Comedy films

The 10 highest-grossing comedies of 2021

The past year and a half has been difficult for many people. COVID-19 has had a direct impact on countless people around the world. Even many people who managed to stay healthy still felt the impact of the pandemic in one way or another. Needless to say, we could all use a good laugh now more than ever. As a result, many people have turned to comedy movies to escape reality and blow off some steam. Unfortunately it was a difficult year for the cinema since many people are still reluctant to go to the cinema. As a result, many movies didn’t make much money at the box office. However, there have been a few solid comedies released in 2021 that deserve attention. Keep reading for the 10 highest-grossing comedy movies of 2021.

10. Wish Dragon – 25. 9 million

Wish Dragon is another children’s movie that you might still enjoy as an adult. The film tells the story of a teenager who meets a dragon who has the power to grant wishes. The film was theatrically released in China, but was only released on Netflix in the United States. Wish Dragon may not have received the best reviews, but it still managed to bring in a good amount of money.

9. Luca – $48.1 million

Lucas may be a kid’s movie, but the Pixar animated film can appeal to viewers of all ages. The film, set in 1950s Italy, tells the story of Luca Paguro, a sea monster who has the ability to take on human form while on land. Luca and his best friend embark on an exciting summer adventure neither of them will ever forget. The film was so well put together that many people will be shocked to learn that it was made almost entirely in the crew members’ homes due to the pandemic.

8. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard – $70.3 Million

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds and Salma Hayek. The three actors were part of the cast of the first part, The Hitman’s Bodyguardwhich came out in 2017. $70.3 million might be impressive for some movies, but since The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard had a budget of $70 million, it was technically a flop.

7. The Boss Baby: Family Business – $113 million

The Boss Baby: Family Business is the second installment in the Boss Baby film franchise. It reunites voice actor James Marsden and Alec Baldwin with new stars like Jeff Goldblum and Amy Sedaris. It was released for Peacock premium members and in select theaters. While $113 million might seem like a lot of money, it’s not a lot compared to the $528 million the original brought in.

6. Raya and the Last Dragon – $130.2 million

Although it’s more of an action-adventure than a comedy, Raya and the last dragon has a few laughs to offer. The film features Awkwafina with a playing dragon named Sisu. The film tells the story of Raya, a young warrior who attempts to save the fictional land of Kumandra where humans and dragons once coexisted peacefully. However, once the earth was threatened by evil, the dragons decided to sacrifice themselves to save the humans.

5. Tom and Jerry – $132.8 million

Tom and Jerry are by far the most iconic cat and mouse duo of all time, so it’s no surprise people are excited about the 2021 film. The comedy-animated film featured an all-star cast that included Ken Jeong , Michael Pena and Chloe Grace Moretz. Despite mixed reviews from audiences and critics, the film still did well at the box office. The film has slapstick comedy for kids, but adult audiences can have fun too.

4. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – $153.8

Peter Rabbit was introduced to the world over 100 years ago, and the character has managed to stand the test of time and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is the proof. The film had a stellar cast of stars, including Rose Byrne and Margot Robie. The film was originally slated for release in 2020 but had to be pushed back due to the pandemic.

3. Space Jam: A New Legacy – $159 million

Space Jam: A New Legacy was one of the most anticipated films of the year. After all, the original space jam is now considered a classic and fans were thrilled to see Lebron James trying his hand at acting. Unfortunately, despite grossing $159 million at the box office, the film was not far from having as much success Like the first. Still, a lot of younger viewers seemed to enjoy it.

2. Cruel – $233.3 million

Not only was it Cruel one of the highest-grossing comedies of 2021, but it’s also one of the highest-grossing movies of the year overall. With Emma Stone in the lead role, Cruel struck the perfect balance between light comedy and semi-dark humor.

1. Free Guy – $324.6 million

A lot of people were probably expecting to see Cruella in the front row, but free guy snuck in for him to win. With Ryan Reynolds at the helm, free guy is a funny and light film that also mixes a good dose of adventure. Released in August 2021, the film follows a character named Guy who is unaware that he is a video game character. Once he realizes the truth, Guy embarks on a quest to save his friends from being deleted by the game’s creator.