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Facts and Figures On the 25 Highest Grossing Films of 2013 (Worldwide)

By Dustin Rowles | Box Office Round-Ups | January 1, 2014 | Comments ()


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Facts and Figures Based on the 25 Highest Grossing Films Worldwide

Number of superhero Films: 5

Films that were either sequels/reboots/prequel/remakes: 16

Films Based on Original Ideas: 6

Films with the highest percentage from International grosses: Smurfs 2 (79 percent) and A Good Day to Die Hard (77 percent).

Films with the highest percentage domestic gross: Frozen (51 percent) and Star Trek: Into Darkness (49 percent)

PG-13 Films: 14

R-Rated Films: 3

Films in the top 25 with Less than $100 Million Budgets: Now You See Me, Despicable Me 2, The Conjuring, A Good Day to Die Hard

Films in the top 25 with $200 million budgets or higher: Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Oz: The Great and Powerful

Percentage-wise, the Most Profitable Movie: The Conjuring $316 million on a $20 million budget.

Lowest Grossing Movie of the Year Storage 24 (starring Doctor Who’s Noel Clark): $72

Movies that Were Domestically in the Top 25 of 2013 but Not in the Worldwide Top 25: The Heat, We’re the Millers, Identity Thief, Grown Ups 2, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

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The Top 25

1. Iron Man 3 — $1.25 billion

2. Despicable Me 2 — $918 million

3. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — $797 million

4. Fast and Furious 6 — $787 million

5. Monsters University — $743 million

6. Man of Steel — $662 million

7. Gravity — $653 million

8. Thor: The Dark World — $629 million

9. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — $625 million

10. The Croods — $587 million

11. World War Z — $540 million

12. Frozen — $506 million

13. Oz The Great and Powerful — $493 million

14. Star Trek Into Darkness — $467 million

15. The Wolverine — $414 million

16. Pacific Rim — $407 million

17. G.I. Joe: Retaliation — $375 million

18. Now You See Me — $351 million

19. The Hangover Part III — $351 million

20. The Great Gatsby — $348 million

21. The Smurfs 2 — $347 million

22. The Conjuring — $316 million

23. A Good Day to Die Hard — $304 million

24. Oblivion — $286.2 million

25. Elysium — $286.1 million

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  • Fabius_Maximus

    "Movies that Were Domestically in the Top 25 of 2013 but Not in the Worldwide Top 25: The Heat, We’re the Millers, Identity Thief, Grown Ups 2, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Lee Daniels’ The Butler."

    Discounting the last two, it seems that the world has a better sense of humour than the US.

    Well, maybe not the French.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Or the Germans.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Nah. Our humour is just very, very subtle. That's why strangers don't get it first.

  • Mrs. Julien
  • Fabius_Maximus

    I see you understand.

  • Mrs. Julien

    It was one of the few times I ever laughed at 30 Rock.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Good morning Pajiba,
    I am back and intend to be precociously loquacious and use unnecessarily big words. You have been warned.
    Yours in Christ,
    Prolixity Julien

  • I want to buy you imaginary gifts.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I enjoy antimacassars, Daniels Craig, and foundation garments.

  • Mrs. Julien

    And a good morning to you, emmalita, angel of upvotes!

    Is lulu in the house?

  • A Good Day To Die Hard made nearly a third of a billion dollars.

    /places head in car door
    //buys homeless man Egg McMuffin to kick it shut

  • Uriah_Creep

    Upvoted for creativity in method of self-punishment.

  • People actually went to see Oblivion? Well now I've seen everything.
    Except Oblivion.

  • Mrs. Julien

    The blackouts don't count?

  • Happy New Year btw Mrs J., hope it was a good 'un for you.

  • Mrs. Julien

    The last two weeks have been UGH!, but I appreciate the sentiment. Happy New Year, pig.

    Incidentally, "UGH!" is generally my penultimate exclamation before I am claimed by a blackout.

  • Sorry to hear that. I will see you in the blackout.

  • If only I knew...

  • Maddy

    Who is watching the Smurfs? I don't understand. I thought Elysium sucked, but I can at least understand the box office appeal

  • Pat Sponaugle

    Elysium is more interesting if you watch it with the concept that Spider is the main hero, and Matt Damon's character is just this loser that's helping him.

  • Three_nineteen

    Just so you know, Dustin, IMDB tells me that Noelle Clark is Mickey on Doctor Who, and his name is spelled Noel Clark, because he's a guy.

  • Stu Rat

    Not on Saturday Nights-then he's The Fabulous Noelle!

  • chanohack

    I'll give my money to that movie.

  • I reviewed 5 of the 15 worst performing movies, and 3 of the 25 best performing movies. Clearly I need to work my way up in seniority, possibly Highlander style.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Start with TK. PLEASE start with TK!

  • Mrs. Julien

    You start with TK, you better be willing to finish with TK.

  • I'd have to finish with TK. I mean if anyone on the staff is the Kurgen, it's TK.

  • Stu Rat

    There can be only one?

    That won't help, you'll still be stuck reviewing ALL the bad movies, and all the good ones, and all the mediocre ones, and the remakes, reboots, sequels and prequels. Nice plan.

  • Uriah_Creep

    So, watch your head, Dan Carlson?

  • manting

    beware the Kurgen.

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