Super Mario Bros. Movie Smashes Box-office Records With $378 Million Opening Weekend

Universal Pictures International has announced that the Super Mario Bros. Movie has broken box-office records and is now the biggest international opening weekend of 2023 with $378 million.

This figure gives the movie multiple accolades, including the title of the second-biggest animated opening weekend of all time, the Biggest Illumination opening of all time, the Biggest Video Game Adaptation opening of all time, the Biggest Japanese IP opening of all time, and The No. 4 Universal Opening of all-time. In short, the movie is a big hit worldwide.

Mario is voiced by Chris Pratt, who has been a fan of The Super Mario Bros. games since he was a kid. In the Super Mario Bros. Movie, Mario is a guy from Brooklyn with big dreams. We catch up with Mario right as his newly launched plumbing business has gone off the rails. Just when things couldn’t get worse, he is unwillingly transported to the Mushroom Kingdom and separated from Luigi.

Princess Peach, voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy, is the capable leader of the Mushroom Kingdom, sworn protector of the Toads, and a master of the magical Power-Ups. Together, Peach and Mario embark on an adventure to stop Bowser and rescue Luigi.

Luigi, voiced by Charlie Day, is Mario’s devoted (and anxious!) little brother and business partner. Where Mario is calm and confident, Luigi is…not. After the brothers fall into the Warp Zone, Luigi is captured by Bowser.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie opens on April 19, 2023, in Philippine theaters. 

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