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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 Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more

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Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk $1,049,743,000 worldwide / $397,743,000 domestic Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the ...more

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Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig $970,761,885 worldwide / $368,061,265 domestic Despicable Me 2 is a 2013 computer animated comedy film written by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul.

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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 The Hobbit: There and Back Again retitled to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013 fantasy adventure film written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and one more and ...more

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson $864,435,616 worldwide / $424, 538,000 domestic The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel, Catching Fire, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The ...more

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Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
Fast & Furious 6 Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson $788,679,850 worldwide / $238,679,850 domestic Fast & Furious 6 is a 2013 American action film directed by Justin Lin, and the sixth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has Dominic (Vin Diesel) and ...more

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Monsters University Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal $743,559,607 worldwide / $268,492,642 domestic Monsters University is a 2013 animation adventure comedy film directed by Dan Scanlon.

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Gravity Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris $714,164,283 worldwide / $272,864,283 domestic Gravity is a 2013 science fiction thriller film directed, co-written, and produced by Alfonso Cuarón. It stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts, and sees them stranded in ...more

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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
Man of Steel Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon $668,045,518 worldwide / $291,045,518 domestic Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics character. Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable ...more

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Thor: The Dark World Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston $644,578,264 worldwide / $206,263,264 domestic Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Alan Taylor, based on the Marvel Comics character. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity ...more

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The Croods Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds $587,204,668 worldwide / $187,168,425 domestic The Croods is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, ...more

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World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse $540,007,876 worldwide / $202,359,711 domestic World War Z is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof is from a screen story by ...more

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Oz the Great and Powerful Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco $493,311,825 worldwide / $234,911,825 Oz the Great and Powerful is a 2013 American 3D live action and computer animated fantasy adventure film directed by Sam Raimi, produced by Joe Roth, and written by David Lindsay-Abaire and ...more

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Star Trek Into Darkness Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve $467,365,246 worldwide / $228,778,661 domestic Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise and the sequel to 2009's Star Trek. J. J. Abrams directed a ...more

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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 The Wolverine is a 2013 American superhero film directed by James Mangold, based on the Marvel Comics superhero. When Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is ...more

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Pacific Rim Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman $407,602,906 worldwide / $101,802,906 domestic Pacific Rim is a 2013 action sci-fi film directed by Guillermo del Toro.

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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 The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese. The screenplay by Terence Winter is adapted from the eponymous memoir by Jordan Belfort and ...more

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum $375,740,705 worldwide / $122,523,060 domestic G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes is a 2012 action adventure sci-fi film written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and directed by Jon M. Chu.

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Now You See Me Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson $351,723,989 worldwide / $117,723,989 domestic Now You See Me is a 2013 thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt .

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The Hangover Part III Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, John Goodman $351,000,072 worldwide / $112,200,072 domestic The Hangover Part III is a 2013 American comedy film produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the sequel to 2009's The Hangover and 2011's The Hangover Part ...more

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The Great Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan $348,840,419 worldwide / $144,840,419 domestic The Great Gatsby is a 2013 Australian-American 3D drama film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. The film was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo ...more

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The Smurfs 2 Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Christina Ricci $346,994,164 worldwide / $71,017,784 domestic The Smurfs 2 is a 2013 American 3D live-action/computer-animated family comedy film and a sequel to the 2011 film The Smurfs. It is loosely based on The Smurfs comic-book series created by the ...more

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The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King $316,700,141 worldwide / $137,400,141 domestic The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star as Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were American paranormal investigators and ...more

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A Good Day to Die Hard Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna $304,654,182 worldwide / $67,349,198 domestic A Good Day to Die Hard is a 2013 action crime thriller film written by Roderick Thorp and Skip Woods and directed by John Moore.

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Oblivion Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko $286,168,572 worldwide / $89,107,235 domestic Oblivion is a 2012 action and science fiction film written by Joseph Kosinski and William Monahan and directed by Joseph Kosinski.

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Elysium Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga $285,704,903 worldwide / $93,050,117 domestic Elysium is a 2013 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film written, directed, and co-produced by Neill Blomkamp, and starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga and Sharlto ...more

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Turbo Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds $280,167,512 worldwide / $82,967,512 domestic Turbo is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy sports film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on an original idea by David Soren, who also ...more

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We're the Millers Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn $266,521,639 worldwide / $150,221,639 domestic We're the Millers is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. It stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, and Ed ...more

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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 Leaf Men is a 2013 animation film written by Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, James V. Hart, William Joyce and Daniel Shere and directed by Chris Wedge.

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The Lone Ranger Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Armie Hammer $260,502,115 worldwide / $89,302,115 domestic The Lone Ranger is a 2013 action adventure film written by Ted Elliott, Justin Haythe and Terry Rossio and directed by Gore Verbinski.

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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 American Hustle is a 2013 American crime comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s ...more

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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 Grown Ups 2 is a 2013 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and also produced by Adam Sandler, who also starred in the film. It is the sequel to the 2010 film Grown Ups. The film ...more

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After Earth Will Smith, Zoë Kravitz, Jaden Smith $243,843,127 worldwide / $60,522,097 domestic One Thousand A.E. is 2013 Science Fiction written by Stephen Gaghan and Gary Whitta and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

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The Heat Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans $229,696,224 worldwide / $159,557,070 domestic The Heat is a 2013 American buddy cop comedy film written by Katie Dippold and directed by Paul Feig. The plot centers on Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn ...more

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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 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is a 2013 American-German action-horror comedy film written and directed by Tommy Wirkola. It is a continuation to the German folklore fairy tale "Hansel ...more

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Planes Teri Hatcher, Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus $219,556,799 worldwide / $90,056,799 domestic Planes is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated sports comedy film produced by DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a spin-off of Pixar's Cars franchise and the first ...more

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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 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a 2013 American computer-animated comic science fiction comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film is ...more

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White House Down Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal $205,366,737 worldwide / $73,103,784 domestic White House Down is a 2013 American political action-thriller film directed by Roland Emmerich about an assault on the White House by a paramilitary group and the Capitol Police Officer who ...more

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel $199,368,303 worldwide / $68,077,542 domestic The son of Poseidon and his friends head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece.

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Jack the Giant Slayer Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane $197,687,603 worldwide / $65,187,603 domestic Jack the Giant Slayer is a 2013 American fantasy adventure film based on the English fairy tales "Jack the Giant Killer" and "Jack and the Beanstalk". The film is directed by ...more

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Captain Phillips Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini $177,188,487 worldwide / $100,888,487 domestic Captain Phillips is a 2013 American biographical thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi. The film is inspired by the true story of the 2009 Maersk ...more

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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 Identity Thief is a 2013 American crime comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, written by Craig Mazin, and starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. The film tells a story about a man whose ...more

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Olympus Has Fallen Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Ashley Judd $161,025,640 worldwide / $98,925,640 domestic Olympus Has Fallen is a 2013 American action thriller film. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, it stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman, with Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole ...more

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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 Insidious: Chapter 2 is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. It is a sequel to 2010's Insidious and the second installment in the Insidious film series. The film stars ...more

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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 The Butler is a 2013 American historical drama film directed and produced by Lee Daniels and written by Danny Strong. Loosely based on the real life of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest ...more

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Mama Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash $146,428,180 worldwide / $71,628,180 domestic Mama is a 2013 horror film written by Neil Cross, Andres Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti and directed by Andres Muschietti.

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Red 2 Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren $137,188,491 worldwide / $53,262,560 domestic Red 2 is an American action comedy film and sequel to Red. It was inspired by the limited comic book series of the same name, created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, and published by the DC ...more

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2 Guns Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton $131,940,411 worldwide / $75,612,460 domestic 2 Guns is a 2013 American action comedy film directed by Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur and starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Based on a comic book series of the same ...more

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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Johnny Knoxville, Catherine Keener, Spike Jonze $128,803,556 worldwide / $95,803,556 domestic Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is an upcoming 2013 movie directed by Jeff Tremaine.

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This Is the End Emma Watson, James Franco, Channing Tatum $124,694,545 worldwide / $101,470,202 domestic The comedy "This is the End" follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling ...more