7 Christmas Horror Movies That Scared Up Box Office, From ‘Gremlins’ to ‘Krampus’ (Photos)
TheWrap looks at top-grossing holiday shock-fests that have inspired ho-ho-horror
Beatrice Verhoeven | December 25, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Last Updated: December 25, 2017 @ 10:36 AM
TheWrap looks at the 6 top-grossing holiday shock-fests
7. "Silent Night" (2012)
Opening: $9,779Cumulative: $14,567
Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King and Donal Logue star in the film about a murderous Santa who picks off people one by one.
6. "Better Watch Out" (2016)
Opening: $12,569Cumulative: $20,369
Olivia DeJonge plays a babysitter who must protect a 12-year-old boy after a home invasion while his parents are out at a holiday party.
5. "Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale" (2010)
Opening: $9,281Cumulative: $236,347
The film follows a group of people living near the Korvatunturi mountain who discover the secret behind Santa Claus.
4. "Silent Night, Deadly Night" (1984)
Opening: $1.4 millionCumulative: $2.5 million
In the slasher film, a young boy loses his parents and years later becomes a spree killer in a Santa costume.
3. "Black Christmas" (2006)
Opening: $3.7 millionCumulative: $16.3 million
Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert and Katie Cassidy star in the slasher film about sorority girls getting murdered one by one.
2. "Krampus" (2015)
Opening: $16.3 millionCumulative: $42.7 million
A boy in a dysfunctional family turns his back on Christmas -- and accidentally unleashes a demon force as a result.
1. "Gremlins" (1984)
Opening: $12.5 millionCumulative: $148.2 million
The movie follows a young boy who breaks rules and unleashes a horde of mischievous monsters.