As you may remember, a while back I wrote about the top ten vampire movies, so you may be wondering why I am making another top ten list. Well, the films compiled on that list (see it here) were the highest rated vampire movies based on thousands of votes. Since it was based on ratings there were many big vampire films not found on that list, which pissed off quite a few people. That is why I bring you this new list. This time it’s not the highest rated vampire movies, but rather the top grossing vampire movies, the ones that made the most money in theaters.
The list below has been compiled using information from Box Office Mojo. Please keep the change in movie ticket prices in mind! A ticket to see a movie costs much more now than it did a few years back, which is why some of these newer movies are higher on the list.
1. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: $300,531,751
The third film in the Twilight Saga is currently the vampire movie that has made the most at the box office. That’s not really a shocker, Twilight is ridiculously popular and Eclipse is usually the book people pick as their favorite of the four.
2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon: $296,623,634
Of course, New Moon is second on the list, again, not a shock. This was the point when the Twilight really hit it big.
3. Twilight: $192,769,854
Yup, the Twilight films take the top spots. The first film made significantly less than the other two, which just shows you how popular it got after this first one.
4. Van Helsing: $120,177,084
I find it really strange that this movie made SO much, I didn’t realize it was so popular when it came out. In case you’ve forgotten this one, it starred Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale, and paid homage to classic movie monsters.
5. Interview with the Vampire: $105,264,608
Interview was a huge hit starred big names like Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, so it’s not surprise that it made the list. Now, keep in mind that this movie would be higher on the list if it had come out more recently, since ticket prices were significantly cheaper when this movie was in theaters, which was over 15 years ago.
6. Bram Stoker’s Dracula: $82,522,790
Another widely popular film starring well-known actors such as Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins. Just like with Interview, this movie would be much higher on the list if it wasn’t so old (tickets cost way less in 1992). In today’s terms, this film would have made at least doubled the amount shown above.
7. Blade II: $82,348,319
Yup, Blade II made the list, which is understandable because Blade kicks ass. It beat out the first Blade flick, which goes to show you how much people love buff sword slinging vampire slayers.
8. Blade: $70,087,718
The A half-vampire, half-mortal vampire slayer takes the eighth spot on the list of top grossing vampire films! This film was hugely popular when it came out, so of course it would make the list.
9. Underworld: Evolution: $62,318,875
Kate Beckinsale has two movies on this list, go her! Underworld: Evolution is the only Underworld film to make the list, neither the first nor the third film made the cut, which kind of bums me out since this was my least favorite of the three.
10. Blade: Trinity: $52,411,906
Not surprising that this would be low on the list since people didn’t really care much for it. Actually, I didn’t even expect it to be on the list at all. Either way, I’m happy it made money, it’s my personal favorite of the three and one of my all-time favorite vampire movies.
What do you guys think of this list? I still prefer the other top ten list because it isn’t about money but about the best and most loved vampire movies.