Last Updated on November 27, 2023 by SPN Editor
The highly-anticipated Super Mario Bros. movie, starring Chris Pratt as Mario, has dominated the box office records with unprecedented success in 2023. With a worldwide gross of $377 million, the movie has surpassed all expectations, breaking records for video game adaptations and animated films alike.
The movie with an impressive cast, including Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, and Jack Black as Bowser, has gained enormous popularity. However, some fans have criticized Chris Pratt’s performance.
However, Christ Pratt got the support of Aaron Horvath, co-director of the movie who defended Pratt and the rest of the cast, saying they helped make the film successful. The success of the movie is partly due to its popular cast.
Jim Orr, Universal’s President of Domestic Distribution, praised the collaboration between Nintendo and Illumination, which led to the movie’s extraordinary performance.
The movie’s success also highlights the importance of outside-of-home activities, especially for families who can enjoy a fun event at a reasonable price.
The Super Mario Bros. movie provides a strong argument for the road to recovery for movie theaters post-pandemic. Despite having fewer premium screens, the movie managed to attract over 20 million people in the U.S. and Canada during its opening weekend.
With only 16 percent of attendees purchasing child-price tickets, it is already within $10 million of the total domestic gross of “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” the biggest gross among 2023 releases so far.
Such a phenomenal success of the Super Mario Bros. movie is truly remarkable, considering it is an animated adaptation of a video game that is over 40 years old. The movie’s nostalgic value and brand appeal have made it a fan favorite, resulting in high tracking and pre-sales.
The Super Mario Bros. movie has performed more than expected by the critics, breaking records and exceeding expectations. While critics have written badly about the movies in the review, fans have been saying that their favorite Super Mario Bros. Movie will be a blockbuster.
Except for a few reviewers like Metacritic score of 47 and a 56% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a large number of audiences have been more favorable, giving the movie an A Cinema Score.
The movie’s success can be attributed to the brand appeal of the Mario franchise, resulting in high tracking and pre-sales. Moreover, it was the first wide family release since “Puss in Boots: The Last Exit” over three months ago, which could have contributed to its popularity among families.
The Super Mario Bros. movie has made a significant impact at the box office, exceeding all expectations and setting new records.
Its success offers hope for the film industry’s post-pandemic recovery and demonstrates the importance of outside-of-home activities.