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Highest-Grossing Horror Films Of All Time, From 'Jaws' To 'The Sixth Sense'

FILE - In this publicity photo released by Spyglass Entertainment, Haley Joel Osment, left, and Bruce Willis appear in a scen
FILE - In this publicity photo released by Spyglass Entertainment, Haley Joel Osment, left, and Bruce Willis appear in a scene from the film "The Sixth Sense," a tale of a child who can see ghosts. (AP Photo/Spyglass Entertainment, Ron Phillips, File)

This week one of the most feared horror films returns to theaters as the "Evil Dead" reboot makes its debut.

Director Sam Raimi's original "Evil Dead" film was released in 1981. Working on an estimated budget of $375,000, "Evil Dead" became a cult classic, earning $2.4 million at the box office. Recent horror films such as the "Paranormal Activity" franchise, have followed suit, filming on small production budgets and making a big splash at the box office.

Horror films have been some of the highest-grossing films at the box office over the past few decades -- click through below to see which frightening flicks took in the most money.

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