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Box Office History for 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 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Universal PG $260,044,825 $416,814,912
2 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Universal PG-13 $279,167,575 $383,784,472
3 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Jun 10, 1999 New Line PG-13 $206,040,085 $350,835,964
4 Bruce Almighty May 23, 2003 Universal PG-13 $242,704,995 $348,158,902
5 Liar Liar Mar 21, 1997 Universal PG-13 $181,410,615 $341,874,028
6 Night at the Museum Dec 22, 2006 20th Century Fox PG $250,863,268 $322,738,757
7 Cars Jun 9, 2006 Walt Disney G $244,082,982 $322,338,591
8 The Hangover Jun 5, 2009 Warner Bros. R $277,322,503 $319,845,289
9 Austin Powers in Goldmember Jul 25, 2002 New Line PG-13 $213,117,789 $317,292,397
10 The Waterboy Nov 6, 1998 Walt Disney PG-13 $161,491,646 $296,225,902
11 Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 New Line R $209,218,368 $282,330,551
12 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Jul 15, 2005 Warner Bros. PG $206,459,076 $278,607,020
13 Big Daddy Jun 25, 1999 Sony Pictures PG-13 $163,479,795 $278,366,186
14 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Warner Bros. R $254,464,305 $277,568,250
15 Despicable Me Jul 9, 2010 Universal PG $251,513,985 $275,739,216
16 Alvin and the Chipmunks Dec 14, 2007 20th Century Fox PG $217,326,974 $269,892,127
17 Meet the Parents Oct 6, 2000 Universal PG-13 $166,225,040 $266,386,793
18 Doctor Dolittle Jun 26, 1998 20th Century Fox PG-13 $144,156,605 $265,874,981
19 101 Dalmatians Nov 27, 1996 Walt Disney G $136,189,294 $265,481,017
20 Despicable Me 3 Jun 30, 2017 Universal PG $263,269,020 $263,269,020
21 Ratatouille Jun 29, 2007 Walt Disney G $206,445,654 $259,557,393
22 The Nutty Professor Jun 28, 1996 Universal PG-13 $128,814,019 $252,090,782
23 Scary Movie Jul 7, 2000 Miramax/Dimension R $157,019,771 $251,989,049
24 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Dec 23, 2009 20th Century Fox PG $219,614,612 $249,657,520
25 Elf Nov 7, 2003 New Line PG $173,398,518 $248,632,685
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 65 21.52% $1,143,509,719 262,875,765 $2,339,594,309 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls $104,371,496
1996 83 26.25% $1,520,138,054 343,922,597 $3,060,911,113 The Nutty Professor $128,814,019
1997 82 24.13% $1,534,324,872 334,275,530 $2,975,052,217 Liar Liar $181,410,615
1998 82 17.27% $1,168,507,822 249,148,744 $2,217,423,822 The Waterboy $150,042,308
1999 78 22.12% $1,624,128,538 319,710,301 $2,845,421,679 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me $206,040,085
2000 84 27.01% $2,034,610,483 377,478,708 $3,359,560,501 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 95 20.96% $1,739,537,704 307,338,770 $2,735,315,053 American Pie 2 $145,096,820
2002 89 21.03% $1,926,642,325 331,607,929 $2,951,310,568 Austin Powers in Goldmember $213,117,789
2003 91 26.21% $2,410,394,857 399,733,765 $3,557,630,509 Bruce Almighty $242,704,995
2004 134 21.94% $2,037,014,167 328,021,543 $2,919,391,733 Meet the Fockers $162,461,370
2005 135 26.12% $2,304,391,615 359,499,402 $3,199,544,678 Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 139 33.55% $3,083,177,199 470,714,005 $4,189,354,645 Cars $244,082,982
2007 142 23.45% $2,290,692,985 332,949,499 $2,963,250,541 Ratatouille $206,445,654
2008 138 27.91% $2,721,872,708 379,090,872 $3,373,908,761 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $177,016,810
2009 102 20.65% $2,197,123,583 292,949,785 $2,607,253,087 The Hangover $277,322,503
2010 92 18.97% $1,988,760,108 252,060,821 $2,243,341,307 Despicable Me $251,203,225
2011 98 18.22% $1,856,020,070 234,050,415 $2,083,048,694 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 105 15.34% $1,693,534,959 212,755,593 $1,893,524,778 Ted $218,665,740
2013 106 16.87% $1,837,848,668 226,057,595 $2,011,912,596 The Heat $159,581,587
2014 110 14.61% $1,513,182,293 185,211,983 $1,648,386,649 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 131 17.24% $1,946,328,543 230,881,137 $2,054,842,119 Pitch Perfect 2 $183,785,415
2016 98 12.88% $1,444,758,242 167,024,027 $1,486,513,840 Ghostbusters $128,350,574
2017 60 11.93% $1,017,349,436 116,345,233 $1,035,472,574 Despicable Me 3 $263,269,020