Super Mario Bros. movie tops North American box office with record-breaking opening weekend

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10th April 2023 – (Los Angeles) The Super Mario Bros. Movie, an animated film based on Nintendo’s beloved Mario video game franchise, has dominated the North American box office with an estimated three-day cumulative (cume) of $146.36 million on its opening weekend, according to data from measurement firm Comscore. The film, produced by Nintendo and Illumination and released worldwide by Universal Pictures, has set new records as it soared to the top spot at the domestic box office.

The film’s impressive performance marks the biggest opening weekend of the year so far and the second-largest opening weekend for an animated film in North America. In just five days of release, The Super Mario Bros. Movie has grossed an estimated $204 million in North America, showcasing its massive popularity among audiences.

Comscore’s senior movie analyst, Paul Dergarabedian, lauds the film’s success as a testament to the “perfectly executed marketing and release strategy” that has propelled it to the number one spot at the box office. The film’s monumental weekend performance is a reflection of its widespread appeal and strong audience reception.

While the film has received mixed reviews from critics, holding an approval rating of 56 percent based on 204 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, audiences have given it a favorable rating. CinemaScore, a market research firm, polled audiences and awarded The Super Mario Bros. Movie with an “A” grade on an “A+” to “F” scale, indicating positive audience feedback and satisfaction.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has also performed exceptionally well internationally, grossing an estimated $173 million from 70 markets around the world. Notably, it has earned over $11.6 million from the Chinese mainland alone, contributing significantly to its total global revenue of $377 million.

Comscore reports that The Super Mario Bros. Movie has set a new global record for the biggest opening weekend ever for an animated title. The film’s immense success both domestically and internationally highlights the enduring popularity of the Mario franchise and the strong appeal of the film to audiences of all ages.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has not only been a box office hit, but it has also become a cultural phenomenon. The film’s release has sparked excitement and nostalgia among fans of the iconic video game franchise, which has been a staple in popular culture for decades. With its lovable characters, engaging storyline, and vibrant animation, The Super Mario Bros. Movie has captivated audiences and brought the beloved world of Mario to life on the big screen.