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Barbie Soars to the Top: The Most Profitable Movies of 2023 – SAPeople

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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 11 September 2023.

Rank Film Amount
1 Barbie $1,402,711,857
2 The Super Mario Bros. Movie $1,360,325,400
3 Oppenheimer $891,036,955
4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 $845,536,306
5 Fast X $714,517,031
6 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse $689,640,476
7 Full River Red $673,556,758
8 The Wandering Earth 2 $604,456,556
9 The Little Mermaid $569,503,793
10 Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One $563,732,689


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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