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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Crosses A Billion Dollars Worldwide At The Box Office

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” from Illumination, Nintendo, and Universal continues to dominate at the box office. This weekend it hit another box filled with coins and crossed one billion dollars at the global box office. It’s now the tenth animated film in history to cross that mark, and for the moment sits as the tenth biggest animated film of all time globally overtaking other Illumination animated features including “Despicable Me 2” and “Minions: The Rise of Gru” according to Deadline.

The classic Nintendo game turned animated feature added an additional $68.3 million this weekend in over 80 overseas markets. This brings the international grand total of the film to $532.5 million. One of the markets that really helped the cause was Japan, which finally released the film on 776 screens. They brought in a huge $14.3 million to take the spot of biggest opening weekend ever for an animated studio movie. As well as the biggest Saturday box office in Universal history, topping “Jurassic World Dominion”.

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Here in the States, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” took first place once again with another $40 million. This brings the domestic total to $490 million. While it’s been a fun and impressive run at the top for the pair of plumbers, that will certainly end this week with the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” this week.


Again in second place in its second week is “Evil Dead Rises” which brought in another $12 million. For a horror film, this is doing very well, bringing its worldwide total to over $62 million. Not bad for a film that is estimated to have cost $18 million and was originally slated to be released on HBO Max.

In third place, this week is the new film “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret” with $6.8 million. In fourth is the resilient “John Wick: Chapter 4” with $5 million. Finally in fifth is Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves at $4.1 million.

The special re-release of “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” also did very well at almost $4.7 million.

The big flop at the box office this weekend was “Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World”, which only brought in $3 million at the box office which was good enough for eleventh on the weekend chart. Finishing behind the Finnish independent action-thriller “Sisu”.

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