The Super Mario Bros. Movie Set To Reach $1 Billion This Weekend

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Set To Reach $1 Billion This Weekend

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has been a tremendous success at the box office, exceeding expectations and breaking records since its release earlier this month. Surprisingly, in just 26 days, the video game adaptation is set to surpass $1 billion in revenue globally. The movie’s success is evident as it crossed the $900M mark worldwide earlier this week, and according to Deadline’s estimates through Sunday, it is on track to surpass the $1 billion milestone.

While the film’s openings in Korea and Japan helped boost its numbers, it was already well on track to reach this goal. In fact, many reports had the movie reaching this goal last week, prior to its Japanese release. The Super Mario Bros. Movie has been shattering records, overtaking Marvel’s third Ant-Man film at the box office and beating Frozen 2 for the best-performing animated film in its debut week.

The movie’s success has made it the best-performing video game adaptation ever, surpassing Warcraft and Detective Pikachu. Additionally, it is the third film from Illumination Studios to cross the $1 billion mark and the third-biggest animated film ever, just behind Minions and Despicable Me 3. The movie’s success is a testament to the popularity of the Super Mario Bros. franchise, with Mario and his green brother Luigi proving to be timeless characters.

Despite initial controversy surrounding the casting of Chris Pratt as the voice of Mario and the lack of Italian inflection in his voice, fans still showed up to the theaters, demonstrating the power of nostalgia. The film’s success has sparked talks of sequels, an Oscar nomination, and even an entire Nintendo Cinematic Universe. However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the animated adventure as there was drama surrounding the size of Mario’s dump truck in the movie.

The success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a reflection of the enduring popularity of the beloved franchise and the power of nostalgia. The movie’s success has set the bar high for future video game adaptations and animated films, and it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Mario and his friends in the world of cinema.