“Top 10 Highest-Grossing Movies of 2023 at the Box Office”

The year 2023 brought forth a diverse range of box office successes, showcasing a departure from the usual dominance of superhero franchises and reboots. Notably, two standalone films, Barbie and Oppenheimer, emerged as the juggernauts of the year, shaping the landscape of moviegoing.

10. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

10.	Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
  • Box Office Total: $476,071,180
  • Despite facing disappointment in its performance, this Marvel Studios entry held a spot in the top 10, with other contenders like Timothee Chalamet’s Wonka gaining ground.

9. Elemental

  • Box Office Total: $496,307,013
  • Initially facing a slow start, Disney’s Elemental turned into a sleeper hit, proving that timing of release and positive word of mouth can lead to box office success.

8. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One
  • Box Office Total: $567,535,383
  • Christopher McQuarrie’s third Mission: Impossible installment faced challenges in maintaining momentum after the release of Barbie and Oppenheimer.

7. The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid
  • Box Office Total: $569,626,289
  • Halle Bailey’s portrayal of Ariel in this Disney live-action adaptation made a substantial impact, though it didn’t reach the heights of other Disney remakes.

6. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • Box Office Total: $690,516,673
  • Building on the success of its predecessor, this sequel capitalized on the popularity of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, earning over $690 million at the box office.

5. Fast X

Fast X movie
  • Box Office Total: $704,875,015
  • The Fast & Furious franchise continued its success with the tenth installment, surpassing $700 million in international box office earnings. While not a massive performer in North America, it added to the series’ overall achievements.

4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

4.	Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  • Box Office Total: $845,555,777
  • In a down year for Marvel Studios, James Gunn’s final installment in the 
  •  series stood out as a success story, steadily winning audiences over the course of its run.

3. Oppenheimer

  • Box Office Total: $952,037,935
  • Christopher Nolan’s R-rated, three-hour drama about the invention of the nuclear bomb defied expectations by becoming a massive commercial success. The film is poised to be a favorite during awards season.

2. The Super Mario Bros. Movie

The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • Box Office Total: $1,361,367,353
  • Illumination’s adaptation of the beloved video game franchise achieved massive success, surpassing the billion-dollar mark. The film’s popularity laid the groundwork for an entire Nintendo movie franchise.


  • Box Office Total: $1,441,820,453
  • Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie’s collaboration on this unique blockbuster comedy exceeded expectations, becoming a genuine phenomenon. Released alongside Oppenheimer, the two films mutually fueled each other’s success, and Barbie’s remarkable rewatchability contributed to its extraordinary run at the box office.

The 2023 box office landscape showcased a diverse array of films, with unexpected hits and noteworthy performances beyond the usual blockbuster formula.”

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