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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. 

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

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  1. 1
    Shane Black More
    $1,215,439,994 worldwide / $409,013,994 domestic
  2. 2
    Chris Buck More
    $1,049,743,000 worldwide / $397,743,000 domestic
  3. 3
    Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin More
    $970,761,885 worldwide / $368,061,265 domestic
  4. 4
    Peter Jackson More
    $944,303,709 worldwide / $257,903,709 domestic
  5. 5
    Francis Lawrence More
    $864,435,616 worldwide / $424, 538,000 domestic
  6. 6
    Justin Lin More
    $788,679,850 worldwide / $238,679,850 domestic
  7. 7
    Dan Scanlon More
    $743,559,607 worldwide / $268,492,642 domestic
  8. 8
    Alfonso Cuarón More
    $714,164,283 worldwide / $272,864,283 domestic
  9. 9
    Zack Snyder More
    $668,045,518 worldwide / $291,045,518 domestic
  10. 10
    Alan Taylor More
    $644,578,264 worldwide / $206,263,264 domestic
  11. 11
    Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders More
    $587,204,668 worldwide / $187,168,425 domestic
  12. 12
    Marc Forster More
    $540,007,876 worldwide / $202,359,711 domestic
  13. 13
    Sam Raimi More
    $493,311,825 worldwide / $234,911,825
  14. 14
    J.J. Abrams More
    $467,365,246 worldwide / $228,778,661 domestic
  15. 15
    James Mangold More
    $414,789,175 worldwide / $132,517,781 domestic
  16. 16
    Guillermo del Toro More
    $407,602,906 worldwide / $101,802,906 domestic
  17. 17
    Martin Scorsese More
    $387,287,000 worldwide / $116,687,000 domestic
  18. 18
    Jon M. Chu More
    $375,740,705 worldwide / $122,523,060 domestic
  19. 19
    Louis Leterrier More
    $351,723,989 worldwide / $117,723,989 domestic
  20. 20
    Todd Phillips More
    $351,000,072 worldwide / $112,200,072 domestic
  21. 21
    Baz Luhrmann More
    $348,840,419 worldwide / $144,840,419 domestic
  22. 22
    Raja Gosnell More
    $346,994,164 worldwide / $71,017,784 domestic
  23. 23
    James Wan More
    $316,700,141 worldwide / $137,400,141 domestic
  24. 24
    John Moore More
    $304,654,182 worldwide / $67,349,198 domestic
  25. 25
    Joseph Kosinski More
    $286,168,572 worldwide / $89,107,235 domestic

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