Screenit: Frightening/Tense Scenes - Average Adjusted* Box Office
(with number of films per category)

(*adjusted for inflation to December 2013 dollars before calculating averages)

All films

RatingUS Domestic Gross
(USD)
UK Gross
(£)
Non-US Gross
(USD)
Worldwide Gross
(USD)
Estimated Budget
(USD)
US 'Net'
(US Gross - Budget)
Worldwide 'Net'
(Worldwide Gross - 2xBudget)
Worldwide Ratio
(Worldwide Gross/Budget)
Worldwide Ratio
% ≥ 2
None41,361,700
(154)
5,573,327
(83)
30,530,189
(141)
75,206,992
(141)
29,756,700
(117)
19,434,348
(117)
26,227,660
(112)
8.35
(112)
56%
Minor40,141,161
(228)
5,228,545
(107)
29,658,102
(206)
73,861,721
(206)
35,202,397
(175)
13,439,793
(175)
12,413,831
(164)
2.75
(164)
49%
Mild46,279,397
(194)
5,598,305
(105)
47,795,633
(176)
98,585,492
(176)
43,280,191
(148)
10,556,587
(148)
18,122,845
(138)
3.14
(138)
43%
Moderate57,313,579
(339)
6,147,065
(218)
62,483,855
(320)
123,122,782
(320)
60,607,970
(288)
4,219,475
(288)
9,963,858
(280)
2.50
(280)
41%
Heavy78,955,855
(172)
9,462,424
(114)
108,545,034
(164)
188,857,893
(164)
65,241,849
(165)
16,019,204
(165)
56,783,811
(160)
3.69
(160)
52%
Extreme85,527,755
(74)
11,388,123
(51)
105,944,042
(71)
195,055,534
(71)
50,546,248
(71)
36,934,047
(71)
93,301,140
(69)
6.63
(69)
72%

Fiction films, animated and live

RatingUS Domestic Gross
(USD)
UK Gross
(£)
Non-US Gross
(USD)
Worldwide Gross
(USD)
Estimated Budget
(USD)
US 'Net'
(US Gross - Budget)
Worldwide 'Net'
(Worldwide Gross - 2xBudget)
Worldwide Ratio
(Worldwide Gross/Budget)
Worldwide Ratio
% ≥ 2
None44,832,059
(140)
5,697,012
(81)
32,688,988
(131)
80,289,673
(131)
30,907,753
(112)
19,961,838
(112)
27,061,367
(108)
5.67
(108)
56%
Minor41,070,686
(221)
5,277,534
(106)
30,092,037
(202)
74,807,530
(202)
35,202,397
(175)
13,439,793
(175)
12,413,831
(164)
2.75
(164)
49%
Mild47,211,815
(188)
5,642,364
(104)
49,353,691
(170)
101,333,888
(170)
43,532,318
(147)
10,127,148
(147)
17,624,358
(137)
3.05
(137)
42%
Moderate57,401,417
(333)
6,156,911
(216)
62,990,430
(314)
123,786,052
(314)
61,338,650
(284)
3,302,775
(284)
8,448,703
(276)
2.30
(276)
40%
Heavy79,260,685
(171)
9,532,239
(113)
108,933,018
(163)
189,573,993
(163)
65,609,336
(164)
15,983,615
(164)
56,749,838
(159)
3.62
(159)
52%
Extreme85,527,755
(74)
11,388,123
(51)
105,944,042
(71)
195,055,534
(71)
50,546,248
(71)
36,934,047
(71)
93,301,140
(69)
6.63
(69)
72%

Animated fiction films

RatingUS Domestic Gross
(USD)
UK Gross
(£)
Non-US Gross
(USD)
Worldwide Gross
(USD)
Estimated Budget
(USD)
US 'Net'
(US Gross - Budget)
Worldwide 'Net'
(Worldwide Gross - 2xBudget)
Worldwide Ratio
(Worldwide Gross/Budget)
Worldwide Ratio
% ≥ 2
None29,329,935
(1)
62,725
(1)
306,564
(1)
29,636,498
(1)

(0)

(0)

(0)

(0)
Minor38,985,921
(1)
5,782,185
(1)
21,548,095
(1)
60,534,016
(1)
38,051,200
(1)
934,721
(1)
-15,568,384
(1)
1.59
(1)
Mild111,177,301
(14)
20,153,449
(5)
138,391,444
(13)
257,527,029
(13)
65,602,358
(11)
38,454,394
(11)
92,161,079
(10)
7.04
(10)
50%
Moderate85,430,692
(32)
11,873,728
(26)
100,357,883
(32)
185,788,574
(32)
67,797,742
(26)
34,723,275
(26)
74,903,577
(26)
3.58
(26)
65%
Heavy145,748,940
(11)
13,931,976
(7)
208,595,266
(11)
354,344,206
(11)
101,709,800
(10)
48,271,277
(10)
156,010,814
(10)
3.67
(10)
60%
Extreme81,807,918
(1)

(0)
73,870,444
(1)
155,678,362
(1)
83,295,000
(1)
-1,487,082
(1)
-10,911,638
(1)
1.87
(1)

Live action fiction films

RatingUS Domestic Gross
(USD)
UK Gross
(£)
Non-US Gross
(USD)
Worldwide Gross
(USD)
Estimated Budget
(USD)
US 'Net'
(US Gross - Budget)
Worldwide 'Net'
(Worldwide Gross - 2xBudget)
Worldwide Ratio
(Worldwide Gross/Budget)
Worldwide Ratio
% ≥ 2
None44,943,585
(139)
5,767,440
(80)
32,938,083
(130)
80,679,313
(130)
30,907,753
(112)
19,961,838
(112)
27,061,367
(108)
5.67
(108)
56%
Minor41,080,162
(220)
5,272,728
(105)
30,134,544
(201)
74,878,543
(201)
35,186,025
(174)
13,511,662
(174)
12,585,501
(163)
2.76
(163)
50%
Mild42,065,167
(174)
4,909,481
(99)
41,981,138
(157)
88,400,698
(157)
41,747,241
(136)
7,835,974
(136)
11,755,325
(127)
2.73
(127)
42%
Moderate54,421,560
(301)
5,374,610
(190)
58,750,151
(282)
116,750,304
(282)
60,687,733
(258)
136,368
(258)
1,537,396
(250)
2.17
(250)
37%
Heavy74,689,618
(160)
9,241,690
(106)
101,720,619
(152)
177,649,833
(152)
63,265,150
(154)
13,887,014
(154)
50,088,028
(149)
3.61
(149)
51%
Extreme85,578,712
(73)
11,388,123
(51)
106,402,236
(70)
195,618,065
(70)
50,078,409
(70)
37,482,921
(70)
94,833,681
(68)
6.70
(68)
74%

Documentaries and other nonfiction films

RatingUS Domestic Gross
(USD)
UK Gross
(£)
Non-US Gross
(USD)
Worldwide Gross
(USD)
Estimated Budget
(USD)
US 'Net'
(US Gross - Budget)
Worldwide 'Net'
(Worldwide Gross - 2xBudget)
Worldwide Ratio
(Worldwide Gross/Budget)
Worldwide Ratio
% ≥ 2
None6,658,117
(14)
564,085
(2)
2,249,923
(10)
8,623,869
(10)
3,973,118
(5)
7,618,567
(5)
3,717,565
(4)
80.76
(4)
50%
Minor10,794,714
(7)
35,673
(1)
7,744,402
(4)
26,098,348
(4)

(0)

(0)

(0)

(0)
Mild17,063,621
(6)
1,016,137
(1)
3,650,651
(6)
20,714,273
(6)
6,217,500
(1)
73,683,980
(1)
86,415,579
(1)
15.90
(1)
100%
Moderate52,438,567
(6)
5,083,695
(2)
35,973,122
(6)
88,411,689
(6)
8,729,725
(4)
69,305,220
(4)
114,509,574
(4)
16.05
(4)
100%
Heavy26,829,778
(1)
1,573,354
(1)
45,303,696
(1)
72,133,474
(1)
4,974,000
(1)
21,855,778
(1)
62,185,474
(1)
14.50
(1)
100%

Cerridwen & Simonton (2009) data, not adjusted for inflation

RatingUS Domestic Gross
(USD)
UK Gross
(£)
Non-US Gross
(USD)
Worldwide Gross
(USD)
Estimated Budget
(USD)
US 'Net'
(US Gross - Budget)
Worldwide 'Net'
(Worldwide Gross - 2xBudget)
Worldwide Ratio
(Worldwide Gross/Budget)
Worldwide Ratio
% ≥ 2
None37,594,040
(125)
4,549,596
(81)
37,505,121
(29)
86,532,801
(18)
26,939,565
(92)
16,823,910
(92)
26,851,791
(15)
10.37
(15)
67%
Minor33,757,219
(175)
4,170,884
(106)
51,211,122
(32)
121,251,758
(20)
27,654,231
(130)
11,377,414
(130)
39,122,155
(18)
3.34
(18)
56%
Mild38,045,893
(153)
4,492,637
(104)
68,571,782
(43)
146,954,942
(30)
35,913,217
(115)
9,142,135
(115)
63,769,166
(27)
3.56
(27)
59%
Moderate50,156,513
(270)
4,899,744
(216)
74,328,801
(103)
138,126,257
(70)
52,524,026
(231)
4,409,622
(231)
8,474,303
(69)
2.32
(69)
42%
Heavy62,785,765
(133)
7,509,123
(113)
105,996,491
(57)
239,253,715
(49)
51,836,395
(124)
14,304,720
(124)
109,174,908
(48)
3.65
(48)
60%
Extreme79,094,517
(58)
9,083,173
(51)
83,134,672
(36)
163,035,709
(33)
42,915,091
(55)
39,064,334
(55)
84,511,058
(32)
8.00
(32)
88%