Seth MacFarlane’s foul-mouthed teddy bear of a movie, Ted, has earned more than $500 million in box-office receipts around the world since hitting your nearby cineplex in June, despite its R rating by the MPAA. Remarkable? Certainly. But tops in the business? Not quite. Not yet.
Top 10 Rated-R comedy movies, ranked by box-office grosses
- The Hangover (2009), $277,322,503
- The Hangover Part II (2011), $254,464,305
- Beverly Hills Cop (1984) $234,760,478
- Ted (2012) $218,665,740
- Wedding Crashers (2005) $209,225,921
- Pretty Woman (1990) $178,406,268
- There’s Something About Mary (1998) $176,484,651
- Bridesmaids (2011) $169,106,725
- Scary Movie (2000) $157,019,771
- Jerry Maguire (1996) $153,952,592
- The Hangover Part II (2011) $581,464,305
- Ted (2012) $498,865,740
- The Hangover (2009) $467,483,912
- Pretty Woman (1990) $463,406,268
- There’s Something About Mary (1998) $369,884,651
- Beverly Hills Cop (1984) $316,360,478
- Bridesmaids (2011) $288,383,523
- Wedding Crashers (2005) $285,176,741
- Scary Movie (2000) $278,019,771
- Jerry Maguire (1996) $273,552,592
Source: Box Office Mojo (as of Nov. 11, 2012)
If you don’t count Pretty Woman and Jerry Maguire as full-on comedies, because, why would you, then Beverly Hills Cop II and Knocked Up move into the Top 10 on the domestic charts, while True Lies and American Pie 2 would rank globally. This also explains why you’ve borne witness to so many Scary Movie sequels, as well as straight-to-DVD American Pie films. Follow the money!
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Again a box office chart that isn’t adjusted for inflation. When you do that… Beverly Hills Cop earned more than a half billion DOMESTICALLY. It blows away all these films.
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