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Lights, Camera, Action! Bollywood has had an incredible year in 2023, with multiple films breaking box office records and entering the exclusive billion-dollar club. This year was marked by super-talented movies and outstanding performances by Bollywood superstars in all genres, like thrillers, comedies, and significant action films.
Let’s explore the top 10 highest-grossing films of 2023 and dive into the glittering world of Bollywood. This selection of movies offers a memorable cinematic experience, ranging from suspenseful thrillers to touching romances. So gather your popcorn, turn down the lights, and get ready to be taken to a fantasy world where records for the box office are broken and dreams come true.
10 highest-grossing films of 2023
1. Jawan (₹1,148.32 crore)
Shah Rukh Khan made a triumphant comeback to the big screen in this action-thriller. The Atlee-helmed movie shattered multiple box office records and became the highest-grossing Indian film ever.
2. Pathaan (₹1,050.30 crores)
The explosive spy thriller from Yash Raj Films, starring John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, and Shah Rukh Khan, blew up the box office and went on to become the second-highest-grossing movie of 2023.
3. Animal (₹734.47 crore)
Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s action-crime drama starred Ranbir Kapoor, who performed well. The film became a commercial success due to its captivating story and outstanding performances that connected with viewers.
4. Gadar 2 (₹691.08 crore)
After a 22-year break, Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel returned to the big screen in this highly anticipated sequel to the classic 2001 film Gadar. The film’s poignant family drama won viewers’ hearts and turned it into a box office smash.
5. Tiger 3 (₹465.42 crore)
Continuing the series’ winning streak at the box office, Salman Khan’s action-packed spy thriller was the third entry in the Tiger franchise. The most recent entry in producer Aditya Chopra’s spy universe is Tiger 3. Beginning with the 2012 film Ek Tha Tiger and the 2017 film Tiger Zinda Hai, it went on to include the 2019 film War starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, as well as the most recent movie Pathaan starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.
6. Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani (₹355.61 crore)
Starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, this romantic comedy directed by Karan Johar welcomed the legendary pair back to the big screen and enthralled viewers with its endearing tale and upbeat soundtrack.
7. Adipurush (₹350 – 450 crore)
The epic mythological drama, which is based on the Ramayana, was criticized for its visual effects despite creating a lot of buzz. Despite the controversy, the movie ended up being a financial hit.
8. The Kerala Story (₹303.97 crore)
Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, this Malayalam-language political thriller won praise from critics and delighted viewers with its compelling story and superb acting.
9. OMG 2 (₹221.08 crore)
Despite receiving mixed reviews, Akshay Kumar’s return to the courtroom in this comedy-drama sequel from 2012 did well at the box office. “OMG – Oh My God” was followed spiritually by “OMG 2,” published in 2012. This Amit Rai-directed movie centers on sex education in the classroom. Pankaj Tripathi portrays a devout follower of Lord Shiva, Yami Gautam plays an advocate, and Akshay Kumar plays the role of Lord Shiva’s messenger.
10. Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar (₹220.10 crore)
Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s romantic comedy won over audiences with its lighthearted and enjoyable experience, earning a place in the top 10.
Bollywood demonstrated its strength and vitality in 2023, a year filled with a wide range of compelling stories that connected with viewers. These ten best movies not only delighted audiences but also made a lasting impression on the box office and left their names in history.