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Barbie Secures Second Position in the List of Highest-Grossing Films of 2023

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

Rank Film Amount
1 The Super Mario Bros. Movie $1,358,172,882
2 Barbie $1,059,661,086
3 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 $845,430,906
4 Fast X $719,113,931
5 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse $684,036,937
6 Full River Red $673,556,758
7 The Wandering Earth 2 $604,456,556
8 Oppenheimer $581,246,227
9 The Little Mermaid $566,614,096
10 Lost in the Stars $522,117,106


The Super Mario Bros. Movie became the first film based on a video game, the eleventh 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.

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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