Super Mario Bros. The film’s box office collections topped $1 billion, joining the club in less than a month


Super Mario Bros. Movie has officially joined the one billion dollar club less than a month since its release. As of last weekend, the animated film had collected $1.02 billion (roughly Rs. 8,357 crore) at the global box office, becoming the first film of 2023 to cross the milestone. Released between April 7 and April 5 in select territories — Illumination’s latest film has collected $532.5 million (approx. Rs. 4,356 crore) from non-US markets thanks to overall word-of-mouth and a PG rating. . The film refused to slow down during the month of April, grossing $490 million (roughly Rs. 4,008 crore) in the US and Canada.

The Nintendo-produced film is Illumination’s third animated film to set a record after Despicable Me 3 ($1.034 billion/ Rs. 8,457 cr) and Minions ($1.159 billion/ Rs. 9,480 cr). It also became the highest-grossing video game film, surpassing 2016’s Warcraft. Also, Super Mario Bros. It’s worth noting that the movie was released in Japan last week, on April 28th, so it will compete with another Chris Pratt-directed movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, will be released in the country on May 3. As for his success, nothing but nostalgia Mario It also helped that no other studio had released a children’s film since December 2022, just weeks before the film’s premiere. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish was the last big budget animated film we saw. the worldwide total was $482.7 million (approximately Rs. 3,948 crore).

Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Elenich, Super Mario Bros. The film features the voice of Pratt as an Italian plumber, and Charlie Day as his brother Luigi, serving as the origin story for the Brooklyn immigrant plumbers’ descent into a magical mushroom kingdom. Mario then teams up with Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy), Baba (Keegan-Michael Key) and Donkey Kong (Seth Rogen) as Luigi fights against the captured Bowser (Jack Black). From a shape-shifting Tanooki outfit to a high-stakes race on the glittering Rainbow Track, it’s an all-around fun ride filled with Easter eggs for dedicated fans.

The film currently holds an average rating of 59 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, with many pointing to a flawed narrative. As mentioned above, the audience seems to be having a great time with it, the film has scored 96 percent on the aggregator website. In a recent interview, Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of the original Mario and Zelda games, the company said it plans to make more adaptations based on Nintendo characters. “There are different ways to develop characters (for the screen), including characters that are suitable for film and characters that are well-known,” he said (translated from Japanese by VGC).

Super Mario Bros. The film is now showing in cinemas around the world.

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