Robert Downey Jr’s “Iron Man 3” topped 2013 global box office

IrishCentral

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

The superhero adventure starring Robert Downey Jr. took in a massive $1,215,439,994 at the box office, overtaking the runner up 'Despicable Me 2,' which had total takings of $918,573,535.

The blockbuster topped the charts as the biggest film opening with $174.1 million domestically – the fourth-biggest domestic film opening in history.

Robert Downey Jr. has found a winning formula with Marvel’s 'Iron Man.' Playing  playboy billionaire Tony Stark has made him the best paid actor in Hollywood with estimated earnings of $75 million.

Thanks to 2012 superhero team-up movie, 'The Avengers,' 'Iron Man' also became the highest-earning superhero on the big screen of all time, raking in a combined total of $3.8 billion.

The huge success of high-grossing winners such as 'Iron Man 3' offset the year’s high-profile flops including 'The Lone Ranger,' 'After Earth,' and 'Turbo.'

Here’s a look at the top five highest grossing movies in 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

Check out the trailer to "Iron Man 3" here:


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