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Super Mario Bros. Movie has biggest opening weekend ever for animated film

Super Mario Bros. Movie has biggest opening weekend ever for animated film

The movie took home a staggering amount at the box office

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has smashed records after having the biggest opening weekend ever for an animated film.

Released just last week (5 April), the flick has clearly had a great heart after taking home a staggering amount of money at the box office.

With a star-studded cast including the likes of Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black and Charlie Day just to name a few - it's clear that this movie is very popular.

The movie, directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, follows the loveable Mario (Pratt) as he gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser (Black) to stop his plans from conquering the world.

With help from Princess Peach (Taylor-Joy) and his right-hand man, Luigi (Day), the group work together to take down Bowser and fight for survival in the weird and wonderful Super Mario universe.

The film has since broken two cinematic records after winning the global weekend box office as well as officially having the biggest worldwide opening ever for an animated film.

Not too shabby at all.

The movie officially had the biggest worldwide opening ever for an animated film.
Universal Pictures

The Super Mario Bros. Movie took home a massive estimated $368 million over the three-day weekend globally.

Domestically, the adventure-comedy amassed an estimated $137 million over the weekend alone and a huge $195 million over the five days since the film's initial release date on Wednesday.

And the success doesn't stop there.

Internationally, the film went on to rake in an immense $173 million over the three-day weekend.

The film smashed previous record-holder for the biggest worldwide opening ever for an animated film, Frozen 2, out the water which reached $358 million - a whole $10 million less than The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

Not only this, but it also scored high in the charts for the biggest global opening of 2023 after surpassing the $225.3 million record once held by Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie took home a massive estimated $368 million over the three-day weekend globally.
Universal Pictures

It's clear that people couldn't get enough of it.

While, domestically, the movie didn't top The Incredibles 2's opening of $180 million - it did however beat former runner-up, Finding Dory, which pulled in $135.1 million.

According to Pop Crave, 60 per cent of ticket buyers for The Super Mario Bros. Movie were 'between the ages of 18-34'.

That's a whole lot of 90s kid clearly craving some nostalgia over the iconic two plumbers who once ruled our childhoods.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is currently available to watch in selected cinemas worldwide.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Topics: Film and TV, Super Mario, Chris Pratt