Super Mario Bros. rewrote record books with $377 million opening weekend.
The latest Hollywood blockbuster, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, has set a new record in its opening weekend by grossing a whopping $377 million worldwide in its first three days. The movie, which was released on April 7, is based on the popular Super Mario Bro’s. video games and features Chris Pratt as the voice of Mario, a choice that initially met with controversy.
Despite the backlash from some fans, the movie has proven to be a massive success at the box office, emerging as the first big hit of the year. According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Super Mario Bros, Movie has earned $204.6 million in North America and $173 million overseas as of Monday morning.
Notably, the movie has broken several records, including the highest opening for any film based on a video game and the highest opening for any film in 2023. The previous record for the highest opening weekend by an animated film was held by The Secret Life of Pets, which earned just over $100 million in 2016. In comparison, The Super Mario Bros. Movie has earned almost four times that amount.
Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, The Super Mario Bros. Movie also features Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, and Jack Black as the villain Bowser. Mounted on a $100 million budget, it is one of the biggest animated films ever made in terms of scale.
Overall, The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s record-breaking opening weekend has been a source of joy and excitement for fans of the franchise, who are eager to see more adventures of their beloved characters on the big screen.
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