Light and Universal Super Mario Bros. Movie Checking off another significant milestone.
The Nintendo video game adaptation will cross $1 billion at the global box office on Sunday, its 26th day of release. It became the 10th animated film to achieve this feat and the first title of 2023.
In North America, Super Mario’As of Sunday, the total is $40 million for a weekend gross of $490 million from 4,204 theaters. Its weekend overseas haul was $68.3 million for a worldwide cume of $532 million.
The film broke several records, including ranking as the highest-grossing animated film in Universal history at the domestic box office after Best Picture. Minions: The Rise of Gru ($369.7 million) and the third-highest of any Universal film Jurassic World And ET ExtraterrestrialNot adjusted for inflation.
Thanks to its multi-generational appeal, Super Mario The animation continues to play like an all-audience blockbuster rather than tentpole.
Elsewhere at the domestic box office, Warner Bros.’ Evil Dead Rise It pulled in domestic numbers of around $45 million or more in its sophomore run, between $12.5 million and $13.5 million from 3,417 locations.
A new offering from Lionsgate Are you God? It’s me, Margaret It opened in third place with $6.4 million from 3,334 theaters. The film received an A cinema score.
John Wick: Chapter 4Another Lionsgate film is expected to come in at No. 4 with roughly $4.8 million from 2,481 sites, good enough to cross $175 million domestically.
In a funny twist, the reissue Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Rounding out the top five is $4.7 million from 500 theaters.
Sony and confirmed Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World proves disappointing. The film opened outside the top 10, grossing $3 million from 3,504 theaters.
Numbers will be updated on Sunday morning.
April 30, 7:45 am: Updated with revised totals.
This story was originally published on April 29 at 7:35 am.