We all knew it was going to happen eventually since the Super Mario Bros. Movie released earlier this month and became a huge success. After just 26 days in the cinemas, Nintendo and Illumination / Universal’s animated movie has crossed the $1 Billion Milestone At the worldwide box office. It is reported by Variety that the current numbers are around $1.022 Billion USD and is the fifth film during pandemic times to cross the threshold (the other films being Avatar: The Way of Water, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Jurassic World Dominion, and Top Gun: Maverick).
This is absolutely fantastic news as, not only is it such a brilliant film filled to the brim with nostalgia references and a generally fun romp for casual fans as well, but it finally breaks the curse that all video game movies are exceptionally bad. While the likes of Detective Pikachu and the Sonic the Hedgehog films already proved that themselves, the Super Mario Bros. Movie had a lot of making up to do seeing as it was the 1993 Super Mario Bros. film that basically started the curse in the first place.
Since its opening in cinemas on April 5th, the Super Mario Bros. Movie has been going from strength to strength. It seemed like every week it was breaking new records and the reason why we are only just talking about it here at Miketendo64 is because we simply couldn’t keep up with it all. By the time we would have posted something about the movie crossing a 100 million milestone, it would have done it again. The fact that it has now officially reached 1 billion though is certainly cause to report on its well deserved success and it it is partly thanks to the film now arriving in Japan and South Korea, that the Super Mario Bros. Movie has now crossed this astounding threshold.
Here’s hoping that the film will continue to break records and become the highest grossing animated film of all time. It may still have a fair way to go, but if anyone can do it, it’s-a he, Mario!