“Super Mario Bros. The Movie,” a collaboration between Nintendo and Universal Pictures’ animation company Illumination Entertainment, received mixed reviews from the media, but fans and “Super Mario” fans all over the world loved it. Quite flattering, so far, the film has achieved quite an astonishing box office performance around the world since it was released, and after breaking the weekend box office performance of animated films, this film also officially became the highest-grossing film ever this week video game adaptation movie.
According to information provided by Universal Pictures to the IGN website, “Super Mario Bros. Movie Edition” has officially broken through the box office of 508 million US dollars in the world, and it has reached 260 million in North America, surpassing “Ant-Man and the Wasp”. : Quantum of Madness is the fastest-growing movie of 2023.
In addition, the film co-produced by Illumination Entertainment and Nintendo has officially surpassed video game adaptations such as “Detective Pikachu”, “Warcraft: Rising” and “Sonic 2” to become the top box office of its genre. Since its release, the latest animated video game adaptation has been a smash hit at the box office, surpassing “Frozen 2” with $368 million to become the fastest-growing animated film in film history. Considering that “Super Mario Bros. Movie Edition” has not yet been released in Japan and South Korea, which have huge market potential, the global box office performance of this film is bound to continue to rise in the future, and there is even a good chance Breaking through the 1 billion mark in one fell swoop.
After achieving such amazing results, it is imperative to launch a sequel or other extended movies for the “Super Mario Bros. Movie Edition”, and the last credits of the movie are also buried in the future of the sequel. Foreshadowed. On the other hand, there are many clues to the success of this film before it was released.
Asked by IGN, Boxoffice Pro box office analyst Shawn Robbins breaks down why Super Mario Bros. The Movie has a chance to be one of the most successful movies of 2023. According to him, the film is the first major animated film in years that is really willing to try, and it can successfully appeal to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, just like Illumination Entertainment’s other work “Little Men” .
Although “Super Mario Bros. The Movie” does have the potential to become the highest-grossing movie in 2023, it will have to face several menacing strong movies next, such as “Interstellar 3”, “Death Critical X”, “Spider-Man: Across the New Universe”, “Oppenheimer” and “Mission Impossible: Deadly Reckoning Chapter 1”, etc. If “Super Mario Bros. The Movie” can continue to stand firm, relying on the support of enthusiastic fans and a steady stream of box office, then there is still a chance to achieve this goal.
So far, “Super Mario Bros. The Movie” has a moderate rate of 58% on Rotten Tomatoes, 134 out of 231 media reviews, and 96% of audience ratings. . On other audience rating websites, the film has also received an upper-middle rating, such as 7.4 on IMDb and 3.5/5 on Letterboxd.