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Box Office History for Black Comedy

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2016 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2016, 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 $155,341,465
2 The Wolf of Wall Street Dec 25, 2013 Paramount Pictures R $116,900,694 $120,941,374
3 Dark Shadows May 11, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $79,727,149 $84,434,652
4 Bad Santa Nov 26, 2003 Miramax/Dimension R $60,060,328 $83,837,252
5 The Royal Tenenbaums Dec 14, 2001 Walt Disney R $52,353,636 $76,758,193
6 Burn After Reading Sep 12, 2008 Focus Features R $60,355,347 $70,862,892
7 Grosse Pointe Blank Apr 11, 1997 Walt Disney R $28,073,151 $51,559,178
8 Kick-Ass Apr 16, 2010 Lionsgate R $48,071,303 $51,361,351
9 Snatch Dec 8, 2000 Sony Pictures R $30,093,107 $44,825,126
10 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Oct 17, 2014 Fox Searchlight R $42,340,598 $43,149,697
11 Krampus Dec 4, 2015 Universal PG-13 $42,725,475 $42,725,475
12 To Die For Sep 27, 1995 Sony Pictures R $21,016,710 $40,724,959
13 Nurse Betty Sep 8, 2000 USA Films R $25,170,054 $39,366,144
14 August: Osage County Dec 25, 2013 Weinstein Co. R $37,738,810 $38,942,233
15 The Family Sep 13, 2013 Relativity R $36,918,811 $38,281,119
16 Being John Malkovich Oct 29, 1999 USA Films R $22,858,926 $37,492,754
17 50/50 Sep 30, 2011 Summit Entertainment R $35,014,192 $37,221,889
18 The Men Who Stare at Goats Nov 6, 2009 Overture Films R $32,428,195 $36,426,519
19 Thank You For Smoking Mar 17, 2006 Fox Searchlight R $24,793,509 $31,909,809
20 Rushmore Dec 11, 1998 Walt Disney R $17,096,053 $28,376,046
21 Go! Apr 9, 1999 Sony Pictures R $16,842,303 $27,948,932
22 Bringing Out The Dead Oct 22, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $16,640,210 $27,598,412
23 Dead Man on Campus Aug 21, 1998 Paramount Pictures R $15,062,898 $27,074,673
24 Election Apr 23, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $14,879,556 $24,691,858
25 American Psycho Apr 14, 2000 Lionsgate R $15,047,419 $23,534,267
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 3 0.45% $23,917,794 5,498,341 $43,546,861 To Die For $20,887,407
1996 3 0.04% $2,564,512 580,205 $4,595,224 Faithful $2,101,580
1997 5 0.59% $37,178,602 8,099,910 $64,151,287 Grosse Pointe Blank $28,073,151
1998 6 0.68% $45,982,332 9,804,333 $77,650,317 Dead Man on Campus $15,062,898
1999 9 1.38% $101,463,054 19,973,037 $158,186,453 Being John Malkovich $18,243,969
2000 7 0.66% $51,187,695 9,496,786 $75,214,545 Nurse Betty $25,170,054
2001 3 0.69% $57,007,068 10,071,918 $79,769,591 Snatch $30,033,056
2002 4 0.52% $47,760,550 8,220,402 $65,105,584 The Royal Tenenbaums $31,656,156
2003 2 0.62% $56,947,540 9,444,035 $74,796,757 Bad Santa $56,909,596
2004 3 0.06% $5,277,208 849,791 $6,730,345 Bad Santa $3,150,732
2005 6 0.11% $9,513,985 1,484,238 $11,755,165 The Ice Harvest $9,016,782
2006 5 0.35% $32,133,872 4,905,932 $38,854,981 Thank You For Smoking $24,793,509
2007 2 0.02% $2,429,282 353,092 $2,796,489 You Kill Me $2,426,851
2008 6 0.63% $61,622,875 8,582,569 $67,973,946 Burn After Reading $60,355,347
2009 9 0.51% $54,671,157 7,289,484 $57,732,713 The Men Who Stare at Goats $32,018,431
2010 9 0.47% $49,093,945 6,222,295 $49,280,576 Kick-Ass $48,071,303
2011 11 0.35% $35,837,742 4,519,255 $35,792,500 50/50 $35,014,192
2012 14 0.84% $92,522,208 11,623,385 $92,057,209 Dark Shadows $79,727,149
2013 12 1.73% $188,672,454 23,206,939 $183,798,957 American Hustle $87,923,123
2014 13 1.76% $182,668,539 22,358,445 $177,078,884 American Hustle $62,194,684
2015 12 0.66% $74,369,366 8,821,983 $69,870,105 Krampus $42,277,730
2016 6 0.68% $27,461,778 3,257,622 $25,800,366 The Nice Guys $15,363,672