Part of Bollywood royalty with his parents, uncles, grandfather, great-grandfather and cousins making up the extended Kapoor acting dynasty, Ranbir debuted in 2007 with “Saawariya,” Sony Pictures Entertainment's ill-fated Bollywood bow, but won favorable notices for his performance. Since then, his rise has been stratospheric and has included 2013 hit for Disney UTV and Dharma Prods., “Yeh jawaani hai deewani” ($46 million cume). His next pic is Christmas 2014 release “Bombay Velvet” for Fox Star Studios India. Known for his happy-go-lucky on-screen persona.
Hollywood got a major boost from Tony Stark and other familiar faces at the global box office in 2013. Of the top 10 worldwide box office performers from this past year, eight were sequels or reboots, two were original properties and three were animated.
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Total worldwide gross: $1.2B
“Iron Man 3” not only crushed its competition, but beat its own franchise's previous films by a longshot. 2010's “Iron Man 2” grossed only about half what the final installment did, with $623 million. The third chapter is only second to “The Avengers” ($1.5 billion) in the Marvel movies.
Total worldwide gross: $918.7M
“Despicable Me 2” beat out “Monsters University,” “Planes,” “The Croods,” “The Smurfs 2” and the still-in-theaters “Frozen” to hold the title for highest grossing animated pic of the year. NBCUniversal chief Steve Burke called the film the “single most profitable film” in Universal's history, second only to “Jurassic Park” in worldwide gross.
Total worldwide gross: $795.1M
"Catching Fire" is continuing to trump the first in the series, plus it's the highest-grossing action film with a female protagonist.
Total worldwide gross: $788.7M
Easily the most successful film in the “Fast” franchise, it also managed to hold its own against juggernauts “Iron Man 3,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “The Hangover Part III.” It was number one in its competitive opening weekend at the end of May.
Total worldwide gross: $743.6M
It's not easy to crack into Pixar's top three grossing movies, but the “Monsters Inc.” sequel managed to do so, behind “Toy Story 3” ($1 billion) and “Finding Nemo” ($936 million).
Total worldwide gross: $662.8M
“Superman Returns” earned approximately $102.5 million in its first five days (adjusting for ticket price inflation), which was noticeably lower than “Man of Steel's” $128.6 million haul.
Total worldwide gross: $653.3M
The highest-grossing original film of the year was No. 1 at the box office for three weekends in a row. It's also the biggest B.O. success of Sandra Bullock's career.
Total worldwide gross: $629.4M
“The Dark World's” 30% improvement over its Marvel predecessor, “Thor,” can be attributed to the success of “The Avengers,” which raised awareness of the hammer-clad superhero and his evil brother Loki.
Total worldwide gross: $587.2M
Dreamworks Animation put a sequel and new television series into production after the success of the cavepeople toon.
When it comes to financial disasters, Disney's "The Lone Ranger" will likely go down as the biggest flop of the year after losing nearly $200 million at the box office. But Johnny Depp isn't alone. In addition to big-budget failures like "The Lone Ranger," several low-to-mid-level films also disappointed in ticket sales, including projects from Channing Tatum, Harrison Ford and Selena Gomez.
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Lionsgate had hoped the popular sci-fi novels would spur another teenage franchise like "The Hunger Games," but the Asa Butterfield-starrer failed to catch fire at the box office, earning less than $90 million worldwide.
Estimated Budget: $115 million
Box Office: $87.9 million
DreamWorks' Wikileaks movie "The Fifth Estate" pulled in an anemic $1.7 million from 1,769 theaters on its opening weekend, making it the worst debut for a film opening in at least 1,500 theaters this year.
Estimated Budget: $28 million
Box Office: $8.5 million
New Line and Legendary Pictures' costly take on the classic "Jack and the Giant Beanstalk" fable earned $200 million worldwide for Warner Bros. but factor in the film's budget ($195 million) plus marketing fees, and the parties involved emerged with a $90 million loss.
Estimated Budget: $195 million
Box Office: $197.5 million
Universal smartly scaledback the marketing spend on the comic adaptation when tracking was lousy, but the $130 million Ryan Reynolds-Jeff Bridges actioner still couldn't crack $80 million.
Estimated Budget: $130 million
Box Office: $78.3 million
Spike Lee's remake of the cult Korean thriller was a giant turkey at the Thanksgiving box office and one of the worst-performing films of the director's career.
Estimated Budget: $30 million
Box Office: $4 million
M. Night Shyamalan's pricey sci-fi film may have recouped its budget internationally (not counting the marketing costs) but the high cost contributed to several Sony executives losing their jobs.
Estimated Budget: $110 million
Box Office: $243.8 million
Steve Carell failed to produce any magic at the box office as this WB comedy all but vanished this past year, despite an aggressive marketing campaign.
Estimated Budget: $30 million
Box Office: $22.5 million
Sylvester Stallone's action pic flew under the radar for one of the worst financial debaucles of the year.
Estimated Budget: $55 million
Box Office: $9.4 million
Selena Gomez may be a teen queen and tabloid favorite, but her youthful fans didn't show up for the Ethan Hawke actioner, which only drew $10 million at the U.S. box office.
Estimated Budget: $18 million
Box Office: $10.5 million
Chris Brown didn't exactly have a year to remember. Before entering rehab for anger management, the R&B star's dance movie failed to make the right moves in theaters.
Estimated Budget: $20 million
Box Office: $13.7 million
Robert Rodriguez's "Machete" sequel landed with a thud.
Estimated Budget: $33 million
Box Office: $15 million
With the popular brands of Kerry Washington and Tyler Perry, it's surprising Lionsgate couldn't generate more than $9 million globally.
Estimated Budget: $15 million
Box Office: $9.3 million
Even with box office golden boy Channing Tatum in a starring role, Sony's action pic didn't have enough muscle to overcome similarities to FilmDistrict's "Olympus Has Fallen." The film was listed as a crucial weakness in Sony's summer earnings.
Estimated Budget: $150 million
Box Office: $205 million
The Liam Hemsworth-Harrison Ford thriller debuted at #13 at the U.S. box office with a meager $3.5 million this past summer.
Estimated Budget: $35 million
Box Office: $13.7 million
Even with a star-studded supporting cast (Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons) and a built-in fanbase from the best-selling book series, WB's young adult fantasy pic couldn't mine boxoffice gold.
Estimated Budget: $65 million
Box Office: $60 million
Keanu Reeves' samurai tentpole opened Christmas day and Universal has already taken an unspecified writedown for the $175 million film. It could join "The Lone Ranger" as one of the biggest flops of 2013.