The Super Mario Bros. Movie continues a record-breaking theatrical run by having the biggest opening weekend of the year. The Super Mario Bros. Movie, a collaboration between Nintendo, Universal, and Illumination, had a few challenges to overcome despite the success of the video game it is based on, including a casting scandal and a prior live-action movie flop in 1993. The Super Mario Bros. Movie box office has climbed since unseating Frozen 2 as the biggest animated moving opening of all time, demonstrating that it has been successful in capturing audiences.
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie, according to Variety, had the largest opening weekend of the year, grossing $146 million domestically. This puts the video game adaption ahead of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which made $106 million during its opening weekend. With a global total of $377 million, The Super Mario Bros. Movie now holds the distinction of having the greatest opening weekend box office for a video game adaptation as well as the biggest animated movie opening.
Reviewers’ and viewers’ opinions of the Super Mario Bros. movie
Princess Peach’s castle in The Super Mario Bros. Movie
The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s success demonstrates its wide appeal and brings back fond memories for those who played the many video games in the franchise that bears its name as children. A sizable built-in fan base of both old and new fans of Mario and all the characters who inhabit his universe are present in the movie due to the fact that there are still a ton of Mario games available for the new generation of gamers to enjoy. However, The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s trailer release was met with annoyance by some franchise fans due to reservations over Chris Pratt’s choice to play Mario, as well as a few other things.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie has received an amazing audience score of 96% on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, indicating that these worries appear to have had little to no impact on public enjoyment since the film’s debut. Less enthusiastic reviewers gave the movie a 56% and cited the plot as a significant flaw. The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s box office speaks for itself, bringing lots of business to theaters as families and fans see the nostalgic, Easter egg-filled adventure, despite the film’s unimpressive ratings from critics.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie has faced tough competition as an animated feature, a video game adaptation, and a blockbuster movie in general, going up against Disney’s numerous properties as well as well-liked films like Sonic 2 and Warcraft. This is despite the massive popularity of the video game franchise. The Super Mario Bros. Movie will probably continue to rule this year’s box office as it receives more favorable word-of-mouth promotion after shattering multiple records in its debut weekend. The popularity of the film is encouraging for The Super Mario Bros. Movie 2, as there are still more video game plots to adapt.