nobody movie_The 10 highest-grossing Jim Carrey movies, according to Box Office Mojo

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Jim Carrey made a huge comeback Sonic the Hedgehog when the evil genius Dr. Robotnik and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 just made more than the total domestic box office gross of the first film. It’s a major accomplishment for children’s film, but Carrey’s appeal to most viewers and influence on its success cannot be ignored.

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The comedy actor has had a checkered career, and the massive box office numbers of his earlier films prove it. Between starring in some of the highest-grossing comedies of all time and starring in some of the biggest blockbuster films of all time, Carrey spent the 1990s and 2000s the studios secret weapon sonic 2 Success proves he’s still got it.

10 The Truman Show (1998) – $264 million

Truman stands on the outskirts of Seahaven in The Truman Show

So many comedy actors have attempted to make the leap to drama, and many have made it successfully, whether it’s Adam Sandler Unpolished gems or Bill Murray in Lost in translation. But none of them were as successful as Jim Carrey, who played an everyman who has been the unknowing subject of a reality TV show his entire life The Truman Show. Audiences flocked to him as he perfectly balanced Carrey’s trademark humor with powerful dramatic acting and told a story that had never been made before.

The Truman Show needs a sequel, not just because the original was financially successful and a sequel would be, but because there is so much to discover. To see a man who has been isolated from the real world all his life trying to adjust to normal life would be incredible and humbling drama. If a movie deserves a sequel, then it is The Truman Show.

9 Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (2022) – $288.2 million

Robotnik drops a bowl of popcorn in Sonic the Hedgehog

After the great success of Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount quickly gave the green light for a sequel, and the sequel was released in quick succession. While the sequel didn’t quite do as much as the first film, that doesn’t speak to the quality of the film, which was praised for its characters and all Easter eggs and references to the SEGA Genesis games.

The box office gross Sonic the Hedgehog 2 may change as it is currently still in theaters, but its weekly intake has all but ground to a halt. The film did just a hair below what its predecessor did. While that sounds like a disappointment for Paramount, the first film got lucky when it was released just before the outbreak of COVID-19, and theaters are still suffering from the pandemic.


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8th Horton Hears a Who (2008) – $298.5 million

Horton hears a who

Carrey must be a big fan of the Dr. be seuss In addition to his legendary role as the Grinch, the actor plays the title elephant in 2008 Horton hears a who. It almost seems like a waste to put Carrey in an animated film since part of the actor’s great appeal is his theatricality and his movements, which could even be described as animated.

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While some of the appeal is due to Carrey, it was Blue Sky Studios’ animation and beloved property that drew crowds of viewers. Though Blue Sky Studios sadly closed its doors earlier this year, the 2008 film is the studio’s best work outside of the ice age Series.


7 Liar Liar (1997) – $302.7 million

Comedian-led 90-minute offbeat comedies dominated the 1990s, and while Carrey starred in many of them, Wild Wild is the crown jewel, especially when it comes to the cash register. The film isn’t part of any existing property and just had the concept of Jim Carrey playing a lawyer who can’t lie to sell himself to audiences and it kind of grossed $300 million.

That The 1997 film was Carrey at his absolute goofiest, and the audience couldn’t get enough of it. Although it is not one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time, given that the film was released 25 years ago, adjusted for inflation, its box office tally would be $500 million today, a feat that no comedy could match.


6 Sonic The Hedgehog (2020) – $319.7 million

Sonic the Hedgehog saw Carrey return to comedy for the first time in six years as his last comedy film was in 2014 Dumb and dumber too. Unfortunately, there were so many hurdles and bumps in the road to the release of soundincluding the infamous digital rendition of Sonic (found in the first trailer) that audiences hated.

Corresponding indie wire, Paramount spent an additional $5 million to completely redesign the character. But against all odds, the film was a huge success and far beyond what it had predicted. While it’s not the best movie in the world, it’s a great children’s film that adults can enjoy too, and no one grows out of the enjoyment of Carrey’s slapstick sensibility and body humor.


5 A Christmas Carol (2009) – $325.2 million

Scrooge picks up Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (2009).

Robert Zemeckis is one of the most prolific directors working today, and he’s always been ahead of the curve when it came to using advanced technology in films. That’s part of the reason he should conduct Unknown 2. But during A Christmas song Despite using advanced motion capture technology that would soon be adopted by the entire industry, the 2009 animated remake was Zemeckis’ bad day at the office.

While $325 million sounds like a great number, the film barely had the mid-budget of a ’90s comedy Wild Wild. The film had an inflated budget of $200 million, and with marketing costs and theatrical cuts, A Christmas song would not have been balanced.


4 Batman Forever (1995) – $336.5 million

Batman forever was the beginning of the end of the 1990’s Caped Crusader as it was the first of two Batman films directed by Joel Schumacher. Both were much more cartoonish than Tim Burton’s gothic depiction, and they were apparently made for the sole purpose of selling toys.

Tons though of mind-blowing deleted scenes from Batman forever can be found online, suggesting that Schumacher really wanted to make another dark and introspective film Batman Movie. Regardless of how the film turned out, it’s still a Batman film, which means it still made hundreds of millions at the box office. But it still grossed almost $80 million less than Burton’s 1989 Batman.




3 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – $345.8 million

The Grinch in his Christmas costume is talking to Max

Carrey + a family Christmas movie + a property with an existing fan base = a massive box office hit. It’s simple math. And it’s a testament to just how bankable Carrey is as an actor How the Grinch Stole Christmas was critically wounded and has a lazy 49% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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That didn’t matter to audiences as the 2000 release was a smash hit and is currently the third highest-grossing Christmas film behind it Home alone and ironically the 2018 remake, Spoilsport. And while critics thought the film was too frantic and flashy, in the 22 years since then it’s garnered a huge following and has become a staple of every household during the holiday season.


2 The Mask (1994) – $351.5 million

Jim Carrey as The Mask features a money fan in front of the club in The Mask

The mask should have gotten a sequel as it’s the perfect vehicle for Carrey to act like his eccentric and quirky self. While the actor doesn’t necessarily have to play a superhero to bounce off walls and chew the scenery, Stanley Ipkiss (Carrey) is one of his funniest and most iconic roles.

The yellow zoot suit and lime green face paint are a fond memory for almost every 90’s kid. There isn’t a single child who hasn’t seen it in theatre, although it has frighteningly mature themes and may not be appropriate for younger audiences.


1 Bruce Almighty (2003) – $484.5 million

Jim Carrey portrays Clint Eastwood in Bruce Almighty

Bruce Almighty is the fourth highest-grossing comedy of all time, and while it’s a universally hated sequel, Evan Almighty, released not long after, wasn’t enough to tarnish the 2003 film’s legacy. As Wild WildThe film has a different everyman held back by a fantastic concept.

Bruce (Carrey) is given the powers of God, and while that lends itself to some hilarious fun, he soon learns that it’s both a blessing and a curse. The film is another offbeat comedy, and although it grossed five times its budget and was massively overblown around the world, it’s sadly one of the last of its kind.

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