The Super Mario Bros. Movie was quite a success.
In its first weekend, the movie raked an estimated $368 million at the worldwide boxoffice. This makes it the biggest opening ever for an animated film (surpassing Frozen 2’s previous record of $358 million).
The Super Mario Bros. Movie also broke the 2023 record for the biggest global opening, surpassing Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s $225.3 million.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie achieved several other milestones. It became Illumination’s biggest opening, surpassing Despicable Me 2’s $208 million. It also had the biggest video game opening ever, surpassing Warcraft’s $210 million. And furthermore: it had the fourth biggest day-and-date global opening for Universal, with only Fast & Furious 8, Jurassic World, and Fast & Furious 7 being on top.
In North America, The Super Mario Bros. Movie dominated the box office. It pushed John Wick: Chapter 4 to second place, with an estimated $14.6 million in its third week. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Air, and Scream VI rounded out the top five.
So yes: quite a success, to say the least. With an already-teased sequel, the ‘Super Mario Bros. Cinematic Universe’ seems to be on the right track.