Most popular films of 2013
December 31, 2013 -- As we approach the end of the year, 2013 is shaping up to be a great year for films. Here's the most popular movies of the past 12 months selected by global box office receipts. Superhero film “Iron Man 3” tops the list with more than $1.2 billion in just 10 months, while the first part of Peter Jackson’s epic new Tolkien trilogy “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows with over a billion dollars.
Context: Global box office revenue has become increasingly important to Hollywood, with the 10 most popular films of 2013 generating almost two thirds of their income (63%) from worldwide ticket sales.