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Modern Comedies Box Office Hits Since 1990: 10 Films That Made the Most Money

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Eight of the 10 modern comedies box office highest-grossing films are animated features, the most recent of these to climb the charts being Disney’s “Frozen.” But the actor to enjoy the leading voice role in two of these top-grossing comedies is Mike Myers, whose “Shrek” franchise netted two spots. Here are the top 10 comedies that have made the most money at the box office since 1990:

“Shrek 2”

The first “Shrek” paved the way for “Shrek 2” to shoot to the top of this list. Released in 2004, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, and Cameron Diaz team up to bring viewers the newlywed ogres Shrek and Fiona as they deal with Fiona’s parents. “Shrek 2” also was the highest grossing animated movie of all time, according to Box Office Mojo. 

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“Toy Story 3”

The “Toy Story” franchise again proves that movie stars translate into animated stars, too. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Joan Cusack provide the voices for Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie to help all the toys feel loved.

“Frozen”

“Frozen” is the most recent animated comedy darling to hit the big screen and makes this list in a large part thanks to the movie’s hit song, “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel.

“Finding Nemo”

This Disney film takes viewers under the sea as Nemo the clownfish tries to find his way home. This film also marks Ellen DeGeneres’s most successful movie to date.

“Despicable Me 2”

Comedian Steve Carell cashes in on the animated comedy genre with the “Despicable Me” franchise, which began in 2010 followed up by this 2013 sequel. “Despicable Me 3” is slated to be released in 2017.

“Shrek the Third”

The third installation in Myers’s “Shrek” series marks the sixth highest grossing comedy at the box office of all time.

“Up”

This comedy about a grumpy old man who wants to avoid going to a nursing home was a hit with viewers of all ages. It also won two Oscars.

“Monster’s, Inc.”

The best friend motif has proven a strong one throughout cinema history, and Billy Crystal and John Goodman bring the buddies Sulley and Mike to life in “Monsters, Inc.”

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“Home Alone”

Who can forget the holiday season comedy favorite, “Home Alone”? This movie blasted Macaulay Culkin to fame. Sequels followed, but none have compared to the fame of the original.

“Meet the Fockers”

A big draw for “Meet the Fockers” was audiences getting to see Robert De Niro in a rare comedic role. Ben Stiller plays De Niro’s foil, trying to win his approval before marrying his daughter.


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