What Were Some of the Most Popular Movies of 2013?

What Were Some of the Most Popular Movies of 2013?

Some of the most popular movies released in the United States in 2013 were "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Iron Man 3," "Frozen" and "Man of Steel." Other popular films from that year were "Gravity," "Monsters University" and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

Family films dominated the box office in 2013, with eight of the 10 top-grossing films of the year aimed at the family and teen markets.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," a sequel to "The Hunger Games," features the heroine Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, struggle to save herself and her community from a totalitarian threat.

"Iron Man 3" and "Man of Steel" both focus on popular comic book superheroes. Robert Downey, Jr., plays Iron Man in the first film, while Henry Cavill plays Superman in the second.

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" sees the brave hobbit Bilbo Baggins work with the wizard Gandalf to reclaim the land of Erebor from a dragon.

"Monsters University" tells the backstory of how the monsters Mike and Sully from "Monsters, Inc." became friends.

"Frozen," a Disney-princess-themed movie, tells the story of the sisters Anna and Elsa. Queen Elsa flees her country for fear that her ice powers are too destructive, and Anna goes after her to let her know she is loved.

"Gravity," starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, tells the story of two astronauts who work together when a disaster leaves them adrift in space.