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What is the highest-grossing film of 2023? The year’s biggest box office hits

The year is almost over, so we are taking a look at the movies that performed the best at the box office. Here are the films that became the greatest hits.

El 2023 está por terminar, por lo que hacemos un recuento de las películas más taquilleras del año. Aquí todos los grandes éxitos.

After several difficult years for the film industry due to the covid-19 pandemic, the box office has slowly been recovering. This turned out to be a banner year for movies, with two of them surpassing the billion-dollar barrier. The next six on the list of highest-grossing films exceeded $500 million.

Barbie, the highest-grossing film of 2023

In July, the long-awaited film Barbie was released- the pink-colored live-action movie of the iconic Mattel doll. The film began to raise expectations after the release of the first trailer, the cast, as well as the marketing campaign- and it absolutely delivered.

The film, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, has a rating of 80 on the review website Metacritic with 67 reviews by critics, while it registered a rating of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.

According to Box Office Mojo, Barbie grossed $636,202,492 domestically, becoming the highest-earning film of the year in the US. The movie has also reached number 11 on top lifetime grosses domestically.

Barbie was an international success as well, raking in a total of $1,441,802,492 worldwide, lifting it to the number one spot in earnings globally.

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The highest-grossing films in the United States in 2023

Besides Barbie, The Super Mario Bros. Movie was the only other film that broke the $500 million mark in the United States box office. According to Box Office Mojo, this movie released in April made $574,934,330 in the US. The domestic top ten is completed by the following

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse: $381,311,319
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3: $358,995,815
  • Oppenheimer: $325,389,295
  • The Little Mermaid: $298,172,056
  • Avatar: The Way of Water: $283,067,859
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: $214,506,909
  • John Wick: Chapter 4: $187,131,806
  • Sound of Freedom: $184,174,633

The highest grossing films worldwide in 2023

Barbie and The Super Mario Bros. Movie have been the only two movies to surpass the billion-dollar threshold this year, with worldwide box office earnings of of $1,440,607,560 and $1,362,962,157, respectively.

The third highest-grossing film internationally in 2023 is Oppenheimer, with $953,325,957 million in earnings worldwide. The rest of the ten films with the most box office sales this year include the following:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3: $845,468,744
  • Fast X: $714,414,576
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse: $682,977,332
  • The Little Mermaid: $568,345,048
  • Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One: $566,325,939
  • Elemental: $495,947,021
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: $476,071,180