Usually at least one stoner comedy does boffo box office business each year – see Neighbors ($150M) in 2014, We're the Millers ($150M) in 2013 and Ted ($218M) in 2012. But in 2015, only Ted 2 ($81M) came close to that number. The Night Before, starring Seth Rogen, struggling at $43M. Trainwreck, in which Amy Schumer plays a female stoner, had solid numbers ($110M) and the party movie Sisters racked up $70M. Together, they totaled $180M. Let's hear it for female stoner power.
Women had a terrific year in stoner flicks. Schumer, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Blythe Danner, Kristin Stewart, Amanda Seyfried, Helen Hunt and Powley all used marijuana in some form (mostly joints) in their movies.
On the drama side, the year was all about cartels and drug wars south of the U.S. border. Sicario ($46M) led the way, followed by Escobar: Paradise Lost and the documentary Cartel Land (both didn't clear a million dollars at theaters). On TV, Netflix offered the Escobar-themed Narcos.
While there wasn't one clear stoner movie favorite in 2015, there were plenty to choose from. Here are our Top 18 Stoner Movies of 2015 (actually 22, including four ties).