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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 $146,172,361 18,363,361
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 $64,655,858 8,122,595
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 This is 40 12/21/2012 Universal R $54,255,195 6,815,979
13 Parental Guidance 12/25/2012 20th Century Fox PG $52,339,698 6,575,338
14 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days 8/3/2012 20th Century Fox PG $49,008,662 6,156,867
15 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 5/4/2012 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $46,383,639 5,827,090
16 The Three Stooges 4/13/2012 20th Century Fox PG $44,338,224 5,570,128
17 Here Comes the Boom 10/12/2012 Sony Pictures PG $44,101,002 5,540,326
18 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 12/16/2011 20th Century Fox G $40,378,255 5,072,645
19 That's My Boy 6/15/2012 Sony Pictures R $36,931,089 4,639,584
20 Frankenweenie 10/5/2012 Walt Disney PG $34,933,733 4,388,659
21 The Watch 7/27/2012 20th Century Fox R $34,353,000 4,315,703
22 The Guilt Trip 12/19/2012 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $31,111,882 3,908,527
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 $13,160,899 1,653,379
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 The Muppets 11/23/2011 Walt Disney PG $6,096,470 765,888
32 Casa de mi Padre 3/16/2012 Pantelion Films R $5,909,483 742,397
33 Jeff, Who Lives at Home 3/16/2012 Paramount Vantage R $4,269,426 536,360
34 Young Adult 12/9/2011 Paramount Pictures R $4,249,800 533,894
35 The Sitter 12/9/2011 20th Century Fox R $4,224,719 530,743
36 Goon 3/30/2012 Magnet Pictures R $4,164,911 523,230
37 Safety Not Guaranteed 6/8/2012 FilmDistrict R $4,010,957 503,889
38 Dabangg 2 12/21/2012 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $2,474,674 310,888
39 Jack and Jill 11/11/2011 Sony Pictures PG $2,460,509 309,109
40 Housefull 2 4/6/2012 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $1,586,745 199,339
41 Tower Heist 11/4/2011 Universal PG-13 $1,312,655 164,906
42 For a Good Time, Call 8/31/2012 Focus Features R $1,251,749 157,254
43 Darling Companion 4/20/2012 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $793,352 99,667
44 Rowdy Rathore 6/1/2012 UTV Communications Not Rated $777,373 97,659
45 Blue Like Jazz 4/13/2012 Roadside Attractions PG-13 $595,018 74,751
46 Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding 6/8/2012 IFC Films R $542,762 68,186
47 Being Flynn 3/2/2012 Focus Features R $540,152 67,858
48 Habemus Papam 4/6/2012 IFC Films Not Rated $486,902 61,168
49 Bachelorette 9/7/2012 Weinstein Co. R $446,770 56,126
50 Ferrari Ki Sawaari 6/15/2012 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $420,046 52,769
51 The Oranges 10/5/2012 ATO Pictures R $364,875 45,838
52 Liberal Arts 9/14/2012 IFC Films PG-13 $319,176 40,097
53 Gianni e le donne 3/2/2012 Zeitgeist Not Rated $317,405 39,875
54 Lola Versus 6/8/2012 Fox Searchlight R $252,603 31,734
55 My Uncle Rafael 9/21/2012 Slater Brothers Entertainment PG-13 $234,830 29,501
56 Les petits mouchoirs 8/24/2012 MPI Media Group Not Rated $205,505 25,817
57 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie 3/2/2012 Magnet Pictures R $201,436 25,306
58 Joker 8/31/2012 UTV Communications Not Rated $169,181 21,253
59 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas 11/4/2011 Warner Bros. R $165,995 20,853
60 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana 11/2/2012 UTV Communications Not Rated $143,900 18,077
61 High School 6/1/2012 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $139,034 17,466
62 Få meg på, for faen 3/30/2012 New Yorker Not Rated $126,085 15,839
63 The Perfect Family 5/4/2012 Variance Films PG-13 $110,013 13,820
64 The Obama Effect 7/13/2012 ARC Entertainment PG-13 $103,000 12,939
65 La source des femmes 8/10/2012 Mongrel Media Not Rated $93,838 11,788
66 Butter 10/5/2012 Weinstein Co. R $73,000 9,170
67 Rang zidan fei 3/2/2012 Well Go USA Not Rated $63,012 7,916
68 Backwards 9/21/2012 Dada Films PG $61,465 7,721
69 Natural Selection 3/16/2012 Cinema Guild R $46,635 5,858
70 The Comedy 11/9/2012 TriBeca Films Not Rated $41,113 5,164
71 Et si on vivait tous ensemble? 10/19/2012 Kino Lorber Not Rated $40,103 5,038
72 La fee 2/24/2012 Kino Lorber Not Rated $38,399 4,823
73 The Inbetweeners 9/7/2012 Wrekin Hill Entertainment R $35,955 4,516
74 Dai juk hei kek 9/28/2012 China Lion Film Distribution Not Rated $33,700 4,233
75 L!fe Happens 4/13/2012 PMK*BNC R $30,905 3,882
76 Sound of Noise 3/9/2012 Magnolia Pictures R $24,565 3,086
77 The Guard 7/29/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $23,630 2,968
78 Lay the Favorite 12/7/2012 Radius R $20,998 2,637
79 Mon pire cauchemar 10/19/2012 Strand Not Rated $16,275 2,044
80 Kung Fu Joe 2/10/2012 Indican Pictures Not Rated $14,752 1,853
81 Gayby 10/12/2012 The Film Collaborative Not Rated $14,062 1,766
82 6 Month Rule 6/1/2012 Secret Identity Productions R $14,057 1,765
83 Reuniting the Rubins 3/16/2012 Monterey Media PG $13,569 1,704
84 Sophomore 1/13/2012 Pillen's Farm Pictures Not Rated $13,500 1,695
85 The Color Wheel 5/18/2012 APD/Cinema Conservancy Not Rated $13,266 1,666
86 The Trouble With Bliss 3/23/2012 7A Productions PG-13 $13,093 1,644
87 Husbands in Goa 9/21/2012 UTV Communications Not Rated $10,135 1,273
88 The Do-Deca-Pentathlon 7/6/2012 Red Flag Releasing R $10,000 1,256
89 Struck By Lightning 1/11/2013 TriBeca Films Not Rated $9,990 1,255
90 Small, Beautifully Moving Parts 5/11/2012 Long Shot Factory Not Rated $8,631 1,084
91 Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best 9/21/2012 Oscilloscope Pictures Not Rated $8,418 1,057
92 Price Check 11/16/2012 IFC Films Not Rated $7,413 931
93 Grassroots 6/22/2012 Samuel Goldwyn Films R $6,497 816
94 The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez 12/7/2012 Indican Pictures Not Rated $5,994 753
95 The Babymakers 8/3/2012 Alchemy R $5,783 726
96 A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman 11/2/2012 Brainstorm Media R $5,102 640
97 The Worst Movie EVER! 8/19/2011 Hiltz Squared Not Rated $4,891 614
98 Buzzkill 2/14/2012 Indican Pictures Not Rated $4,599 577
99 Newlyweds 1/13/2012 TriBeca Films R $4,584 575
100 Loosies 1/11/2012 IFC Films PG-13 $3,519 442
101 Why Stop Now 8/17/2012 IFC Films R $2,432 305
102 4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle 7/20/2011 The Film Desk Not Rated $1,135 142
103 The Decoy Bride 3/9/2012 IFC Films PG $759 95
104 Nature Calls 11/9/2012 Magnet Pictures R $646 81
Total Gross of All Movies$1,700,385,801
Total Tickets Sold213,616,253

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.