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The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013  

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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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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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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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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.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
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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Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson
$864,435,616 worldwide / $424, 538,000 domestic This film is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel and the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The film is the sequel to The Hunger ...more
Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
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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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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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
Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
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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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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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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Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse
$540,007,876 worldwide / $202,359,711 domestic This film 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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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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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
The Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
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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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.
The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2013
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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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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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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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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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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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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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 and the first installment in the Conjuring series. Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) are ...more
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Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna
$304,654,182 worldwide / $67,349,198 domestic This film is a 2013 action thriller film written by Roderick Thorp and Skip Woods and directed by John Moore.
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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.