ByAndy Swinnerton, writer at Creators.co
Andy Swinnerton

Let’s face it, so far 2013’s been a pretty damn weak year for comedy. So far, the only representatives of the genre have ranged from mediocre (21 & Over, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) to the absolutely appalling (Movie 43, Scary Movie 5, The Big Wedding). In terms of Box Office numbers, it seems that audiences seem to have taken note of this fact; only two out of the ten 2013 comedy wide releases have made it past $50 million, with some failing to even make it past the double digit mark. Identity Thief currently holds the title for the #1 comedy of the year, but the year is far from over. In the meantime, here’s a quick look at the biggest Comedies of the past ten years.

2003 – Elf

Domestic Gross: $173.4 million

Worldwide Gross: $220.4 million

2004 – Meet the Fockers

Domestic Gross: $279.1 million

Worldwide Gross: $516.6 million

2005 – Wedding Crashers

Domestic Gross: $209.3 million

Worldwide Gross: $285.2 million

2006 – Tallageda Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Domestic Gross: $148.2 million

Worldwide Gross: $163.0 million

2007 – Alvin and the Chipmunks

Domestic Gross: $217.3 million

Worldwide Gross: $ 361.4 miilion

2008 – Sex and the City

Domestic Gross: $152.7 million

Worldwide Gross: $415.3 million

2009 – The Hangover

Domestic Gross: $277.3 million

Worldwide Gross: $467.5 million

2010 – Grown Ups

Domestic Gross: $162.0 million

Worldwide Gross: $271.4 million

2012 – The Hangover: Part II

Domestic Gross: $254.5 million

Worldwide Gross: $586.8 million

2012 – Ted

Domestic Gross: $218.8 million

Worldwide Gross: $549.4 million

2013 - ???

As you can see from some of the movies above, when it comes to comedy bigger doesn’t always translate to better. A lot of the best comedies of the past 10 years aren’t on this list, and it’s more than likely that 2013 won’t be much different. Many, like myself, would love to see ’s The World's End come away with the prize, but barring some act of God, that isn’t going to happen with competition like The Hangover Part III, Anchorman: The Legend Continues and Grown Ups 2 coming up.

What do you think will be the biggest comedy of 2013?

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