'Iron Man 3' is year's biggest film

‘Iron Man 3’ has been crowned the highest-grossing film of 2013.

'Iron Man 3' is year's biggest film

‘Iron Man 3’ has been crowned the highest-grossing film of 2013.

The Robert Downey Jr.-starring superhero adventure took in a massive total of $1,215,439,994 at the global box office, wiping out competition from runner-up ‘Despicable Me 2’ with total takings of $918,573,535.

Meanwhile, the sixth instalment of racing franchise ‘Fast & Furious’ – which stars the late actor Paul Walker – came in third place with $788,679,850.

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ has already grossed $771,484,011 in the few weeks since its release, while animated comedy sequel ‘Monsters University’ rounded out the top five with $743,559,607, according to Box Office Mojo.

Blockbusters ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Gravity’, ‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘The Croods’ and ‘World War Z’ completed the top 10.

It seems Downey Jr. has found a winning formula with Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’, since his role as playboy billionaire Tony Stark has made him the best paid actor in Hollywood with estimated earnings of $75m.

Thanks to 2012 superhero team-up movie, ‘The Avengers’, Iron Man has also became the highest-earning superhero on the big screen of all time, raking in a combined figure of $3.8bn.

The top 20 highest-grossing movies of 2013:

1. Iron Man 3 - $1,215,439,994

2. Despicable Me 2 - $918,573,535

3. Fast & Furious 6 - $788,679,850

4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - $771,484,011

5. Monsters University - $743,559,607

6. Man of Steel - $662,845,518

7. Gravity - $652,394,288

8. Thor: The Dark World - $627,858,622

9. The Croods - $587,204,668

10. World War Z - $540,007,876

11. Oz the Great and Powerful - $493,311,825

12. Star Trek Into Darkness - $467,365,246

13. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - $426,244,000

14. The Wolverine - $414,828,246

15. Pacific Rim - $407,602,906

16. GI Joe: Retaliation - $375,740,705

17. Frozen - $363,012,773

18. Now You See Me - $351,723,989

19. The Hangover Part III - $351,000,072

20. The Great Gatsby - $348,840,419

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