The Super Mario Bros. Movie, an animated family film released in 2023, has earned a whopping $871 million at the global box office. The movie is set to become the first 2023 release to join the billion-dollar club.
With its current earnings, the film has become the biggest movie of the year at the domestic, international, and global box office.
The film’s success is attributed to its family-friendly content and the popularity of the Super Mario Bros. franchise.
Impressive Earnings at Domestic and International Box Office
The film captured the top spot at the domestic and international box office, earning $58.23 million and $70 million, respectively.
It has generated $434.33 million in North America and $437.5 million overseas, making it the highest-earning film of 2023 in 31 international markets, including Mexico, the UK and Ireland, Germany, France, and Australia.
The highest-grossing territory is Mexico, with earnings of $65.6 million.
Appeal to Moviegoers, Young and Old
The Super Mario Bros. Movie features the voices of Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Jack Black and follows the adventures of the Brooklyn-based plumber and his friends as they attempt to stop Bowser from taking over the world.
The film has appealed to young and old moviegoers and has succeeded as a four-quadrant blockbuster.
Its success can be attributed to brand recognition and nostalgia for the Super Mario Bros. video game and the months-long absence of family-oriented movies in theaters.
Bright Future for Summer Movie Season
The success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie bodes well for the upcoming summer movie season.
According to Paul Dergarabedian, a senior Comscore analyst, the film’s continued success at the box office “perfectly sets the stage for what promises to be a fantastic summer movie season.”
With the success of the Super Mario Bros. Movie, movie theaters can look forward to a renewed interest in family-friendly movies.