Magazine article Screen International

2013 Sets BO Record

Magazine article Screen International

2013 Sets BO Record

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North American box office for the calendar year was set to reach new heights as the running total equalled the $10.8bn haul from 2012 on December 29.

With two days to go before the end of the year the figure was expected to soar as high as $10.9bn, fuelled by annual inflation, premium pricing for 3D films and a year of solid hit-making.

According to reports, attendance was on course for 1.36bn, around the same level as it was in 2012.

The year's best performer was Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3 through Buena Vista on $409m. Other high achievers were The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on $391.1m, Despicable Me 2 on $367.7m, Man Of Steel on $291m and Monster's University on $268m.

Gravity grossed $254.6m, Fast & Furious 6 $238.7m, Oz The Great And Powerful $234.9m, Star Trek Into Darkness $228.8m, Thor: The Dark World $202.39m and World War Z $202.36.

Current releases Frozen and The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug stand at $248. …

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