After making history as the best opening of an animated film globally, and being crowned as the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time, The Super Mario Bros. Movie of Universal Pictures, Nintendo e Illumination Studios break a new record.
After a successful second weekend in theaters, the animated film once again positioned itself at the top of the billboards adding another $92 million dollars, above the projections of experts, earning the highest-grossing weekend ever for an animated film in its second weekend of theatrical releaseand the seventh highest-grossing weekend of any film in its second weekend of theatrical release. The data applies to their performance in the domestic box office (United States).
In the international market, it added another $102 million dollars during the weekend, being its best markets Mexico ($53.4 million)United Kingdom and Ireland ($44.3 million), and Germany ($29 million).
Besides, The Super Mario Bros. Movie exceeded $700 million in the global box officestanding out as one of the 12 films that have managed to accumulate this figure in just 13 days in times of pandemic.
And in case you missed it, we tell you that it is the second highest-grossing animated film of the pandemic, behind Minions: The Rise of Grualso from Universal and Illumination ($942.5 million).
It is projected to surpass $1 billion at the global box office in the coming days, becoming the first film of 2023 to do so. The film still has a lot of run left in theaters, and it is yet to be released in markets such as South Korea, Japan, and the Middle East this April.
- It is already the highest-grossing film of 2023 at the domestic box office and at the global box office, surpassing Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania ($212 million domestic and $474 million worldwide).
The history of Super Mario Bros Movie follows brothers Mario and Luigi as two Brooklyn plumbers who are transported to the Mushroom Kingdom and find themselves embroiled in an epic adventure..
The film stars the voices of Chris Pratt like Mario, Charlie Day like Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy like princess peach Jack Black like Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key like Toad, Seth Rogen like Donkey Kong, and Fred Armisen like Cranky Kong.
The film includes references and nods to the Super Mario video game franchise, including more members of the Kong family, and other enemies of Super Mario, Mario Kart, Galaxy, etc.
The direction is in charge of Aaron Horvath y Michael Jelenic; both have directed episodes of the series Teen Titans Go!, Horvath also directed the film alone. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. The duo directs the script written by Matthew Fogel (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, The Lego Movie 2, Minions: The Rise of Gru).