Huge commercial success for the Super Mario Bros. Movie


At the movies this past weekend, patrons requested the Super Mario Bros. Movie. According to studio estimates released on Sunday, the animated film from Universal and Illumination made $204.6 million in its first five days of release in 4,343 North American theaters, including $146.4 million over the weekend.

With an estimated $173 million in international earnings and a total of $377 million globally, “Mario” broke video game adaptation records, surpassing both “Warcraft” and “Frozen 2”.

Its worldwide debut makes it the largest of 2023 and the second-biggest domestic animated three-day debut in the United States (behind “Finding Dory”). As a result of this achievement, Illumination, which has made more than $5 billion from its 13 films, also broke a record for animation studios.

As Universal’s president of domestic distribution, Jim Orr, said, “This partnership between Nintendo and Illumination is just incredible.”.

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The PG-rated “Mario” tells the origin story of Brooklyn plumbers Mario (Chris Pratt) and Luigi (Charlie Day), who fall down a pipe and emerge in a different world populated by some of Nintendo’s most well-known characters, including Bowser (Jack Black) and Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy). On Rotten Tomatoes, Mario currently has a 56% rating. However, viewers gave it a CinemaScore of A, indicating they liked it more.

There were 45% of the audience between the ages of 18 and 34, while 59% were male. Exit polls revealed that 45% of the audience was between the ages of 18 and 34 and that 59% were dressed as movie characters.

The 377 million dollar figure worldwide is impressive, according to Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore. Compared to a trip or a sporting event, “kids and their parents were all able to go out and have an outside-the-home event for the whole family.”

According to Dergarabedian, this release date was ideal. A number of brand-based films have been released in theatres this week, not just Mario. Ben Affleck’s film, ‘Air’, is about Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers and how the company acquired Michael Jordan, and it was released on Wednesday. Since its release on Wednesday, the movie has earned an estimated $20.2 million in North America, with $14.5 million coming from the weekend, which puts it in fourth place in North America.

“Air,” starring Matt Damon, Viola Davis, and Affleck, received an R-rating and served as some adult-oriented counterprogramming to the blockbuster “Mario.” When the movie was unexpectedly screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival last month, it received overwhelmingly positive reviews (95% on Rotten Tomatoes). 55% of the audience members were men, while 39% were over 45.

“Air attracted a following. According to Dergarabedian, it’s a good gross.

“Air” is the first movie produced by Affleck and Damon’s new company, Artists Equity, which was founded last year in collaboration with RedBird Capital.

As a result of its third-weekend earnings of $14.6 million, “John Wick Chapter 4” finished second. Third place with $14.5 million was “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,” closely followed by fifth place “Scream VI,” which earned $3.3 million.

A limited release of Kelly Reichardt’s art-focused film “Showing Up,” starring Michelle Williams and Hong Chau, brought in $66,932 on four screens.

“This is such a crucial weekend for theatres, as it marks the beginning of the summer movie season.” “When many people believed that it was game over for movie theatres, it is in full swing,” Dergarabedian said.

U.S. and Canadian theatre attendance projections from Comscore.

The final domestic figures will be released on Monday.

  1. $146.4 million, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” came in first.
  2. The $14.6 million film “John Wick: Chapter 4.”
  3. The $14.5 million film “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.”
  4. The $14.5 million film “Air.”
  5. The $3.3 million film “Scream VI.”
  6. The $3.3 million film “His Only Son.”
  7. “Creed III,” 2.8 million dollars.
  8. The $1.6 million film “Shazam! Fury of the Gods.”
  9. “Paint,” $750,000.
  10. The cost of “A Thousand and One” was $600,000.


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