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In honor of Friday the 13th, Benzinga takes a look at the 13 highest grossing horror films of all time at the box office, according to Box Office Mojo as of October 20, 2016.

With the current state of affairs, things are beginning to look like a real-life horror film. Luckily for investors, Friday the 13th is actually a better than average day for stocks.

13 Highest Grossing Horror Films Of All Time

13. "Annabelle" (2014), New Line Cinema (parent organizations: Warner Bros., Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX)) — Box office gross: $256,873,813.

12. "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991), Orion Pictures (parent, MGM) — Box office gross: $272,742,922.

11. "What Lies Beneath" (2000), DreamWorks Pictures and 20th Century Fox (parent, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ: FOXA)) — Box office gross: $291,420,351.

10. "Shutter Island" (2010), Paramount Pictures (parent, Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) — Box office gross: $294,804,195.

9. "Van Helsing" (2004), Universal Studios (parent, Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA)) — Box office gross: $300,257,475.

8. "The Conjuring" (2013), Warner Bros. (parent, Time Warner Inc) — Box office gross: $318,000,141.

7. "The Conjuring 2" (2016), Warner Bros. (parent, Time Warner Inc) — Box office gross: $320,170,008.

6. "Seven" (1995), New Line Cinema (parent organizations: Warner Bros., Time Warner Inc)) — Box office gross: $327,311,859.

5. "Hannibal" (2001), MGM and Universal (parent, Comcast) — Box office gross: $351,692,268

4. "Signs" (2002), Buena Vista Pictures (parent, Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS)) — Box office gross: $408,247,917.

3. "The Exorcist" (1973), Warner Bros. (parent, Time Warner Inc) — Box office gross: $441,306,145

2. "Jaws" (1975), Universal (parent, Comcast) — Box office gross: $470,653,000.

1. "The Sixth Sense" (1999), Buena Vista Pictures (parent, Disney) — Box office gross: $672,806,292.

While there are a considerable number of new comers to the list, the highest grossing films are classics — few things age better than a classic horror film.

Notables left off the list were No. 16 "The Blair Witch Project," which came in at $248,639,099 at the box office on a $22,000 budget, and "Paranormal Activity" at No. 20 with $193,355,800 on a paltry $15,000 budget; both films rank No 1. and No. 2 as the most profitable films of all time. Happy Friday the 13th!

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