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Top-grossing horror movies of 2013

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This past year has been an outstanding one for the horror movie genre, and especially for director James Wan, as the two top-grossing horror movies of the year were his! Check out this list to see if your favorites made the top five.

"The Conjuring"
Rated: R
Release Date: 07/19/2013
Production Company: Warner Bros.
Run Time: 112 min
Worldwide Gross: $316,700,141
Tagline: "Based on the true case files of the Warrens."
Description: Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on the true life story, "The Conjuring" tells the tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.

"Insidious Chapter 2"
Rated: PG-13
Release Date: 09/13/2013
Production Company: FilmDistrict
Run Time: 105 min
Worldwide Gross: $161,111,107
Tagline: "It will take what you love most."
Description: The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins in Insidious: Chapter 2, a terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Rated: PG-13
Release Date: 01/18/2013
Production Company: Universal
Run Time: 100 min
Worldwide Gross: $147,894,153
Tagline: "A mother's love is forever."
Description: Based on Andres Muschietti's 2008 short film. Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years.... but how alone were they?

"Evil Dead"
Rated: R
Release Date: 04/5/2013
Production Company: Sony Pictures
Run Time: 91 min
Worldwide Gross: $97,402,049
Tagline: "The most terrifying film you will ever experience."
Description: In the remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. A much anticipated remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 cult-hit horror film The Evil Dead. Over 50,000 gallons of fake blood was used during the filming.

Rated: R
Release Date: 10/18/2013
Production Company: Sony Pictures
Run Time: 90 min
Worldwide Gross: $80,297,909
Tagline: "You will know her name."
Description: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.


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