Movie Super Mario Bros defied expectations and broke box office records in its opening weekend.
The animated film, adapted from Nintendo’s best-selling video game franchise and starring Chris Pratt, Charlie Day and Anya Taylor-Joy, was released in theaters last week.
On Sunday (April 9), it was reported that Super Mario Bros has grossed $377 million (£304.6 million) worldwide since its launch on Wednesday (April 5).
This marks the best opening weekend for an entire animated film (the previous record was held by Ice 2 at $358 million (£289 million)) and a video game adaptation (previously made by ghost at $210 million (£169.6 million)).
The Mario film also had the biggest opening of any film in 2023. In the US alone, the Mario film grossed $204.6 million (£165.3 million) in its first five days. first.
Movie Super Mario Brossuccess of the film in the face of negative critical reaction to the animated film.
In a two-star review, independence‘s Clarisse Loughrey says the film is an adventure in “comfortable mediocrity”.
“It’s hard to ask for that much from a Mario Bros movie when its source material has no historical plot, but aren’t we allowed to ask for a little more than mere prowess?” she writes.
On the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, Movie Super Mario Bros has a critics score of only 56% positive, marking it as “Rotten”.
However, it has a score of 96% among audience reviewers.
Last week, Elon Musk criticized critics for “disconnecting” for their negative reviews of the film.
Movie Super Mario Bros currently showing in theaters.
Additional Associated Press reporting