The 16 Highest Grossing Horror Movies of 2016 (Part 1)

Posted 2017/01/10 9379 0

Obviously what they made is only a little when compared to the blockbusters, however, if you consider the ratio between their box office takings and production budgets, you will realize that they are really commercially successful!


16. Southbound

Released: 2/5/2016

Box Office: $205,048

Distributor: The Orchard

Rating: R

On a desolate stretch of desert highway, weary travelers-two men on the run from their past, a band on their way to the next gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation-are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in these interwoven tales of terror and remorse on the open road...


15. 31

Released: 9/1/2016

Box Office: $779,820

Distributor: Saban Films

Rating: R

Five carnival workers are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game of life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours, they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.


14. The Neon Demon

Released: 6/24/2016

Box Office: $1,333,124

Distributor: Broad Green Pictures

Rating: R

The sixteen year-old aspiring model Jesse arrives in Los Angeles expecting to be a successful model. The aspirant photographer Dean takes photos for her portfolio and dates her. Jesse befriends the lesbian makeup artist Ruby and then the envious models Gigi and Sarah in a party. Meanwhile the agency considers Jesse beautiful with a "thing" that makes her different and she is sent to the professional photographer Jack. Jesse attracts he attention of the industry and has a successful beginning of career. But Ruby, Gigi and Sarah are capable to do anything to get her "thing".


13. Train to Busan (Busanhaeng)

Released: 7/22/2016

Box Office: $2,125,786

Distributor: Well Go USA

Rating: Not Rated (The MPAA is not a compulsory ratings system so some movies can be distributed without an official rating, though theaters and retailers can refuse to purvey an unrated movie).

Sok-woo and his daughter Soo-ahn are boarding the KTX, a fast train that shall bring them from Seoul to Busan. But during their journey, the train is overrun by zombies which kill several of the train staff and other passengers.While the KTX is shooting towards Busan, the passengers have to fight for their lives against the zombies.


12. The Disappointments Room

Released: 9/9/2016

Box Office: $2,423,467

Distributor: Relativity

Rating: R

The story of one family's terror-filled encounter within their own home. Looking for a fresh start, Dana (Kate Beckinsale) and David (Mel Raido), together with their 5-year-old son, move into a beautiful old rural home that was everything they dreamed for their young family. Hidden within the attic was a secret room. When frightening and unexplainable events lead Dana to discover the long lost key to this room, she accidentally unlocks a host of unimaginable horrors that reveal the house's past is terrifyingly tied with her own.


11. The Other Side of the Door

Released: 3/4/2016

Box Office: $3,000,342

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Rating: R

A family lives an idyllic existence abroad until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. The inconsolable mother learns of an ancient ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye. She travels to an ancient temple, where a door serves as a mysterious portal between two worlds. But when she disobeys a sacred warning to never open that door, she upsets the balance between life and death.


10. Green Room

Released: 4/15/2016

Box Office: $3,220,371

Distributor: A24

Rating: R

A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.


9. The Darkness

Released: 5/13/2016

Box Office: $10,753,574

Distributor: Universal / Blumhouse Tilt

Rating: PG-13

As a family returns home from vacation at the Grand Canyon, they innocently bring home a supernatural force that preys off their own fears and vulnerabilities, threatening to destroy them from within, while consuming their lives with terrifying consequences.