Nightmare on Elm Street series ranks #4 on Yahoo!’s top five highest-grossing horror franchises

Posted on: October 24, 2009 at 4:54 AM

Yahoo! posted the top five highest-grossing horror franchises. A Nightmare on Elm Street ranks #4.

A Nightmare on Elm Street4. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
Total Gross: $307,420,075
Number of Films: 8
Average Gross: $38,427,509

Twenty-five years ago, Robert Englund first put on the hat, sweater, and razor-clawed glove to become Freddy Kruger in Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” He played the role seven more times on film, including “Freddy vs. Jason,” which is the most successful movie for both characters. This April, Oscar-nominated actor Jackie Earle Haley will be taking over as Freddy in an updated version, which will surely push the series into the top three on this list.