This is going to divide horror fans all over the world. According to Coinage, M Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Sixth Sense’ is the highest grossing horror film ever. It beats Jaws, Signs, The Sixth Sense, Hannibal and even Exorcist.
Now, before we go on a tirade, we should know that the video doesn’t say whether the box office collections are adjusted for inflation. You see, The Exorcist released in 1973 and Signs released in 2002. That’s 3 decades. The Sixth Sense made more than $600 million dollars, while The Exorcist made more than $400 million dollars. As far as we can understand from the video, this is only the box office collection of the film at the theaters and not the collection of the entire franchise and the money that the filmmakers made from the sequels and the merchandise deals.
We are still wondering whether it makes sense to club the two films together. The Exorcist was the film that really gave a kickstart to the gory, slashy flicks that we saw later. The Sixth Sense is more of a psychological thriller – that gave a kickstart to those kind of films.
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But of course, this is good news for Shyamalan, who is currently on a roll. The maverick director recently announced that he would bring together two of his most well-known films, Unbreakable and Split to come up with one film that’d be a sequel to both – Glass.
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