Stephen King Movies at the U.S. Box Office

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 1 month ago

Check out how movies based on the work of Stephen King performed at the U.S. box office. Can you guess the top movie?

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Miguel Ferrer in The Night Flier (1997)

39. The Night Flier (1998)

Domestic Gross: $125,397

Opening Weekend: $91,549

Plot: A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.

2
Barbara Hershey in Riding the Bullet (2004)

38. Riding the Bullet (2004)

Domestic Gross: $134,711

Opening Weekend: $101,107

Plot: When a man finds out his mother is dying and tries to hitchike his way to the hospital, he is picked up by a stranger with a deadly secret.

3
Robert Englund and Vanessa Pike in The Mangler (1995)

37. The Mangler (1995)

Domestic Gross: $1,781,383

Opening Weekend: $933,809

Plot: A laundry-folding machine has been possessed by a demon from Hell, causing it to develop homicidal tendencies.

4
Ryan Bollman in Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)

36. Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)

Domestic Gross: $6,980,986

Opening Weekend: $2,719,750

Plot: A journalist and his son travel to Nebraska to investigate the mysterious town of Gaitlin where, unbeknownst to them, a murderous cult of children are waiting in the corn fields.

5
Emilio Estevez, Laura Harrington, and Pat Hingle in Maximum Overdrive (1986)

35. Maximum Overdrive (1986)

Domestic Gross: $7,433,663

Opening Weekend: $3,205,644

Plot: A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

6
Ian McKellen in Apt Pupil (1998)

34. Apt Pupil (1998)

Domestic Gross: $8,863,193

Opening Weekend: $3,583,151

Plot: A boy blackmails his neighbor after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.

7
Timothy Hutton in The Dark Half (1993)

33. The Dark Half (1993)

Domestic Gross: $10,611,160

Opening Weekend: $3,250,883

Plot: A writer's fictional alter ego wants to take over his life...at any price.

8
David Andrews in Graveyard Shift (1990)

32. Graveyard Shift (1990)

Domestic Gross: $11,582,891

Opening Weekend: $5,082,300

Plot: In an old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

9
Corey Haim, Gary Busey, and Megan Follows in Silver Bullet (1985)

31. Silver Bullet (1985)

Domestic Gross: $12,361,866

Opening Weekend: $4,013,563

Plot: A werewolf terrorizes a small rural town.

10
Drew Barrymore in Cat's Eye (1985)

30. Cat's Eye (1985)

Domestic Gross: $13,086,298

Opening Weekend: $3,451,191

Plot: A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

11
John Franklin in Children of the Corn (1984)

29. Children of the Corn (1984)

Domestic Gross: $14,568,989

Opening Weekend: $2,042,821

Plot: A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.

12
Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, and Max von Sydow in Needful Things (1993)

28. Needful Things (1993)

Domestic Gross: $15,185,672

Opening Weekend: $5,202,478

Plot: A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected.

13
Robert John Burke in Thinner (1996)

27. Thinner (1990)

Domestic Gross: $15,315,484

Opening Weekend: $5,679,046

Plot: An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight.

14
James Remar in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

26. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

Domestic Gross: $16,324,573

Opening Weekend: $5,028,096

Plot: A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.

15
Drew Barrymore in Firestarter (1984)

25. Firestarter (1984)

Domestic Gross: $17,080,167

Opening Weekend: $4,726,660

Plot: A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.

16
Edward Furlong and Jason McGuire in Pet Sematary II (1992)

24. Pet Sematary II (1992)

Domestic Gross: $17,092,453

Adjusted Gross: $4,825,100

Plot: The ancient Indian cemetery with the power to raise the dead returns and influences the lives of new residents.

17
Amy Irving and Emily Bergl in The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)

23. The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)

Domestic Gross: $17,762,705

Opening Weekend: $7,065,123

Plot: An outcast teenage girl is taunted by a group of high school jocks, all of them unaware of her deadly telekinetic powers.

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Christopher Walken in The Dead Zone (1983)

22. The Dead Zone (1983)

Domestic Gross: $20,766,616

Opening Weekend: $4,556,083

Plot: A man awakens from a coma to discover he has psychic abilities.

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Christine (1983)

21. Christine (1983)

Domestic Gross: $21,017,849

Opening Weekend: $3,408,904

Plot: A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own.

20
Creepshow (1982)

20. Creepshow (1982)

Domestic Gross: $21,028,755

Opening Weekend: $5,870,889

Plot: An anthology which tells five tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

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Cujo (1983)

19. Cujo (1983)

Domestic Gross: $21,156,152

Opening Weekend: $6,114,899

Plot: Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

22
Anthony Hopkins in Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

18. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

Domestic Gross: $24,185,781

Opening Weekend: $9,021,494

Plot: A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.

23
Jennifer Jason Leigh and Kathy Bates in Dolores Claiborne (1995)

17. Dolores Claiborne (1995)

Domestic Gross: $24,361,867

Opening Weekend: $5,721,920

Plot: A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman.

24
Thomas Jane, William Sadler, Laurie Holden, Frances Sternhagen, Sam Witwer, Alexa Davalos, and Nathan Gamble in The Mist (2007)

16. The Mist (2007)

Domestic Gross: $25,594,957

Opening Weekend: $8,931,973

Plot: A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

25
Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

15. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Domestic Gross: $28,341,469

Opening Weekend: $727,327

Plot: Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

26
Alice Krige and Mädchen Amick in Sleepwalkers (1992)

14. Sleepwalkers (1992)

Domestic Gross: $30,524,763

opening Weekend: $10,017,354

Plot: A supernatural mother and son move to a small town to seek out a young woman to feed on.

27
Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis, and Timothy Olyphant in Dreamcatcher (2003)

13. Dreamcatcher (2003)

Domestic Gross: $33,715,436

Opening Weekend: $15,027,423

Plot: Friends on a camping trip discover that the town in which they're vacationing is plagued by parasitic aliens.

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Sissy Spacek in Carrie (1976)

12. Carrie (1976)

Domestic Gross: $33,800,000

Opening Weekend: N/A

Plot: Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

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Chloë Grace Moretz in Carrie (2013)

11. Carrie (2013)

Domestic Gross: $35,266,619

Opening Weekend: $16,101,552

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

30
Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Running Man (1987)

10. The Running Man (1987)

Domestic Gross: $38,122,105

Opening Weekend: $8,117,465

Plot: A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.

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9. The Shining (1980)

Domestic Gross: $44,781,695

Opening Weekend: $622,337

Plot: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

32
Johnny Depp in Secret Window (2004)

8. Secret Window (2004)

Domestic Gross: $48,022,900

Opening Weekend: $18,237,568

Plot: A writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."

33
Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba in The Dark Tower (2017)

7. The Dark Tower (2017)

Domestic Gross: $50,701,325

Opening Weekend: $19,153,698

Plot: The last Gunslinger has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together.

34
River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Wil Wheaton, and Jerry O'Connell in Stand by Me (1986)

6. Stand By Me (1986)

Domestic Gross: $52,287,414

Opening Weekend: $242,795

Plot: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

35
Pet Sematary (1989)

5. Pet Sematary (1989)

Domestic Gross: $57,469,467

Opening Weekend: $12,046,179

Plot: Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.

36
Kathy Bates and James Caan in Misery (1990)

4. Misery (1990)

Domestic Gross: $61,276,872

Opening Weekend: $10,076,834

Plot: After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

37
John Cusack in 1408 (2007)

3. 1408 (2007)

Domestic Gross: $71,985,628

Opening Weekend: $20,617,667

Plot: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

38
Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile (1999)

2. The Green Mile (1999)

Domestic Gross: $136,801,374

Opening Weekend: $18,017,152

Plot: The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a man accused of child murder and rape, who has a mysterious gift.

39
Bill Skarsgård in It (2017)

1. It (2017)

Domestic Gross: $327,481,748

Opening Weekend: $123,403,419

Plot: A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of clown, begins hunting children.