Goosebumps Books Statistics

How many Goosebumps books were sold?

  • Over 400 million copies of Goosebumps books have been sold since 1992.
  • The Goosebumps series sold over 350 million copies in the United States and additional 50 million copies worldwide.
  • This makes Goosebumps the second best-selling book series of all time, trailing only Harry Potter.
  • Only in 1995, over 32 million copies of the series were sold, including almost 13 million backlist titles.
  • The original series (1992-1997) was selling over 1 million copies per month and 4 million copies in a month by the mid-90s.
  • By 2001, 45 books from the series sold over 1 million copies, with 2 of them selling over 2 million.
  • By 1996, Goosebumps sales accounted for 15% of the publisher’s annual revenue (Scholastic).
  • In 1997, after the last book in the original series was published and the sales started to decline, Scholastic’s sales revenue dropped by 40%.
  • Goosebumps books appeared on USA Today’s best-sellers list for 115 weeks in total and were also featured on the New York Times bestsellers list.
  • Aside from the United States, the series was a best-seller in the UK, France, and Australia.
  • The series has been translated into 35 languages.
  • RL Stine, the author of the Goosebumps series, received a Guinness World Records certificate for the “Most prolific author of children’s horror novels” in 2011.

How many books are in the Goosebumps series?

  • In total, 235 books in the Goosebumps series have been published since 1992.
  • The original series (1992-1997) contained 62 titles.
  • There are 29,677 pages in the Goosebumps series, and the average book in the series is 126 pages long.
  • There are approximately 187 words on the average page of Goosebumps books.
  • The series as a whole contains approximately 5,537,070 words, while the average book in the Goosebumps series contains 23,562 words.
  • The average reader would need just over 94 minutes to read one book from the Goosebumps series.
  • It would take over 15 days for the average reader to complete reading all 235 titles from the Goosebumps series.
  • For children ages 8 to 12, it takes between 2 and 6 minutes and 3 hours and 24 minutes to complete the average book from the Goosebumps series.
  • It would take between 20 and 33 days for kids ages 8 to 12 to read the complete Goosebumps books collection, reading non-stop.

What reading level are Goosebumps books?

  • All 235 books from the Goosebumps series are recommended for children ages 8 to 12.
  • Give Yourself Goosebumps series (1995-2000) is recommended for children ages 7 to 12.
  • The average Goosebumps book has a Lexile measure score of 446.
  • Creepy Creatures is the book from the series with the lowest Lexile score of 260, making it the easiest Goosebumps book to read.
  • Monster Blood is the most complex book from the Goosebump series, with a Lexile measure score of 640.

Which Goosebumps books are banned?

  • From 1990 to 1999, the complete Goosebumps series ranked 15th on the list of the most frequently banned and challenged books.
  • During the first decade of the 21st century, the series dropped down on the list of the most frequently banned, standing at number 94.
  • However, from 2010 to 2019, the series received an increased number of challenges across the US, becoming the 46th most frequently challenged book (series) during this period.
  • The most common reason for challenging the Goosebumps series is being too scary for the recommended age group.
  • 75% of the challenges related to the Goosebumps books occurred in school libraries.
  • In 1997, a public hearing was held by the Anoka-Hennepin school district about banning the series from school libraries, which was opposed by the children and parents.

Which Goosebumps books are in the movie?

  • Goosebumps movie, released in 2015, was followed by a series of 5 books related to the plot of the movie, all released on August 25, 2015:
    • The Movie Novel
    • Night of the Living Monsters
    • Slappy’s Revenge
    • Monster Survival Guide
    • Activity Book
  • Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, a stand-alone sequel to the original movie, premiered on October 8, 2018, and was followed by the Movie Novel.

Goosebumps movie stats

  • The Goosebumps movie had a production budget of $58 million and grossed over $158 million worldwide, including $80 million in the US and over $78 million internationally.
  • On the opening weekend, the movie grossed over $23.6 million, almost 30% of the total movie gross.
  • The highest earnings outside the US are in the UK, Mexico, Venezuela, and Spain.
  • Goosebumps 2, the stand-alone sequel released in 2018, grossed $93 million worldwide, with equal distribution between US and international gross ($46.7 million each).
  • The movie had a budget of $35 million and was the most popular in the UK, Mexico, France, and Russia.

Goosebumps books in order

Goosebumps audiobooks statistics

  • 49 Goosebumps audiobooks have been published so far, including 7 audiocassettes released between 1996 and 1997.
  • The total length of Goosebumps audiobooks is 4 days and 23 hours, while the average audiobook from the series is 2 hours and 24 minutes long.
  • The longest audiobook from the series is Classic Goosebumps, which is 3 hours and 19 minutes long.

List of all Goosebumps audiobooks