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Highest grossing films of 2023: Barbie holds onto No 1 spot - UPDATE

27/11/2023

Highest grossing films of 2023: Barbie holds onto No 1 spot - UPDATEFilms released in 2023 continue to break records as the world returns to movie theatres following the Covid-19 pandemic.

by Garrin Lambley

27-11-2023 12:50

in Entertainment

Australian actress Margot Robbie poses on the pink carpet upon arrival for the European premiere of Barbie in central London on July 12, 2023. Hollywood A-listers have been walking red carpets in hot pink, glitter is back, and companies from The Gap to Burger King are doing rose-colored collaborations: Barbie mania is everywhere as the hotly anticipated film hits theaters worldwide. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)

Films released in 2023 continue to break records as the world returns to movie theatres following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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NOTE: This is an updated article with the latest numbers

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Below are the Top 10 grossing films of the year as at 27 November 2023.

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Rank Film Amount

1 Barbie $1,441,769,400

2 The Super Mario Bros. Movie $1,361,900,383

3 Oppenheimer $950,297,568

4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 $845,555,777

5 Fast X $714,414,576

6 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse $690,516,673

7 Full River Red $673,596,577

8 The Wandering Earth 2 $604,460,538

9 The Little Mermaid $569,626,289

10 Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One $567,535,383

BOX OFFICE RECORDS The Super Mario Bros. Movie became the first film based on a video game, the 11th animated film, and the 52nd film overall, to gross $1 billion worldwide.

Barbie became the 53rd film overall to gross $1 billion worldwide.

The Fast & Furious franchise became the seventh film franchise to gross $7 billion with the release of Fast X.

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The Spider-Man franchise became the third film franchise to gross $10 billion with the release of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Oppenheimer had the highest-grossing opening weekend for an R-rated film since the Covid-19 pandemic. It is the highest-grossing World War II film of all time, surpassing Dunkirk (2017), also directed by Christopher Nolan.

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