From Jawan to Animal; here’s a list of the top highest-grossing films of 2023 that created historic records

The year 2023 witnessed a rise in many blockbuster films that attained successful revenues at the box office. The films also greatly impacted the international markets and represented the truest essence of Indian cinema. Superhit films such as Jawan, Pathaan, Animal and many others broke historical records and created new standards.

As 2023 has bid us goodbye with cherishing memories, let’s revisit the top highest-grossing films of 2023


1. Jawan (Rs 643 crore)

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Jawan marked the second-biggest opening for SRK and the highest-grossing film of 2023. The film earned Rs 643 crore in India and turned out to be the biggest hit of SRK’s. Nayanthara made her debut in the Hindi cinema through Jawan. While Atlee also ventured on his debut in the Bollywood industry. The director is now gearing up for another project with Varun Dhawan.

2. Animal (Rs 546)

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Animal marked an instant success within a month of its release. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the film featured Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol and Triptii Dimri in key roles. Animal minted a successful revenue of Rs 546 in India. It also marks the biggest hit of Ranbir’s career. Though the film created polarizing views among the audience, it did wonders at the box office.

3. Pathaan (Rs 543)

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Pathaan was Shah Rukh Khan’s first release of 2023. The film earned high-scale appreciation from the viewers, and fans couldn’t get over SRK’s spooking hot avatar. Directed by Siddharth Anand, the film marks the fourth instalment of the YRF Spy Universe. It featured SRK, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Ashutosh Rana and Dimple Kapadia in key roles.

4. Gadar 2 (Rs 525 crore)

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Gadar 2 marks a banger comeback of Sunny Deol as Tara Singh after 22 years. The film attained a huge success at the box office and surely made the audience nostalgic with its storyline. Gadar 2 earned a hefty profit of Rs 525 crore, though it has a face-off with Akshay Kumar starrer OMG 2. The sequel featured Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Utkarsh Sharma, Gaurav Chopra, Manish Wadhwa and Simrat Kaur.

5. Leo (Rs 401 crore)

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Thalapathy Vijay’s Leo had the biggest opening in the international markets. Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, the film stars Vijay, Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Sarja and Trisha in key roles. Leo attained a gross profit of Rs 401 crore in India and was highly appreciated by the audience. The film is a part of Lokesh’s Cinematic Universe.