Box Office Performance for Comedy Movies in 2012

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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2012 GrossTickets Sold
1 Ted 6/29/2012 Universal R $218,665,740 27,470,570
2 Hotel Transylvania 9/28/2012 Sony Pictures PG $145,706,677 18,304,858
3 21 Jump Street 3/16/2012 Sony Pictures R $138,447,667 17,392,922
4 Magic Mike 6/29/2012 Warner Bros. R $113,721,571 14,286,629
5 The Campaign 8/10/2012 Warner Bros. R $86,907,746 10,918,058
6 Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection 6/29/2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $65,653,242 8,247,894
7 Pitch Perfect 10/5/2012 Universal PG-13 $64,527,103 8,106,419
8 The Dictator 5/16/2012 Paramount Pictures R $59,650,222 7,493,746
9 American Reunion 4/6/2012 Universal R $56,758,835 7,130,506
10 ParaNorman 8/17/2012 Focus Features PG $56,003,051 7,035,559
11 Project X 3/2/2012 Warner Bros. R $54,731,865 6,875,862
12 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days 8/3/2012 20th Century Fox PG $49,008,662 6,156,867
13 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 5/4/2012 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $46,383,639 5,827,090
14 This is 40 12/21/2012 Universal R $45,901,845 5,766,563
15 The Three Stooges 4/13/2012 20th Century Fox PG $44,338,224 5,570,128
16 Here Comes the Boom 10/12/2012 Sony Pictures PG $43,819,366 5,504,945
17 Parental Guidance 12/25/2012 20th Century Fox PG $42,635,079 5,356,165
18 That's My Boy 6/15/2012 Sony Pictures R $36,931,089 4,639,584
19 Frankenweenie 10/5/2012 Walt Disney PG $34,485,378 4,332,333
20 The Watch 7/27/2012 20th Century Fox R $34,353,000 4,315,703
21 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 12/16/2011 20th Century Fox G $31,018,935 3,896,851
22 The Guilt Trip 12/19/2012 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $26,676,934 3,351,373
23 One for the Money 1/27/2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $26,414,527 3,318,407
24 A Thousand Words 3/9/2012 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $18,450,127 2,317,855
25 Wanderlust 2/24/2012 Universal R $17,288,155 2,171,878
26 Seven Psychopaths 10/12/2012 CBS Films R $15,024,049 1,887,443
27 Hit & Run 8/22/2012 Open Road R $13,749,300 1,727,298
28 Les Intouchables 5/25/2012 Weinstein Co. R $13,094,646 1,645,056
29 Fun Size 10/26/2012 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $9,409,538 1,182,102
30 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 6/22/2012 Focus Features R $7,078,738 889,288
31 Casa de mi Padre 3/16/2012 Pantelion Films R $5,909,483 742,397
32 The Muppets 11/23/2011 Walt Disney PG $4,423,016 555,655
33 Jeff, Who Lives at Home 3/16/2012 Paramount Vantage R $4,269,426 536,360
34 Goon 2/24/2012 Alliance Films R $4,164,911 523,230
35 Safety Not Guaranteed 6/8/2012 FilmDistrict R $4,010,957 503,889
36 The Sitter 12/9/2011 20th Century Fox R $2,974,431 373,672
37 Young Adult 12/9/2011 Paramount Pictures R $2,845,067 357,420
38 Jack and Jill 11/11/2011 Sony Pictures PG $2,345,071 294,606
39 Housefull 2 4/6/2012 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $1,586,745 199,339
40 For a Good Time, Call 8/31/2012 Focus Features R $1,251,749 157,254
41 Tower Heist 11/4/2011 Universal PG-13 $1,152,000 144,723
42 Darling Companion 4/20/2012 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $793,352 99,667
43 Blue Like Jazz 4/13/2012 Roadside Attractions PG-13 $595,018 74,751
44 Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding 6/8/2012 IFC Films R $542,762 68,186
45 Bachelorette 9/7/2012 Weinstein Co. R $446,770 56,126
46 The Oranges 10/5/2012 ATO Pictures R $364,875 45,838
47 Liberal Arts 9/14/2012 IFC Films PG-13 $319,176 40,097
48 Lola Versus 6/8/2012 Fox Searchlight R $252,603 31,734
49 My Uncle Rafael 9/21/2012 Slater Brothers Entertainment PG-13 $234,830 29,501
50 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie 3/2/2012 Magnet Pictures R $201,436 25,306
51 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana 11/2/2012 UTV Communications Not Rated $143,900 18,077
52 High School 6/1/2012 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $139,034 17,466
53 The Perfect Family 5/4/2012 Variance Films PG-13 $110,013 13,820
54 The Obama Effect 7/13/2012 ARC Entertainment PG-13 $103,000 12,939
55 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas 11/4/2011 Warner Bros. R $83,255 10,459
56 Butter 10/5/2012 Weinstein Co. R $73,000 9,170
57 Backwards 9/21/2012 Dada Films PG $61,465 7,721
58 Natural Selection 3/16/2012 Cinema Guild R $46,635 5,858
59 The Comedy 11/9/2012 TriBeca Films Not Rated $41,113 5,164
60 Et si on vivait tous ensemble? 10/19/2012 Kino Lorber Not Rated $40,103 5,038
61 The Inbetweeners 9/7/2012 Wrekin Hill Entertainment R $35,955 4,516
62 Dai juk hei kek 9/28/2012 China Lion Film Distribution Not Rated $33,700 4,233
63 L!fe Happens 4/13/2012 PMK*BNC R $30,905 3,882
64 Sound of Noise 3/9/2012 Magnolia Pictures R $24,565 3,086
65 The Guard 7/29/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $21,619 2,715
66 Lay the Favorite 12/7/2012 Radius R $20,998 2,637
67 Gayby 10/12/2012 The Film Collaborative Not Rated $14,062 1,766
68 6 Month Rule 6/1/2012 Secret Identity Productions R $14,057 1,765
69 Reuniting the Rubins 3/16/2012 Monterey Media PG $13,569 1,704
70 The Trouble With Bliss 3/23/2012 7A Productions PG-13 $13,093 1,644
71 The Do-Deca-Pentathlon 7/6/2012 Red Flag Releasing R $10,000 1,256
72 Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best 9/21/2012 Oscilloscope Pictures Not Rated $8,418 1,057
73 Price Check 11/16/2012 IFC Films Not Rated $7,413 931
74 Grassroots 6/22/2012 Samuel Goldwyn Films R $6,497 816
75 The Babymakers 8/3/2012 Millennium Entertainment R $5,783 726
76 The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez 12/7/2012 Indican Pictures Not Rated $5,609 704
77 A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman 11/2/2012 Brainstorm Media R $5,102 640
78 Newlyweds 1/13/2012 TriBeca Films R $4,584 575
79 Why Stop Now 8/17/2012 IFC Films R $2,432 305
80 Mon pire cauchemar 10/19/2012 Strand Not Rated $1,810 227
81 The Decoy Bride 3/9/2012 IFC Films PG $759 95
82 Nature Calls 11/9/2012 Magnet Pictures R $646 81
83 Loosies 1/11/2012 IFC Films PG-13 $0 0
Total Gross of All Movies$1,656,641,722
Total Tickets Sold208,120,776

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2012. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2012. 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.