Super Mario Bros. Movie: A Record-Breaking, Mushroom-Fueled Joyride in the Animated World
Ladies and gentlemen, hold onto your red caps and mustaches, because the Super Mario Bros. Movie is smashing records faster than Mario crushes Goombas! This animated masterpiece, driven by the unstoppable force of nostalgia, is set to bag a jaw-dropping £296m ($368m) over the Easter weekend. With such a remarkable debut, it’s no wonder that it’s nabbing the second-best global opening for an animated movie at the domestic box office.
Record-Breaking Numbers: Mario’s Got Game
Our beloved Italian plumber is not just hopping on turtles; he’s leaping over previous box office champions. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Mario movie is predicted to snatch £110m ($137m) over the three-day weekend, securing its place as the second-best animated movie opening in the US, leaving Finding Dory in the dust and only trailing behind Incredibles 2.
Illumination, the mastermind behind the film, has never seen a brighter day. Outshining even its own Minions and Despicable Me, the Super Mario Bros. Movie now reigns as the top movie opening of the year and the second-biggest five-day launch ever, right after Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Who knew the power of a mustachioed plumber and his brother could rival that of giant transforming robots?
Stay for the Credits: The Mushroom Kingdom’s Little Secrets
As if the movie wasn’t already a wild ride, we’re here to tell you that there’s more in store. If you thought Bowser’s brief cameo in Wreck-It Ralph was the epitome of Nintendo’s involvement in the film industry, prepare to be blown away. The Super Mario Bros. Movie has not one, but two extra scenes tucked away during the credits. So keep your seats and enjoy the little gifts from the Mushroom Kingdom.
A Leap of Faith: From Teacups to Stardom
In his review, Tom reminisces about Bowser’s delicate teacup moment in Wreck-It Ralph, a testament to Nintendo’s attention to detail. But now, with Illumination and Nintendo’s very own Miyamoto hand-in-white-glove, the Super Mario Bros. Movie is a dazzling spectacle that stays true to the gaming icon while offering a fresh cinematic experience.
Three decades after Mario’s first cinematic outing, the mustachioed mascot has finally found his true calling on the big screen. As the saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again – or in Mario’s case, just find a warp pipe to success!
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a nostalgic rollercoaster ride, breaking records and captivating the hearts of fans worldwide. With a record-breaking debut, memorable post-credit scenes, and an impeccable collaboration between Illumination and Nintendo, this film is a testament to the timeless appeal of the Mario franchise. So grab your popcorn, gather your friends, and get ready to embark on a wild adventure with everyone’s favorite plumbing duo.