While 2022 may have witnessed a downturn in Bollywood movie box office collections, 2023 appears to be a promising year for the industry. The shift in viewers’ watching habits due to the pandemic or the lack of resonating content might have contributed to this change. Theatrical releases are proving to be a game-changer for the Hindi film industry, and here are the top 5 movies that have made a significant impact at the box office:
Top 5 movies with the highest box office opening domestically in the first half of 2023
Pathaan – Rs 57 crores
Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham, this movie holds special significance as Shah Rukh Khan returns to the big screen after a four-year hiatus. The film’s blockbuster success marked the first major hit of 2023, making history and breaking several box office records in the process.
Gadar 2 – Rs 40.10 crores
Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel’s starrer Gadar 2, a sequel to the 2001 hit “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha,” has made a triumphant return to theaters after a 22-year gap. The enthusiastic response of fans underscores the anticipation for this long-awaited sequel.
Adipurush – Rs 36 crores
Despite facing heavy backlash from audience and critics alike, Prabhas and Kriti Sanon’s Adipurush was one of the most talked-about movies. On its first day, it managed to secure good box office numbers, securing a notable third position on this list under the direction of Om Raut.
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan – Rs 15.81 crores
Salman Khan’s Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan occupies the fourth spot. This movie achieved the remarkable feat of crossing the 100-crore mark within just five days of its release, further emphasizing its commercial success.
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar – Rs 15.73 crores
Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar generated substantial buzz for their exploration of contemporary relationship dynamics. The film’s decent opening at the box office solidified its position as the fifth entry on this list.