After a robust Christmas season, it is safe to say that the industry will be celebrating a record breaking year in North American box office numbers. Analysts projected that as of this past Sunday, box office revenue would equal the 2012 record of $10.8 billion which meant that with two more days to go before 2014, the final tally would likely be around $10.9 billion. The top earning holiday films included: ‘The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug’, ‘Frozen’, ‘Anchorman 2’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.
Although those films dominated the holiday season box office, there are several notable films that contributed to the year’s record breaking numbers. ‘Iron Man 3’ is at the top of the list, earning over $409 million at the North American box office. The iron clad marvel superhero was followed closely by ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ and ‘Despicable Me 2’ but not so closely by the number four top grossing film of the year ‘Man of Steel’ which brought in $291 million in domestic revenue. The motion picture industry will have plenty to celebrate this evening as we ring in the new year!
What was your favorite motion picture of 2013?