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Box Office Milestone: ‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Crossing $1B Globally


Lighting and Universals The Super Mario Bros. movie is marking another remarkable milestone.

The Nintendo video game adaptation will cross $1 billion at the global box office sometime on Sunday, its 26th day of release. It will only be the 10th animated film to achieve this feat, and it’s easily the first title of 2023 to do so.

In North America, Super Mario’Projected weekend gross is $37.5 million from 4,204 theaters for a domestic total of $487.5 million through Sunday. The expected overseas draw over the weekend is $69 million for a $533 million foreign cume $1.02 billion globally.

The film has broken a host of all-time records, including ranking as the highest-grossing animated film in Universal history at the domestic box office after beating Minions: The Rise of Gru ($369.7 million) and the third highest of any Universal film Jurassic world And ET The aliennot adjusted for inflation.

SuperMario continues to play more like an all-audience blockbuster than an animated tentpole thanks to its multi-generational appeal

Elsewhere in the domestic box office, Warner Bros.’ Evil Dead Rise impresses in its second $13.5 million outing from 3,417 locations for a domestic tally of $45 million or more.

Lionsgate’s new offering Are you there God? I’m Margaret looks set to come in at number 3 with about $6 million from 3,334 cinemas.

In a fun twist, the reissue of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi will place No. 4 with an estimated $5.6 million from just 500 theaters.

John Wick: Chapter 4another Lionsgate movie, is expected to round out the top five with about $4.5 million from 2,481 sites.

from Sony Big George Foreman: The Amazing Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World turns out to be a disappointment on its debut. The film will fall outside the top 10 with an expected opening of $2.6 million or thereabouts.

More to come.

Merry C. Vega is a highly respected and accomplished news author. She began her career as a journalist, covering local news for a small-town newspaper. She quickly gained a reputation for her thorough reporting and ability to uncover the truth.

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