The Super Mario Bros. Movie

The Super Mario Bros Movie Breaks Box Office Records On Opening Weekend

The Super Mario Bros. Movie opened to a blockbuster of $146 million in its opening weekend and rocketed to $204.6 million in its first five days of release, beating estimates and overcoming all of the competition at the box office.

Illumination and Nintendo have a massive hit on their hits, and while some critics are not amused by Mario, it is clear everyone else is having fun singing Peaches out of the theatres across the globe.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie recorded $173 million at the international box office, pushing its global tally to a massive $377 million against a $100 million production budget. The movie currently holds the biggest opening weekend of 202 so far, beating out Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Additionally, it is also the second-biggest debut for an animated title, beating out Finding Dory, and the highest-grossing debut for an Illumination feature.

I sat down to a matinee this afternoon and while I thoroughly enjoyed The Super Mario Bros. Movie, a potential sequel could solve several issues I found the first film has. I can agree that the paper-thin plot and pacing have issues, shovelling more lore and easter eggs in 90 minutes than needed. However, this is also a movie created and catered to children, so I can understand that the subtle nods to older fans are enough to suffice for now.

As far as video game adaptations go, The Super Mario Bros. Movie exceeded my expectations and I’m eagerly awaiting a Luigi’s Mansion spin-off at some point.