“Super Mario Bros. Movie” crosses $1b at global box office

The Super Mario Bros. Movie just smashed global box office records making it the first movie of 2023 to gross more than $1 billion at the global box office. 

The animated adaptation featuring a voice cast of Chris Pratt, Jack Black, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Charlie Day reportedly grossed $490 million at the North American box office and an additional $532 million overseas, bringing the grand total to $1.02 billion, per Comscore.

The video game adaptation from directors Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic debuted in theatres April 5 and grossed $204 million in the first five days of release, becoming the biggest opening weekend of the year. It’s dominated the No. 1 spot for the last four weeks despite a few new releases, including Evil Dead Rise, which opened last week in second place with $23.5 million, remained in second place this week with $44.4 million, followed by Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. The adaptation of Judy Blume’s beloved coming-of-age novel starring Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams, and Benny Safdie opened with $6.8 million.

John Wick: Chapter 4 followed in fourth place, earning $5 million more on weekend six and grossing a total of $176 million at the domestic box office and $402 million overall. 

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