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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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    Ben Kingsley, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Bettany $1,215,439,994 worldwide / $409,013,994 domestic

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    Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Maurice LaMarche $1,049,743,000 worldwide / $397,743,000 domestic

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    Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong, Miranda Cosgrove $970,761,885 worldwide / $368,061,265 domestic

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    Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm $944,303,709 worldwide / $257,903,709 domestic

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    Lenny Kravitz, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci $864,435,616 worldwide / $424, 538,000 domestic

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    Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson $788,679,850 worldwide / $238,679,850 domestic

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    Billy Crystal, Helen Mirren, John Goodman $743,559,607 worldwide / $268,492,642 domestic

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

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    Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane $668,045,518 worldwide / $291,045,518 domestic

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    Rene Russo, Christopher Eccleston, Stellan Skarsgård $644,578,264 worldwide / $206,263,264 domestic

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    Nicolas Cage, Cloris Leachman, Randy Thom $587,204,668 worldwide / $187,168,425 domestic

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    James Badge Dale, Pierfrancesco Favino, Moritz Bleibtreu $540,007,876 worldwide / $202,359,711 domestic

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    Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, Bill Cobbs $493,311,825 worldwide / $234,911,825

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    Karl Urban, John Cho, Anton Yelchin $467,365,246 worldwide / $228,778,661 domestic

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

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    Brad William Henke, Ellen McLain, Ron Perlman $407,602,906 worldwide / $101,802,906 domestic

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    Jon Favreau filmography, Shea Whigham, Spike Jonze $387,287,000 worldwide / $116,687,000 domestic

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    Dwayne Johnson, RZA, Lee Byung-hun $375,740,705 worldwide / $122,523,060 domestic

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    Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Mélanie Laurent $351,723,989 worldwide / $117,723,989 domestic

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    Bradley Cooper, John Goodman, Zach Galifianakis $351,000,072 worldwide / $112,200,072 domestic

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    Jack Thompson, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan $348,840,419 worldwide / $144,840,419 domestic

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    Lil Wayne, Christina Ricci, Jonathan Winters $346,994,164 worldwide / $71,017,784 domestic

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    Vera Farmiga, Mackenzie Foy, Joey King $316,700,141 worldwide / $137,400,141 domestic

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    Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Megalyn Echikunwoke $304,654,182 worldwide / $67,349,198 domestic

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    Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo, Tom Cruise $286,168,572 worldwide / $89,107,235 domestic

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    Matt Damon, Diego Luna, William Fichtner $285,704,903 worldwide / $93,050,117 domestic

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    Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ken Jeong $280,167,512 worldwide / $82,967,512 domestic

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    Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Jennifer Aniston $266,521,639 worldwide / $150,221,639 domestic

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    Beyoncé Knowles, Christoph Waltz, Amanda Seyfried $260,767,396 worldwide / $107,518,682 domestic

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    James Badge Dale, James Frain, Joaquín Cosío $260,502,115 worldwide / $89,302,115 domestic

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    Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Shea Whigham $250,868,000 worldwide / $149,814,000 domestic

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    Shaquille O'Neal, Maria Bello, Steve Buscemi $246,772,950 worldwide / $133,668,525 domestic

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    Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Lincoln Lewis $243,843,127 worldwide / $60,522,097 domestic

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    Marlon Wayans, Melissa McCarthy, Tony Hale $229,696,224 worldwide / $159,557,070 domestic

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    Gemma Arterton, Jeremy Renner, Joanna Kulig $225,703,475 worldwide / $55,703,475 domestic

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    Teri Hatcher, Brad Garrett, Sinbad $219,556,799 worldwide / $90,056,799 domestic

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    Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Will Forte $207,561,132 worldwide / $114,361,132 domestic

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    James Woods, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rachelle Lefevre $205,366,737 worldwide / $73,103,784 domestic

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    Jake Abel, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Alexandra Daddario $199,368,303 worldwide / $68,077,542 domestic

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    Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Eddie Marsan $197,687,603 worldwide / $65,187,603 domestic

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    Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Mark Holden $177,188,487 worldwide / $100,888,487 domestic

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    Jon Favreau filmography, Génesis Rodríguez, Eric Stonestreet ... $173,965,010 worldwide / $134,506,920 domestic

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    Dylan McDermott, Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart $161,025,640 worldwide / $98,925,640 domestic

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    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Michael Beach $151,663,529 worldwide / $83,325,780 domestic

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    Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, John Cusack

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    Jessica Chastain, Julia Chantrey, David Fox $146,428,180 worldwide / $71,628,180 domestic

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    John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker $137,188,491 worldwide / $53,262,560 domestic

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    Edward James Olmos, Bill Paxton, James Marsden $131,940,411 worldwide / $75,612,460 domestic

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    Spike Jonze, George Faughnan, Grasie Mercedes $128,803,556 worldwide / $95,803,556 domestic

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    Emma Watson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Michael Cera $124,694,545 worldwide / $101,470,202 domestic

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