Mamma mia! “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is jumping to new heights as it continues to dominate the domestic box office. Universal’s animated adventure of everyone’s favorite Italian plumbers has fans raving and ticket sales soaring.
After a smashing $146 million opening weekend, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is now projecting an impressive 45% drop in its second weekend, with an estimated $80 million gross for the three-day frame. Compared to other recent family releases, this iconic duo is putting up a stronger hold than “Minions: The Rise of Gru” and “Strange World.”
The film’s sustained success proves it’s not just for families but has universal appeal, with strong word-of-mouth among ticket buyers powering up its box office fortunes. As it battles for the second-biggest sophomore weekend ever for an animated release, “Super Mario Bros.” is neck-and-neck with “Incredibles 2” and not far behind record holder “Frozen 2.”
Globally, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” has crossed the $500 million mark, becoming the highest-grossing release of 2023 and the biggest video game adaptation in history. With such a slim drop in its second weekend, this animated adventure is far from game over at the box office.
Featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Jack Black, the film has not only impressed fans but also eased some woes for Universal. As it outperforms other new releases like “Renfield” and “The Pope’s Exorcist,” “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is showing no signs of slowing down in its box office odyssey.
So buckle up and hold on to your mushrooms, because “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is taking audiences on a wild ride that’s far from over!