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Box Office History for Romantic 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 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Apr 19, 2002 IFC Films PG $241,438,208 $369,088,393
2 There's Something About Mary Jul 15, 1998 20th Century Fox R $176,484,651 $334,648,642
3 Jerry Maguire Dec 13, 1996 Sony Pictures R $153,952,592 $304,728,827
4 What Women Want Dec 15, 2000 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $182,805,123 $296,568,052
5 As Good as it Gets Dec 24, 1997 Sony Pictures PG-13 $148,478,011 $283,478,332
6 Runaway Bride Jul 30, 1999 Paramount Pictures PG $152,257,509 $266,740,761
7 Hitch Feb 11, 2005 Sony Pictures PG-13 $177,784,257 $246,845,532
8 Notting Hill May 28, 1999 Universal PG-13 $116,089,678 $203,385,452
9 The Proposal Jun 19, 2009 Walt Disney PG-13 $163,958,031 $194,563,532
10 Knocked Up Jun 1, 2007 Universal R $148,761,765 $192,438,906
11 Something's Gotta Give Dec 12, 2003 Sony Pictures PG-13 $124,685,242 $182,169,766
12 Shakespeare in Love Dec 11, 1998 Miramax R $100,317,794 $177,135,944
13 50 First Dates Feb 13, 2004 Sony Pictures PG-13 $120,776,832 $173,094,009
14 While You Were Sleeping Apr 21, 1995 Walt Disney PG $81,057,016 $165,840,784
15 Enchanted Nov 21, 2007 Walt Disney PG $127,706,877 $164,775,962
16 The Break-Up Jun 2, 2006 Universal PG-13 $118,703,275 $161,291,469
17 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Feb 7, 2003 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $105,807,520 $156,166,983
18 The Wedding Singer Jan 12, 1998 New Line PG-13 $80,245,725 $152,278,662
19 Me, Myself & Irene Jun 23, 2000 20th Century Fox R $90,570,999 $149,551,364
20 America's Sweethearts Jul 20, 2001 Sony Pictures PG-13 $93,607,673 $147,192,276
21 Maid in Manhattan Dec 13, 2002 Sony Pictures PG-13 $93,932,896 $142,906,437
22 Two Weeks Notice Dec 20, 2002 Warner Bros. PG-13 $93,354,918 $141,633,185
23 Six Days, Seven Nights Jun 12, 1998 Walt Disney PG-13 $74,339,294 $141,070,296
24 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Aug 11, 2004 Walt Disney G $95,149,435 $136,365,533
25 It’s Complicated Dec 25, 2009 Universal R $112,735,375 $130,637,876
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Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 15 5.01% $266,410,225 61,243,722 $545,069,126 While You Were Sleeping $81,057,016
1996 19 6.68% $386,555,031 87,455,879 $778,357,323 Jerry Maguire $83,338,125
1997 21 4.67% $297,128,612 64,733,894 $576,131,657 Jerry Maguire $70,614,467
1998 14 7.40% $500,783,066 106,776,765 $950,313,209 There's Something About Mary $174,711,965
1999 23 9.84% $722,597,811 142,243,650 $1,265,968,485 Runaway Bride $152,162,347
2000 23 4.97% $374,478,694 69,476,556 $618,341,348 What Women Want $115,761,883
2001 22 6.38% $529,070,064 93,475,267 $831,929,876 America's Sweethearts $93,607,673
2002 23 6.27% $574,432,361 98,869,586 $879,939,315 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $227,898,505
2003 23 5.38% $495,022,183 82,093,221 $730,629,667 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days $105,807,520
2004 31 7.02% $651,575,673 104,923,603 $933,820,067 50 First Dates $120,776,832
2005 15 4.99% $440,435,727 68,710,713 $611,525,346 Hitch $177,784,257
2006 19 3.73% $342,785,466 52,333,650 $465,769,485 The Break-Up $118,703,275
2007 35 7.51% $733,929,251 106,675,748 $949,414,157 Knocked Up $148,761,765
2008 25 3.39% $330,849,160 46,079,258 $410,105,396 What Happens in Vegas... $80,277,646
2009 26 6.04% $642,370,662 85,649,416 $762,279,802 The Proposal $163,958,031
2010 30 4.94% $517,406,269 65,577,463 $583,639,421 Valentine's Day $110,485,654
2011 33 5.67% $577,791,604 72,861,475 $648,467,128 Just Go With It $103,028,109
2012 30 3.08% $340,166,389 42,734,457 $380,336,667 Think Like a Man $91,547,205
2013 25 1.81% $197,247,886 24,261,722 $215,929,326 Warm Bodies $66,380,662
2014 30 2.56% $264,693,693 32,398,230 $288,344,247 Think Like a Man Too $65,028,687
2015 22 0.65% $72,817,641 8,637,905 $76,877,355 Focus $53,862,963
2016 30 1.22% $137,209,258 15,862,326 $141,174,701 How to be Single $46,843,513
2017 15 0.87% $85,993,158 9,662,144 $85,993,082 The Big Sick $42,872,467

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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