3D animated comedy Despicable Me 2 has been named the top-grossing film at the UK and Ireland box office for 2013 after taking £47.4 million.
The Universal Pictures movie beat competition from the silver screen adaptation of Les Misérables and superhero blockbuster Iron Man 3 to take the number one spot.
Starring Hugh Jackman and Oscar-winning Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables made £40.7 million in the UK last year, while the Marvel Comics’ film grossed £36.9 million.
In fourth place was another sequel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, with £34.1 million in 2013 and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was fifth with £32.5 million in takings.
Total UK box office revenue reached £1,167,036,502 - a decreased of one percent from 2012 and the most significant year-on-year decline since records began in 1991.
At the 2013 global box office, Iron Man 3 reigned supreme, with takings of more than $1.2 billion worldwide. UK favourite Despicable Me 2 was in second place internationally, grossing $918.6 million.
US rapper Pharrell Williams took the last UK number one single of 2013 with his song “Happy”, featured on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack.
The top-grossing films of 2013 at the UK box office
1. Despicable Me 2 - £47.4m
2. Les Misérables - £40.7m
3. Iron Man 3 - £36.9m
4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - £34.1m
5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - £32.5m
6. Monsters University - £30.6m
7. Man of Steel - £29.9m
8. Frozen - £27.9m
9. Gravity - £27.4m
10. The Croods - £26.7m
Upcoming 2014 movie sequels
Upcoming 2014 movie sequels
1/4 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
This sequel to 2011 Planet of the Apes reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes picks up on earlier plot threads ten years later. Genetically evolved apes led by Andy Serkis' Caesrar are threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. Both sides are on the brink of a war to determine who will emerge as the Earth's dominant species. Due in cinemas on 11 July.
2/4 Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
The follow-up to Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens with humanity attempting to recover from the events of the last film. Cue yet more epic battles and dramatic adventures. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Pelta and Brenton Thwaites, Age of Extinction is released on 27 June.
3/4 The Expendables 3
Coming on 15 August is the third part of Sylvester Stallone's Expendables franchise. Barney Christmas, played by Jason Statham, will come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks whose mission is to end The Expendables team.
4/4 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
The fifth instalment of the spooky franchise written by horror screenwriters Andrew Deutschman and Jason Pagan is due to hit cinemas in October 2014. After being ominously 'marked', Andrew Jacobs' Jesse is haunted and pursued by supernatural forces while his loved ones try to rescue him from their ghoulish clutches.