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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 $394,876,508
2 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Jun 10, 1999 New Line PG-13 $206,040,085 $360,975,732
3 Bruce Almighty May 23, 2003 Universal PG-13 $242,704,995 $358,221,298
4 Liar Liar Mar 21, 1997 Universal PG-13 $181,410,615 $351,754,780
5 The Hangover Jun 5, 2009 Warner Bros. R $277,322,503 $329,089,373
6 Austin Powers in Goldmember Jul 25, 2002 New Line PG-13 $213,117,789 $326,462,698
7 The Waterboy Nov 6, 1998 Walt Disney PG-13 $161,491,646 $304,787,344
8 Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 New Line R $209,218,368 $290,490,393
9 Big Daddy Jun 25, 1999 Sony Pictures PG-13 $163,479,795 $286,411,452
10 The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Warner Bros. R $254,464,305 $285,590,454
11 Meet the Parents Oct 6, 2000 Universal PG-13 $166,225,040 $274,085,833
12 The Nutty Professor Jun 28, 1996 Universal PG-13 $128,814,019 $259,376,643
13 Scary Movie Jul 7, 2000 Miramax/Dimension R $157,019,771 $259,271,970
14 The Birdcage Mar 8, 1996 MGM R $124,060,553 $249,805,182
15 Patch Adams Dec 25, 1998 Universal PG-13 $135,014,968 $246,083,674
16 My Best Friend's Wedding Jun 20, 1997 Sony Pictures PG $126,813,153 $245,888,889
17 American Pie 2 Aug 10, 2001 Universal R $145,096,820 $228,155,772
18 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Nov 10, 1995 Warner Bros. PG-13 $108,360,063 $221,572,949
19 The Longest Yard May 27, 2005 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $158,119,460 $219,541,836
20 Wild Hogs Mar 2, 2007 Walt Disney PG-13 $168,213,584 $217,601,867
21 The First Wives Club Sep 20, 1996 Paramount Pictures PG $105,489,203 $212,349,283
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 $205,269,173
24 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Jul 28, 2000 Universal PG-13 $123,307,945 $203,606,804
25 Cheaper by the Dozen Dec 25, 2003 20th Century Fox PG $138,614,544 $202,321,448
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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 71 20.40% $1,296,899,504 282,548,877 $2,534,463,427 Liar Liar $181,410,615
1998 75 11.70% $791,763,679 168,819,506 $1,514,310,969 The Waterboy $150,042,308
1999 69 18.42% $1,352,538,228 266,247,647 $2,388,241,394 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me $206,040,085
2000 76 19.68% $1,482,140,278 274,979,603 $2,466,567,039 Meet the Parents $161,325,490
2001 87 17.82% $1,478,561,257 261,229,861 $2,343,231,853 American Pie 2 $145,096,820
2002 78 14.40% $1,319,194,651 227,055,839 $2,036,690,876 Austin Powers in Goldmember $213,117,789
2003 81 19.60% $1,802,438,129 298,911,760 $2,681,238,487 Bruce Almighty $242,704,995
2004 121 18.04% $1,674,429,573 269,634,335 $2,418,619,985 Meet the Fockers $162,461,370
2005 128 20.70% $1,825,839,108 284,842,228 $2,555,034,785 Wedding Crashers $209,218,368
2006 124 21.27% $1,955,138,318 298,494,337 $2,677,494,203 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby $148,213,377
2007 131 14.62% $1,427,703,732 207,515,019 $1,861,409,720 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 78 13.13% $1,375,714,509 174,361,748 $1,564,024,880 Grown Ups $162,001,186
2011 91 14.67% $1,489,313,607 187,807,471 $1,684,633,015 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305
2012 94 9.52% $1,051,760,589 132,130,678 $1,185,212,182 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 12.29% $1,272,411,206 155,741,841 $1,397,004,314 22 Jump Street $191,719,337
2015 121 11.86% $1,322,668,123 156,900,071 $1,407,393,637 Pitch Perfect 2 $184,296,230
2016 97 11.58% $1,303,080,556 150,645,104 $1,351,286,583 Ghostbusters $128,350,574
2017 74 7.11% $780,388,475 86,999,791 $780,388,125 Girls Trip $115,108,515
2018 19 3.81% $61,027,105 6,803,457 $61,027,009 Pitch Perfect 3 $41,340,940

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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