Super Mario Bros Movie Surpasses $500 Million At US Box Office – Xfire

The Super Mario Bros movie blew up the box office. Now, the animated film recently reached a milestone that only 18 other films have reached.

The film topped the box office charts in the United States for four weeks.

The animated film has now crossed the $500 million mark at the US box office in its fifth week. Although it was dethroned by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 for the top spot in the US box office chart, the film still earned $18 million domestically.

The Super Mario Bros movie is the highest-grossing movie of the year in North America, grossing $518 million since its April 5 release. Globally, the video game adaptation has grossed over $1.15 billion.

Super Mario is the first film from renowned animation studio Illumination to reach $500 million at the US box office and it overtook Toy Story 4 as the fifth highest-grossing animated film of all time.

The film earned $518 million in the United States alone.

The film had a strong first week in theaters, grossing $204 million in the first five days since its release. The film had the biggest opening weekend for an animated film in history. It’s also the second-biggest animated film debut since 2019 behind Illumination’s Minion: The Rise of Gru.

The Super Mario Bros movie initially drew criticism and low expectations from fans of the video game franchise. Much of the criticism was directed at Chris Pratt’s performance as Mario. The actor challenged naysayers to watch the film before reacting to his performance in the film.

“I totally get it, man,” Pratt said of the backlash. “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.”

Cast members are already talking about sequels and spinoffs.

The cast of The Super Mario Bros Movie were very confident in the success of the movie. Cast members Seth Rogen, Jack Black, Charlie Day and Pratt were teasing sequels and spinoffs weeks before the film’s premiere.

The film’s success will surely spark further talk of sequels and other projects based on the video game franchise. More recently, Black, who plays the villainous Bowser in the film, named Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal as the next Super Mario antagonist.

It will be interesting to see what Illumination has in store for fans of the Super Mario Bros. movie. Hopefully, we’re seeing the birth of a new cinematic universe based on Super Mario characters.

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