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The Super Mario Bros. Movie is now the highest grossing video game movie of all time
Nintendo and Illumination's collaboration has surpassed the $600 million mark
The Super Mario Bros. Movie continues to break records. After making $37 million more than Disney’s best animated film in one week it’s now become the highest-grossing video game movie ever.
Mario’s feel-good adventure has cleared $650 million worldwide at the box office since its release on April 5, surpassing the $439 million brought in by previous record holder Warcraft.
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: Super Mario Movie record
🍄 The Super Mario Bros. Movie has broken yet another record
🤯 It’s now the highest-grossing video game movie ever
📈 It overtook the previous record holder, Warcraft
💰 The Super Mario Bros Movie is also the highest-grossing film in 2023
In fact, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is now the highest-grossing movie in 2023, beating Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which grossed $474 million. It’s also had the best opening weekend for any animated film of all time.
Perhaps we should add these achievements to our 10 Mario facts that will make you say “Mamma Mia!”…
Here are the top 10 highest-grossing video game film adaptations:
The Super Mario Bros. Movie - $677m
Warcraft - $439m
Pokémon Detective Pikachu - $433m
Rampage - $428m
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - $405m
Uncharted - $401m
The Angry Birds Movie - $352m
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - $336m
Sonic the Hedgehog - $320m
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter - $312m
Nintendo and Illumination’s animated film has been a huge success and only had a budget of $100 million. However, it’s likely that Nintendo will have made even more money thanks to sales of its Super Mario Bros. Movie toys and the best Mario games for Switch.
The film’s official soundtrack has also reached a huge audience, with Jack Black’s ‘Peaches’ song reaching the top 5 in the iTunes Song Charts.
A Super Mario Bros. Movie 2 seems inevitable at this point, and it could feature The Last of Us star – if Bowser gets his way.
Wondering what’s the best way to watch the Mario movie?saw The Super Mario Bros. Movie five times to compare the latest in cinema technology. Now that’s commitment.
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