Iron Man 3 named 2013's highest-grossing movie

IRON MAN 3 has been crowned the highest-grossing film of 2013 after raking in $1.2 billion at the global box office.

Robert Downey, Jr.'s latest outing as Tony Stark and his superhero alter-ego easily trumped Despicable Me 2, which claimed second place with $918.4 million .

Fast & Furious 6 raced into third with a $788.7 million haul, while Monsters University ($743.6 million/£495.7 million) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($738.3 million/£492.2 million), which was only released last month (Nov13), placed at four and five, respectively.

Others featured in the end-of-year top 10 countdown include Gravity, Thor: The Dark World and World War Z.

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