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Box Office History for Black Comedy

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2017 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2017, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 American Hustle Dec 13, 2013 Sony Pictures R $150,117,807 $159,395,453
2 The Wolf of Wall Street Dec 25, 2013 Paramount Pictures R $116,900,694 $124,097,614
3 Dark Shadows May 11, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $79,727,149 $86,638,166
4 Bad Santa Nov 26, 2003 Miramax/Dimension R $60,060,328 $86,025,176
5 The Royal Tenenbaums Dec 14, 2001 Walt Disney R $52,353,636 $78,761,373
6 Burn After Reading Sep 12, 2008 Focus Features R $60,355,347 $72,712,220
7 Grosse Pointe Blank Apr 11, 1997 Walt Disney R $28,084,357 $52,925,855
8 Kick-Ass Apr 16, 2010 Lionsgate R $48,071,303 $52,701,743
9 Snatch Dec 8, 2000 Sony Pictures R $30,093,107 $45,994,939
10 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Oct 17, 2014 Fox Searchlight R $42,340,598 $44,275,786
11 Krampus Dec 4, 2015 Universal PG-13 $42,725,475 $43,828,797
12 To Die For Sep 27, 1995 Sony Pictures R $21,284,514 $42,320,298
13 Nurse Betty Sep 8, 2000 USA Films R $25,170,054 $40,393,493
14 August: Osage County Dec 25, 2013 Weinstein Co. R $37,738,810 $39,958,519
15 The Family Sep 13, 2013 Relativity R $36,918,811 $39,280,152
16 Being John Malkovich Oct 29, 1999 USA Films R $22,858,926 $38,471,212
17 50/50 Sep 30, 2011 Summit Entertainment R $35,016,118 $38,195,381
18 The Men Who Stare at Goats Nov 6, 2009 Overture Films R $32,428,195 $37,377,152
19 The Nice Guys May 20, 2016 Warner Bros. R $36,261,763 $36,261,763
20 Thank You For Smoking Mar 17, 2006 Fox Searchlight R $24,793,509 $32,742,568
21 Rushmore Dec 11, 1998 Walt Disney R $17,105,219 $29,133,485
22 Go! Apr 9, 1999 Sony Pictures R $16,875,273 $28,734,470
23 Bringing Out The Dead Oct 22, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $16,640,210 $28,318,655
24 Dead Man on Campus Aug 21, 1998 Paramount Pictures R $15,064,948 $27,785,028
25 Election Apr 23, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $14,943,582 $25,445,273
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 3 0.46% $24,185,598 5,559,905 $48,093,178 To Die For $21,155,211
1996 3 0.04% $2,567,371 580,852 $5,024,370 Faithful $2,104,439
1997 5 0.59% $37,327,594 8,132,372 $70,345,018 Grosse Pointe Blank $28,084,357
1998 6 0.68% $46,315,475 9,875,365 $85,421,907 Dead Man on Campus $15,064,948
1999 9 1.39% $101,746,444 20,028,824 $173,249,328 Being John Malkovich $18,243,969
2000 7 0.68% $51,210,561 9,501,029 $82,183,901 Nurse Betty $25,170,054
2001 3 0.69% $57,007,068 10,071,918 $87,122,091 Snatch $30,033,056
2002 4 0.52% $47,766,617 8,221,446 $71,115,508 The Royal Tenenbaums $31,656,156
2003 2 0.62% $56,947,540 9,444,035 $81,690,903 Bad Santa $56,909,596
2004 3 0.06% $5,277,208 849,791 $7,350,692 Bad Santa $3,150,732
2005 6 0.11% $9,517,330 1,484,760 $12,843,174 The Ice Harvest $9,016,782
2006 5 0.35% $32,291,174 4,929,948 $42,644,050 Thank You For Smoking $24,793,509
2007 3 0.03% $2,456,085 356,987 $3,087,938 You Kill Me $2,426,851
2008 6 0.63% $61,625,210 8,582,895 $74,242,042 Burn After Reading $60,355,347
2009 9 0.51% $54,671,157 7,289,484 $63,054,037 The Men Who Stare at Goats $32,018,431
2010 11 0.51% $53,218,987 6,745,113 $58,345,227 Kick-Ass $48,071,303
2011 11 0.35% $35,839,668 4,519,498 $39,093,658 50/50 $35,016,118
2012 14 0.84% $92,522,208 11,623,385 $100,542,280 Dark Shadows $79,727,149
2013 12 1.73% $188,672,454 23,206,939 $200,740,022 American Hustle $87,923,123
2014 13 1.76% $182,668,539 22,358,445 $193,400,549 American Hustle $62,194,684
2015 12 0.66% $74,369,366 8,821,983 $76,310,153 Krampus $42,277,730
2016 6 0.43% $48,370,932 5,592,013 $48,370,912 The Nice Guys $36,261,763
2017 6 0.34% $28,441,890 3,288,076 $28,441,857 Rough Night $22,092,592