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 2015: 17% market share
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015 

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2015, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nov 17, 2000 Universal PG $260,044,832 $393,665,404
2 Despicable Me 2 Jul 2, 2013 Universal PG $368,065,385 $369,875,737
3 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Universal PG-13 $279,167,584 $362,487,761
4 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Jun 10, 1999 New Line PG-13 $206,040,085 $331,235,272
5 Bruce Almighty May 23, 2003 Universal PG-13 $242,704,995 $328,833,922
6 Liar Liar Mar 21, 1997 Universal PG-13 $181,410,615 $322,875,875
7 Night at the Museum Dec 22, 2006 20th Century Fox PG $250,863,268 $305,515,475
8 Cars Jun 9, 2006 Walt Disney G $244,082,982 $304,413,914
9 The Hangover Jun 5, 2009 Warner Bros. R $277,322,503 $302,096,649
10 Austin Powers in Goldmember Jul 25, 2002 New Line PG-13 $213,117,792 $299,631,114
11 The Waterboy Nov 6, 1998 Walt Disney PG-13 $161,491,646 $279,780,286
12 The Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 New Line R $209,218,368 $266,663,661
13 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Jul 15, 2005 Warner Bros. PG $206,459,076 $263,143,380
14 Big Daddy Jun 25, 1999 Sony Pictures PG-13 $163,479,795 $262,919,277
15 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Warner Bros. R $254,464,305 $262,165,619
16 Despicable Me Jul 9, 2010 Universal PG $251,513,985 $260,438,072
17 Alvin and the Chipmunks Dec 14, 2007 20th Century Fox PG $217,326,976 $254,915,454
18 Meet the Parents Oct 6, 2000 Universal PG-13 $166,225,040 $251,604,652
19 Doctor Dolittle Jun 26, 1998 20th Century Fox PG-13 $144,156,605 $251,120,996
20 101 Dalmatians Nov 27, 1996 Walt Disney G $136,189,294 $249,525,779
21 Ratatouille Jun 29, 2007 Walt Disney G $206,445,654 $245,154,216
22 The Nutty Professor Jun 28, 1996 Universal PG-13 $128,814,019 $238,019,355
23 Scary Movie Jul 7, 2000 Miramax/Dimension R $157,019,776 $237,971,463
24 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Dec 23, 2009 20th Century Fox PG $219,614,612 $235,803,692
25 Elf Nov 7, 2003 New Line PG $173,398,518 $234,813,210
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 93 21.17% $1,721,084,856 304,078,598 $2,408,302,496 American Pie 2 $145,096,820
2002 89 20.91% $1,921,389,906 330,703,941 $2,619,175,213 Austin Powers in Goldmember $213,079,163
2003 88 25.99% $2,429,583,912 402,916,070 $3,191,095,274 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 18.98% $1,988,994,432 252,090,504 $1,996,556,792 Despicable Me $251,203,225
2011 97 18.23% $1,849,278,763 233,200,298 $1,846,946,360 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 105 15.35% $1,700,389,675 213,616,739 $1,691,844,573 Ted $218,665,740
2013 109 20.37% $2,219,446,947 272,994,650 $2,162,117,628 Despicable Me 2 $367,956,735
2014 110 14.62% $1,516,182,479 185,579,204 $1,469,787,296 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 61 16.63% $623,301,845 76,291,501 $604,228,688 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water $162,749,163