The Super Mario Bros. Movie Passes $1 Billion Worldwide

Image: Universal

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is the first film of the year to earn over $1 billion at the global box office, numerous outlets are reporting. Variety notes that the new feature from Universal, Illumination, and Nintendo has grossed $490 million in North America and $532 million internationally following its debut on April 5, 2023, while a similar report from Deadline has pointed out how The Super Mario Bros. Movie is the 10th animated film in history to cross $1 billion worldwide. The Super Mario Bros. Movie has a 59% Tomatometer Score but 96% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of this writing.

From a Variety report:

[…] It’s only the fifth movie of pandemic times to join the $1 billion club, following “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Jurassic World Dominion” and “Avatar: The Way of Water.”

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” opened in theaters on April 5 and generated a towering $204 million in its first five days of release, notching the biggest opening weekend of the year and the second-biggest debut ever for an animated movie.

Since then, it has become the highest grossing movie domestically and globally of 2023, as well as the highest-grosser ever for a film based on a video game. Those records are especially encouraging because the last time that Mario and Luigi graced the big screen, in 1993’s disastrous live-action “Super Mario Bros,” became a legendary example of Hollywood’s inability to adapt video games.

Image: Box Office Mojo

Join the discussion for this post on our forums...

Recent News