As we prepare to say goodbye to the year that was 2013, it is a time for reflection, and to take a look back at the year that was. There were a lot of great films released in 2013. Unfortunately, only one of them can ultimately be number one. So, as we patiently wait for the ball to drop in Times Square tonight, let’s take a look at the Top 10 Grossing Movies of 2013.
After a well fought battle this year’s Box Office was topped by our favorite metal clad superhero Iron Man. Iron Man 3 brought in a total of $409 million at the Box Office.
While this may not seem like a whole lot, take into consideration that the film made 66.3% of its Worldwide Box Office total from the foreign market. If you take into consideration the $806.43 million that Iron Man 3 made overseas, the film has grossed a total of $1.22 billion worldwide.
Coming in second this year is the second installation of the Hunger Games series The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The film, based off of the book trilogy by bestselling author Suzanne Collins, brought in $390.98 million in 2013.
In the third spot this year is the animated comedy Despicable Me 2. After opening at $83.5 million in their opening weekend, the film went on to gross a total of $367.74 million.
Despicable Me 2 did significantly better in the foreign box office. Adding in the $551 million the fill made overseas, it fell just shy of the 1 billion mark, coming in at $918.74 million.
Coming in fourth in 2013 is another superhero. Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel pulled a total of $291 million in 2013. We will have to wait two more years to see if it’s sequel, tentatively known as Batman vs. Superman will hold up to these numbers.
Rounding out the Top 5 of 2013 is the Disney Animated future classic Monsters University. The film opened up to $82.4 million, and went on to earn a total of $268.49 million. This just edged out Alfonso Cuar ón’s interstellar space epic Gravity, which pulled in $254.59 million.
Here is a look at the Top 10 Box Office hits of 2013 courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
|1||Iron Man 3||$174.1 million||$409 million|
|2||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||$158.1 million||$390.98 million|
|3||Despicable Me 2||$83.5 million||$367.74 million|
|4||Man of Steel||$116.6 million||$291 million|
|5||Monsters University||$82.4 million||$268.49 million|
|6||Gravity||$55.79 million||$254.59 million|
|8||Fast & Furious 6||$97.38 million||$238.68 million|
|9||Oz The Great and Powerful||$79.11 million||$234.9 million|
|10||Star Trek Into Darkness||$70.17 million||$228.78 million|