Mario is just showing no signs of quitting and is expected to get to the coveted $1B mark. It’s playing to a wide swath of audiences and is the No. 1 release of 2023 in 26 international markets including Australia, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, UK & Ireland and Spain ..
‘The Super Mario Bros Movie’ Barrels To $678M Worldwide; ‘John Wick 4’ Reaches Franchise-Best $350M – International Box OfficeSUNDAY UPDATE: Coming in higher than Saturday’s projection for the full sophomore weekend, Illumination/Nintendo/Universal’s The Super Mario
The story here is not just the success of the Mario movie, but also the absolute plummeting of Disney, and all of its attempts at a box office miracle. The Marvel films had one or two good weekends of major money drop significantly, buzz light year was terrible.
Other animated films that Disney released couldn’t muster up box office mojo.
But somehow, a plumber and his brother have overtaken the box office by storm, and became one of the biggest movies in years. And it’s not Disney.