Peeping Back Into 2023: Jawan, Gadar 2 to Animal, 5 highest-grossing films of the year

It's a wrap to an exciting 2023 at the movies. After a dull phase that started with the pandemic, the film industry bounced back to full glory with larger-than-life, content-driven, franchises and most importantly, entertaining movies. The year started with a bang with Shah Rukh Khan's Dunki and ended on a high note with films like Animal releasing in December. 

As we prepare for 2024, here's looking back at the box-office successes that set the benchmark for the next year high. From Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone's Pathaan to Akshay Kumar-Pankaj Tripathi-Yami Gautam's Oh My God 2 to Ranbir Kapoor's Animal, these films were winners of the year. 


Shah Rukh Khan ended his 5-year-long break with a box-office winner, Pathaan. Deepika Padukone and John Abraham were his co-stars in Siddharth Anand's stylish actioner that's a part of Yash Raj Films' Spy Universe. Pathaan's collection in India was Rs. 543.09 crores whereas globally, it made Rs. 1055 crores.

Gadar 2

Sunny Deol reunited with Anil Sharma and Ameesha Patel for Gadar 2. It was the perfect Independence Day 2023 watch among the family audience. The sequel's India collection was Rs 525.45 crores and made 691.08 crores globally.

Oh My God 2

Despite receiving an Adults Only certification and dealing with a taboo subject, Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam's Oh My God 2 became a hit at the box office. With a strong word of mouth, the film grew leaps and bounds. The Indian box office figure was Rs. 150.17 crores. Globally, the film's lifetime collection was Rs. 221.08 crores.


Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi and Deepika Padukone's Jawan broke several records at the box office. Atlee's Hindi directorial debut collected Rs. 643.87 crores in India and the worldwide total was Rs. 1148.32 crores. 


Ranbir Kapoor's Alpha Male avatar set the box office on fire. Animal, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, collected Rs. 537.17 crores in India. It made a business of Rs. 864.77 crores worldwide. The crime drama is a success story.