With an estimated $368 million worldwide, Mario and company have had an amazing start.
The film’s popularity can be attributed to the immense popularity of the Super Mario Bros. franchise, which has a massive global fanbase.
The movie’s success also demonstrated the growing appeal of animated movies, which can entertain audiences of all ages. Overall, the Super Mario Bros. Movie’s success was a significant milestone in the history of animated films, paving the way for more successful productions in the future.
The film’s storyline was based on the beloved characters and settings of the games, which resonated with fans of all ages. Additionally, the movie’s impressive special effects and action-packed sequences drew in a wider audience beyond just Mario fans
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Overall, the combination of a beloved franchise, impressive visuals, and a growing audience for animated films helped make the Super Mario Bros. Movie a huge success.
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In addition, The Super Mario Bros. The movie had the largest global opening for an animated film ever, grossing an estimated $368 million over the course of the weekend.
In the home market, The Super Mario Bros. The movie was released on Wednesday, April 5, and it earned an estimated $137 million during the three-day weekend and $195 million over the five-day period that followed. Its weekend revenue in other countries was $173 million.
Nintendo‘s Super Mario Bros. The movie broke Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s previous record of $225.3 million to set a new record for the greatest global opening for an animated film, surpassing Frozen 2’s $358 million. It also had the biggest global opening of 2023.
Although it was unable to surpass The Incredibles 2’s $180 million domestic debut, it is now comfortably in second place after surpassing Finding Dory’s $135.1 million.
Further statistics from the global market show that it outperformed Despicable Me 2 ($208 million) as the biggest opening for an Illumination movie, that Warcraft ($210 million) was the biggest opening for a video game ever, and that it was the fourth-biggest Universal day-and-date opening ever, trailing only Fast & Furious 8 ($543 million), Jurassic World ($525 million), and Fast & Furious 7 ($398 million).
Super Mario Bros. was released in North America. Movie undoubtedly took home the weekend box office crown, but John Wick: Chapter 4 suffered a significant decline in popularity, earning an estimated $14.6 million in its third week of release, according to ComScore.
Although it’s still a respectable sum for the movie, it pales in comparison to the enormous sum that Mario brought in.
With $14.5 million, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves came in third. Air came in fourth with $14.46 million, and Scream VI finished in fifth place with $3.315 million.