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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Opening Shatters Global Records

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The people behind The Super Mario Bros. Movie were hoping they could have the biggest opening for a feature film based on a video game. But as the movie’s opening weekend is over and the numbers are being crunched, we can safely say it succeeded expectations. The Super Mario Bros. Movie did receive the most successful opening for a feature film based on a video game — and the most successful global opening for an animated film ever.

Yes, the film is currently in the record books for snagging $377.5 million in its opening. About $172.8 million of that came from overseas markets.

Deadline shared some more numbers: it brought in $27.4 million in Mexico, $19.6 million in the U.K., $14 million in Germany, $12 million in China, $10.4 million in France, $8.3 million in Australia, $7.9 million in Italy and $6.9 million in Brazil.

On top of that, $21.6 million came from people choosing to watch the movie in IMAX.

With these numbers, Deadline is predicting that the movie can end up making more than a billion dollars.

And it’s still set to open in more countries, including its home country of Japan.

Illumination, which created the movie with Nintendo and Universal, gave this description for it:

“From Nintendo and Illumination comes a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros. Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (collaborators on Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies) from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel (The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Minions: The Rise of Gru), the film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.”

Source: Deadline


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