tickets sold: 1,571,361
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Synopsis: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.

#9 – Wish Upon

a top grossing horror movie of 2017
Release Date: 7/14/2017
2017 Gross: $14,301,505
2017 Tickets Sold: 1,606,910
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Synopsis: A teen girl discovers a magical box that will grant her seven wishes. As she uses her wishes for personal gain, bad things begin to happen to those around her. She discovers an evil entity lives inside the box and may be behind the gruesome deaths.

#8 – Rings


Release Date: 2/3/2017
2017 Gross: $27,793,018
2017 Tickets Sold: 3,122,811
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Synopsis: Julia becomes worried about her boyfriend, Holt, when he explores the dark urban legend of a mysterious video said to kill the watcher seven days after viewing. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before. The first sequel to make the list of top horror movies of 2017.

#7 – Jigsaw


Release Date: 10/27/2017
2017 Gross: $38,001,078
2017 Tickets Sold: 4,269,784
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Synopsis: Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for ten years.

#6 – 47 Meters Down


Release Date: 6/16/2017
2017 Gross: $44,307,193
2017 Tickets Sold: 4,978,336
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Synopsis: Two sisters are exploring the deep blue sea until something goes wrong. As they submerge 47m they encounter a creature that only wants flesh and blood. As they fight their way back to the top, they shortly run out of oxygen. With only an hour left they’re not only racing against time they are racing against life and death.

#5 – Alien: Covenant


Release Date: 5/19/2017
2017 Gross: $74,262,031
2017 Tickets Sold: 8,344,048
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Synopsis: Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonization vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. Who would have thought that an Aliens movie would make the list of top horror movies of 2017.

#4 – Annabelle: Creation


Release Date: 8/11/2017
2017 Gross: $102,092,201
2017 Tickets Sold: 11,471,033
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Synopsis: 12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

#3 – Split


Release Date: 1/20/2017
2017 Gross: $138,141,585
2017 Tickets Sold: 15,521,526
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Synopsis: When three girls are kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities, they have to work out which of those personalities will help them escape and which of those personalities will try to stop them. M. Night Shyamalan is back with the number 3 top grossing horror movies of 2017.

#2 – Get Out


Release Date: 2/24/2017
2017 Gross: $175,484,140
2017 Tickets Sold: 19,717,319
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Synopsis: Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined. One of the most original Horror Movies of 2017.

#1 – It

a top grossing horror movie of 2017
Release Date: 9/8/2017
2017 Gross: $327,481,748
2017 Tickets Sold: 36,795,702
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Synopsis: In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. In a place known as ‘The Barrens’, a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It. Without a doubt the most anticipated movie on the top Horror Movies of 2017.