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

Robert Downey Jr and Gweneth Paltrow in the "Iron Man 3's" poster

'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: