Super Mario Bros. moves to a major box office milestone

Nintendo, Illumination Entertainment and Universal’s The movie Super Mario Bros. reached another milestone, this time at the international box office.

According to the deadline, The movie Super Mario Bros. is expected to reach an estimated worldwide total of $871.8 million in its third week in theaters, including $437.5 million from international theaters. The anime film is expected to reach a worldwide total of $900 million soon, with an expected gross of $1 billion shortly after the film’s releases in Korea and Japan. At the time of writing, The movie Super Mario Bros. is the biggest global and international box office release of the year and the world’s second largest animated release since 2019, just behind Illumination/Universal’s Minions: The Rise of Gru.


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The movie Super Mario Bros. continues to top the box office despite the recent release of the highly anticipated horror sequel Evil Dead Rise. Besides, The movie Super Mario Bros. is also the best release of 2023 in 31 international markets, including cinemas in Australia, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom and Ireland. It has also been the number one animation studio since 2019 in nine additional markets, including France, Italy, Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia.

Super Mario Bros. breaks box office records

Upon its release, Super Mario Bros. broke a box office record in its first weekend, earning $55 million on its first Friday in theaters, making it the “biggest single-day movie”. [box office] gross for [any] movie” so far in 2023, according to box office analysts. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which grossed $46.4 million, including Thursday previews. Nintendo’s big screen adaptation Super Mario Bros. The video game series was originally slated to gross a worldwide gross of $225 million, with approximately $125 million coming from 4,000 theaters in North America (including the United States and Canada).

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The earnings for The movie Super Mario Bros. bodes well for a film that initially received negative responses and low expectations from fans of the Nintendo franchise, especially when it came to Chris Pratt’s performance as the titular plumber. Super Mario Bros. has so far garnered positive reactions from fans and critics, with many ultimately accepting Pratt as the voice of Mario.

“I totally get it, man,” Pratt recently said of the fan response. “There’s a passionate fan base and I’m one of the fans. I get it. Most of the time people don’t want something like this to be screwed up.” Starring Pratt, the film also stars Charlie Day as Luigi, Mario’s brother Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Jack Black as Bowser, and Keegan-Michael Key as Toad. .

The movie Super Mario Bros. is now in theaters.

Source: Deadline

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