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Box Office History for 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 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Universal PG $260,044,825 $406,213,839
2 Despicable Me 2 Jul 3, 2013 Universal PG $368,065,385 $381,646,568
3 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Universal PG-13 $279,167,575 $374,023,479
4 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Jun 10, 1999 New Line PG-13 $206,040,085 $341,912,969
5 Bruce Almighty May 23, 2003 Universal PG-13 $242,704,995 $339,303,993
6 Minions Jul 10, 2015 Universal PG $336,045,770 $336,045,770
7 Liar Liar Mar 21, 1997 Universal PG-13 $181,410,615 $333,178,966
8 Night at the Museum Dec 22, 2006 20th Century Fox PG $250,863,268 $314,530,373
9 Cars Jun 9, 2006 Walt Disney G $244,082,982 $314,140,384
10 The Hangover Jun 5, 2009 Warner Bros. R $277,322,503 $311,710,496
11 Austin Powers in Goldmember Jul 25, 2002 New Line PG-13 $213,117,789 $309,222,533
12 The Waterboy Nov 6, 1998 Walt Disney PG-13 $161,491,646 $288,691,833
13 The Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 New Line R $209,218,368 $275,149,889
14 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Jul 15, 2005 Warner Bros. PG $206,459,076 $271,521,061
15 Big Daddy Jun 25, 1999 Sony Pictures PG-13 $163,479,795 $271,286,353
16 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Warner Bros. R $254,464,305 $270,508,710
17 Despicable Me Jul 9, 2010 Universal PG $251,513,985 $268,726,195
18 Alvin and the Chipmunks Dec 14, 2007 20th Century Fox PG $217,326,974 $263,027,819
19 Meet the Parents Oct 6, 2000 Universal PG-13 $166,225,040 $259,611,637
20 Doctor Dolittle Jun 26, 1998 20th Century Fox PG-13 $144,156,605 $259,112,843
21 101 Dalmatians Nov 27, 1996 Walt Disney G $136,189,294 $258,728,898
22 Ratatouille Jun 29, 2007 Walt Disney G $206,445,654 $252,955,933
23 The Nutty Professor Jun 28, 1996 Universal PG-13 $128,814,019 $245,679,224
24 Scary Movie Jul 7, 2000 Miramax/Dimension R $157,019,771 $245,580,079
25 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Dec 23, 2009 20th Century Fox PG $219,614,612 $243,307,849
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 $2,216,042,699 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls $104,371,496
1996 83 26.25% $1,520,138,054 343,922,597 $2,899,267,493 The Nutty Professor $128,814,019
1997 82 24.13% $1,534,324,872 334,275,530 $2,817,942,718 Liar Liar $181,410,615
1998 82 17.27% $1,168,507,822 249,148,744 $2,100,323,912 The Waterboy $150,042,308
1999 78 22.13% $1,624,128,538 319,710,301 $2,695,157,837 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me $206,040,085
2000 84 27.00% $2,034,610,483 377,478,708 $3,182,145,508 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $253,367,455
2001 95 20.97% $1,739,537,704 307,338,770 $2,590,865,831 American Pie 2 $145,096,820
2002 89 21.02% $1,926,642,325 331,607,929 $2,795,454,841 Austin Powers in Goldmember $213,117,789
2003 91 26.21% $2,410,394,857 399,733,765 $3,369,755,639 Bruce Almighty $242,704,995
2004 134 21.94% $2,037,014,167 328,021,543 $2,765,221,607 Meet the Fockers $162,461,370
2005 137 26.13% $2,304,607,269 359,533,045 $3,030,863,569 The Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 139 33.55% $3,083,012,255 470,688,822 $3,967,906,769 Cars $244,082,982
2007 142 23.45% $2,290,692,985 332,949,499 $2,806,764,277 Ratatouille $206,445,654
2008 139 28.15% $2,753,343,500 383,473,990 $3,232,685,736 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $177,016,810
2009 102 20.71% $2,203,291,455 293,772,167 $2,476,499,368 The Hangover $277,322,503
2010 92 18.94% $1,989,760,108 252,187,564 $2,125,941,165 Despicable Me $251,203,225
2011 98 18.22% $1,856,020,070 234,050,415 $1,973,044,998 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 105 15.37% $1,693,534,959 212,755,593 $1,793,529,649 Ted $218,665,740
2013 108 20.30% $2,212,658,374 272,159,648 $2,294,305,833 Despicable Me 2 $367,956,735
2014 111 14.61% $1,513,290,943 185,225,281 $1,561,449,119 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 132 20.19% $2,282,359,609 270,742,473 $2,282,359,047 Minions $336,045,770
2016 79 14.50% $1,205,208,028 142,966,512 $1,205,207,696 Ghostbusters $127,448,192