Top 30 Highest-Grossing Horror Remakes

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 4 weeks ago

Take a look at the 30 highest-grossing horror remakes according to unadjusted domestic box office gross. Which do you like better, the original or the remake?

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Jessica Alba in The Eye (2008)

30. The Eye (2008)

Domestic Gross: $31,418,697 Opening Weekend: $12,425,776

IMDb Rating: 5.4

Plot: A woman receives an eye transplant which allows her to see into the supernatural world.

Remake of: Gin gwai (2002)

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(L-R) Jared Padelecki, Elisha Cuthbert and Damon Herriman in

29. House of Wax (2005)

Domestic Gross: $32,064,800 Opening Weekend: $12,077,236

IMDb Rating: 5.3

Plot: A gang of college friends are en route to a school football game when they wind up with a flat tire in a ghost town. They are forced to seek help in the only place that's open: the local wax museum.

Remake of: House of Wax (1953)

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Spencer Treat Clark, Garret Dillahunt, Aaron Paul, and Riki Lindhome in The Last House on the Left (2009)

28. The Last House on the Left (2009)

Domestic Gross: $32,752,215 Opening Weekend: $14,118,685

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Plot: After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.

Remake of: The Last House on the Left (1972)

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Tyler Mane in Halloween II (2009)

27. Halloween II (2009)

Domestic Gross: $33,392,973

Opening Weekend: $16,349,565

IMDb Rating: 4.9

Plot: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

Remake of: Halloween II (1981)

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Chloë Grace Moretz in Carrie (2013)

26. Carrie (2013)

Domestic Gross: $35,266,619

Opening Weekend: $16,101,552

IMDb Rating: 5.9

Plot: A shy girl, bulliedby her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Remake of: Carrie (1976)

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Radha Mitchell and Timothy Olyphant in The Crazies (2010)

25. The Crazies (2010)

Domestic Gross: $39,123,589

Opening Weekend: $16,067,552

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Plot: The inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

Remake of: The Crazies (1973)

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Sarah Michelle Gellar in The Grudge 2 (2006)

24. The Grudge 2 (2006) Domestic Gross: $39,143,839

Opening Weekend: $20,825,300

IMDb Rating: 5.0

Plot: A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

Remake of: Ju-on 2 (2003)

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Jeff Goldblum in The Fly (1986)

23. The Fly (1986)

Domestic Gross: $40,456,565

Opening Weekend: $7,007,423

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Plot: A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

Remake of: The Fly (1958)

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Famke Janssen, Peter Gallagher, Geoffrey Rush, Taye Diggs, and Chris Kattan in House on Haunted Hill (1999)

22. House on Haunted Hill (1999)

Domestic Gross: $40,846,082

Opening Weekend: $15,946,032

IMDb Rating: 5.6

Plot: An amusement park mogul offers a group of people $1 million each to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.

Remake of: House on Haunted Hill (1959)

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Dan Byrd, Emilie de Ravin, and Aaron Stanford in The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

21. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

Domestic Gross: $41,778,863

Opening Weekend: $15,708,512

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Plot: A family road trip takes a terrifying turn when the travelers become stranded in a barren atomic zone established by the U.S. government and are hunted by a band of bloodthirsty mutants.

Remake of: The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

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Matthew Lillard and Xantha Radley in Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

20. Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

Domestic Gross: $41,867,960

Opening Weekend: $15,165,355

IMDb Rating: 5.6

Plot: Trapped in their newly inherited home by strangely shifting walls, the family encounters powerful and vengeful entities that threaten to annihilate anyone in their path.

Remake of: 13 Ghosts (1960)

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Brittany Snow in Prom Night (2008)

19. Prom Night (2008)

Domestic Gross: $43,869,350

Opening Weekend: $20,804,941

IMDb Rating: 3.9

Plot: Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.

Remake of: Prom Night (1980)

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Kennedi Clements in Poltergeist (2015)

18. Poltergeist (2015)

Domestic Gross: $47,425,125

Opening Weekend: $22,620,386

IMDb Rating: 4.9

Plot: A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.

Remake of: Poltergeist (1982

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Camilla Belle in When a Stranger Calls (2006)

17. When a Stranger Calls (2006)

Domestic Gross: $47,860,214

Opening Weekend: $21,607,203

IMDb Rating: 5.1

Plot: During a babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.

Remake of: When a Stranger Calls (1979)

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Jensen Ackles in My Bloody Valentine (2009)

16. My Bloody Valentine (2009)

Domestic Gross: $51,545,952

Opening Weekend: $21,241,456

IMDb Rating: 5.5 Plot: Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.

Remake of: My Bloody Valentine (1981)

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Jane Levy in Evil Dead (2013)

15. Evil Dead (2013)

Domestic Gross: $54,239,856

Opening Weekend: $25,775,847

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Plot: Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

Remake of: The Evil Dead (1981)

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Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black (2012)

14. The Woman in Black (2012)

Domestic Gross: $54,333,290

Opening Weekend: $20,874,072

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Plot: A young solicitor travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

Remake of: The Woman in Black (1989

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Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick in The Omen (2006)

13. The Omen (2006)

Domestic Gross: $54,607,383

Opening Weekend: $16,026,496

IMDb Rating: 5.5

Plot: An American official realizes that his young son may be the Devil incarnate.

Remake of: The Omen (1976)

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Scout Taylor-Compton in Halloween (2007)

12. Halloween (2007)

Domestic Gross: $58,272,029

Opening Weekend: $26,362,367

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Plot: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers escapes from the mental institution and returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.

Remake of: Halloween (1978)

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Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Sarah Polley, Michael Kelly, Inna Korobkina, Jake Weber, and Kevin Zegers in Dawn of the Dead (2004)

11. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Domestic Gross: $59,020,957

Opening Weekend: $26,722,575

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Plot: Survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Remake of: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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Nicole Kidman in The Stepford Wives (2004)

10. The Stepford Wives (2004)

Domestic Gross: $59,484,742

Opening Weekend: $21,406,781

IMDb Rating: 5.2

Plot: Joanna Eberhart relocates with her family from New York City to the Connecticut suburb of Stepford. She soon begins to suspect that something is not right with the local women and tries to uncover the town's secret.

Remake of: The Stepford Wives (1975)

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Benicio Del Toro in The Wolfman (2010)

9. The Wolfman (2010)

Domestic Gross: $61,979,680

Opening Weekend: $31,479,235

IMDb Rating: 5.8

Plot: Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten and subsequently cursed by a werewolf.

Remake of: The Wolf Man (1941)

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Jackie Earle Haley in A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

8. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Domestic Gross: $63,075,011

Opening Weekend: $32,902,299

IMDb Rating: 5.2

Plot: The spectre of a dead child molester haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.

Remake of: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Derek Mears and Julianna Guill in Friday the 13th (2009)

7. Friday the 13th (2009)

Domestic Gross: $65,002,019

Opening Weekend: $40,570,365

IMDb Rating: 5.6

Plot: Hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees lies in wait for a chance to use his razor-sharp machete on the group of college students who have come to the forest to party.

Remake of: Friday the 13th (1980)

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Ryan Reynolds in The Amityville Horror (2005)

6. The Amityville Horror (2005)

Domestic Gross: $65,233,369

Opening Weekend: $23,507,007

IMDb Rating: 6.0

Plot: Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.

Remake of: The Amityville Horror (1979)

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Kelly Stables in The Ring Two (2005)

5. The Ring Two (2005)

Domestic Gross: $76,231,249

Opening Weekend: $35,065,237

IMDb Rating:5.4

Plot: Six months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.

Remake of: Ringu 2 (1999)

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Andrew Bryniarski in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Domestic Gross: $80,571,655

Opening Weekend: $28,094,014

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Plot: After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of murderous psychopaths.

Remake of: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

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Lili Taylor in The Haunting (1999)

3. The Haunting (1999)

Domestic Gross: $91,411,151

Opening Weekend: $33,435,140

IMDb Rating: 4.9 Plot: When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past.

Remake of: The Haunting (1963)

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Sarah Michelle Gellar and Takako Fuji in The Grudge (2004)

2. The Grudge (2004)

Domestic Gross: $110,359,362

Opening Weekend: $39,128,715

IMDb Rating: 5.9

Plot: An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse which locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

Remake of: Ju-on (2002)

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Naomi Watts in The Ring (2002)

1. The Ring (2002)

Domestic Gross: $129,128,133 Opening Weekend: $15,015,393

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Plot: A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

Remake of: Ringu (1998)