Jaws chewed its way to second place on the list and cashed in for over $470 million. The short answer: a lot! For the full breakdown of the biggest horror moneymakers of all time at the box office — see where Hannibal and The Exorcist land on the list — watch the video above, courtesy of Coinage, Time Inc.’s personal finance video company. Director M. How much do people really pay to be scared out of their mind at the movies? Show Full Article The latter scored the top spot and brought in a whopping $672 million in ticket sales, while Signs raked in a cool $408 million. Night Shyamalan really knows how to bring in the bucks, as he directed two of the top highest-grossing movies that hit theaters: Signs and The Sixth Sense.