Written By Tiffany Johnson
The film, which hit theaters on April 5th of this year, earned an incredible $375 million in sales in its opening week, surpassing even the much-anticipated Frozen 2.
Of that $375 million, over $206 million was earned domestically, with an impressive $146 million earned over the weekend. But the movie’s success wasn’t limited to just the United States – overseas, the film earned an additional $173 million, making it the top opening film of 2023 worldwide.
This is a huge accomplishment for the Super Mario Bros movie, which had been eagerly anticipated by fans of the beloved video game franchise for years. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg and starring a talented cast of actors including Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Jack Black, the film had a lot of hype to live up to.
But it seems that the movie more than delivered on its promises. Critics and fans alike have been raving about the film’s stunning visuals, thrilling action sequences, and heartfelt performances. And with such an impressive box office haul, it’s clear that audiences are more than willing to put their money where their mouths are.
What’s perhaps most notable about the Super Mario Bros movie’s success is just how quickly it achieved it. In just five days, the film became the biggest opening movie of all time, beating out previous record holders like Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This is a testament not only to the popularity of the Super Mario Bros franchise, but to the skill and talent of the filmmakers and actors involved.
Of course, it remains to be seen whether the Super Mario Bros movie can maintain its momentum in the coming weeks and months. But for now, it’s safe to say that this is one film that has truly broken the mold – and set a new standard for box office success.