Box Office History for Comedy Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 22% market share 1996: 26% market share 1997: 25% market share 1998: 17% market share 1999: 22% market share 2000: 27% market share 2001: 21% market share 2002: 21% market share 2003: 26% market share 2004: 22% market share 2005: 26% market share 2006: 33% market share 2007: 24% market share 2008: 29% market share 2009: 21% market share 2010: 19% market share 2011: 18% market share 2012: 15% market share 2013: 20% market share 2014: 15% 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 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Universal PG $260,044,825 $380,173,811
2 Despicable Me 2 Jul 2, 2013 Universal PG $368,065,385 $368,065,376
3 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Universal PG-13 $279,167,575 $350,064,680
4 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Jun 10, 1999 New Line PG-13 $206,040,085 $319,883,268
5 Bruce Almighty May 23, 2003 Universal PG-13 $242,704,995 $317,564,216
6 Liar Liar Mar 21, 1997 Universal PG-13 $181,410,615 $311,810,362
7 Night at the Museum Dec 22, 2006 20th Century Fox PG $250,863,268 $295,044,933
8 Cars Jun 9, 2006 Walt Disney G $244,082,982 $293,981,124
9 The Hangover Jun 5, 2009 Warner Bros. R $277,322,503 $291,743,275
10 Austin Powers in Goldmember Jul 25, 2002 New Line PG-13 $213,117,789 $289,362,239
11 The Waterboy Nov 6, 1998 Walt Disney PG-13 $161,491,646 $270,191,732
12 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Warner Bros. R $254,464,305 $261,844,730
13 Despicable Me Jul 9, 2010 Universal PG $251,513,985 $260,119,625
14 The Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 New Line R $209,218,368 $257,524,637
15 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Jul 15, 2005 Warner Bros. PG $206,459,076 $254,125,002
16 Big Daddy Jun 25, 1999 Sony Pictures PG-13 $163,479,795 $253,908,579
17 Alvin and the Chipmunks Dec 14, 2007 20th Century Fox PG $217,326,974 $246,179,062
18 Meet the Parents Oct 6, 2000 Universal PG-13 $166,225,040 $242,981,726
19 Doctor Dolittle Jun 26, 1998 20th Century Fox PG-13 $144,156,605 $242,514,646
20 101 Dalmatians Nov 27, 1996 Walt Disney G $136,189,294 $240,974,100
21 Ratatouille Jun 29, 2007 Walt Disney G $206,445,654 $236,752,358
22 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Dec 23, 2009 20th Century Fox PG $219,614,612 $235,515,071
23 The Nutty Professor Jun 28, 1996 Universal PG-13 $128,814,019 $229,862,021
24 Scary Movie Jul 7, 2000 Miramax/Dimension R $157,019,771 $229,815,770
25 Elf Nov 7, 2003 New Line PG $173,398,518 $226,765,756
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 65 21.57% $1,141,223,077 262,350,134 $2,077,813,061 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls $104,355,781
1996 84 25.68% $1,435,788,844 324,839,101 $2,572,725,680 The Nutty Professor $128,769,345
1997 80 24.76% $1,611,560,108 351,102,419 $2,780,731,158 Liar Liar $181,395,380
1998 83 17.29% $1,171,683,515 249,825,908 $1,978,621,191 The Waterboy $150,037,914
1999 77 22.15% $1,617,033,056 318,313,598 $2,521,043,696 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me $205,957,794
2000 82 27.18% $2,032,694,590 377,123,302 $2,986,816,552 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 92 21.17% $1,720,792,754 304,026,990 $2,407,893,761 American Pie 2 $145,096,820
2002 88 20.91% $1,920,812,763 330,604,605 $2,618,388,472 Austin Powers in Goldmember $213,079,163
2003 87 25.98% $2,429,347,370 402,876,842 $3,190,784,589 Bruce Almighty $242,701,167
2004 133 22.36% $2,036,771,725 327,982,560 $2,597,621,875 Meet the Fockers $162,461,370
2005 136 26.38% $2,355,731,745 367,508,853 $2,910,670,116 The Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 139 32.64% $3,020,343,308 461,121,114 $3,652,079,223 Cars $244,052,771
2007 144 23.59% $2,271,166,643 330,111,429 $2,614,482,518 Ratatouille $206,445,654
2008 140 28.67% $2,851,235,584 397,108,028 $3,145,095,582 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $177,016,810
2009 103 20.71% $2,205,311,193 294,041,489 $2,328,808,593 The Hangover $277,322,503
2010 88 18.96% $1,999,467,603 253,417,901 $2,007,069,776 Despicable Me $251,266,265
2011 100 18.21% $1,854,812,944 233,898,180 $1,852,473,586 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 103 15.33% $1,659,954,403 208,536,931 $1,651,612,494 Ted $218,665,740
2013 113 20.32% $2,215,214,635 271,472,328 $2,150,060,838 Despicable Me 2 $367,860,095
2014 86 14.84% $1,131,854,937 139,206,410 $1,102,514,767 22 Jump Street $191,059,924