‘Super Mario Beats ‘Warcraft And ‘Pokemon: Biggest Video Game Film Ever (Despite Brutal Reviews)

‘Super Mario Beats ‘Warcraft And ‘Pokemon: Biggest Video Game Film Ever (Despite Brutal Reviews)

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Movie Super Mario Bros. According to multiple outlets on Friday, the film grossed over $500 million at the worldwide box office, making it the highly anticipated animated film based on the Mario Bros. franchise, the highest-grossing film of the year and the most successful. . video game adaptation of all time.

Movie Super Mario Bros. The film has grossed over $500 million worldwide since its premiere earlier this month. © 2023 Nintendo and Universal Studios © Provided by Forbes Film Super Mario Bros. has grossed over $500 million at the global box office since opening earlier this month. © 2023 Nintendo and Universal Studios

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Since its release earlier this month , Super Mario Bros. Movie grossed over $260 million in the US and over $284 million worldwide.

This puts it ahead of Warcraft (2016) and Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (2019) as the highest-grossing film adaptations of the video game series.

The film's success to date has been attributed to its impressive opening, the second-highest-grossing animated film of all time behind the 2016 Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory , which grossed $135.5 million.

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$146.36 million. Most of the 92-minute animation was filmed domestically in the first three days of its release earlier this month, surpassing Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania which grossed $106 million domestically . Movie Super Mario Bros. grossed over $377 million worldwide in its opening weekend.

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Produced by Illumination, Universal Pictures and Nintendo, the video game adaptation has received mixed reviews so far, with a 7.4/10 rating on Imdb and a 96% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, although critics on the site gave the film much harsher reviews. . 58% reviews. In The Guardian's review of Super Mario Bros. called "a lazy animated mess" that "does what it takes to please its loyal fans". Nintendo itself didn't want to play Super Marios after the 1993 crash, which was cited as one of the worst films of all time.


Nintendo's announcement in 2021 that Chris Pratt would be voicing Mario and their decision to drop the protagonist's Italian accent initially sparked outrage from fans hoping that original video game voice actor Charles Martinet would also reprise his role. . surprised by Pratt's seemingly uncanny ability to extract Mario's signature "that's me" lines. Also starring Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Charlie Day as Luigi.

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