In only four weekends of release, The Super Mario Bros. Movie box office has jumped past the magical billion dollar mark at the box office and is the biggest video game adaptation in history.
The flick added another $40. 8 million domestically this past weekend, the best fourth weekend ever for an animated movie, and even managed to beat out Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s $32.1 million fourth weekend gross.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is the #1 movie of 2023 bringing in a current worldwide gross of $1,026,376,630 and a domestic gross of $490,851,630 with an international gross of $535,525,000.
The film is also currently the nineteenth best of all time, the fourth best PG movie of all time, and is #9 on the all-time worldwide animated box office gross list (Frozen II is at the top with $1.4 billion thanks to a massive $960 million international box office).
Fans also like what the see as the movie has a 96% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.
NBCUniversal, Illumination, and Nintendo celebrate the big success
NBCUniversal, Illumination and Nintendo are also celebrating the big success as the collaboration between global entertainment brands continues.
NBCUniversal is not only bringing the iconic franchise to life on the big screen but is also giving fans the opportunity to experience the world of Mario up close and personal in its theme parks.
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD
Universal Studios Hollywood powered up the extremely popular SUPER NINTENDO WORLD earlier this year on February 17, sweeping guests into the 360-degree world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach to become an integral part of their exhilarating universe within the colorful Mushroom Kingdom. The highly immersive and interactive land features the signature ride, “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge,” Toadstool Cafe, 1-Up Factory store, character meet and greets and a host of interactive gameplay, enhanced with the purchase of a Power Up band.
Fans can also see Mario and friends brought to life at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Japan. The land made its worldwide debut in 2021 as the first multi-level land at Universal Studios Japan where Peach’s Castle and Bowser’s Castle tower over the area. And, set to open in 2024, Universal Studios Japan will expand the land to include a new area themed after Donkey Kong. This new area will bring to life the world of one of Nintendo’s most beloved games and feature a roller coaster, interactive experiences, themed merchandise and food.
Super Mario on SNL, Jimmy Fallon
Additionally, NBCUniversal celebrated Mario across the company. Iconic NBC property, Saturday Night Live featured Funky Kong on Weekend Update to discuss the Super Mario Bros movie and spoofed an adaptation of Mario Kart with Mario and friends.
Recently, the cast from the movie joined Jimmy Fallon and his in-house band as they orchestrated a rendition of the Mario theme song. Nintendo legend and game creator Shigeru Miyamoto even makes an appearance and it has now racked up more than 2.4M views.