The Biggest Box Office Hits and Highest-Grossing Movies of 2023

The box office after summer 2023 seems to be telling a story that's different from what Hollywood expected...

Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer and Margot Robbie in Barbie
Photo: Universal Pictures / Warner Bros.

Are the movies back? Just a month ago that might have seemed like a dubious proclamation as many of the allegedly most anticipated films of summer 2023 opened either below expectations (Fast X) or with an outright whimper (The Flash, Indiana Jones, Mission: Impossible). Yet on the other side of the Barbenheimer phenomenon that is Barbie and Oppenheimer, things are actually looking… pretty rosy?

And if you look past the franchises, 2023 has proven to be a solid year for mainstream movies that have reasonable budget and IP interest that doesn’t span many decades(at least on the big screen). Original horror movies like M3GAN, Cocaine Bear, and Knock at the Cabin all made bank, as did the latest installments in spooky franchises like Insidious and Scream. Meanwhile The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Barbie have launched potential new franchises into cinemas in a sea change-affecting way. And there have been other hits as well. Below is the latest box office information updated through the beginning of August 2023. Also click through the links to check out all of our coverage of the biggest movies of the year!

RankTitleGlobal GrossDomestic Gross
1The Super Mario Bros. Movie$1,353,547,761$574,199,010
3Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3$845,428,373$486,436,172
4Fast X$704,709,660$145,960,660
5Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse$683,762,070$380,073,948
6The Little Mermaid$566,581,018$297,112,980
8Mission: Impossible – dead reckoning part one$493,963,282$151,163,282
9Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania$476,071,180$214,504,909
10TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS$433,708,556$157,008,556
11John Wick: Chapter 4$426,978,565$187,131,806
13indiana jones and the dial of destiny$368,808,438$170,712,517
14Creed III$275,248,615$156,248,615
15The Flash$268,463,502$108,063,502
16Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves$208,177,026$93,277,026
17insidious: The red door$182,412,371$80,612,371
18Scream VI$168,961,389$108,161,389
19sound of freedom$164,011,020$164,011,020
20Evil Dead Rise$146,533,054$67,233,054
21meg 2: The trench$145,702,735$30,002,735
22Shazam! Fury of the Gods$133,783,006$57,638,006
24Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine$103,835,299N/A

You can check out a full schedule of movies still coming out in 2023 here. For Marvel movie and TV series release dates, check out our complete breakdown of the schedule here. You can find a preview of upcoming Star Wars film and TV projects here. More of a horror movie person? We have you covered right here.

For TV release dates, you can check out the schedule here.

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We’ll continue to update this article as new numbers come in. Let us know in the comments if your favorite movie made the list or about the underdog you wish had performed better!