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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Earns $377 Million in 5 Day Opening Smashing Records

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Earns $377 Million in 5 Day Opening Smashing Records - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 April 2023 / 3,080 Views

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a smashing success earning $204.6 million in five day opening domestically (US and Canada) and $377 million worldwide, according to Variety.

The movie has set many records including the highest-grossing debut of 2023, beating the previous holder, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which earned $225.3 million worldwide.

"The box office just kept growing and growing," said Universal's president of domestic distribution Jim Orr. "It's a tremendous worldwide debut, and the movie has a clear runway."

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Earns $377 Million in 5 Day Opening Smashing Records

The Super Mario Bros. Movie set the record for the biggest five day opening of all time, beating 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which earned $200 million. It should be of note this is a record specifically for five day openings as three Marvel movies earned over $250 million in three days.

Other records set include the biggest Illumination opening of all time, beating the $208 million grossed by Despicable Me 2 in 2013, as well as the biggest video game opening of all time, beating the $210 million earned by Warcraft in 2016.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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2zosteven (on 10 April 2023)

Zelda next please

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Mystro-Sama 2zosteven (on 10 April 2023)

A Zelda movie would be so fucking dope.

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Kakadu18 (on 10 April 2023)

You missed one record it broke: biggest opening for an animated film worldwide beating Frozen 2.

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badnewsforthem (on 10 April 2023)

congratulation to Nintendo, beating even the Marvels and Transformers stuff, i just wonder if this will be the first game adaptation to reach the 1 billion mark? or is that to much of an expectation?

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INCITATUSBR badnewsforthem (on 10 April 2023)

1 billion is 100% sure.

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badnewsforthem INCITATUSBR (on 10 April 2023)

well, i hope this means Nintendo will take a shot at an animated StarFox movie or even better a Xenoblade and Fire Emblem anime series with a quality studio like Ufotable.

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Bofferbrauer2 badnewsforthem (on 11 April 2023)

So will we now get an NCU (Nintendo Cinematic Universe)?

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badnewsforthem Bofferbrauer2 (on 11 April 2023)

hopefully, as long as Nintendo keep the right to the "NCU" projects and control the production to make sure every release respect the original games, to avoid another live-action situation.

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2zosteven badnewsforthem (on 10 April 2023)

congrats for sure. i do not see this hitting 1 billion though

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RetroGamer94 2zosteven (on 11 April 2023)

Currently on track to pass a billion man, by Wednesday it’ll probably be $500 Million world wide, but it hasn’t even opened in several markets including Japan and Korea.

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Signalstar (on 10 April 2023)

Congratulations to Illumination and Nintendo!

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 10 April 2023)

I'm really tempted to watch this!
It looks fantastic!

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Garrus LivncA_Dis3 (on 10 April 2023)

even my sister just watched it with her kids and she loved it!

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Kakadu18 LivncA_Dis3 (on 11 April 2023)

Absolutely recommended. It's a ton of fun.

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2zosteven (on 11 April 2023)

Who would have guessed that Mario would be beating Marvel movies?

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fedfed (on 11 April 2023)

the movie is fun, you even forget Chris Pratt after a while... it is a love story to Nintendo and Mario.... i really liked it.

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Pajderman (on 10 April 2023)

Cool! My brother saw it a few days ago and liked it. I will probably see it this week

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Kristof81 (on 11 April 2023)

Very impressive, considering that it's yet to be released in Japan and South Korea (in two weeks time)

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Azzanation (on 10 April 2023)

Justice for Mario. Hasnt had the best reception with Movies and TV series.

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znake (on 10 April 2023)

Poor Avatar 2 its records are not safe

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dane007 znake (on 10 April 2023)

Doubt it will come close

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2zosteven znake (on 11 April 2023)


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INCITATUSBR (on 10 April 2023)

Nintendo just lost the timing for a new Mario game.

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badnewsforthem INCITATUSBR (on 10 April 2023)

it doesn't make sense to release a Mario game so much closer to a Zelda game, the movie will still boost the sales of Mario Odessy, NSMU deluxe and Bowser's Furry.
so it's a win-win, they can avoid hurting Zelda sales at the same time they can keep the new big Mario game for maybe the big launch of Switch 2

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