Box Office History for Black Comedy Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 0% market share 1996: 0% market share 1997: 1% market share 1998: 1% market share 1999: 1% market share 2000: 1% market share 2001: 1% market share 2002: 1% market share 2003: 1% market share 2004: 0% market share 2005: 0% market share 2006: 0% market share 2007: 0% market share 2008: 1% market share 2009: 1% market share 2010: 0% market share 2011: 0% market share 2012: 1% market share 2013: 1% market share 2014: 2% market share
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014 

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2014, 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 $150,117,798
2 The Wolf of Wall Street Dec 25, 2013 Paramount Pictures R $116,900,694 $116,900,690
3 Dark Shadows May 11, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $79,727,149 $81,730,340
4 Bad Santa Nov 26, 2003 Miramax/Dimension R $60,060,328 $78,463,486
5 The Royal Tenenbaums Dec 14, 2001 Walt Disney R $52,353,636 $71,484,749
6 Burn After Reading Sep 12, 2008 Focus Features R $60,355,347 $66,323,632
7 Kick-Ass Apr 16, 2010 Lionsgate R $48,071,303 $49,716,326
8 Grosse Pointe Blank Apr 11, 1997 Walt Disney R $28,084,357 $48,256,463
9 Snatch Dec 8, 2000 Sony Pictures R $30,093,107 $41,952,203
10 To Die For Sep 27, 1995 Sony Pictures R $21,284,514 $38,116,251
11 August: Osage County Dec 25, 2013 Weinstein Co. R $37,738,810 $37,738,800
12 The Family Sep 13, 2013 Relativity R $36,918,811 $36,918,802
13 Nurse Betty Sep 8, 2000 USA Films R $25,170,054 $36,840,398
14 50/50 Sep 30, 2011 Summit Entertainment R $35,016,118 $36,029,729
15 The Men Who Stare at Goats Nov 6, 2009 Overture Films R $32,428,195 $35,259,833
16 Being John Malkovich Oct 29, 1999 USA Films R $22,858,926 $35,091,083
17 Thank You For Smoking Mar 17, 2006 Fox Searchlight R $24,793,509 $29,865,772
18 Rushmore Dec 11, 1998 Walt Disney R $17,105,219 $26,558,363
19 Go! Apr 9, 1999 Sony Pictures R $16,875,273 $26,158,616
20 Bringing Out The Dead Oct 22, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $16,640,210 $25,829,840
21 Dead Man on Campus Aug 21, 1998 Paramount Pictures R $15,064,948 $25,340,352
22 Election Apr 23, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $14,943,582 $23,110,173
23 American Psycho Apr 14, 2000 Lionsgate R $15,070,285 $22,026,742
24 Home Fries Nov 25, 1998 Warner Bros. PG-13 $10,513,979 $17,523,927
25 Adventureland Apr 3, 2009 Miramax R $16,044,025 $16,878,312
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 3 0.43% $22,883,645 5,260,609 $41,664,023 To Die For $20,887,407
1996 3 0.05% $2,564,512 580,207 $4,595,239 Faithful $2,101,580
1997 5 0.57% $37,178,602 8,099,913 $64,151,311 Grosse Pointe Blank $28,073,151
1998 6 0.68% $45,982,332 9,804,334 $77,650,325 Dead Man on Campus $15,062,898
1999 9 1.39% $101,450,175 19,970,506 $158,166,408 Being John Malkovich $18,243,969
2000 7 0.68% $51,170,528 9,493,603 $75,189,336 Nurse Betty $25,167,270
2001 3 0.58% $47,122,178 8,325,473 $65,937,746 Snatch $30,055,445
2002 4 0.63% $57,640,692 9,920,945 $78,573,884 The Royal Tenenbaums $41,563,435
2003 2 0.61% $56,974,677 9,448,537 $74,832,413 Bad Santa $56,909,596
2004 3 0.06% $5,274,519 849,359 $6,726,923 Bad Santa $3,148,043
2005 6 0.10% $9,312,189 1,452,759 $11,505,851 The Ice Harvest $8,819,059
2006 5 0.35% $32,134,153 4,905,978 $38,855,346 Thank You For Smoking $24,793,509
2007 2 0.03% $2,429,282 353,093 $2,796,497 You Kill Me $2,426,851
2008 5 0.62% $61,581,866 8,576,862 $67,928,747 Burn After Reading $60,355,347
2009 8 0.51% $54,662,893 7,288,385 $57,724,009 The Men Who Stare at Goats $32,018,431
2010 8 0.47% $49,094,125 6,222,319 $49,280,766 Kick-Ass $48,071,303
2011 9 0.35% $35,719,050 4,504,289 $35,673,969 50/50 $35,014,192
2012 13 0.85% $92,398,470 11,607,841 $91,934,101 Dark Shadows $79,727,149
2013 12 1.49% $162,877,188 19,960,434 $158,086,637 American Hustle $75,518,916
2014 12 2.24% $183,175,358 22,447,955 $177,787,804 American Hustle $74,598,891