Barbie Surpasses Super Mario Bros as 2023’s Top-Grossing Box Office Success

Estimated read time 2 min read

Barbie Surpasses Super Mario Bros as 2023’s Top-Grossing Box Office Success

Barbie has achieved the distinction of becoming the leading box office sensation of the year, surpassing the total earnings of the Super Mario Bros Movie.

The Barbie film, featuring Margot Robbie as the iconic doll, as she transitions from her pink fantasy world to reality, has now raked in a global total of $1.38 billion (£1.1 billion).

This impressive figure has outpaced the $1.36 billion collected by the Super Mario Bros Movie.

Barbie’s triumph has also contributed to the US summer box office achieving a remarkable milestone by surpassing the $4 billion (£3.2 billion) mark, a feat not accomplished since the onset of the pandemic.

Industry analysts had not anticipated that cinemas would reach this significant milestone. However, the successes of Barbenheimer – the Barbie movie, and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, both released on the same day in July, propelled box office revenues beyond last year’s total of $3.4 billion (£2.7 billion).

Experts in the film industry had also forecasted that the Super Mario Bros Movie would be the year’s biggest blockbuster. Nevertheless, Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig, has defied those predictions.

The Top-Grossing Films of 2023 So Far:

  1. Barbie – $1.38 billion
  2. The Super Mario Bros Movie – $1.36 billion
  3. Oppenheimer – $853 million
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 – $846 million
  5. Fast X – $705 million Source:

Over the weekend, The Equalizer 3, featuring Denzel Washington, emerged as another summer sensation, collecting $34.5 million (£27.3 million) in its initial three days at North American box offices.

Nevertheless, there are apprehensions within Hollywood regarding a potential decline in box office performance for the remainder of the year. Several films, including Dune: Part II, Kraven the Hunter, and the Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel, have postponed their release dates to 2024 due to the ongoing Hollywood strike, which has prevented actors from promoting studio films.

You May Also Like

More From Author

+ There are no comments

Add yours