Top executives at the distributor said combined grosses for 2013 were projected to reach $2.33bn by the end of the year.

While 14% down on the 2012 result, the $2bn-plus tally marks the seventh time Fox International has crossed the threshold.

The Croods (pictured) led the charge on $333m, followed by The Wolverine on $284.5m, Life Of Pi on $262.6m, A Good Day To Die Hard on $238.8m and Turbo on $171.1m.

The first two DreamWorks Animation titles handled by Fox sandwich the top five and a Blue Sky Studios release, Epic, ranks sixth on $163.2m.

Rounding out the top 10 are Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters on $133.7m, Lincoln on $94.9m, The Heat on $71.9m and The Internship on $49.7m.