"Pacific Rim" Becomes Highest Grossing Original Live-Action Film of the Year

Still behind the likes of Iron Man 3, Despicable Me 2, Fast & Furious 6 and evenThe Croods and Oz The Great and Powerful

Mecha versus kaiju movie Pacific Rim has taken $305.8 million from international markets, in addition to a $101.4 million North American taken for total of $407.2 million. Now, that puts its 10th in the 2013 global box office behind Iron Man 3, Despicable Me 2, Fast & Furious 6 and even the likes of The Croods and Oz The Great and Powerful. However, if you want to qualify your superlatives, PR is the top original live-action film of 2013! 

 

Goes to show that the appeal of a giant robot punching a big lizard is universal!

 

The top 20 are 

 

Rank Title  Studio* Worldwide Domestic / % Overseas / %
1 Iron Man 3 BV $1,214.7 $409.0 33.7% $805.7 66.3%
2 Despicable Me 2 Uni. $863.5 $361.8 41.9% $501.7 58.1%
3 Fast & Furious 6 Uni. $788.7 $238.7 30.3% $550.0 69.7%
4 Monsters University BV $736.3 $265.9 36.1% $470.4 63.9%
5 Man of Steel WB $662.8 $291.0 43.9% $371.8 56.1%
6 The Croods Fox $585.2 $187.2 32.0% $398.0 68.0%
7 World War Z Par. $539.5 $202.3 37.5% $337.2 62.5%
8 Oz The Great and Powerful BV $493.3 $234.9 47.6% $258.4 52.4%
9 Star Trek Into Darkness Par. $467.0 $228.8 49.0% $238.2 51.0%
10 Pacific Rim WB $407.3 $101.5 24.9% $305.8 75.1%
11 The Wolverine Fox $373.0 $131.3 35.2% $241.7 64.8%
12 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Par. $371.9 $122.5 32.9% $249.4 67.1%
13 The Hangover Part III WB $351.0 $112.2 32.0% $238.8 68.0%
14 The Great Gatsby (2013) WB $348.8 $144.8 41.5% $204.0 58.5%
15 Now You See Me LG/S $322.2 $117.7 36.5% $204.5 63.5%
16 The Smurfs 2 Sony $320.7 $69.6 21.7% $251.1 78.3%
17 A Good Day to Die Hard Fox $304.7 $67.3 22.1% $237.3 77.9%
18 The Conjuring WB $297.2 $136.8 46.0% $160.4 54.0%
19 Oblivion Uni. $286.2 $89.1 31.1% $197.1 68.9%

 

It's number 22 for the domestic box office, behind The Heat, Great Gatsby, We're the Millers, Lee Daniels' The Butler, and Epic.


Pacific Rim will be released on home video October 15.

 

Gurren Lagann homage thumbnail via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=5005125

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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