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15. The Others (2001)

Worldwide gross: $209,947,037
Adjusted for inflation (2010): $259,020,000

The Others is a 2001 psychological horror film starring Nicole Kidman. A spooky affair with none of the violence associated with modern horror cinema, the film instead favors a dreary atmosphere accentuated by lots and lots of fog. It cost $17 million to produce, a very low budget for a major Hollywood film with an A-list star.

The Others was very highly regarded by critics and audiences, and it owes much of its success to good word of mouth. When all was said and done, this low-key horror sleeper earned over $200 million at the box office, an unquestionably successful haul for such a low-budget movie.

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