Top 30 Highest-Grossing Horror Remakesby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 8 months 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?
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)