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The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013

List Criteria: The biggest earners of 2013, ranked by their worldwide gross numbers as reported by Box Office Mojo

List of the highest grossing movies of 2013. Often a movie’s success is based on the amount of money it takes in at the box office. Even if a film costs hundreds of millions of dollars, it can still be a massive success if it earns back both the cost of the movie and a few extra million. Recently,the highest grossing movies also happen to be the ones the cost the most to make, especially since film audiences expect to see spectacular special effects, their favorite actors, and top notch action sequences.

 

The films on this list performed well at the box office fora myriad of reasons. Many of these films were parts of franchises which had built in audiences who like to see films more than once, like Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, and Monsters University. Some of the movies were surprise hits, such as Gravity and The Croods. While not all of these film got great reviews, theyall reached a large cinema audience.

 

What are the highest grossing movies of 2013? This list features the movies that made the most money, from the billion dollar Iron Man franchise to the surprise hit Pacific Rim. 

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle $1,215,439,994 worldwide / $409,013,994 domestic

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    Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk $1,049,743,000 worldwide / $397,743,000 domestic

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    Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig $970,761,885 worldwide / $368,061,265 domestic

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    Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom $944,303,709 worldwide / $257,903,709 domestic

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz $864,435,616 worldwide / $424, 538,000 domestic

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    Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster $788,679,850 worldwide / $238,679,850 domestic

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    Billy Crystal, Helen Mirren, Steve Buscemi $743,559,607 worldwide / $268,492,642 domestic

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    Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris $714,164,283 worldwide / $272,864,283 domestic

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    Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner $668,045,518 worldwide / $291,045,518 domestic

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    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth $644,578,264 worldwide / $206,263,264 domestic

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    Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds $587,204,668 worldwide / $187,168,425 domestic

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    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse $540,007,876 worldwide / $202,359,711 domestic

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    Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco $493,311,825 worldwide / $234,911,825

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    Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine $467,365,246 worldwide / $228,778,661 domestic

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    Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova $414,789,175 worldwide / $132,517,781 domestic

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    Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman $407,602,906 worldwide / $101,802,906 domestic

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill $387,287,000 worldwide / $116,687,000 domestic

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    Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum $375,740,705 worldwide / $122,523,060 domestic

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    Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Michael Caine $351,723,989 worldwide / $117,723,989 domestic

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    Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, Zach Galifianakis $351,000,072 worldwide / $112,200,072 domestic

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan $348,840,419 worldwide / $144,840,419 domestic

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    Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Christina Ricci $346,994,164 worldwide / $71,017,784 domestic

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    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor $316,700,141 worldwide / $137,400,141 domestic

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    Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna $304,654,182 worldwide / $67,349,198 domestic

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    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko $286,168,572 worldwide / $89,107,235 domestic

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    Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Alice Braga $285,704,903 worldwide / $93,050,117 domestic

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    Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds $280,167,512 worldwide / $82,967,512 domestic

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    Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn $266,521,639 worldwide / $150,221,639 domestic

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    Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Seyfried, Steven Tyler $260,767,396 worldwide / $107,518,682 domestic

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    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Armie Hammer $260,502,115 worldwide / $89,302,115 domestic

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Christian Bale $250,868,000 worldwide / $149,814,000 domestic

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    Salma Hayek, Shaquille O'Neal, Adam Sandler $246,772,950 worldwide / $133,668,525 domestic

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    Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Zoë Kravitz $243,843,127 worldwide / $60,522,097 domestic

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    Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans $229,696,224 worldwide / $159,557,070 domestic

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    Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner $225,703,475 worldwide / $55,703,475 domestic

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    Teri Hatcher, Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus $219,556,799 worldwide / $90,056,799 domestic

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    Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, James Caan $207,561,132 worldwide / $114,361,132 domestic

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    Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal $205,366,737 worldwide / $73,103,784 domestic

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    Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel $199,368,303 worldwide / $68,077,542 domestic

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    Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Stanley Tucci $197,687,603 worldwide / $65,187,603 domestic

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    Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini $177,188,487 worldwide / $100,888,487 domestic

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    T.I., Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman $173,965,010 worldwide / $134,506,920 domestic

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    Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Angela Bassett $161,025,640 worldwide / $98,925,640 domestic

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    Jocelin Donahue, Priscilla Garita, Lin Shaye $151,663,529 worldwide / $83,325,780 domestic

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    Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey

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    Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash $146,428,180 worldwide / $71,628,180 domestic

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren $137,188,491 worldwide / $53,262,560 domestic

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    2 Guns Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton $131,940,411 worldwide / $75,612,460 domestic

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    Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, Catherine Keener $128,803,556 worldwide / $95,803,556 domestic

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    Rihanna, Emma Watson, James Franco $124,694,545 worldwide / $101,470,202 domestic

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