The year is officially coming to a close and what a successful one for film. I think I might have spent more money on cinema tickets than any other year. Admittedly, that might be more due to inflation than the amount of films I’m watching, but you get my point. And if the box office figures are anything to go by, I’m not the only one helping films earn the big bucks.

Top Grossing films 2013 header The worlds top grossing films of 2013

 

So, which films have been the biggest global money spinners this year? Well, the top spot belongs to the one and only Iron Man who starred in his third movie. Well, fourth if you count Avengers Assemble. With a staggering $1.2 billion raked in by the studio, Iron Man 3 was a tough film to beat this year, only rivalled by animated sequel Despicable Me 2, which took a respectable $918.4 million.

We really love them minions, huh?

Proving to still be a box office hit, despite being the 6th in the franchise, Fast and Furious 6 rounded out the top three with $788.7 million. Hot on its tail was Pixar’s sequel Monsters University with $743.6 million. And what better movie to settle into the top five than The Hunger Games: Catching Fire? A $738.3 million earning has overtaken the $691.2 million the first film received last year.

Superheroes and sci-fi have certainly proved to be popular this year. Superman’s latest outing in Man Of Steel made Henry Cavill and Amy Adams household names in this $662.8 million earner. Meanwhile, Gravity came in 7th place. Who says that a female lead is a turn off for a blockbuster audience? $642.5 million suggests Sandra Bullock is worth the cash. Then Thor: The Dark World proved popular with audiences, earning no less than $621.6 million.

Phew! The Croods and World War Z bring the 2013 top 10 to a close with $587.2 million and $540 million earned respectively.

Blockbusters, take a bow! Cinema goers, we hope you enjoyed the films you paid the most money to see. And we’ll see you in 2014 for the next batch.

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