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Genres

Sci-Fi Comedy

1982-Present
Live action only.



RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 MIB 3 Sony $54,592,779 30.5% 4,248 $12,851 $179,020,854 5/25/12
2 Men in Black II Sony $52,148,751 27.4% 3,557 $14,660 $190,418,803 7/3/02
3 Men in Black Sony $51,068,455 20.4% 3,020 $16,910 $250,690,539 7/2/97
4 The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Uni. $42,518,830 34.5% 3,242 $13,115 $123,309,890 7/28/00
5 Flubber BV $26,725,207 28.7% 2,641 $10,119 $92,977,226 11/26/97
6 The Nutty Professor (1996) Uni. $25,411,725 19.7% 2,115 $12,015 $128,814,019 6/28/96
7 The Stepford Wives Par. $21,406,781 36.0% 3,057 $7,002 $59,484,742 6/11/04
8 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy BV $21,103,203 41.3% 3,133 $6,735 $51,085,416 4/29/05
9 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids BV $14,262,961 10.9% 1,371 $10,403 $130,724,172 6/23/89
10 Evolution DW $13,408,351 35.0% 2,611 $5,135 $38,345,494 6/8/01
11 Paul Uni. $13,043,310 34.9% 2,802 $4,655 $37,412,945 3/18/11
12 The Watch Fox $12,750,297 36.1% 3,168 $4,025 $35,353,000 7/27/12
13 Twins Uni. $11,174,980 10.0% 1,396 $8,005 $111,938,388 12/9/88
14 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid BV $11,083,318 18.9% 2,311 $4,795 $58,662,452 7/17/92
15 Junior Uni. $9,803,145 26.7% 1,749 $5,605 $36,763,355 11/23/94
16 Mars Attacks! WB $9,384,272 24.8% 1,955 $4,800 $37,771,017 12/13/96
17 My Favorite Martian BV $8,828,586 24.0% 2,275 $3,880 $36,850,101 2/12/99
18 Bicentennial Man BV $8,234,926 14.1% 2,518 $3,270 $58,223,861 12/17/99
19 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Focus $8,175,198 23.8% 1,353 $6,042 $34,400,301 3/19/04
20 Coneheads Par. $7,100,501 33.4% 1,978 $3,589 $21,274,717 7/23/93
21 Galaxy Quest DW $7,012,630 9.8% 2,412 $2,907 $71,583,916 12/25/99
22 Spaceballs MGM $6,613,837 17.4% 1,384 $4,778 $38,119,483 6/26/87
23 Her (2013) WB $5,383,775 21.1% 1,729 $3,114 $25,568,251 1/10/14
24 Short Circuit TriS $5,346,808 13.1% 1,033 $5,176 $40,697,761 5/9/86
25 Airplane II: The Sequel Par. $5,329,208 19.6% 1,150 $4,634 $27,150,534 12/10/82
26 Meet Dave Fox $5,251,918 44.5% 3,011 $1,744 $11,803,254 7/11/08
27 Multiplicity Sony $5,075,340 24.1% 2,134 $2,378 $21,075,014 7/19/96
28 Howard the Duck Uni. $5,070,136 31.1% 1,554 $3,262 $16,295,774 8/1/86
29 Weird Science Uni. $4,895,421 20.5% 1,158 $4,227 $23,834,048 8/2/85
30 Innerspace WB $4,739,913 18.3% 1,603 $2,956 $25,893,810 7/3/87
31 Memoirs of an Invisible Man WB $4,601,954 32.1% 1,753 $2,625 $14,358,033 2/28/92
32 Spaced Invaders BV $4,474,336 29.1% 1,821 $2,457 $15,369,573 4/27/90
33 Rocket Man BV $4,472,937 29.0% 1,836 $2,436 $15,448,043 10/10/97
34 Ice Pirates MGM $4,358,022 30.6% 1,175 $3,708 $14,255,801 3/16/84
35 Short Circuit 2 TriS $3,843,067 17.8% 1,346 $2,855 $21,630,088 7/8/88
36 The Man with Two Brains WB $3,498,931 33.8% 1,203 $2,908 $10,353,438 6/3/83
37 Zapped! Emb $3,012,431 17.8% 777 $3,877 $16,897,768 9/3/82
38 What Planet Are You From? Sony $3,008,746 47.8% 2,248 $1,338 $6,291,602 3/3/00
39 The Adventures of Pluto Nash WB $2,182,900 49.4% 2,320 $940 $4,420,080 8/16/02
40 My Stepmother is an Alien Col. $2,066,980 14.9% 1,106 $1,868 $13,854,000 12/9/88
41 Creator Uni. $2,019,728 37.8% 820 $2,463 $5,349,607 9/20/85
42 Tank Girl MGM $2,018,183 49.7% 1,341 $1,504 $4,064,495 3/31/95
43 My Science Project BV $1,504,118 36.5% 1,003 $1,499 $4,122,748 8/9/85
44 Mom and Dad Save the World WB $984,627 48.4% 904 $1,089 $2,034,470 7/24/92
45 Earth Girls Are Easy Vest $892,742 22.8% 317 $2,816 $3,916,303 5/12/89
46 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Fox $620,279 9.9% 236 $2,628 $6,254,148 8/10/84
47 Making Mr. Right Orion $444,756 28.1% 296 $1,502 $1,584,970 4/10/87
48 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Gram. $206,328 20.5% 26 $7,935 $1,007,306 4/19/96
49 Amazon Women on the Moon Uni. $171,723 31.3% 50 $3,434 $548,696 9/18/87
50 Attack the Block SGem $139,506 13.6% 8 $17,438 $1,024,175 7/29/11
51 Martians Go Home Tau $129,778 100.0% 155 $837 $129,778 4/20/90
52 Idiocracy Fox $124,367 28.0% 130 $956 $444,093 9/1/06
53 Joker UTV $105,366 62.3% 74 $1,424 $169,181 8/31/12
54 Safety Not Guaranteed FD $97,762 2.4% 9 $10,862 $4,010,957 6/8/12
55 Decoys Lions $84,733 100.0% 55 $1,540 $84,733 2/27/04
56 The Pickle Col. $45,570 53.9% 40 $1,139 $84,471 4/30/93
57 Alien Trespass RAtt. $43,437 41.6% 40 $1,086 $104,526 4/3/09
58 Robot & Frank Gold. $35,539 1.1% 2 $17,770 $3,325,038 8/17/12
59 Evil Bong 3-D FMP $24,775 27.1% 1 $24,775 $91,260 4/8/11
60 Kaboom IFC $13,714 11.5% 1 $13,714 $118,919 1/28/11
61 Freaked Fox $6,957 23.7% 2 $3,478 $29,296 10/1/93
62 The Ghastly Love of Johnny X Strand $86 3.5% 1 $86 $2,436 10/26/12
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 44 titles):
$11,795,26224.0%1,985$5,942$49,181,656-

Note: Only movies with opening weekend grosses are listed on this chart.


NOTE: Even though it's the model for a lot of sci-fi comedies (Evolution is essentially a remake), Ghostbusters and its sequel are not being classified as sci-fi comedies. It's a close call. On the one hand, the characters do spew forth a lot of techno-babble and use a lot of scientific equipment. On the other, it's all about ghosts, not aliens and other sci-fi things. The latter stuff has always been the dominant element, not just in the movie but in the marketing. So it's being classified as a supernatural comedy. I know the Sci-Fi Channel and its ilk would be to differ. But then again, they think ""sci-fi"" means ""everything."" In the future, there will be genre charts for real sci-fi movies (Ex. Gattaca) and movies that may look like they're sci-fi but really aren't (Ex. Star Wars). " "244 If there are any movies that you think should be on this list, e-mail us at mail@boxofficemojo.com.




UPCOMING RELEASES
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