From Jawan to Salaar 2023's Biggest Blockbusters

The year 2023 has been nothing short of spectacular for the Indian film industry, witnessing a slew of pan-Indian releases that resonated with audiences both in India and beyond. As we bid farewell to 2023, it's time to reflect on the top ten box office successes that not only made waves but also shattered records, establishing themselves as true blockbusters.

1. Jawan

Shah Rukh Khan's second release of the year, "Jawan," directed by Atlee and backed by Red Chillies Entertainment, emerged as the highest-grossing Bollywood film, raking in an impressive ₹1160 crore globally and ₹760 crore in India.

2. Pathaan

Sidharth Anand's "Pathaan" marked Shah Rukh Khan's big-screen comeback after four years. The action-packed film, also featuring John Abraham and Deepika Padukone, grossed over ₹1055 crore globally and ₹657.5 crore in India.

3. Animal

Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Triptii Dimri, and Rashmika Mandanna, "Animal" is presently running successfully in theaters, grossing over ₹797.6 crore globally and ₹568.4 crore in India.

4. Gadar 2

Sunny Deol's "Gadar 2" experienced tremendous success, earning ₹686 crore worldwide and ₹620.5 crore in India, despite facing competition from other releases.

5. Leo

Thalapathy Vijay's action-packed film "Leo" became the most successful Tamil film ever, grossing over ₹620 crore globally and ₹148.5 crore during its opening weekend.

6. Jailer

Rajinikanth's film "Jailer" had a global impact, grossing more than ₹607 crore worldwide within its first month of release.

7. Tiger 3

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer "Tiger 3," part of the successful Tiger franchise, amassed an outstanding total of ₹464 crore globally and ₹339.5 crore in India.

8. Salaar

Prabhas-starrer "Salaar" crossed ₹402 crore at the worldwide box office on Day 1 and continues to run strong in theaters, competing with other major releases.

9. Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani

Directed by Karan Johar, "Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani," featuring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, brought in ₹355.61 crore globally, cementing Karan Johar's success streak.

10. Adipurush

"Adipurush," an adaptation of the epic Ramayana, despite conflicting reviews, earned an astounding ₹393 crore globally and ₹343 crore in India, showcasing the enduring popularity of mythological adaptations.

As we conclude 2023, these top ten blockbusters have not only entertained audiences but also set new benchmarks for success in the Indian film industry. From stellar comebacks to record-breaking box office collections, each film has contributed to making 2023 a remarkable year for cinema. The industry looks forward to building on this success and delivering more memorable cinematic experiences in the coming years.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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