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Airplane named as 'funniest film ever made'

The Life of Brian voted funniest film, but spoof disaster film Airplane generates more laughs per minute.

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

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