The Super Mario Bros. Movie Passes $500 Million, Is Now The Highest-Grossing Video Game Movie Ever
The previous record-holder was Warcraft.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie has now cleared $500 million worldwide at the box office to become the highest-grossing video game movie of all time. It surpassed Warcraft ($439 million) to set the record.
It's now the highest-grossing movie of 2023 in the US and globally, surpassing Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania ($474 million).
The Super Mario Bros. Movie debuted on April 5 and had a very strong first weekend, setting the record for not only the best start for a video game movie, but also the best opening weekend for any animated film of all time. Disney's Frozen II was the previous record-holder.
According to Variety, The Super Mario Bros. Movie had a production budget of $100 million, which the site said was "economical" for an animated film of this scale.
The film ends with a teaser for a potential sequel, and that would be no surprise given Nintendo has spoken openly about its plans to make additional movies.
For more, check out GameSpot's The Super Mario Bros. Movie review and additional coverage like our interview with the movie's directors about the film's epic Rainbow Road sequence. Additionally, Jack Black told GameSpot that he wants Pedro Pascal to voice Wario in a sequel.
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