The Super Mario Bros. movie has been shut down. Super Star begins, and Universal estimates that the Mario movie will gross $141 million by the end of its extended Sunday opening weekend.
According to Universal, the Super Mario Bros. at $31.7 million in North America on Wednesday. Globally, the film grossed $66.4 million on its opening day. The movies usually open on Fridays, which means the Super Mario Bros. It has a strong two-day start compared to other opening weekends. From Friday to Sunday only, the film is expected to bring in $92 million.
Analysts say the Super Mario Bros. movie has surpassed Avatar: The Way of Water and Doctor Strange 2 as the biggest opening day since the pandemic began in March 2020. It’s also the second-best April opening day ever, trailing only Avengers: Endgame. Super Mario Bros. saw the movie. Best moving opening day ever in 11 markets worldwide.
Jump on, Superstar
It’s an absolutely massive start to Nintendo and Illumination’s first feature film, which we think has a chance to be the biggest movie of 2023.
We gave the Mario movie a thumbs-up score in our review, calling Mario and the company’s theatrical outing “a fireball of animated fantasy.”
For more information (once you’ve only seen the movie!), check out our Super Mario Bros. movie post-scoring scene check-in. And why Nintendo movies have a chance of being bigger than Marvel movies. Or, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out our reminder on who the Mario movie is and why Shigeru Miyamoto doesn’t want to be compared to Walt Disney.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of experience in the gaming industry with minor lines at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.
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