Ghost films have been a popular sub-genre of horror movies for decades, with audiences flocking to theaters to experience the supernatural scares and eerie atmosphere. From classic horror films to modern-day thrillers, there's no shortage of ghostly tales to send shivers down your spine. Here are the top 10 grossing ghost films of all time, based on worldwide box office numbers.
The Sixth Sense (1999) - Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, this iconic horror film stars Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment and grossed $672.8 million worldwide. The film follows a young boy who can see and communicate with the dead, and the therapist who tries to help him.
Ghostbusters (1984) - Directed by Ivan Reitman, this comedic horror film stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis and grossed $295.2 million worldwide. The film follows a group of paranormal investigators who battle ghosts and other supernatural entities in New York City.
The Conjuring (2013) - Directed by James Wan, this modern horror classic stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson and grossed $319.5 million worldwide. The film follows paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren as they help a family being terrorized by a dark presence in their home.
The Exorcist (1973) - Directed by William Friedkin, this iconic horror film stars Linda Blair and Max von Sydow and grossed $441.3 million worldwide. The film tells the story of a young girl who becomes possessed by a demonic entity and the exorcism that follows.
Ghost (1990) - Directed by Jerry Zucker, this romantic drama stars Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore and grossed $505.7 million worldwide. The film tells the story of a murdered man who returns as a ghost to protect his girlfriend from danger.
The Ring (2002) - Directed by Gore Verbinski, this horror film stars Naomi Watts and grossed $249.3 million worldwide. The film follows a cursed videotape that causes anyone who watches it to die within seven days.
Poltergeist (1982) - Directed by Tobe Hooper and produced by Steven Spielberg, this classic horror film stars JoBeth Williams and Craig T. Nelson and grossed $121.7 million worldwide. The film tells the story of a family whose home is invaded by malevolent spirits.
Crimson Peak (2015) - Directed by Guillermo del Toro, this gothic horror film stars Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston and grossed $74.7 million worldwide. The film tells the story of a young woman who discovers that her new husband and his sister are hiding a dark and twisted secret.
The Grudge (2004) - Directed by Takashi Shimizu, this horror film stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and grossed $187.2 million worldwide. The film tells the story of a cursed house in Tokyo that causes anyone who enters to be haunted by vengeful spirits.
Beetlejuice (1988) - Directed by Tim Burton, this comedic horror film stars Michael Keaton and grossed $73.7 million worldwide. The film follows a recently deceased couple who hire a crude and unorthodox ghost to drive out the new owners of their home.
These top 10 grossing ghost films of all time have captivated audiences with their supernatural scares, iconic characters, and eerie captivation