Super Mario Bros. Movie officially surpasses $1 billion in worldwide box office
As reported by Variety, the Super Mario Bros. movie. is officially the first motion picture film of the year to surpass $1 billion in global box office receipts.
With 26 days to its theatrical release, the Illumination and Nintendo film has grossed $490 million in North America and $532 million in the rest of the world. It is the fifth film since the beginning of the pandemic to reach $1 billion in box office after Spider-Man: No Way Home, Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World Dominion, and Avatar: The Waterway.
Super Mario Bros. The Movie was released in theaters on April 5 and generated an impressive $204 million in box office in its first five days of release, recording the biggest opening weekend of the year and the second-biggest debut ever for an animated film.
It is the highest-grossing film ever for a film based on a video game. These records are especially encouraging because the first film in which Mario and Luigi appeared, the disastrous 1993 live-action, became an example of how Hollywood was unable to adapt video games.
Super Mario Bros. The Movie is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, and stars Chris Pratt as our favorite plumber, namely Super Mario. The film’s cast also includes Charlie Day (Pacific Rim) as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit) as Princess Peach, Jack Black (School of Rock) as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4) as Toad, and Seth Rogan (Pineapple Express) as Donkey Kong.