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Box Office Performance for Comedy Movies in 2009

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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2009 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Hangover 6/5/2009 Warner Bros. R $277,322,503 36,976,334
2 Couples Retreat 10/9/2009 Universal PG-13 $108,511,760 14,468,234
3 Julie & Julia 8/7/2009 Sony Pictures PG-13 $94,125,426 12,550,056
4 Madea Goes To Jail 2/20/2009 Lionsgate PG-13 $90,508,336 12,067,778
5 Zombieland 10/2/2009 Sony Pictures R $75,590,286 10,078,704
6 I Love You, Man 3/20/2009 Paramount Pictures R $72,013,010 9,601,735
7 17 Again 4/17/2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $64,167,069 8,555,609
8 Brüno 7/10/2009 Universal R $60,054,530 8,007,270
9 Bride Wars 1/9/2009 20th Century Fox PG $58,715,510 7,828,735
10 Funny People 7/31/2009 Universal R $51,855,045 6,914,006
11 I Can Do Bad All By Myself 9/11/2009 Lionsgate PG-13 $51,733,921 6,897,856
12 Land of the Lost 6/5/2009 Universal PG-13 $49,438,370 6,591,782
13 Old Dogs 11/25/2009 Walt Disney PG $47,239,575 6,298,610
14 Year One 6/19/2009 Sony Pictures PG-13 $43,337,279 5,778,303
15 Marley & Me 12/25/2008 20th Century Fox PG $36,489,705 4,865,294
16 Dance Flick 5/22/2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $25,794,018 3,439,202
17 Observe and Report 4/10/2009 Warner Bros. R $24,007,324 3,200,977
18 The Invention of Lying 10/2/2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $18,451,251 2,460,167
19 Yes Man 12/19/2008 Warner Bros. PG-13 $18,183,588 2,424,478
20 Fired Up 2/20/2009 Sony Pictures PG-13 $17,231,291 2,297,505
21 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 8/14/2009 Paramount Vantage R $15,122,676 2,016,357
22 I Love You, Beth Cooper 7/10/2009 20th Century Fox PG-13 $14,800,725 1,973,430
23 Whip It 10/2/2009 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $13,077,184 1,743,625
24 Sunshine Cleaning 3/13/2009 Overture Films R $12,062,558 1,608,341
25 Extract 9/4/2009 Miramax R $10,823,158 1,443,087
26 De père en flic 7/8/2009 Not Rated $10,644,453 1,419,260
27 Next Day Air 5/8/2009 Summit Entertainment R $10,027,047 1,336,939
28 Away We Go 6/5/2009 Focus Features R $9,451,946 1,260,259
29 A Serious Man 10/2/2009 Focus Features R $9,190,525 1,225,403
30 The Boat That Rocked 11/13/2009 Focus Features R $7,994,115 1,065,882
31 Bandslam 8/14/2009 Summit Entertainment PG $5,210,988 694,798
32 3 Idiots 12/23/2009 Big Pictures PG-13 $4,757,078 634,277
33 Miss March 3/13/2009 20th Century Fox R $4,543,320 605,776
34 Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day 9/25/2009 R $3,012,677 401,690
35 My One and Only 8/21/2009 Freestyle Releasing PG-13 $2,556,558 340,874
36 Four Christmases 11/26/2008 Warner Bros. PG-13 $1,956,206 260,827
37 Rudo y Cursi 5/8/2009 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,827,660 243,688
38 Les doigts croches 7/31/2009 Not Rated $1,662,485 221,664
39 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell 10/16/2009 Freestyle Releasing R $1,429,299 190,573
40 Paper Heart 8/7/2009 Overture Films PG-13 $1,274,062 169,874
41 Paris 9/18/2009 Equinox R $960,240 128,032
42 De Dana Dan 11/25/2009 Not Rated $944,979 125,997
43 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani 11/6/2009 Viva Entertainment Not Rated $741,238 98,831
44 Fanboys 2/6/2009 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $687,609 91,681
45 Play the Game 2/27/2009 Slowhand Cinema PG-13 $659,483 87,931
46 Role Models 11/7/2008 Universal R $597,215 79,628
47 Humpday 7/10/2009 Magnolia Pictures R $407,377 54,316
48 Vicky Cristina Barcelona 8/15/2008 MGM PG-13 $386,017 51,468
49 Luck by Chance 1/30/2009 AdLab Films Not Rated $356,019 47,469
50 Spread 8/14/2009 R $250,617 33,415
51 Big Fan 8/28/2009 First Independent Pictures R $230,874 30,783
52 Do Knot Disturb 10/2/2009 Big Pictures Not Rated $213,525 28,470
53 Happy-Go-Lucky 10/10/2008 Miramax R $201,587 26,878
54 Tulpan 4/1/2009 Zeitgeist Not Rated $158,741 21,165
55 Zack and Miri Make a Porno 10/31/2008 Weinstein Co. R $157,136 20,951
56 Gentlemen Broncos 10/30/2009 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $115,155 15,354
57 Monster Beach Party 4/10/2009 Indican Pictures Not Rated $113,132 15,084
58 Alien Trespass 4/3/2009 Roadside Attractions PG $104,526 13,936
59 Gigantic 4/3/2009 First Independent Pictures R $102,704 13,693
60 Nothing Like the Holidays 12/12/2008 Overture Films PG-13 $97,952 13,060
61 Motherhood 10/23/2009 Freestyle Releasing PG-13 $93,388 12,451
62 Skills Like This 3/20/2009 Shadow Not Rated $62,408 8,321
63 Soul Men 11/7/2008 MGM R $60,453 8,060
64 Bart Got a Room 4/3/2009 Anchor Bay Entertainment PG-13 $53,760 7,168
65 Mystery Team 8/28/2009 Roadside Attractions R $53,741 7,165
66 Absurdistan 2/6/2009 First Run Features Not Rated $39,683 5,291
67 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $38,920 5,189
68 The Last International Playboy 6/12/2009 R $25,646 3,419
69 Dai-Nipponjin 5/15/2009 Magnolia Pictures PG-13 $23,446 3,126
70 JCVD 11/7/2008 Peace Arch Releasing R $21,700 2,893
71 Adventures of Power 10/9/2009 Variance Films PG-13 $17,738 2,365
72 Splinterheads 11/6/2009 Paladin R $16,392 2,185
73 Les vacances de M. Hulot 6/16/1954 Janus Films Not Rated $16,336 2,178
74 St. Trinian’s 10/9/2009 NeoClassics Films PG-13 $15,000 2,000
75 Janky Promoters 10/16/2009 Third Rail R $9,069 1,209
76 Looking for Palladin 10/30/2009 R $7,246 966
77 Momma's Man 8/22/2008 ThinkFilm Not Rated $5,627 750
78 Familiar Strangers 11/14/2008 Cavalier Films PG-13 $3,516 468
79 Sixty Six 8/1/2008 First Independent Pictures PG-13 $1,088 145
80 Teeth 1/18/2008 Roadside Attractions R $886 118
81 Patrik, Age 1.5 8/14/2009 Not Rated $408 54
Total Gross of All Movies$1,434,247,094
Total Tickets Sold191,232,922

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2009. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2009. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2010 will most likely earn money in 2010 and 2011. Click on the individual movie to see its total gross over all the years in which it played.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based ticket sale estimates, and may not be precise due to rounding errors.

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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