Top 5 Highest Grossing Comedies of 2015 (with trailers)


Have a laugh (or several) while watching any of the Highest Grossing Comedies of 2015! It was a good year for animated comedy movies, as FOUR out of the top 5 movies on our list are computer-generated! Who knows, maybe Pitch Perfect 3 will end up being computer generated too! ;-P

1) Minions

  • Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
  • Director Pierre Coffin voices all 899 minions in this film!
  • The leading three minions were designed to resemble Gru's daughters: Margo, Agnes and Edith
  • The language known as "Minionese" which is spoken by the minions is a mix between several languages including English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Indonesian, Hebrew and Gibberish
  • 2015 Domestic Gross: $336,045,770

2) Pitch Perfect 2

  • Director: Elizabeth Banks
  • Anna Kendrick improvised nearly half of her lines
  • The Green Bay Packers actually do their own singing. They also didn't learn their choreography until the night before filming
  • Real acapella groups were used during filming, including Pentatonix (winners of The Singoff season 3) and Penn Masala (who have released 8 albums and sung for President Obama)
  • 2015 Domestic Gross: $183,785,415

3) Hotel Transylvania 2

  • Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
  • Cee-Lo Green did not reprise his role as the voice of Murray The Mummy due to his arrest. Instead, Keegan-Michael Key replaced him
  • The parents of Jonathan, voiced by Andy Samberg, are voiced by real-life husband and wife, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
  • Mel Brooks plays the voice of "Vlad", aka "Dracula". Brooks directed the 1995 comedy "Dracula: Dead and Loving It"
  • 2015 Domestic Gross: $168,774,344

4) The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

  • Directors: Paul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell
  • This is the first Hollywood-studio animated film to use hand-drawn animation, since the release of Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  • Bubbles the magic dolphin is completely made from stop-motion animation
  • The outfits worn by Bikini Bottom residents during the Krabby Patty-less post-apocalypse are references to the Mad Max movies
  • 2015 Domestic Gross: $162,994,032

5) The Peanuts Movie

  • Director: Steve Martino
  • First Peanuts film since the death of creator Charles M. Schulz in 2000
  • The first theatrical Peanuts movie in 35 years
  • Charlie Brown does his book report on "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy, which was Charles Schulz's favorite novel
  • 2015 Domestic Gross: $128,763,058

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