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Thanks to a handful of major blockbusters like The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hunger Games, 2012 set a new domestic box office record; the 2013 release schedule is similarly stacked with plenty of guaranteed blockbusters, and should at least come close to matching 2012's overall gross.Click here to see a full list of currently scheduled 2013 movies.The box office is usually very reliant on franchise fare*seven of the Top 10 movies of 2012 were sequels, off from a high point of nine out of 10 in 2011. In 2013, there are 27 sequels or prequels on the schedule, which is a fairly standard number. What's different this year, though, is how many of these are follow-ups to major blockbusters*for nine of the 27 titles, the predecessor earned over $200 million at the domestic box office (that number improves to 10 if you count Thor 2 as a sequel to The Avengers).Among all of these sequels, »

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