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Box Office History for 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 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Universal PG-13 $279,167,575 $397,982,279
2 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Jun 10, 1999 New Line PG-13 $206,040,085 $363,814,867
3 Bruce Almighty May 23, 2003 Universal PG-13 $242,704,995 $361,038,768
4 Liar Liar Mar 21, 1997 Universal PG-13 $181,410,615 $354,521,391
5 The Hangover Jun 5, 2009 Warner Bros. R $277,322,503 $331,677,716
6 Austin Powers in Goldmember Jul 25, 2002 New Line PG-13 $213,117,789 $329,030,382
7 The Waterboy Nov 6, 1998 Walt Disney PG-13 $161,491,646 $307,184,548
8 Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 New Line R $209,218,368 $292,775,149
9 Big Daddy Jun 25, 1999 Sony Pictures PG-13 $163,479,795 $288,664,126
10 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Warner Bros. R $254,464,305 $287,836,671
11 Meet the Parents Oct 6, 2000 Universal PG-13 $166,225,040 $276,241,564
12 The Nutty Professor Jun 28, 1996 Universal PG-13 $128,814,019 $261,416,684
13 Scary Movie Jul 7, 2000 Miramax/Dimension R $157,019,771 $261,311,188
14 The Birdcage Mar 8, 1996 MGM R $124,060,553 $251,769,942
15 Patch Adams Dec 25, 1998 Universal PG-13 $135,014,968 $248,019,163
16 My Best Friend's Wedding Jun 20, 1997 Sony Pictures PG $126,813,153 $247,822,846
17 American Pie 2 Aug 10, 2001 Universal R $145,096,820 $229,950,256
18 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Nov 10, 1995 Warner Bros. PG-13 $108,360,063 $223,315,658
19 The Longest Yard May 27, 2005 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $158,119,460 $221,268,569
20 Wild Hogs Mar 2, 2007 Walt Disney PG-13 $168,213,584 $219,313,343
21 The First Wives Club Sep 20, 1996 Paramount Pictures PG $105,489,203 $214,019,446
22 22 Jump Street Jun 13, 2014 Sony Pictures R $191,719,337 $210,492,343
23 Casper May 26, 1995 Universal PG $100,328,194 $206,883,649
24 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Jul 28, 2000 Universal PG-13 $123,307,945 $205,208,206
25 Cheaper by the Dozen Dec 25, 2003 20th Century Fox PG $138,614,544 $203,912,741
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 60 19.73% $1,048,854,094 241,115,854 $2,162,809,210 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls $104,371,496
1996 70 17.98% $1,041,219,540 235,569,998 $2,113,062,882 The Nutty Professor $128,814,019
1997 72 20.40% $1,296,925,200 282,554,475 $2,534,513,641 Liar Liar $181,410,615
1998 74 11.69% $791,406,180 168,743,282 $1,513,627,240 The Waterboy $150,042,308
1999 69 18.43% $1,352,538,228 266,247,647 $2,388,241,394 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me $206,040,085
2000 78 19.68% $1,482,616,320 275,067,921 $2,467,359,251 Meet the Parents $161,325,490
2001 89 17.70% $1,478,562,701 261,230,115 $2,343,234,132 American Pie 2 $145,096,820
2002 82 14.26% $1,305,574,866 224,711,640 $2,015,663,411 Austin Powers in Goldmember $213,117,789
2003 81 19.60% $1,802,466,968 298,916,542 $2,681,281,382 Bruce Almighty $242,704,995
2004 120 18.03% $1,674,423,943 269,633,428 $2,418,611,849 Meet the Fockers $162,461,370
2005 128 20.75% $1,825,836,867 284,841,879 $2,555,031,655 Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 126 21.34% $1,955,283,261 298,516,464 $2,677,692,682 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby $148,213,377
2007 134 14.62% $1,428,122,669 207,575,910 $1,861,955,913 Wild Hogs $168,213,584
2008 125 21.53% $2,099,450,726 292,402,573 $2,622,851,080 Sex and the City $152,647,258
2009 87 13.49% $1,435,263,724 191,368,471 $1,716,575,185 The Hangover $277,322,503
2010 77 13.13% $1,376,066,203 174,406,336 $1,564,424,834 Grown Ups $162,001,186
2011 96 14.66% $1,491,182,522 188,043,157 $1,686,747,118 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 94 9.41% $1,050,654,625 131,991,738 $1,183,965,890 21 Jump Street $138,447,667
2013 98 14.87% $1,619,719,448 199,227,435 $1,787,070,092 The Heat $159,581,587
2014 102 12.37% $1,270,249,093 155,477,200 $1,394,630,484 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 122 11.60% $1,294,519,169 153,560,938 $1,377,441,614 Pitch Perfect 2 $184,296,230
2016 98 12.52% $1,409,767,232 162,978,825 $1,461,920,060 Ghostbusters $128,350,574
2017 74 7.14% $784,372,296 87,443,924 $784,371,998 Girls Trip $115,108,515
2018 46 8.02% $556,890,581 62,083,653 $556,890,367 Game Night $69,001,013

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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