Disney film Iron Man 3 hottest ticket of 2013: Rentrak
(REUTERS) - Walt Disney's film Iron Man 3 was the hottest film of 2013, with ticket sales of US $409 million (S$517.6 million) in the North American market, one of four Disney films among the year's top-selling movies, according to Rentrak.
Iron Man 3, which stars Robert Downey Jr as industrialist Tony Stark and his alter ego inside the super-charged metal suit, finished just ahead of Lions Gate Entertainment's dystopian action film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which had ticket sales of US$398.4 million, the entertainment research service said.
Comcast's Universal Pictures animated film Despicable Me 2 was third with US$367.8 million. Man Of Steel from Time Warner's studio Warner Brothers was fourth with US$291 million.
Warner Brothers, whose film Gravity also placed in the top 10, ended the year with 17 per cent of the year's record US$10.9 billion in ticket sales, tops among Hollywood studios and ahead of Disney's 15.7 per cent, according to Rentrak.