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You'll never guess who took the title of highest-grossing film of 2013

30 December 2013, 13:03

Los Angeles - Iron Man 3 has been crowned the highest-grossing film of 2013.

The Robert Downey Jr.-starring superhero adventure took in a massive total of $1 215 439 994 at the global box office, wiping out competition from runner-up Despicable Me 2 with total takings of $918 573 535.

Meanwhile, the sixth instalment of racing franchise Fast & Furious - which stars the late actor Paul Walker - came in third place with $788 679 850.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has already grossed $771 484 011 in the few weeks since its release, while animated comedy sequel Monsters University rounded out the top five with $743 559 607, according to Box Office Mojo.

Blockbusters Man of Steel, Gravity, Thor: The Dark World, The Croods and World War Z completed the top ten.

It seems Downey Jr. has found a winning formula with Marvel's Iron Man, since his role as playboy billionaire Tony Stark has made him the best paid actor in Hollywood with estimated earnings of $75m.

Thanks to 2012 superhero team-up movie, The Avengers, Iron Man has also became the highest-earning superhero on the big screen of all time, raking in a combined figure of $3.8 billion.

The top 20 highest-grossing movies of 2013 are as follows:
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

- BangShowBiz


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