Comedy movies have traditionally been a box office draw if they have the right star power and story, which these films definitely have. This list of the highest grossing movies of all time excludes animation, as Pixar and Disney offerings outdraw many of the entries and we've only included domestic box office results, meaning North American audiences. That said, here are the 15 highest grossing domestic comedies of all time.

Wedding Crashers

Wedding Crashers

New Line Cinema

The Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers swept the nation in theaters, cranking out $209,218,368 at the box office. This is the second highest-grossing film starring members of the “Frat Pack,” the comedy gods of the 2000’s consisting of Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Jack Black, Paul Rudd, and Vince Vaughn.

Austin Powers in Goldmember

That’s right, Austin Powers Goldmember made even more money than its predecessors! With a box office take of $213,117,789, Austin Powers Goldmember proved that Fat B*stard truly is the key to box office success.

Ted

Ted

Universal

Seth Macfarlane’s feature film Ted about a teddy bear that can also say the F word made a whopping $218,665,740 at the box office. Sources say that they think they could have made it to the 300 million point if they had chosen to include Fat B*stard. 

Ghostbusters

It's obviously one of the most popular comedies in all of film history, so is it any surprise that it made $242,604,185 domestically? 

Meet The Fockers

Meet The Fockers

Universal

Meet The Fockers is the second highest-grossing comedy film domestically, really let that sink in. The cast is stacked with Frat Pack member Ben Stiller, Barbra Streisand, Robert De Niro, and Dustin Hoffman, resulting in a $279,167,575 run at the box office. 

Home Alone

Home Alone

Hughes Entertainment

Chris Columbus’s Christmas classic Home Alone is the highest-grossing comedy ever to grace American and Canadian screens. The slapstick yet heartwarming tale raked in $285,761,243 at the box office solidifying its spot as the king of the hill.

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