Top 25 Highest-Grossing Zombie Movies

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 4 months ago

Take a look at the 25 highest-grossing zombie movies to date according to unadjusted domestic box office gross. Did your favorites make the list?

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Bruce Campbell in Army of Darkness (1992)

25. Army of Darkness (1992)

Domestic Total Gross: $11,502,976

Opening Weekend: $4,424,535

Director: Sam Raimi

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert

Tagline: Foretold by a mystical book. Forewarned by a wiseman. Fulfilled by a wise guy.

2
Mathilda May in Lifeforce (1985)

24. Lifeforce (1985)

Domestic Total Gross: $11,603,545

Opening Weekend: $4,209,136

Director: Tobe Hooper

Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

Tagline: In outer space they unleashed a force more evil than the world had ever imagined!

3
Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, and Simon Pegg in Shaun of the Dead (2004)

23. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Domestic Total Gross: $13,542,874

Opening Weekend: $3,330,781

Director: Edgar Wright

Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield

Tagline: Buy Milk. Ring Mum. Dodge Zombies.

4
Prince of Darkness (1987)

22. Prince of Darkness (1987)

Domestic Total Gross: $14,182,492

Opening Weekend: $4,657,401

Director: John Carpenter

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker

Tagline: Before man walked the earth, it slept for centuries. It is evil. It is real. It is awakening.

5
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

21. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Domestic Total Gross: $14,237,880

Opening Weekend: $4,403,169

Director: Dan O'Bannon

Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa

Tagline: They're back from the grave and ready to party!

6
Kelli Maroney in Night of the Comet (1984)

20. Night of the Comet (1984)

Domestic Total Gross: $14,418,922

Opening Weekend: $3,580,578

Director: Thom Eberhardt

Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran

Tagline: They came. They shopped. They saved the world!

7
Edward Furlong and Jason McGuire in Pet Sematary II (1992)

19. Pet Sematary II (1992)

Domestic Total Gross: $17,092,453

Opening Weekend: $4,825,100

Director: Mary Lambert

Stars: Edward Furlong, Anthony Edwards, Clancy Brown

Tagline: Back by popular demand.

8
Bill Pullman and Paul Winfield in The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

18. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

Domestic Total Gross: $19,595,031

Opening Weekend: $5,848,700

Director: Wes Craven

Stars: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae

Tagline: Don't bury me ... I'm not dead!

9
Eugene Clark in Land of the Dead (2005)

17. Land of the Dead (2005)

Domestic Total Gross: $20,700,082

Opening Weekend: $10,221,705

Production Budget: $15 million

Director: George A. Romero

Stars: John Leguizamo, Asia Argento, Simon Baker

Tagline: The dead shall inherit the Earth.

10
Creepshow (1982)

16. Creepshow (1982)

Domestic Total Gross: $21,028,755

Opening Weekend: $5,870,889

Director: George A. Romero

Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau

Tagline: The Most Fun You'll Ever Have... BEING SCARED!

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Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Imogen Poots, and Mackintosh Muggleton in 28 Weeks Later (2007)

15. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

Domestic Total Gross: $28,638,916

Opening Weekend: $9,807,292

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle

Tagline: Quarantine. Eradication. Sterilization. Repopulation.

12
Milla Jovovich, Eric Mabius, and Michelle Rodriguez in Resident Evil (2002)

14. Resident Evil (2002)

Domestic Total Gross: $40,119,709

Opening Weekend: $17,707,106

Production Budget: $33 million

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Stars: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius

Tagline: A secret experiment. A deadly virus. A fatal mistake.

13
Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

13. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Domestic Total Gross: $42,345,531

Opening Weekend: $21,052,227

Production Budget: $65 million

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Stars: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory

Tagline: Think global. Kill local.

14
Cillian Murphy in 28 Days Later... (2002)

12. 28 Days Later... (2002)

Domestic Total Gross: $45,064,915

Opening Weekend: $10,061,858

Production Budget: $8 million

Director: Danny Boyle

Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston

Tagline: His fear began when he woke up alone. His terror began when he realised he wasn't.

15
Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

11. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

Domestic Total Gross: $42,345,531

Opening Weekend: $21,052,227

Production Budget: $65 million

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Oded Fehr

Tagline: What happens in Vegas. Stays in Vegas.

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Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

10. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

Domestic Total Gross: $51,201,453

Opening Weekend: $23,036,273

Production Budget: $45 million

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Eric Mabius

Tagline: My name is Alice and I remember everything.

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Kodi Smit-McPhee in ParaNorman (2012)

9. ParaNorman (2012)

Domestic Total Gross: $56,003,051

Opening Weekend: $14,087,050

Production Budget: $60 million

Director: Chris Butler, Sam Fell

Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Tagline: It's all fun and games until someone raises the dead.

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Miko Hughes in Pet Sematary (1989)

8. Pet Sematary (1989)

Domestic Total Gross: $57,469,467

Opening Weekend: $12,046,179

Director: Mary Lambert

Stars: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne

Tagline: A pet isn't just for life.

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Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep in Death Becomes Her (1992)

7. Death Becomes Her (1992)

Domestic Total Gross: $58,422,650

Opening Weekend: $12,110,355

Production Budget: $55 million

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Stars: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn

Tagline: Some people will go to any lengths to stay young forever. But Madeline Ashton and her old friend Helen Sharp are about to go TOO far.

20
Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Sarah Polley, Michael Kelly, Inna Korobkina, Jake Weber, and Kevin Zegers in Dawn of the Dead (2004)

6. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Domestic Total Gross: $59,020,957

Opening Weekend: $26,722,575

Production Budget: $26 million

Director: Zack Snyder

Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer

Tagline: When the undead rise, civilization will fall.

21
Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

5. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

Domestic Total Gross: $60,128,566

Opening Weekend: $26,650,264

Production Budget: $60 million

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller

Tagline: She's back ... And she's bringing a few of her friends.

22
Nicholas Hoult in Warm Bodies (2013)

4. Warm Bodies (2010)

Domestic Total Gross: $66,380,662

Opening Weekend: $20,353,967

Production Budget: $35 million

Director: Jonathan Levine

Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich

Tagline: He's still dead but he's getting warmer

23
Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg in Zombieland (2009)

3. Zombieland (2009)

Domestic Total Gross: $75,590,286

Opening Weekend: $24,733,155

Production Budget: $23.6 million

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson

Tagline: Survival rule #1: Cardio.

24
Hotel Transylvania (2012)

2. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Domestic Total Gross: $148,313,048

Opening Weekend: $42,522,194

Production Budget: $85 million

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg

Tagline: Where monsters go to get away from it all.

25
Brad Pitt and Daniella Kertesz in World War Z (2013)

1. World War Z (2013)

Domestic Total Gross: $202,359,711

Opening Weekend: $66,411,834

Production Budget: $190 million

Director: Marc Forster

Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz

Tagline: Remember Philly!