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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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  1. 1

    Shane Black $1,215,439,994 worldwide / $409,013,994 domestic

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    Chris Buck $1,049,743,000 worldwide / $397,743,000 domestic

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    Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin $970,761,885 worldwide / $368,061,265 domestic

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    Peter Jackson $944,303,709 worldwide / $257,903,709 domestic

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    Francis Lawrence $864,435,616 worldwide / $424, 538,000 domestic

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    Justin Lin $788,679,850 worldwide / $238,679,850 domestic

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    Dan Scanlon $743,559,607 worldwide / $268,492,642 domestic

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    Alfonso Cuarón $714,164,283 worldwide / $272,864,283 domestic

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    Zack Snyder $668,045,518 worldwide / $291,045,518 domestic

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    Alan Taylor $644,578,264 worldwide / $206,263,264 domestic

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    Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders $587,204,668 worldwide / $187,168,425 domestic

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    Marc Forster $540,007,876 worldwide / $202,359,711 domestic

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    Sam Raimi $493,311,825 worldwide / $234,911,825

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    J.J. Abrams $467,365,246 worldwide / $228,778,661 domestic

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    James Mangold $414,789,175 worldwide / $132,517,781 domestic

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    Guillermo del Toro $407,602,906 worldwide / $101,802,906 domestic

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    Martin Scorsese $387,287,000 worldwide / $116,687,000 domestic

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    Jon M. Chu $375,740,705 worldwide / $122,523,060 domestic

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    Louis Leterrier $351,723,989 worldwide / $117,723,989 domestic

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    Todd Phillips $351,000,072 worldwide / $112,200,072 domestic

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    Baz Luhrmann $348,840,419 worldwide / $144,840,419 domestic

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    Raja Gosnell $346,994,164 worldwide / $71,017,784 domestic

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    James Wan $316,700,141 worldwide / $137,400,141 domestic

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    John Moore $304,654,182 worldwide / $67,349,198 domestic

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    Joseph Kosinski $286,168,572 worldwide / $89,107,235 domestic

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