Before it hits VOD this week, Universal’s mega-hit Super Mario Bros movie this weekend marked another milestone at the global box office. The animated video game adaptation has now grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, making it the 24th highest-grossing film of all time. Super Mario is currently the fifth-grossing animated film in history The Lion King remake ($1.6 billion), Frozen 2 ($1.4 billion), Frozen ($1.28 billion) and Amazing 2 ($1.24 billion).

The film earned $536 million domestically and another $674 million from foreign markets, for a worldwide total of $1.21 billion. This means that Super Mario has a good chance of passing both Amazing 2 and Frozen becoming the third biggest animated hit worldwide by the end of its theatrical release. In the country, he only travels Amazing 2it grossed $608 million in 2018 — a number that might seem a little out of reach, but you never know. Super Mario managed to generate 13 million dollars domestically this weekend – his sixth – and despite digital editionthere may be enough juice left in its container to pass through Amazing 2 after all; after all.


The film has been breaking records since its debut in early April. Not only did it top opening weekend projections by $80 million — It brought in $204 million in revenue during its five-day debut – continued to defy forecasts on each subsequent weekend. Super Mario ended four consecutive weekends at the top of the charts before being dethroned by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 earlier this month. In addition to becoming the fifth-grossing animated film, Super Mario is also the biggest video game adaptation, the biggest film of 2023, and the second biggest domestic release in Universal Pictures history. Jurassic World ($652 million).

Peach riding a bike on Rainbow Road in Super Mario Bros
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Super Mario Since December, the big screen has worked not only as a colorful attraction for young children hungry for entertainment. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, but also for their nostalgic parents. The film received only mixed reviews, but that didn’t seem to matter as it outlasted the competition for a full month. reflects the voices of Chris Pratt and Charlie Day As the plumber brothers Mario and Luigi, Super Mario This isn’t the first attempt to adapt an iconic video game franchise for the big screen. Live action movie played a role Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo Released in 1993 to terrible reviews and worse.

Illumination Entertainment is on a roll

The director of the new animated film Aaron Horvath and Michael Yelenich, and it will establish Illumination Entertainment as a high-end animation house. Illumination has now delivered three billion dollar hits – Super Mario leads the pack, and then Minions ($1.157 billion) and Chor me 3 ($1.032 billion). Two other Illumination releases have grossed more than $900 million worldwide— Chor me 2 ($975 million) and Minions: Rise of Gru ($939 million). Super Mario No doubt, another franchise is coming for the studio Despicable Me and Sing a song Not to mention The Secret Life of Pets.

Super Mario voices are also available Anya Taylor-Joy, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Jack Black and Fred Armisen. You can watch our interview with Pratt and Day here, and stay tuned to Collider for more updates.