Despicable Me 2 named the top-grossing film of 2013 at the UK box office
The Universal Pictures animated movie beat Les Miserables and Iron Man 3
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
After giving gay film R-rating despite no sex or violencefilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 Paul Scholes: Manchester United need five experienced players who can turn round a desperate situation
- 4 Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda': Singer finally releases predictable video
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence
Laughs go global as Eddie Izzard and Dylan Moran bring international comedians to the Edinburgh Fringe
The Top Ten: Horrible buildings
JK Rowling writes new Harry Potter story on Pottermore: Introducing 'Singing Sorceress' Celestina Warbuck
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?
Celebrity Big Brother 2014 line-up: Meet the contestants from Lauren Goodger to Kellie Maloney and Audley Harrison
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women