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See the season's winners and losers in this 2013 Summer box office infographic

08.28.2013

Well, the summer movie season has closed its doors, so now it's time to take stock of what was the 2013 box office for the season. In short: Not bad at all. Now, opinions may vary on the quality, but in terms of dollars and cents, the cash flowed freely. A new infographic from movies.com sums up the overall stats of the summer quite well, painting a very clear portrait of the winners and losers. Clearly, sequels rated PG-13 were king (with only two R-rated pics in the top 10), yet it was independent films that were the best reviewed. Imagine that, eh?

The summer box office is always the most fun to watch and almost always comes up with some unpredictable results. The surefire success of IRON MAN 3 was no surprise, but seeing DESPICABLE ME 2 in the 2nd spot, as well as THE HEAT, THE GREAT GATSBY, and THE CONJURING even in the top 10 is very interesting. Obviously, the notable absence of THE LONE RANGER and AFTER EARTH shows that even big box office draws like Johnny Depp and Will Smith can have a bad year.

Take a look!:

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Extra Tidbit: What stat do you find the most surprising?
Source: Movies.com

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9:42AM on 08/29/2013
Yes, Back to the Future!
Yes, Back to the Future!
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3:38AM on 08/29/2013
Didn't know that about Mr. Mom.
Didn't know that about Mr. Mom.
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10:05PM on 08/28/2013
Here is 2013's top 10 most profitable movies:
10. Evil Dead $17 million budget, $97.5 million worldwide
9. Iron Man 3 $200 million budget, $1.2 billion worldwide
8. Spring Breakers $5 million budget, $31 million worldwide
7. Dark Skies $3.5 million budget, $26.4 million worldwide
6. The Conjuring $20 million budget, $193 million worldwide
5. Mama $15 million budget, $146 million worldwide
4. Despicable Me 2 $76 million budget, $781 million worldwide
3. Kevin Hart: Let
Here is 2013's top 10 most profitable movies:
10. Evil Dead $17 million budget, $97.5 million worldwide
9. Iron Man 3 $200 million budget, $1.2 billion worldwide
8. Spring Breakers $5 million budget, $31 million worldwide
7. Dark Skies $3.5 million budget, $26.4 million worldwide
6. The Conjuring $20 million budget, $193 million worldwide
5. Mama $15 million budget, $146 million worldwide
4. Despicable Me 2 $76 million budget, $781 million worldwide
3. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain $2.5 million budget, $32 million worldwide
2. A Haunted House $2.5 million budget, $40 million worldwide
1. The Purge $3 million budget, $81 million worldwide
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9:18PM on 08/28/2013
I'm just glad to see horror movie like The Conjuring breaks the $100 million barrier. Great work!
I'm just glad to see horror movie like The Conjuring breaks the $100 million barrier. Great work!
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6:11PM on 08/28/2013

hmmmm...

comic book heroes and animation... how is there not a Marvel/Pixar movie in the works?!
comic book heroes and animation... how is there not a Marvel/Pixar movie in the works?!
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6:18PM on 08/28/2013
There is, it's called Big Hero 6. It's about a group of superheros from Japan, I think I heard they are changing the orgins and location for the movie though.
There is, it's called Big Hero 6. It's about a group of superheros from Japan, I think I heard they are changing the orgins and location for the movie though.
6:57PM on 08/28/2013
That's actually a Disney Animation release, not Pixar.
That's actually a Disney Animation release, not Pixar.
5:00PM on 08/28/2013
Not a stat, but sad to see M.Night go from Sixth Sense being on top for five weeks and now he's relegated on directing After Earth, which only had 11% on RT.
Not a stat, but sad to see M.Night go from Sixth Sense being on top for five weeks and now he's relegated on directing After Earth, which only had 11% on RT.
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4:57PM on 08/28/2013
I'm not saying RIPD was a good film but I enjoyed so much better than Despicable ME 2...
I'm not saying RIPD was a good film but I enjoyed so much better than Despicable ME 2...
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4:19PM on 08/28/2013
wow, Mr Mom is on this list. thats one movie i wasnt expecting on this list
wow, Mr Mom is on this list. thats one movie i wasnt expecting on this list
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3:55PM on 08/28/2013
Things like this interest me... What I'm wondering is when they broke it down by genre/type of film, did they list movies in animation and comic books that they also listed under sequel... If so then that's kind of inaccurate, I felt that sequels are for the first time not the safe bet studios thought, here's some that underperformed this summer. Star Trek 2 (not a flop by any means, but not the success they had hoped for) Hangover 3, Smurfs 2, Percy Jackson, Kickass 2, Red 2... I think there
Things like this interest me... What I'm wondering is when they broke it down by genre/type of film, did they list movies in animation and comic books that they also listed under sequel... If so then that's kind of inaccurate, I felt that sequels are for the first time not the safe bet studios thought, here's some that underperformed this summer. Star Trek 2 (not a flop by any means, but not the success they had hoped for) Hangover 3, Smurfs 2, Percy Jackson, Kickass 2, Red 2... I think there was more. Hope this means less forced sequels. But it'll probably take another summer or two of this trend contuning before it affects production choices by studios.
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1:57PM on 08/28/2013
Good info. I still wish that the American movie goers had embraces Pacific Rim better than we did. It was such a blast to watch.
Good info. I still wish that the American movie goers had embraces Pacific Rim better than we did. It was such a blast to watch.
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1:39PM on 08/28/2013
Cool information. I though 'The World's End' (currently at 25mm WW) would have made more in the USA and UK seeing that Shaun (30mm WW in '04) and Fuzz (80mm WW in '07) picked up a lot of fans over the past 10 years. However, it still needs to be released in a lot more markets, so time will tell. To piggy-back on this; here is boxofficemojo's predictions they made in April. A lot of it is pretty spot on. [link]
Cool information. I though 'The World's End' (currently at 25mm WW) would have made more in the USA and UK seeing that Shaun (30mm WW in '04) and Fuzz (80mm WW in '07) picked up a lot of fans over the past 10 years. However, it still needs to be released in a lot more markets, so time will tell. To piggy-back on this; here is boxofficemojo's predictions they made in April. A lot of it is pretty spot on. [link]
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