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2013 Box Office Round Up

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12/30/2013 9:37 am
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2013 Box Office Round Up
Media Courtesy of Marvel

Rosie Clarke

Content Editor

It's official, Iron Man 3 has nabbed the top spot as the biggest movie of 2013. Beating Despicable Me 2 and Fast & Furious 6 to the punch, Marvel's RDJ smash raked in over $1.2 billion this year. Even more impressive, when you add up all of Iron Man's earnings - taking into account all three Iron Man films plus The Avengers - he's scored more than $3.8 billion in box office revenue. This makes Iron Man the biggest earning cinematic superhero of all time. Just to compare, all the Batman movies, including the Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher and Christopher Nolan incarnations culminate a sum of $3.7 billion, while the quartet of Spider-Man films boast $3.2 billion. Superman's big screen outings have been notably less successful, totting up just over $1.5 billion in ticket sales. Chiming in at fourth place, is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire which made $770 million in 2013 beating its predecessor's profit by $80 million. Pixar's movie of the year was Monsters University, which came in fifth, grossing $743 million to beat the original Monster's Inc by $200 million. Man of Steel managed to somewhat redeem its previously floptastic Superman franchise by earning a hugely respectable $662 million, $270 million more than 2006's Superman Returns. Unsurprisingly, and arguably quite depressingly, only four of 2013's 20 highest-grossing films were original rather than sequels or based on books, comics or existing intellectual properties. The most successful 'original' movie was the stellar film, Gravity pulling in $652 million, while The CroodsPacific Rim and magical flick Now You See Me were the only other films on the list unable to rely on brand-name recognition. However we can expect a sequel of the latter to be made; Now You See Me had a $75 million budget and managed to turn that into a $351 million profit, so it stands to reason that Lionsgate would want director Louis Leterrier back on side next year. Here's the full list of 2013's top 20 highest-grossing movies: 1. Iron Man 3 - $1,215,439,994 2. Despicable Me 2 - $918,573,535 3. Fast & Furious 6 - $788,679,850 4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - $771,484,011 5. Monsters University - $743,559,607 6. Man of Steel - $662,845,518 7. Gravity - $652,394,288 8. Thor: The Dark World - $627,858,622 9. The Croods - $587,204,668 10. World War Z - $540,007,876 11. Oz the Great and Powerful - $493,311,825 12. Star Trek Into Darkness - $467,365,246 13. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - $426,244,000 14. The Wolverine - $414,828,246 15. Pacific Rim - $407,602,906 16. GI Joe: Retaliation - $375,740,705 17. Frozen - $363,012,773 18. Now You See Me - $351,723,989 19. The Hangover Part III - $351,000,072 20. The Great Gatsby - $348,840,419


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