“Barbie” Overtakes “Super Mario” as the Highest-Grossing Film of 2023

Margot Robbie in
Margot Robbie in "Barbie"

2023 has definitely been the year of Barbie, and the film’s box office numbers finally reflect its enormous success. After less than two months in the theaters, Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed comedy surpassed The Super Mario Bros. Movie to become the highest-grossing film of 2023 so far.

Barbie officially crossed the $1.365 billion mark at the global box office on September 2 to become the highest-grossing film of the year so far. This is quite an achievement since it overcame bans in several countries and tough competition at the summer box office to reach this impressive number.

Seeing Barbie become the year’s highest-grossing film isn’t a huge shocker, considering how many records it broke since its release. It set several opening weekend milestones after it premiered on July 21, and it went on to become Warner Bros’ highest-grossing film of all time and the fastest to cross a $1 billion mark, beating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.

Barbie stars Margot Robbie as the iconic doll, who decides to head to the real world after finding herself in the midst of an existential crisis. In addition to Robbie, the film also stars Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Will Ferrell, and Helen Mirren.