Although October 2016’s slate of horror films were at an all time low, this didn’t stop studios from making money at the your local cinema at other times of the year. 2016 was another profitable year for horror films, with the exception of a few high profile bombs.
The undisputed horror box office champ was The Conjuring 2. James Wan’s sequel to his 2013 film that showcased the further adventures of renowned ghost hunters, Ed and Loraine Warren, raked in $102.5 million domestically, and $320.2 million worldwide. The largest foreign market happened to be Mexico, where the Conjuring 2 made $20.5 million. Although the film was not the critical success of Wan’s first film, it appears like there is no stopping this franchise, whether Wan returns to the director’s chair or not.