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Box Office History for Black 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 American Hustle Dec 13, 2013 Sony Pictures R $150,117,807 $164,002,258
2 The Wolf of Wall Street Dec 25, 2013 Paramount Pictures R $116,900,694 $127,684,251
3 Dark Shadows May 11, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $79,727,149 $89,142,160
4 Bad Santa Nov 26, 2003 Miramax/Dimension R $60,060,328 $88,511,452
5 The Royal Tenenbaums Dec 14, 2001 Walt Disney R $52,353,636 $81,037,713
6 Burn After Reading Sep 12, 2008 Focus Features R $60,355,347 $74,813,729
7 Grosse Pointe Blank Apr 11, 1997 Walt Disney R $28,084,357 $54,455,504
8 Kick-Ass Apr 16, 2010 Lionsgate R $48,071,303 $54,224,914
9 Snatch Dec 8, 2000 Sony Pictures R $30,093,107 $47,324,273
10 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Oct 17, 2014 Fox Searchlight R $42,340,598 $45,555,433
11 Krampus Dec 4, 2015 Universal PG-13 $42,725,475 $45,095,526
12 To Die For Sep 27, 1995 Sony Pictures R $21,284,514 $43,543,428
13 Nurse Betty Sep 8, 2000 USA Films R $25,170,054 $41,560,935
14 August: Osage County Dec 25, 2013 Weinstein Co. R $37,738,810 $41,113,390
15 The Family Sep 13, 2013 Relativity R $36,918,811 $40,415,416
16 Being John Malkovich Oct 29, 1999 USA Films R $22,858,926 $39,583,097
17 50/50 Sep 30, 2011 Summit Entertainment R $35,016,118 $39,299,294
18 The Men Who Stare at Goats Nov 6, 2009 Overture Films R $32,428,195 $38,457,416
19 The Nice Guys May 20, 2016 Warner Bros. R $36,261,763 $37,309,788
20 Thank You For Smoking Mar 17, 2006 Fox Searchlight R $24,793,509 $33,688,885
21 Rushmore Dec 11, 1998 Walt Disney R $17,105,219 $29,975,494
22 Go! Apr 9, 1999 Sony Pictures R $16,875,273 $29,564,946
23 Bringing Out The Dead Oct 22, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $16,640,210 $29,137,114
24 Dead Man on Campus Aug 21, 1998 Paramount Pictures R $15,064,948 $28,588,064
25 Election Apr 23, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $14,943,582 $26,180,685
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 3 0.46% $24,185,598 5,559,905 $49,483,155 To Die For $21,155,211
1996 3 0.04% $2,567,371 580,852 $5,169,583 Faithful $2,104,439
1997 5 0.59% $37,327,594 8,132,372 $72,378,111 Grosse Pointe Blank $28,084,357
1998 6 0.68% $46,315,475 9,875,365 $87,890,749 Dead Man on Campus $15,064,948
1999 9 1.39% $101,746,444 20,028,824 $178,256,534 Being John Malkovich $18,243,969
2000 7 0.68% $51,210,561 9,501,029 $84,559,158 Nurse Betty $25,170,054
2001 3 0.69% $57,007,068 10,071,918 $89,640,070 Snatch $30,033,056
2002 4 0.52% $47,766,617 8,221,446 $73,170,869 The Royal Tenenbaums $31,656,156
2003 2 0.62% $56,947,540 9,444,035 $84,051,912 Bad Santa $56,909,596
2004 3 0.06% $5,277,208 849,791 $7,563,140 Bad Santa $3,150,732
2005 6 0.11% $9,517,330 1,484,760 $13,214,364 The Ice Harvest $9,016,782
2006 5 0.35% $32,291,174 4,929,948 $43,876,537 Thank You For Smoking $24,793,509
2007 3 0.03% $2,456,085 356,987 $3,177,184 You Kill Me $2,426,851
2008 6 0.63% $61,625,210 8,582,895 $76,387,766 Burn After Reading $60,355,347
2009 9 0.51% $54,671,157 7,289,484 $64,876,408 The Men Who Stare at Goats $32,018,431
2010 11 0.50% $53,218,987 6,745,113 $60,031,506 Kick-Ass $48,071,303
2011 11 0.35% $35,839,668 4,519,498 $40,223,532 50/50 $35,016,118
2012 14 0.84% $92,522,208 11,623,385 $103,448,127 Dark Shadows $79,727,149
2013 12 1.73% $188,672,454 23,206,939 $206,541,757 American Hustle $87,923,123
2014 13 1.76% $182,668,539 22,358,445 $198,990,161 American Hustle $62,194,684
2015 12 0.66% $74,369,366 8,821,983 $78,515,649 Krampus $42,277,730
2016 6 0.43% $48,370,932 5,592,013 $49,768,916 The Nice Guys $36,261,763
2017 9 0.55% $53,942,126 6,060,909 $53,942,090 Rough Night $22,092,592

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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