The Super Mario Bros. Movie becomes the third highest-grossing animated movie of all time
It's now just behind Disney's Frozen and Frozen 2
The Super Mario Bros. Movie has broken another milestone and has now become the third highest-grossing animated movie of all time.
The feel-good film starring Nintendo’s iconic mascot has now leaped over the Incredibles 2 after pulling in a total of $1.248 billion at the global box office. (thanks, The Hollywood Reporter).
That’s a cool $5 billion more than the Incredibles 2 managed, and now Mario’s sights will be on surpassing Frozen and Frozen 2.
Disney’s Frozen films drew in $1.284 billion and $1.45 billion at the global box office respectively, and there’s a chance The Super Mario Bros. Movie could dethrone the first Frozen film, even though it’s now available to rent and buy digitally.
Frozen 2 may be too much of a stretch, however, as it brought in a whopping $1.45 billion when it was released back in 2019.
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: Super Mario Movie success
🏆 The Super Mario Bros. Movie continues to break records
🤯 It’s now dethroned the Incredibles 2 and is the third highest-grossing animated film of all time
🥉 Nintendo and Illumination’s film now sits just behind Frozen and Frozen 2
🍿 You can now rent and buy The Super Mario Bros. Movie digitally
Mario and Co. held their own even with the release of Fast X and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 running into its third weekend. It placed no.3 domestically with $9.8 million and keeps on climbing the charts. It now sits in 21st place on the list of highest-grossing films.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie became the highest-grossing video game movie of all time and is unlikely to be surpassed. It’s made a tidy profit for Nintendo and Illumination, too, as the film only cost $100m to produce. Jack Black’s Peaches song from the movie was also a hit and broke into the top 5 iTunes song charts.
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