What are Jim Carrey's highest-grossing movies?

17 January 2024, 18:50

The many faces of Jim Carrey: Ace Ventura, Dumb & Dumber and The Mask
The many faces of Jim Carrey: Ace Ventura, Dumb & Dumber and The Mask. Picture: PictureLux/The Hollywood Archive/United Archives GmbH/AJ Pics/Alamy Stock Photo

Which of the comedian's films have brought in the most cash at the Box Office?

Jim Carrey was born on 17th January 1962 in Ontario, Canada and made his name initially as a stand up comedian, then on the US TV comedy In Living Color.

But the movies would soon come calling and after playing minor roles in daft movies like Earth Girls Are Easy (which also featured up and coming actor Jeff Goldblum), he made his name in 1994 with a trilogy of his: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb And Dumber.

Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz in The Mask (1994)
Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz in The Mask (1994). Picture: New Line Cinema/Getty Images
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From that moment on, Carrey became one of Hollywood's top comic actors and his CV soon included blockbusters (Batman Forever), biopics (Man On The Moon), art films (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind), animations (A Christmas Carol) and a string of popular comedies.

But which of Jim Carrey's movies have made the most money? Here's the Top 10 in order of the most amount of US dollars taken worldwide, as confirmed by IMDB.

  1. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004): £164 million

    Three children enter into the care of the strange Count Olaf (Carrey), who has his eyes on their late parents fortune in this dark fantasy.

    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Trailer

  2. Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls (1995): £167 million

    One of Carrey's best loved characters returns in this sequel, which sees him on the trail of the Great White Bat.

    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) Official Trailer

  3. Yes Man (2008): £175 million

    Radio X's very own Danny Wallace wrote the original book that spawned this comedy about a character who decides to say yes to literally everything.

    Yes Man - Original Theatrical Trailer

  4. Dumb And Dumber (1994): £194 million

    Jim stars with Jeff Daniels in this gross-out comedy from the Farrelly Brothers about two hapless friends on a roadtrip.

    Dumb & Dumber (1994) Official Trailer - Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels Comedy HD

  5. The Truman Show (1998): £208 million

    Carrey plays the title character who discovers that his life has been an elaborate reality TV show - and vows to break out.

    The Truman Show (1998) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

  6. Liar Liar (1997): £238 million

    Useless father Carrey discovers he can no longer tell fibs in this comedy fantasy.

    Liar Liar Trailer

  7. Batman Forever (1995): £265 million

    Carrey stars as The Riddler (who else?!) in the third of the 90s reboots of the Caped Crusader, with Val Kilmer as Batman.

    Batman Forever - Trailer #1

  8. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000): £271 million

    Carrey stars as the Christmas-hating character from the well-loved Dr Seuss story book.

    Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas | Trailer | Now on Blu-ray,DVD & Digital

  9. The Mask (1994): £277 million

    Mild mannered Stanley Ipkiss discovers a mask that turns him into a superhero in this comic book adaptation that put both Carrey and co-star Cameron Diaz on the A-list.

    The Mask (1994) Movie Trailer

  10. Bruce Almighty (2003): £382 million

    Morgan Freeman as God offers Bruce Nolan (Carrey) the chance to be the Almighty for a week to see just how hard the job is.

    BRUCE ALMIGHTY (2003) - Official Movie Trailer


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