Hollywood On Track To Break U.S. Box Office Record
Movie studios are on track to break the yearly record for domestic ticket sales in 2013, thanks to a year-end throng of crowd pleasers and a year of arguably the best movies ever. (Or arguably not.)
Analysts project that the industry will top $10.9 billion in sales, thanks to a year-end rush led by "Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," Disney's "Frozen," and Will Ferrell vehicle "Anchorman 2," City News Service reports. This year's box office take is expected to better the record from 2011 by a few bucks.
According to Box Office Mojo, here are the top-grossing U.S. movies this year:
- 1. Iron Man 3 - $409,013,994
- 2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - $391,124,000
- 3. Despicable Me 2 - $367,607,660
- 4. Man of Steel - $291,045,518
- 5. Monsters University - $268,492,764
- 6. Gravity - $254,592,000
- 7. Frozen (2013) - $248,366,000
- 8. Fast & Furious 6 - $238,679,850
- 9. Oz The Great and Powerful - $234,911,825
- 10. Star Trek Into Darkness - $228,778,661
Wait, no movies about income inequality, the eroding middle class, or executive greed rending at the fabric of society? Well, maybe next year.