Super Mario is currently the fifth-highest-grossing animated movie of all time at the international box office.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie from Universal, which will be available on VOD this week, hit another significant milestone at the international box office this past weekend. The animated video game adaptation has amassed a total worldwide revenue of more than $1.2 billion, ranking it as the 24th highest-grossing film of all time. Ahead of The Lion King remake ($1.6 billion), Frozen 2 ($1.4 billion), Frozen ($1.28 billion), and Incredibles 2 ($1.24 billion), Super Mario is currently the fifth-highest-grossing animated film in history.
So far, the film has made $1.21 billion in revenue, including $536 million from home audiences and $674 million from overseas. Super Mario is expected to overtake The Incredibles 2 and Frozen by the end of its theatrical run to become the third-biggest animated hit of all time globally. It comes in second place only to Incredibles 2, which earned $608 million at the American box office in 2018. You never know, even though this number might sound a little improbable. Super Mario earned $13 million domestically this sixth weekend, despite the digital release, and it might still have enough money left over to exceed Incredibles 2 after all.
Since its release at the beginning of April, the film has been breaking records. Not only did it gross $204 million on its extended five-day debut, exceeding opening weekend projections by about $80 million, but it also outperformed expectations every weekend after that. Before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 dethroned Super Mario earlier this month, Super Mario had finished at the top of the charts for four consecutive weekends. The biggest video game adaptation, the biggest film of 2023, and the second-biggest domestic release in Universal Pictures ever, behind Jurassic World ($652 million), all contributed to Super Mario becoming the fifth-biggest animated film of all time.
Young children who had been pining for big-screen entertainment since Puss in Boots: The Last Wish in December found Super Mario to be a vibrant draw, but so did their nostalgic parents. Only mediocre reviews were given to the movie, yet for literally a whole month, it easily defeated the competition. The plumber brothers Mario and Luigi are voiced by Chris Pratt and Charlie Day in the film Super Mario, which isn’t the first attempt to bring the venerable video game franchise to the big screen. In 1993, a live-action movie starring John Leguizamo and Bob Hoskins was released to dismal critical reception and much poorer box office performance.