There are many terrific films in 2023, including “Cocaine Bear,” with top-notch plots and performances, and they may have had a strong start at the box office. People want compelling stories that make them feel something, not just some commercial hits that have become oversaturated, as is the case with fans’ unhappiness with superhero content from Marvel, Disney, or DC. Consumers prefer feel-good movies with a few realistic components that can emotionally engage the viewer. The popularity of films like “Jesus Revolution,” “Missing,” and others can be attributed to this. The films listed below are some that did well at the box office this year.
“Cocaine Bear” is an action film featuring plenty of fun, excitement, and violence. On February 24, 2023, the movie had its premiere. Fans of the late actor Ray Liotta got to see him in his final film, which is breaking records at the box office and has already made $23 million since its global premiere. A bear high on cocaine embarks on a rabid and violent excursion in the forest in this film’s original plot. The narrative is based on a true event that occurred in America in the 1980s. Despite the fact that the actual incident was less dramatic than the movie, the bear did swallow cocaine, which was fatal to him.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance
A successful performance, “Magic Mike’s Final Dance,” made $48 million from its global premiere. Channing Tatum from “Step Up” and Salma Hayek from “Wild, Wild West” stars in this contemporary romantic comedy. The protagonist of the narrative is a male dancer who was struggling to make ends meet until he met a stunning, wealthy woman who decided to support his dance program. After that, his life changes, and he goes to Europe with her.
Puss In Boots: The Last Wish
“Puss in the Boots: The Last Wish” is an inspirational American animated picture that is a spin-off of the 2011 movie “Puss in the Boots.” The movie is about the life of Puss in Boots, who plans to host a party but creates a mess in the process. He loses one of his nine lives while creating chaos, which causes him to become depressed. The film got positive reviews, and people loved it. The film grossed a whopping $440 million in its worldwide distribution.
The drama film “Jesus Revolution” was produced by “I Can Only Imagine” creator Jon Erwin. Despite having a small budget, the movie made more than $15 million at the box office. The film takes place in California in the late 1970s, during the height of the hippie movement. A preacher attempts to explain the values of Jesus to the hippie community in the midst of this. The movie has a 99% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which demonstrates how popular it is among viewers.
“Plane” is a thriller movie that was released in January 2023. It has received praise from critics and viewers around the world. More importantly, it was able to earn $50 million from its box office release. The film was shot in Puerto Rico. The story is about a pilot who was assigned to fly a passenger plane from Singapore. The plane witnesses turbulent air, which causes it to land in the area of the rebels in the South China Sea. The crew and pilot report the situation, and a team of military jets is assigned to save them. However, these survivors have to travel through the vast jungle, which is dominated by violent groups. The movie is about survival, willpower, and trust.
“Missing” is a 2023 thriller film created by Will Merrick (Google Glass: Seeds) and Nick Johnson (Hold On). The movie is an adaptation of a story written by Sev Ohanian for “Judas and the Black Messiah” and Aneesh Chaganty for “Searching.” The suspense horror flick deals with the story of a young girl who is disheartened upon learning that her mother has disappeared. Her father had died recently of a brain tumor, and she does not want to lose her other parent. She embarks on an online search to locate the mother, who was last seen with her boyfriend on a trip to Columbia. The film was released in North America on February 23, 2023. Moreover, the film was able to earn $36 million at the box office.
Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” the third entry in the Ant-Man series, is based on the superhero movie and popular Marvel comics. Domestic sales totaled more than 160 million dollars, and international sales totaled 199 million dollars. Even though it doesn’t represent Disney or Marvel Studios’ highest earnings, it is unquestionably better than many other box office flops. The movie includes meticulous direction, outstanding computer visual effects, and realistic performances. Notwithstanding the unfavorable remarks of critics, it is a guaranteed entertainer and is well-liked by many fans.