SPOOF DISASTER FILM Airplane is the funniest film ever made, generating three laughs a minute on average.
Surveying a panel of its subscribers, movie subscription service LOVEFiLM calculated the precise number of ‘laughs a minute’ for the top 10 comedies chosen by them.
The company then recorded the number of times each film generated a laugh, before dividing it by the total length of minutes of the film. In such a way, they were able to calculate the precide ‘Laugh a Minute’ rating.
It was followed by ‘The Hangover, at 2.4 laughs a minute and The Naked Gun, with 2.3 laughs a minute.
Interestingly, the Life of Brian was voted the funniest film ever. However, “our research shows that for Laughs A Minute Airplane beats the Monty Python epic hands-down” said Helen Cowley, Editor of LOVEFiLM.
The Ten films with the highest ‘Laugh A Minute’ scores are:
1. Airplane – 3 Laughs A Minute
2. The Hangover – 2.4 Laughs A Minute
3. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad ! – 2.3 Laughs A Minute
4. Superbad – 1.9 Laughs A Minute
5. Borat – 1.7 Laughs A Minute
6. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy – 1.6 Laughs A Minute
7. American Pie – 1.5 Laughs A Minute
8. Bridesmaids – 1.4 Laughs A Minute
9. Shaun of the Dead – 1.3 Laughs A Minute
10. Life of Brian – 1.2 Laughs A Minute