Mario Movie Box Office: The Highest-Grossing Video Game Movie of All Time!
Is it true that The Super Mario Bros. Movie has broken the record for the most money made by a movie based on a video game of all time? It has earned more than $1.3 billion all across the world, surpassing the previous record of $1.2 billion held by Warcraft.
However, there are many who are skeptical of the numbers and claim that they are exaggerated. Is it conceivable that the movie is not garnering the same amount of positive attention as it seems to be? The only way to know is to wait.
The Super Mario Movie Box Office
Until August 21, 2023, The Super Mario Bros. Movie made a lot of money: $574.3 million in the US and Canada, and $784.3 million in other places, adding up to $1.359 billion worldwide. It’s the movie that earned the most in 2023 and only took a week to be the top-earning movie based on a video game.
Before August 21 2023 According to the tweet below, the Super Mario Bros. movie earned $1.3 billion dollars.
Top 10 Highest-Grossing Films at the Worldwide Box Office in 2023 (so far)
1. The Super Mario Bros Movie – $1.3B
2. Barbie – $1.27B
3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 – $845.4M
4. Oppenheimer – $717.8M 📈📈
5. Fast X – $704.7M 📉
6. Spider-Man: ATSV – $686.8M 📉
7. The Little… pic.twitter.com/KjoEo9xycu
— ScreenTime (@screentime) August 21, 2023
It’s also the first video game movie to make $1 billion worldwide. In May 2023, it beat Minions to become the highest-earning movie ever released by Illumination.
Mario Movie Domestic Earning
The Super Mario Bros. Movie came out in the US and Canada at the same time as another movie called Air. At first, people thought it might make around $125 million in its first five days in about 4,025 theaters. It was also predicted to make about $100 million in other countries. But it did even better than expected. On the first day, it made $31.7 million, and on the second day, it made $26.5 million.
So, the estimates went up to $141 million for the five days. Then, after making $55 million on Friday, the estimates were raised again to $191 million. When the movie was shown for the first three days, it earned $146.4 million, and over five days, it got $204.6 million. This beat the previous record held by Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which had made $72.1 million in its opening weekend. The Super Mario Bros.
Here you can check out the tweet also:
The “Super Mario Bros. Movie” notched the largest global debut in history for an animated film, earning a whopping $204.6 million in its five-day domestic debut and shattering records for both video game film adaptations and Illumination movies. https://t.co/hLfqPm686X
— Digiday (@Digiday) April 13, 2023
The movie also made more money overall than any other video game-based movie before, passing $190.8 million. The movie did really well during Easter weekend too, coming in third place for the highest earnings during Easter, after Furious 7 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It was even better than the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which used to have the best Wednesday opening.
Also, it beat Minions for the best opening weekend for Illumination, and it earned more than Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which had the biggest opening of 2023. Overall, the movie had the third-best opening weekend in the US for any animated film, after The Lion King and Incredibles 2. It did really well in other countries too, making $173 million, and combined with the US earnings, it reached a total of $375 million, breaking the record set by Frozen II.
It also earned more in its opening weekend worldwide than Warcraft, which had the previous record for video game-based movies. In the second weekend, the movie made $92.5 million, the most ever for an animated film in its second weekend. In the third weekend, it made $59.9 million, again the most for an animated film.
Even in its fourth weekend, it did great, earning $40 million, and it passed the $1 billion mark in late April. This made it the fifth film in the pandemic era to make that much, following Spider-Man: No Way Home, Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World Dominion, and Avatar: The Way of Water.
It was also the first animated film to hit $1 billion since Frozen II in 2019. In its fifth weekend, the movie’s earnings dropped by 54%, making $18.6 million. It came in second place after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. And by this time, the movie had earned more than $500 million in the US and Canada.
Mario Movie Other Territories Earning
Outside of the US and Canada, The Super Mario Bros. Movie made $172.8 million in its first weekend. It had the best opening ever for an animated movie in 10 places and the biggest opening ever for a video game movie in 44 places. In the second weekend, the movie earned $102.5 million from 71 places, which was only 22% less than the previous weekend.
In the third weekend, it made $70.7 million from 78 places, which was a 38% drop. In the fourth weekend, the movie made another $68.3 million in 80 different countries. This includes a $14.3 million opening weekend in Japan, where it had the best opening ever for an animated movie from a studio.
By June 14, 2023, the places where the movie had earned the most were Mexico ($89 million), Japan ($84.7 million), United Kingdom ($66.2 million), France ($58 million), Germany ($54.1 million), and Australia ($34.2 million). In Mexico, it’s now the movie that has made the most money ever.
Where Can You Watch Super Mario?
The Super Mario Bros. movie, made by Illumination and directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, is now ready to watch at home. You can watch it on Peacock with a subscription.
The movie has a PG rating because it has action and some not-so-scary fighting. It lasts for 1 hour and 32 minutes, including the credits. The actors include Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a mix of adventure and how-they-started story. It’s about Mario (Chris Pratt) and Luigi (Charlie Day), who are plumbers and brothers. They accidentally end up in a place called the Mushroom Kingdom, which is far from their home in New York City. They get separated, and Mario has to find and save Luigi from the mean Bowser, who breathes fire. He gets some help from Princess Peach along the way.
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