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‘Iron Man 3′ year’s biggest money-maker

‘Iron Man 3′ year’s biggest money-maker

I AM IRON MAN: Actor Robert Downey Jr. celebrates with his "Iron Man" character during opening bell ceremonies of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Stock prices are opening mostly lower on Wall Street as weak earnings from Pfizer and other companies drag down major market averages. Downey's film, "Iron Man 3," also starring Don Cheadle and Gwyneth Paltrow, was the year's highest-grossing film. Photo: Associated Press/Richard Drew

“Iron Man 3″ has been crowned the highest-grossing film of 2013 after raking in $1.2 billion at the global box office.

Robert Downey, Jr.’s latest outing as Tony Stark and his superhero alter-ego easily trumped “Despicable Me 2,” which claimed second place with $918.4 million.

“Fast & Furious 6″ raced into third with a $788.7 million haul, while “Monsters University” ($743.6 million) and T”he Hunger Games: Catching Fire” ($738.3 million), which was only released last month, placed at four and five, respectively.

Others featured in the end-of-year top 10 countdown include “Gravity,” “Thor: The Dark World” and “World War Z.”

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