What are the top grossing cannibal movies of all time?

Cannibal movies called as cannibal genre are the subgenre of exploitation movies made predominantly by the Italian moviemakers in years 1970s to 1980s. These subgenres are collections of graphically violent film that usually portrays cannibalism by the ancient, stone-age population. While cannibalism is the joining feature of these movies, the common emphasis concentrates on different forms and one of them is their grossed box office hits. Here are the box office cannibal movies of all time.


1. Cannibal Holocaust (1980) = Adjusted Budget US$329, 986 — Box office $2 million

The film is an Italian cannibal development horror movie of director Ruggero Deodato. The movie was inspired by the Italian media reporting the Red Brigade violence. The movie was initially filmed in the Amazon tropical forest in Colombia with the indigenous clan interacting with Italian and American actors. The movie narrates the tales of a missing documentary movie crew who had moved out to the Amazon to shoot cannibal tribes

2. Eating Raoul (1982) = Budget $350, 000 — Box office $1,114,825

This black comedy movie is about the wedded couple staying in Hollywood who chose to kill swingers because of their money. The movie director is Paul Bartel with writers Richard Blackburn and Bartel. The authors also custom built a solo topic comic book basis of the film for endorsement; it was created by the underground comic maker Kim Deitch. The movie story is about Mary Bland and Paul, who were a nurse and a wine dealer, respectively, who bemoan their down ranking in life and fantasize of unlocking a restaurant.

3. Hannibal (2001) = Budget $87 million, Box office $351.6 million

The film is a crime thriller movie who is directed by Scott, Ridley, adapted from the story of similar title by Thomas Harris. This is the sequel to the Academy Award–winning movie of 1991, Silence of the Lambs where Anthony Hopkins comes back to his performance as the symbolic serial murderer, Hannibal Lecter. The Co-stars Julianne Moore role was initially held by Ms. Foster, Jodie as the FBI Exceptional Agent Clarice Starling. Ten years right after tracking down the serial murderer Jame Gumb, is unjustly accused for a failed drug raid. She is then contacted by Verger, Mason the only present casualty of the serial murderer Hannibal Lecter. Watch Hannibal online.

4. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) = Budget $19 million, Box office $272.7 million

This horror-thriller movie of director Jonathan Demme stars Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn and Anthony Hopkins. Modified by Ted Tally, from similar title by Thomas Harris from his 1988 novel and his second to present the personality of Dr. Hannibal Lecter; the cannibalistic and brilliant psychiatrist serial killer. In the movie, Clarice Starling is the youngest U.S. FBI beginner who seeks advices of the detainee Dr. Lecter to arrest the other serial killer that is known only by a Codename, “Buffalo Bill”.

5. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) = Budget $50 million, Box office $152.5 million

This British-American musical horror, fantasy movie is directed by Burton, Tim. This is the adaptation from the 1979 musical award of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award of similar title and tells again here the Victorian melodramatic story of Sweeney Todd. She is the serial killer and English barber who killed his customers using a straight razor and with through the assistance of his partner, Mrs. Lovett, treated the corpses in a meat pie.

6. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) = Budget $15 million, Box office $69.6 million

The film is a horror movie and the reconstruction of the 1977 film by Wes Craven with similar title. The movie director is Aja with writers, filmmaker partners Grégory Levasseur and Alexandre Aja of the French terror movie Haute Tension. The movie is about a family that was a targeted by a crowd of killer mutants after the car split up in the desert. The movie was originally rated as NC-17 for having strong gruesome violence, and then edited down to being an R-rating movie.

7. Alive (1993) = Budget $32 million, Box office $36.7 million

This is a biographical survival drama movie from 1974 book of Piers Paul Read, Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors and it details the tales of a rugby team from Uruguayan who were concerned with the Uruguayan Air Force crash of Flight 571, and it crashed on October 13, 1972, Friday, in the mountain of Andes. The movie director is Frank Marshall and the narrator was John Malkovich.

8. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) = Budget $300,000, Box office $30.8 million

This horror movie is produced and directed by Tobe Hooper, and he also who co-wrote it with writer Kim Henkel. The stars were Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Paul Partain, Gunnar Hansen, and Jim Siedow. The movie goes after a crowd of buddies who fall victim to the clan of cannibals while they were on their way to take a visit to an old homestead. The movie’s is totally fictional, but the characters of Leatherface and the minor plot info were motivated by the crimes from real-life killer Ed Gein.

9. Wrong Turn (2003) = Budget $12.6 million, Box office $28.7 million

The American horror movie is directed by Schmidt, Rob with writer Alan McElroy. The movie stars were Desmond Harrington, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eliza Dushku, and Jeremy Sisto. This is the primary episode of the Wrong Turn movie series and it includes five movies. The movie story is about college students Halley Smith and Rich Stoker, who were rock climbing profound in the remote woods of West Virginia. When Rich arrives at the top, he plans to assist Halley up, but was suddenly killed.

10. Delicatessen (1991) = Budget $3.8 million, Box office $12.4 million

The movie is a post-apocalyptic French 1991 black comedy movie of director Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, with stars Karin Viard and Dominique Pinon. The story is about a dilapidated apartment house in the post-apocalyptic France, the food was in short supply and the grains were treated as a currency. On the ground floor, there was a butcher shop, run by Clapet, the landlord, that are posting job availabilities in Hard Times paper, and this is his means of attracting victims to that building, where he murders and then butchers as a an inexpensive source of veal or meat to sell.


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