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The 10 Highest Grossing Horror Movie Franchises

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10. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (6 films)

Adjusted for inflation (2011): $364,396,446.50
Total worldwide gross: $203,672,393

While the first film of the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” saga may have made less-than-stellar profits — little more than $30 million — the series still stands strong as a stable, sturdy franchise worthy of the top tier in horror film history. Its main antagonist, Leatherface, is among the most recognized villains in all of cinema today, and many a Halloween costume has strived to emulate his classic maniacal manifestation — complete with chainsaw, mask made of human skin and blood-soaked butcher’s apron.

Photo: New Line Cinema