Who doesn’t love a great movie? Whether you enjoy an action packed blockbuster or a period romance, a trip to the movies is a fun way to spend a weekend night out with loved ones and friends, escaping from your day to day doldrums and stepping into someone else’s life for a few hours. In 2013, there were plenty of great movies to choose from! From comedies and summer blockbusters, to action and romance, the box office was swarmed with great titles from all film genres. Some were definitely more popular than others, though. Read on for a look at five of the top grossing movies of 2013.
Iron Man 3
Movie goers came out in full force to witness the final installment of the widely popular Iron Man Series. Robert Downey, Jr., who portrays super hero Tony Stark aka Iron Man, starred in the highest grossing movie of the year. In 2013, Iron Man 3 sold over fifty million tickets worldwide and grossed a whopping $408 million dollars.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Fans of the highly popular book series as well as action movie enthusiasts flocked to theaters to catch the latest installment in the Hunger Games series starring Jennifer Lawrence at Katniss Everdeen. Distributed by Lionsgate, this adventure flick sold over forty-nine million tickets worldwide and brought in a hearty gross total of $400 million dollars. Catching Fire definitely set the box office on fire with its late year release.
Despicable Me 2
The super kid friendly comedy, Despicable Me 2, which was put out by Universal Studios over the summer is another top grossing film of 2013. This PG film earned more than $367 million in sales and box offices the world over sold over 45 million tickets. Gru and his minions certainly have a lot of admirers!
Man of Steel
Looking for blockbuster gold? Look no further than Warner Brother’s 2013 Man of Steel film. This action packed summer blockbuster was released in June and earned over $291 million in sales, with over 35 million ticket sales around the world.
The Walt Disney children’s film Frozen was released in late November, and performed exceptionally well in the box office. With over $277 million gross earnings in 2013, and 33 million tickets sold, the film Frozen was certainly heating things up in the box office race for top grossing films in 2013.