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Box Office Performance for Comedy Movies in 2012

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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2012 GrossTickets Sold
1 21 Jump Street 3/16/2012 Sony Pictures R $138,447,667 17,392,922
2 Magic Mike 6/29/2012 Warner Bros. R $113,721,571 14,286,629
3 The Campaign 8/10/2012 Warner Bros. R $86,907,746 10,918,058
4 Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection 6/29/2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $65,653,242 8,247,894
5 Pitch Perfect 10/5/2012 Universal PG-13 $64,655,858 8,122,595
6 The Dictator 5/16/2012 Paramount Pictures R $59,650,222 7,493,746
7 American Reunion 4/6/2012 Universal R $56,758,835 7,130,506
8 Project X 3/2/2012 Warner Bros. R $54,731,865 6,875,862
9 This is 40 12/21/2012 Universal R $54,255,195 6,815,979
10 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 5/4/2012 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $46,383,639 5,827,090
11 Here Comes the Boom 10/12/2012 Sony Pictures PG $44,101,002 5,540,326
12 That's My Boy 6/15/2012 Sony Pictures R $36,931,089 4,639,584
13 The Watch 7/27/2012 20th Century Fox R $34,353,000 4,315,703
14 The Guilt Trip 12/19/2012 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $31,111,882 3,908,527
15 One for the Money 1/27/2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $26,414,527 3,318,407
16 A Thousand Words 3/9/2012 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $18,450,127 2,317,855
17 Wanderlust 2/24/2012 Universal R $17,288,155 2,171,878
18 Seven Psychopaths 10/12/2012 CBS Films R $15,024,049 1,887,443
19 Hit & Run 8/22/2012 Open Road R $13,749,300 1,727,298
20 Les Intouchables 5/25/2012 Weinstein Co. R $13,160,899 1,653,379
21 Fun Size 10/26/2012 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $9,409,538 1,182,102
22 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 6/22/2012 Focus Features R $7,078,738 889,288
23 Casa de mi Padre 3/16/2012 Lionsgate R $5,909,483 742,397
24 Jeff, Who Lives at Home 3/16/2012 Paramount Vantage R $4,269,426 536,360
25 Goon 3/30/2012 Magnet Pictures R $4,164,911 523,230
26 Safety Not Guaranteed 6/8/2012 FilmDistrict R $4,010,957 503,889
27 The Sitter 12/9/2011 20th Century Fox R $3,726,236 468,120
28 Young Adult 12/9/2011 Paramount Pictures R $3,642,319 457,577
29 Dabangg 2 12/21/2012 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $2,474,674 310,888
30 Jack and Jill 11/11/2011 Sony Pictures PG $2,460,509 309,109
31 Housefull 2 4/6/2012 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $1,586,745 199,339
32 For a Good Time, Call 8/31/2012 Focus Features R $1,251,749 157,254
33 Tower Heist 11/4/2011 Universal PG-13 $1,244,345 156,324
34 Darling Companion 4/20/2012 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $793,352 99,667
35 Rowdy Rathore 6/1/2012 UTV Communications Not Rated $777,373 97,659
36 Blue Like Jazz 4/13/2012 Roadside Attractions PG-13 $595,018 74,751
37 Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding 6/8/2012 IFC Films R $542,762 68,186
38 Habemus Papam 4/6/2012 IFC Films Not Rated $486,902 61,168
39 Bachelorette 9/7/2012 Weinstein Co. R $446,770 56,126
40 Ferrari Ki Sawaari 6/15/2012 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $420,046 52,769
41 The Oranges 10/5/2012 ATO Pictures R $364,875 45,838
42 Liberal Arts 9/14/2012 IFC Films PG-13 $319,176 40,097
43 Gianni e le donne 3/2/2012 Zeitgeist Not Rated $317,405 39,875
44 Lola Versus 6/8/2012 Fox Searchlight R $252,603 31,734
45 My Uncle Rafael 9/21/2012 Slater Brothers Entertainment PG-13 $234,830 29,501
46 Les petits mouchoirs 8/24/2012 MPI Media Group Not Rated $205,505 25,817
47 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie 3/2/2012 Magnet Pictures R $201,436 25,306
48 Joker 8/31/2012 UTV Communications Not Rated $169,181 21,253
49 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana 11/2/2012 UTV Communications Not Rated $143,900 18,077
50 High School 6/1/2012 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $139,034 17,466
51 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas 11/4/2011 Warner Bros. R $132,486 16,643
52 Få meg på, for faen 3/30/2012 New Yorker Not Rated $126,085 15,839
53 The Perfect Family 5/4/2012 Variance Films PG-13 $110,013 13,820
54 The Obama Effect 7/13/2012 ARC Entertainment PG-13 $103,000 12,939
55 La source des femmes 8/10/2012 Mongrel Media Not Rated $93,838 11,788
56 Butter 10/5/2012 Weinstein Co. R $73,000 9,170
57 Rang zidan fei 3/2/2012 Well Go USA Not Rated $63,012 7,916
58 Natural Selection 3/16/2012 Cinema Guild R $46,635 5,858
59 The Comedy 11/9/2012 TriBeca Films Not Rated $41,113 5,164
60 Et si on vivait tous ensemble? 10/19/2012 Kino Lorber Not Rated $40,103 5,038
61 La fee 2/24/2012 Kino Lorber Not Rated $38,399 4,823
62 The Inbetweeners 9/7/2012 Wrekin Hill Entertainment R $35,955 4,516
63 Dai juk hei kek 9/28/2012 China Lion Film Distribution Not Rated $33,700 4,233
64 L!fe Happens 4/13/2012 PMK*BNC R $30,905 3,882
65 Sound of Noise 3/9/2012 Magnolia Pictures R $24,565 3,086
66 The Guard 7/29/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $23,630 2,968
67 Lay the Favorite 12/7/2012 Radius R $20,998 2,637
68 The Graduate 12/21/1967 Embassy PG $18,574 2,333
69 Mon pire cauchemar 10/19/2012 Strand Not Rated $16,275 2,044
70 Kung Fu Joe 2/10/2012 Indican Pictures Not Rated $14,752 1,853
71 Gayby 10/12/2012 The Film Collaborative Not Rated $14,062 1,766
72 6 Month Rule 6/1/2012 Secret Identity Productions R $14,057 1,765
73 Reuniting the Rubins 3/16/2012 Monterey Media PG $13,569 1,704
74 Sophomore 1/13/2012 Pillen's Farm Pictures Not Rated $13,500 1,695
75 The Color Wheel 5/18/2012 APD/Cinema Conservancy Not Rated $13,266 1,666
76 The Trouble With Bliss 3/23/2012 7A Productions PG-13 $13,093 1,644
77 Husbands in Goa 9/21/2012 UTV Communications Not Rated $10,135 1,273
78 The Do-Deca-Pentathlon 7/6/2012 Red Flag Releasing R $10,000 1,256
79 Small, Beautifully Moving Parts 5/11/2012 Long Shot Factory Not Rated $8,631 1,084
80 Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best 9/21/2012 Oscilloscope Pictures Not Rated $8,418 1,057
81 Price Check 11/16/2012 IFC Films Not Rated $7,413 931
82 Grassroots 6/22/2012 Samuel Goldwyn Films R $6,497 816
83 The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez 12/7/2012 Indican Pictures Not Rated $5,994 753
84 Buzzkill 2/14/2012 Indican Pictures Not Rated $5,860 736
85 The Babymakers 8/3/2012 Alchemy R $5,783 726
86 A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman 11/2/2012 Brainstorm Media R $5,102 640
87 The Worst Movie EVER! 8/19/2011 Hiltz Squared Not Rated $4,891 614
88 Newlyweds 1/13/2012 TriBeca Films R $4,584 575
89 Loosies 1/11/2012 IFC Films PG-13 $3,519 442
90 Why Stop Now 8/17/2012 IFC Films R $2,432 305
91 4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle 7/20/2011 The Film Desk Not Rated $1,834 230
92 The Decoy Bride 3/9/2012 IFC Films PG $759 95
93 Nature Calls 11/9/2012 Magnet Pictures R $646 81
Total Gross of All Movies$1,050,650,751
Total Tickets Sold131,991,252

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2012. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2012. 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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