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Box Office History for Black Comedy

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2018 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2018, 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 $165,292,163
2 The Wolf of Wall Street Dec 25, 2013 Paramount Pictures R $116,900,694 $128,688,509
3 Dark Shadows May 11, 2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $79,727,149 $89,843,278
4 Bad Santa Nov 26, 2003 Miramax/Dimension R $60,060,328 $89,207,610
5 The Royal Tenenbaums Dec 14, 2001 Walt Disney R $52,353,636 $81,675,088
6 Burn After Reading Sep 12, 2008 Focus Features R $60,355,347 $75,402,152
7 Grosse Pointe Blank Apr 11, 1997 Walt Disney R $28,084,357 $54,883,806
8 Kick-Ass Apr 16, 2010 Lionsgate R $48,071,303 $54,651,402
9 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Nov 10, 2017 Fox Searchlight R $54,513,740 $54,513,740
10 Snatch Dec 8, 2000 Sony Pictures R $30,093,107 $47,696,486
11 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Oct 17, 2014 Fox Searchlight R $42,340,598 $45,874,742
12 Krampus Dec 4, 2015 Universal PG-13 $42,725,475 $45,428,242
13 To Die For Sep 27, 1995 Sony Pictures R $21,284,514 $43,885,904
14 Nurse Betty Sep 8, 2000 USA Films R $25,170,054 $41,887,819
15 August: Osage County Dec 25, 2013 Weinstein Co. R $37,738,810 $41,436,754
16 The Family Sep 13, 2013 Relativity R $36,918,811 $40,733,290
17 Being John Malkovich Oct 29, 1999 USA Films R $22,858,926 $39,894,425
18 50/50 Sep 30, 2011 Summit Entertainment R $35,016,118 $39,608,389
19 The Men Who Stare at Goats Nov 6, 2009 Overture Films R $32,428,195 $38,759,890
20 The Nice Guys May 20, 2016 Warner Bros. R $36,261,763 $37,603,236
21 Thank You For Smoking Mar 17, 2006 Fox Searchlight R $24,793,509 $33,953,854
22 Rushmore Dec 11, 1998 Walt Disney R $17,105,219 $30,211,256
23 I, Tonya Dec 8, 2017 Neon R $30,014,534 $30,014,534
24 Go! Apr 9, 1999 Sony Pictures R $16,875,273 $29,797,479
25 Bringing Out The Dead Oct 22, 1999 Paramount Pictures R $16,640,210 $29,366,282
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 $49,872,348 To Die For $21,155,211
1996 3 0.04% $2,567,371 580,852 $5,210,242 Faithful $2,104,439
1997 5 0.59% $37,327,594 8,132,372 $72,947,377 Grosse Pointe Blank $28,084,357
1998 6 0.68% $46,315,475 9,875,365 $88,582,024 Dead Man on Campus $15,064,948
1999 9 1.39% $101,746,444 20,028,824 $179,658,551 Being John Malkovich $18,243,969
2000 7 0.68% $51,210,561 9,501,029 $85,224,230 Nurse Betty $25,170,054
2001 3 0.68% $57,007,068 10,071,918 $90,345,104 Snatch $30,033,056
2002 4 0.52% $47,766,617 8,221,446 $73,746,371 The Royal Tenenbaums $31,656,156
2003 2 0.62% $56,947,540 9,444,035 $84,712,994 Bad Santa $56,909,596
2004 3 0.06% $5,277,208 849,791 $7,622,625 Bad Santa $3,150,732
2005 6 0.11% $9,517,330 1,484,760 $13,318,297 The Ice Harvest $9,016,782
2006 5 0.35% $32,291,174 4,929,948 $44,221,634 Thank You For Smoking $24,793,509
2007 3 0.03% $2,456,085 356,987 $3,202,173 You Kill Me $2,426,851
2008 6 0.63% $61,625,210 8,582,895 $76,988,568 Burn After Reading $60,355,347
2009 9 0.51% $54,671,157 7,289,484 $65,386,671 The Men Who Stare at Goats $32,018,431
2010 11 0.51% $53,218,987 6,745,113 $60,503,664 Kick-Ass $48,071,303
2011 11 0.35% $35,839,668 4,519,498 $40,539,897 50/50 $35,016,118
2012 14 0.84% $92,522,208 11,623,385 $104,261,763 Dark Shadows $79,727,149
2013 12 1.73% $188,672,454 23,206,939 $208,166,243 American Hustle $87,923,123
2014 13 1.77% $181,517,016 22,217,499 $199,290,966 American Hustle $62,194,684
2015 13 0.67% $74,779,827 8,870,675 $79,569,955 Krampus $41,465,710
2016 6 0.44% $49,182,952 5,685,888 $51,002,415 The Nice Guys $36,261,763
2017 10 0.56% $61,215,946 6,824,517 $61,215,917 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $24,164,629
2018 4 1.54% $70,790,223 7,891,884 $70,790,199 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $30,349,111

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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