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‘Iron Man 3’ is 2013’s Highest Grossing Film

The Robert Downey Jr-led sequel beat out ‘Despicable Me 2’ and ‘Fast & Furious’

By: Ashley Baylen
Published: December 30th, 2013 in Culture » Film » News

2013 was definitely the year of the sequels. According to Box Office Mojo’s end of year report, the Top 5 highest-grossing films of the year are part of a franchise.

Leading the pack at number one is the Robert Downey Hr-led superhero film, ‘Iron Man 3’ which amassed an incredible $1,215,439,994 at the box office. ‘Despicable Me 2’ came in second place with $918,573,535, while ‘Fast & Furious’ came in third with $788,679,850.

Rounding off the top five were ‘The Hunger Game: Catching Fire’, which has already brought in $771,484,011, in the month since it’s November release, and ‘Monsters University, the highly anticipated prequel to ‘Monsters Inc’ that made $743,559,607.

The ‘Iron Man’ series and ‘The Avengers’ have also made Downey Jr. the highest paid actor in Hollywood at present, with estimated earnings totaling over $75 million.

The top 20 highest-grossing movies of 2013:

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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