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List Rules 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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Iron Man 3 Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley - $1,215,439,994 worldwide / $409,013,994 domestic

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

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Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig - $970,761,885 worldwide / $368,061,265 domestic

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen - $944,303,709 worldwide / $257,903,709 domestic

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson - $864,435,616 worldwide / $424, 538,000 domestic

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Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
Fast & Furious 6 Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez - $788,679,850 worldwide / $238,679,850 domestic

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Monsters University Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal - $743,559,607 worldwide / $268,492,642 domestic

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

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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner - $668,045,518 worldwide / $291,045,518 domestic

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Thor: The Dark World Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth - $644,578,264 worldwide / $206,263,264 domestic

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

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

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Oz the Great and Powerful Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco - $493,311,825 worldwide / $234,911,825

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Star Trek Into Darkness Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve - $467,365,246 worldwide / $228,778,661 domestic

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The Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
The Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima - $414,789,175 worldwide / $132,517,781 domestic

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

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The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie - $387,287,000 worldwide / $116,687,000 domestic

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum - $375,740,705 worldwide / $122,523,060 domestic

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Now You See Me Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson - $351,723,989 worldwide / $117,723,989 domestic

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The Hangover Part III Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, John Goodman - $351,000,072 worldwide / $112,200,072 domestic

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The Great Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan - $348,840,419 worldwide / $144,840,419 domestic

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The Smurfs 2 Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Christina Ricci - $346,994,164 worldwide / $71,017,784 domestic

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The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King - $316,700,141 worldwide / $137,400,141 domestic

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A Good Day to Die Hard Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna - $304,654,182 worldwide / $67,349,198 domestic

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

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

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

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We're the Millers Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn - $266,521,639 worldwide / $150,221,639 domestic

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Epic is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
Epic Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Seyfried, Steven Tyler - $260,767,396 worldwide / $107,518,682 domestic

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

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American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro - $250,868,000 worldwide / $149,814,000 domestic

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Grown Ups 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
Grown Ups 2 Salma Hayek, Shaquille O'Neal, Adam Sandler - $246,772,950 worldwide / $133,668,525 domestic

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

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

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner - $225,703,475 worldwide / $55,703,475 domestic

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

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, James Caan - $207,561,132 worldwide / $114,361,132 domestic

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

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel - $199,368,303 worldwide / $68,077,542 domestic

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Jack the Giant Slayer Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane - $197,687,603 worldwide / $65,187,603 domestic

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

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Identity Thief is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
Identity Thief Melissa McCarthy, Amanda Peet, T.I. - $173,965,010 worldwide / $134,506,920 domestic

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Olympus Has Fallen Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Ashley Judd - $161,025,640 worldwide / $98,925,640 domestic

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Insidious: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
Insidious: Chapter 2 Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson - $151,663,529 worldwide / $83,325,780 domestic

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The Butler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
The Butler Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey

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

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Red 2 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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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Johnny Knoxville, Catherine Keener, Spike Jonze - $128,803,556 worldwide / $95,803,556 domestic

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This Is the End Emma Watson, James Franco, Channing Tatum - $124,694,545 worldwide / $101,470,202 domestic