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A look at top-grossing holiday shock-fests that have inspired ho-ho-horror — before this month’s “Black Christmas” remake

  • 8. “Silent Night” (2012) 

    Opening: $9,779

    Cumulative: $14,567

    Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King and Donal Logue star in the film about a murderous Santa who picks off people one by one.

    Anchor Bay

  • 7. “Better Watch Out” (2016) 

    Opening: $12,569 

    Cumulative: $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.

  • 6. “Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale” (2010) 

    Opening: $9,281

    Cumulative: $236,347

    The film follows a group of people living near the Korvatunturi mountain who discover the secret behind Santa Claus.

    Oscilloscope Pictures

  • 5. “Anna and the Apocalypse” (2018)

    Opening: $52,588 
    Cumulative: $545,597

    In this comedic musical with grossout touches, a teenager and her friends ward off the zombie apocalypse when it comes at Christmas-time.

     

  • 4. “Silent Night, Deadly Night” (1984) 

    Opening: $1.4 million 
    Cumulative: $2.5 million

    In the slasher film, a young boy loses his parents and years later becomes a spree killer in a Santa costume.

    TriStar

  • 3. “Black Christmas” (2006) 

    Opening: $3.7 million 
    Cumulative: $16.3 million

    Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert and Katie Cassidy star in the slasher film about sorority girls getting murdered one by one.

    MGM

  • 2. “Krampus” (2015) 

    Opening: $16.3 million 
    Cumulative: $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 million 
    Cumulative: $148.2 million

    The movie follows a young boy who breaks rules and unleashes a horde of mischievous monsters.

    Warner Bros.

  • Top-grossing holiday shock-fests that have inspired ho-ho-horror — before this month’s “Black Christmas” remake

    A look at top-grossing holiday shock-fests that have inspired ho-ho-horror — before this month’s “Black Christmas” remake

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