‘Super Mario Bros.: The Movie’ continues to dominate the box office, defying all expectations. While the Illumination and Nintendo movie was expected to do well commercially, it’s managing to surprise even the most optimistic, racking up record after record, including the best opening of an animated film worldwide and the best five-day opening in the United States.
The animated film, directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, premiered on April 5 and in less than two weeks, it has already crossed the threshold of 500 million dollars worldwide: 260.3 million in the United States and 248.4 million in the rest of the world, according to Variety. These figures do not include the collection of its second weekend on the bill, so the number will skyrocket considerably between now and Sunday.
In this way, ‘Super Mario Bros.: The Movie’ has surpassed in less than two weeks the total collection of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ ($474.4 million), becoming the highest grossing film of those we have of 2023. But that’s not all, the first animated feature film from Nintendo’s plumber brothers It is also the highest-grossing adaptation of a video game in history. And for now there will be no Blue Shell to unseat it, at least until that sequel arrives that is taken for granted.
What movies has it surpassed?
The bar was not set too high, but it is still quite a feat to have achieved the record in such a short time. Surpassing 500 million, ‘Super Mario Bros’ surpasses ‘Warcraft: Origin’ ($439.4 M), ‘POKÉMON Detective Pikachu’ ($449.8 M), ‘Sonic 2: The Movie’ ($405.4 M) , ‘Angry Birds. The Movie’ (352.3M) and ‘Sonic: The Movie’ ($319.7M). And the movie has just hit theaters, so we’re talking about the start of its commercial journey, with which, in the coming weeks, the brand will move much further away from its peers. Mario is the king of video game adaptations and his reign will be long.