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Top Grossing 2013 Films: 'Iron Man 3,' 'Catching Fire' and 'Man of Steel'

By Daniel S Levine,

The list of the 10 highest grossing films of 2013 is essentially a list of what Hollywood does best in recent years. Five of them were sequels, two rebooted classic properties and one was a prequel. Two members of the top 10 were animated. Only two were completely original stories and only one is expected to be a major contender come awards time.

It’s also worth noting that it was another highly successful year for Disney, Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros. Sony had a particularly weak year, since there was no installment of the Spider-Man series and both Elysium and After Earth flopped. Although it was Fox’s first year distributing DreamWorks Animated films, the studio also didn’t have any movies in the Top 10, although The Croods came in 14th and the comedy The Heat came in 15th.

So, without further ado, here are the Top 10s. Box office data comes from Box Office Mojo.

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