Superheroes, comedies and family films rule
8. Fast & Furious 6
U.S.: $238.6 million
Overseas: $550 million
Worldwide: $788.6 million
Lowdown: No higher 3-D ticket prices to pump up grosses? No problem. The "Fast and Furious" franchise continued to defy all expectations with its biggest tally yet. The overseas number is particularly jaw-dropping, but this is one film series that has a little-heralded fan base that adores this family of unconventional car thieves and road racers. A dedication and love that was even more apparent in the online reaction to December's tragic passing of star Paul Walker.