Scratch sequels, prequels and remakes — these movies made it on their own.
2013 has seen many brilliant films and some not so brilliants one too and like it or not, it’s generally novel adaptations, sequels, prequels or remakes that really hits it big on the box office. Looking at things a little differently today, Hype.My have chosen 5 most successful original movies of the year that did not only leave a mark in our hearts but also on the box office.
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity is science-fiction thriller of sheer brilliance that takes your into the unforgiving realm of space. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, the movie opened with $55 million at the box office during its debut weekend. Shot beautifully, Gravity reinvented the whole meaning of setting a modern feature film in space with nothing but just two on camera speaking roles. Brilliantly done and historically original, Gravity stayed at the top of the box office for three consecutive weekends.
Total domestic gross: $251,515,000
Total global gross: $617,115,000
Rank for all 2013 domestic box office: 6
2. The Croods
This 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders is set in a fictional prehistoric era known as The Croodaceous. The animated film is follows the world’s first ever family as they take on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always protected them from danger was destroyed. Featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Catherine Keener, The Croods is the second highest-grossing original film of the year.
Total domestic gross: $187,168,425
Total global gross: $587,204,668
Rank for all 2013 domestic box office: 12
Co-written and directed by Guillermo Del Toro, this big-budget movie of rampaging monsters starring Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi was a flop in the box office in the United States but pulled in three times its domestic take overseas — including an enormous $111 million in China!Total domestic gross: $101,802,906
Total global gross: $407,602,906
Rank for all 2013 domestic box office: 28
4. We’re The Millers
Director Rawson Marshall Thurber’s We’re The Millers follows the story of a veteran pot dealer who creates a fake family as part of his master plan to move a huge weed shipment from Mexico to America opened with $26.4 million in August but continued to go strong for the next eight weeks. Starring Jennifer Anniston, Jason Sudeikie, Emma Roberts and Bill Poulter, We’re The Millers is Jennifer’s best-grossing movie since Bruce Almighty in 2003.Total domestic gross: $150,394,119
Total global gross: $269,194,119
Rank for all 2013 domestic box office: 14
5. Identity Thief
Starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, Identity Thief directed by Seth Gordon is a comedy about a man who’s goes through a whole lot of trouble to get his identity back after it got stolen from a woman.Total domestic gross: $134,506,920
Total global gross: $173,965,010
Rank for all 2013 domestic box office: 17