For all the hand-wringing about the decline of the movie industry, 2013 was actually a pretty good year for movies. In fact, by one measure, it was actually the best year for movies. Ever. In cinema history.
The gross domestic box office take for last year was the highest ever, beating a record set just one year earlier.
Variety reports that as of this past Sunday, the total gross tally for 2013 was $10.836 billion. By now, it’s likely that that figure has crossed the $11 billion mark — making 2013 the first year to do so. The previous record, set in 2012, was $10.837 billion.
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