Box Office Performance for Comedy Movies in 2009

Summary for all Years
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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2009 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Hangover 6/5/2009 Warner Bros. R $277,322,503 36,976,334
2 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 5/22/2009 20th Century Fox PG $177,243,721 23,632,496
3 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 12/23/2009 20th Century Fox PG $155,916,935 20,788,925
4 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 1/16/2009 Sony Pictures PG $146,336,178 19,511,490
5 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 9/18/2009 Sony Pictures PG $124,264,907 16,568,654
6 Couples Retreat 10/9/2009 Universal PG-13 $108,511,760 14,468,235
7 Julie & Julia 8/7/2009 Sony Pictures PG-13 $94,125,426 12,550,057
8 Madea Goes To Jail 2/20/2009 Lionsgate PG-13 $90,508,336 12,067,778
9 Zombieland 10/2/2009 Sony Pictures R $75,590,286 10,078,705
10 Hotel for Dogs 1/16/2009 Paramount Pictures PG $73,178,547 9,757,140
11 I Love You, Man 3/20/2009 Paramount Pictures R $72,013,010 9,601,735
12 17 Again 4/17/2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $64,167,069 8,555,609
13 Brüno 7/10/2009 Universal R $60,054,530 8,007,271
14 Bride Wars 1/9/2009 20th Century Fox PG $58,715,510 7,828,735
15 Funny People 7/31/2009 Universal R $51,855,045 6,914,006
16 I Can Do Bad All By Myself 9/11/2009 Lionsgate PG-13 $51,733,921 6,897,856
17 Land of the Lost 6/5/2009 Universal PG-13 $49,438,370 6,591,783
18 Old Dogs 11/25/2009 Walt Disney PG $47,239,575 6,298,610
19 Year One 6/19/2009 Sony Pictures PG-13 $43,337,279 5,778,304
20 Marley & Me 12/25/2008 20th Century Fox PG $36,489,705 4,865,294
21 The Pink Panther 2 2/6/2009 Sony Pictures PG $35,922,978 4,789,730
22 Dance Flick 5/22/2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $25,794,018 3,439,202
23 Bedtime Stories 12/25/2008 Walt Disney PG $24,562,807 3,275,041
24 Observe and Report 4/10/2009 Warner Bros. R $24,007,324 3,200,977
25 The Invention of Lying 10/2/2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $18,451,251 2,460,167
26 Yes Man 12/19/2008 Warner Bros. PG-13 $18,183,588 2,424,478
27 Fired Up 2/20/2009 Sony Pictures PG-13 $17,231,291 2,297,505
28 Imagine That 6/12/2009 Paramount Pictures PG $16,222,392 2,162,986
29 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 8/14/2009 Paramount Vantage R $15,122,676 2,016,357
30 I Love You, Beth Cooper 7/10/2009 20th Century Fox PG-13 $14,800,725 1,973,430
31 Whip It 10/2/2009 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $13,077,184 1,743,625
32 Sunshine Cleaning 3/13/2009 Overture Films R $12,062,558 1,608,341
33 Extract 9/4/2009 Miramax R $10,823,158 1,443,088
34 De pčre en flic 7/8/2009 Not Rated $10,644,453 1,419,260
35 Next Day Air 5/8/2009 Summit Entertainment R $10,027,047 1,336,940
36 Away We Go 6/5/2009 Focus Features R $9,451,946 1,260,259
37 A Serious Man 10/2/2009 Focus Features R $9,190,525 1,225,403
38 The Boat That Rocked 11/13/2009 Focus Features R $7,994,115 1,065,882
39 Post Grad 8/21/2009 20th Century Fox PG-13 $6,382,178 850,957
40 Bandslam 8/14/2009 Summit Entertainment PG $5,210,988 694,798
41 3 Idiots 12/23/2009 Big Pictures PG-13 $4,757,078 634,277
42 Miss March 3/13/2009 20th Century Fox R $4,543,320 605,776
43 Bolt 11/21/2008 Walt Disney PG $4,136,434 551,525
44 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 11/7/2008 Paramount Pictures PG $3,158,070 421,076
45 Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day 9/25/2009 R $3,012,677 401,690
46 My One and Only 8/21/2009 Freestyle Releasing PG-13 $2,556,558 340,874
47 Four Christmases 11/26/2008 Warner Bros. PG-13 $1,956,206 260,827
48 Rudo y Cursi 5/8/2009 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,827,660 243,688
49 Les doigts croches 7/31/2009 Not Rated $1,662,485 221,665
50 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell 10/16/2009 Freestyle Releasing R $1,429,299 190,573
51 Paper Heart 8/7/2009 Overture Films PG-13 $1,274,062 169,875
52 Paper Man 4/23/2010 MPI Media Group R $1,261,065 168,142
53 Paris 9/18/2009 Equinox R $960,240 128,032
54 Superhero Movie 3/28/2008 MGM PG-13 $764,486 101,931
55 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 10/3/2008 Walt Disney PG $735,449 98,060
56 Fanboys 2/6/2009 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $687,609 91,681
57 Play the Game 2/27/2009 Slowhand Cinema PG-13 $653,120 87,083
58 Role Models 11/7/2008 Universal R $590,530 78,737
59 Humpday 7/10/2009 Magnolia Pictures R $407,377 54,317
60 Vicky Cristina Barcelona 8/15/2008 MGM PG-13 $386,017 51,469
61 Luck by Chance 1/30/2009 AdLab Films Not Rated $356,019 47,469
62 Spread 8/14/2009 R $250,617 33,416
63 Big Fan 8/28/2009 First Independent Pictures R $230,874 30,783
64 Happy-Go-Lucky 10/10/2008 Miramax R $201,587 26,878
65 Tulpan 4/1/2009 Zeitgeist Not Rated $158,741 21,165
66 Zack and Miri Make a Porno 10/31/2008 Weinstein Co. R $157,136 20,951
67 Gentlemen Broncos 10/30/2009 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $115,155 15,354
68 Monster Beach Party 4/10/2009 Indican Pictures Not Rated $113,132 15,084
69 Alien Trespass 4/3/2009 Roadside Attractions PG $104,526 13,937
70 Gigantic 4/3/2009 First Independent Pictures R $102,704 13,694
71 Nothing Like the Holidays 12/12/2008 Overture Films PG-13 $97,952 13,060
72 Motherhood 10/23/2009 Freestyle Releasing PG-13 $93,388 12,452
73 Igor 9/19/2008 MGM PG $81,381 10,851
74 Skills Like This 3/20/2009 Shadow Not Rated $62,408 8,321
75 Soul Men 11/7/2008 MGM R $60,453 8,060
76 Bart Got a Room 4/3/2009 Anchor Bay Entertainment PG-13 $53,760 7,168
77 Mystery Team 8/28/2009 Roadside Attractions R $53,741 7,165
78 $9.99 12/12/2008 Regent Releasing R $51,085 6,811
79 Absurdistan 2/6/2009 First Run Features Not Rated $39,683 5,291
80 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $38,920 5,189
81 Super Capers 3/20/2009 Roadside Attractions PG $30,955 4,127
82 The Last International Playboy 6/12/2009 R $25,646 3,419
83 JCVD 11/7/2008 Peace Arch Releasing R $21,700 2,893
84 Adventures of Power 10/9/2009 Variance Films PG-13 $17,738 2,365
85 Splinterheads 11/6/2009 Paladin R $16,392 2,186
86 St. Trinian's 10/9/2009 NeoClassics Films PG-13 $15,000 2,000
87 Janky Promoters 10/16/2009 Third Rail R $9,069 1,209
88 Looking for Palladin 10/30/2009 R $7,246 966
89 Momma's Man 8/22/2008 ThinkFilm Not Rated $5,627 750
90 Familiar Strangers 11/14/2008 Cavalier Films PG-13 $3,516 469
91 Sixty Six 8/1/2008 First Independent Pictures PG-13 $1,088 145
92 Teeth 1/18/2008 Roadside Attractions R $886 118
93 Patrik, Age 1.5 8/14/2009 Not Rated $408 54
Total Gross of All Movies$2,202,544,090
Total Tickets Sold293,672,541

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2009. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2009. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2010 will most likely earn money in 2010 and 2011. Click on the individual movie to see its total gross over all the years in which it played.

Each box office year ends on the first Sunday of the following year. The next year starts the following day (Monday). For example, the "2004 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 2, 2005.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based ticket sale estimates, and may not be precise due to rounding errors.