But when it comes to movies from the romantic-comedy genre, ‘Pretty Woman’ continues to survive the test of time and remains the highest international grossing rom-com of all-time. Released on March 23, 1990, the film completes its 30 years in 2020. Starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in pivotal roles, the movie went out to accumulated nearly half a billion dollars worldwide in box office sales.
The movie also did pretty well in America by raking in $178 million in the domestic box office. And this is a huge achievement as the reported budget of the film was only $14 million.
According to the statistic below, the next closest movie is ‘Sex and the City: The Movie.’ Released in 2008, the movie was a sequel to HBO comedy-drama series and garnered over $415 million globally. Other movies included in the list are ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’, ‘What Women Want’, ‘There is something about Mary’, and ‘The Proposal.’
The list also indicates that the genre of rom-com films was very popular during the 90s and early 2000. However, it has fallen since then with only a few movies of the genre making a respectable income in the cinemas. In fact, the only recently released movie to reach the top-grossing movie list is the ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’ Released in 2018, the movie earned 238.5 million in global sales.
infographic by: www.statista.com