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Genres

Creature Feature

1982-Present



RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 Godzilla (2014) WB $93,188,384 46.4% 3,952 $23,580 $200,672,193 5/16/14
2 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Uni. $72,132,785 31.5% 3,281 $21,985 $229,086,679 5/23/97
3 Jurassic Park III Uni. $50,771,645 28.0% 3,434 $14,784 $181,171,875 7/18/01
4 King Kong Uni. $50,130,145 23.0% 3,568 $14,049 $218,080,025 12/14/05
5 Jurassic Park Uni. $47,026,828 13.2% 2,404 $19,561 $357,067,947 6/11/93
6 Godzilla Sony $44,047,541 32.3% 3,310 $13,307 $136,314,294 5/20/98
7 Cloverfield Par. $40,058,229 50.0% 3,411 $11,744 $80,048,433 1/18/08
8 Alien Vs. Predator Fox $38,291,056 47.7% 3,395 $11,278 $80,282,231 8/13/04
9 Pacific Rim WB $37,285,325 36.6% 3,275 $11,385 $101,802,906 7/12/13
10 Super 8 Par. $35,451,168 27.9% 3,379 $10,492 $127,004,179 6/10/11
11 Predators Fox $24,760,882 47.6% 2,669 $9,277 $52,000,688 7/9/10
12 Congo Par. $24,642,539 30.4% 2,649 $9,302 $81,022,101 6/9/95
13 The Grey ORF $19,665,101 38.1% 3,185 $6,174 $51,580,236 1/27/12
14 Alien 3 Fox $19,449,867 35.1% 2,227 $8,733 $55,473,545 5/22/92
15 Deep Blue Sea WB $19,107,643 25.9% 2,854 $6,695 $73,648,142 7/30/99
16 Riddick Uni. $19,030,375 45.3% 3,107 $6,125 $42,025,135 9/6/13
17 Species MGM $17,161,943 28.6% 2,310 $7,429 $60,074,103 7/7/95
18 Anaconda Sony $16,620,887 25.2% 2,456 $6,767 $65,885,767 4/11/97
19 Alien Resurrection Fox $16,474,092 34.5% 2,415 $6,821 $47,795,658 11/26/97
20 Jeepers Creepers 2 UA $15,269,324 42.8% 3,124 $4,887 $35,667,218 8/29/03
21 Snakes on a Plane NL $13,806,311 40.6% 3,555 $3,883 $34,020,814 8/18/06
22 Jaws 3-D Uni. $13,422,500 29.5% 1,300 $10,325 $45,517,055 7/22/83
23 Evolution DW $13,408,351 35.0% 2,611 $5,135 $38,345,494 6/8/01
24 Jeepers Creepers UA $13,106,108 34.6% 2,944 $4,451 $37,904,175 8/31/01
25 Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid SGem $12,812,287 39.7% 2,905 $4,410 $32,238,923 8/27/04
26 Gremlins WB $12,511,634 8.4% 1,511 $8,280 $148,168,459 6/8/84
27 Predator Fox $12,031,638 20.1% 1,623 $7,413 $59,735,548 6/12/87
28 Pitch Black USA $11,577,688 29.5% 1,832 $6,319 $39,240,659 2/18/00
29 Lake Placid Fox $10,974,145 34.5% 2,096 $5,235 $31,770,414 7/16/99
30 Mighty Joe Young BV $10,602,042 20.9% 2,502 $4,237 $50,632,037 12/25/98
31 Piranha 3D W/Dim. $10,106,872 40.4% 2,470 $4,092 $25,003,155 8/20/10
32 Aliens Vs. Predator - Requiem Fox $10,059,425 24.1% 2,611 $3,853 $41,797,066 12/25/07
33 Aliens Fox $10,052,042 11.8% 1,437 $6,995 $85,160,248 7/18/86
34 Gremlins 2: The New Batch WB $9,702,804 23.4% 2,075 $4,676 $41,482,207 6/15/90
35 The Ghost and the Darkness Par. $9,215,063 23.9% 2,142 $4,302 $38,619,405 10/11/96
36 The Island of Dr. Moreau NL $9,101,987 32.9% 2,035 $4,472 $27,663,982 8/23/96
37 The Relic Par. $9,064,143 26.7% 2,095 $4,326 $33,956,608 1/10/97
38 The Descent LGF $8,911,330 34.2% 2,095 $4,253 $26,024,456 8/4/06
39 Predator 2 Fox $8,784,943 28.6% 1,950 $4,505 $30,669,413 11/21/90
40 The Thing (2011) Uni. $8,493,665 50.2% 2,996 $2,835 $16,928,670 10/14/11
41 Shark Night 3D Rela. $8,404,260 44.5% 2,806 $2,995 $18,877,153 9/2/11
42 Arachnophobia BV $8,045,760 15.1% 1,479 $5,440 $53,208,180 7/20/90
43 Mimic Mira. $7,818,208 30.7% 2,255 $3,467 $25,480,490 8/22/97
44 Splice WB $7,385,277 43.4% 2,450 $3,014 $17,010,170 6/4/10
45 Species II MGM $7,274,008 37.8% 2,510 $2,898 $19,221,939 4/10/98
46 Jaws IV: The Revenge Uni. $7,154,890 34.5% 1,606 $4,455 $20,763,013 7/17/87
47 Eight Legged Freaks WB $6,485,458 37.4% 2,530 $2,563 $17,322,606 7/17/02
48 The Cave SGem $6,147,294 41.0% 2,195 $2,800 $15,007,991 8/26/05
49 Cujo WB $6,114,899 28.9% 1,239 $4,935 $21,156,152 8/12/83
50 Primeval BV $6,048,315 57.1% 2,444 $2,474 $10,597,734 1/12/07
51 Virus Uni. $6,013,640 42.8% 2,018 $2,980 $14,036,005 1/15/99
52 Leviathan MGM $5,029,164 32.0% 1,393 $3,610 $15,704,614 3/17/89
53 Deep Rising BV $4,737,793 42.3% 1,758 $2,695 $11,203,026 1/30/98
54 Bats Dest. $4,717,902 46.5% 2,540 $1,857 $10,155,690 10/22/99
55 Godzilla 2000 Sony $4,407,720 43.9% 2,111 $2,087 $10,037,390 8/18/00
56 Tremors Uni. $3,731,520 22.4% 1,472 $2,535 $16,667,084 1/19/90
57 Deepstar Six TriS $3,306,320 40.6% 1,117 $2,960 $8,143,225 1/13/89
58 The Thing (1982) Uni. $3,107,897 15.8% 840 $3,699 $19,629,760 6/25/82
59 Alone in the Dark Lions $2,834,421 54.7% 2,124 $1,334 $5,178,569 1/28/05
60 The Blob TriS $2,644,920 32.1% 1,081 $2,446 $8,247,943 8/5/88
61 Critters 2: The Main Course NL $1,898,751 49.8% 1,114 $1,704 $3,813,293 4/29/88
62 C.H.U.D. NW $1,762,922 37.9% 310 $5,686 $4,654,423 8/31/84
63 King Kong Lives DEG $1,172,942 24.9% 1,105 $1,061 $4,711,220 12/19/86
64 A Sound of Thunder WB $917,398 48.3% 816 $1,124 $1,900,451 9/2/05
65 Critters NL $818,018 6.2% 621 $1,317 $13,167,232 5/9/86
66 The Kindred FMEnt $602,834 25.0% 207 $2,912 $2,407,024 1/9/87
67 Godzilla 1985 NW $509,502 12.4% 235 $2,168 $4,116,395 8/23/85
68 The Host Magn. $314,488 14.3% 71 $4,429 $2,201,923 3/9/07
69 Piranha 3DD W/Dim. $182,237 48.4% 86 $2,119 $376,512 6/1/12
70 Razorback WB $89,331 59.5% 50 $1,786 $150,140 11/16/84
71 Afflicted (2014) CBS $69,447 57.3% 44 $1,578 $121,179 4/4/14
72 Feast W/Dim. $54,556 97.2% 146 $373 $56,131 9/22/06
73 Rogue TRR $7,711 73.8% 10 $771 $10,452 4/25/08
74 Trollhunter Magn. $5,585 2.2% 1 $5,585 $253,444 6/10/11
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 64 titles):
$16,164,49229.4%2,294$7,046$55,044,111-

Note: Only movies with opening weekend grosses are listed on this chart.


NOTE: This list is about mostly non-sentient creatures of natural, alien or scientific origin running amok. Since ""creature feature"" is in a way a sub-genre of science fiction, supernatural beasties need not apply. As usual, only theatrical releases, i.e. movies that actually have box office grosses to their names, are counted. That's important to note here as most ""creature features"" go straight to video or cable. If there are any movies that you think should be on this list, e-mail us at mail@boxofficemojo.com.




UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Jurassic World Uni. 6/12/15
Godzilla 2 WB 6/8/18