2013 has been another record breaking year for the movie industry. In terms of total domestic ticket sales, a total ticket sale income of $11 billion for 2013 beat the record set in the previous year, which was $10.8 billion. One contributing factor is the rising cost of average ticket prices which stands at $8.05 for the year. Another reason is big hits that came out in 2013. The Iron Man 3 was the big box office winner earning more than $409 million just in North America. Gravity is also contributed to the 2013 success. Other popular releases include The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and Nebraska.

3D offerings continued to show progress in 2013. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters that came out on January 25, 2013 started the year for 3D movies with 47 Ronin that ended the year with a release on December 25, 2013. Among notable 3D movies of the year Frozen and Monsters University leads the field of many 3D movies released in 2013.

However, one not so bright spot for 2013 was the attendance which stayed somewhat flat for the year. Compared to 2012, numbers show a slight drop of 1.3 percent of the total attendance in 2013.

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