The Super Mario Bros. Movie Smashes Box Office Records and Delights Audiences

Super Mario Brothers. Movie, a highly anticipated animated film, has hit theaters and is already proving to be a box office hit. In its first day, the movie grossed $31.7 million, surpassing the 1993 live-action film's entire domestic run of $20.9 million, unadjusted for inflation. The movie's success continued, with an estimated three-day total of $92 million and a five-day total of $141 million, making it the second-best five-day debut for Illumination. The film follows plumber brothers Mario and Luigi, who are accidentally transported to the Mushroom Kingdom, where they team up with Princess Peach, Toad, and Donkey Kong to defeat Bowser, the king of the Koopas, and save the kingdom.[0]

Super Mario Brothers. Movie boasts a star-studded cast, including Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong.[1] The film's producers, Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and general manager of Nintendo, and Chris Meledandri, the CEO and founder of Illumination, worked together to ensure the film remained respectful to the source material.[2] Miyamoto emphasized that in video games, the player's involvement, including overcoming challenges and fighting their way through, is what makes the experience enjoyable.[3] He believed that following the plot points of the video games alone would not meet viewers' expectations.[4]

While audiences have enjoyed the family-friendly thrill ride, critics have had mixed reactions to the film.[5] Some have praised its gorgeous animation and great action sequences, while others have found the movie overly referential, with performances lacking.[6] Super Mario Brothers. Movie is not currently available for streaming and can only be watched in theaters.[7]

The success of Super Mario Brothers. Movie has prompted discussions about which other Nintendo properties could be adapted for the big screen.[8] Despite the failure of the 1993 live-action Super Mario Bros. film, the recent success of video game adaptations like Sonic the Hedgehog and Detective Pikachu has renewed interest in adapting beloved video game franchises for film. With the involvement of creators like Miyamoto and the talented team at Illumination, fans may soon see their favorite Nintendo properties on the big screen in a shared universe.[9]

0. “The Super Mario Bros. Movie review: all nostalgia bait, no original hook” Polygon, 4 Apr. 2023,

1. “‘Super Mario Bros. Movie' composer on using music from games” Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2023,

2. “Shigeru Miyamoto & Chris Meledandri Share The Super Mario Bros. Movie Secrets” Screen Rant, 5 Apr. 2023,

3. “‘Mario’ creator explains why Nintendo has been so reluctant to adapt its games for the big screen” Yahoo Entertainment, 6 Apr. 2023,

4. “Mario Powers Up: How Nintendo Visionary Shigeru Miyamoto and Illumination’s Chris Meledandri Plan to Super Smash Hollywood” Variety, 4 Apr. 2023,

5. “Super Mario Bros. Movie Steelbook Edition Is Exclusive To Best Buy” GameSpot, 7 Apr. 2023,

6. “What You Should Know About The Super Mario Bros. Movie's End Credits Scenes” Kotaku, 6 Apr. 2023,

7. “Super Mario Bros. Fans, Here's Where to Stream the New Video Game Movie Online” Good Housekeeping, 7 Apr. 2023,

8. “10 Nintendo Characters Who Deserve Films After The Super Mario Bros Movie” Empire, 6 Apr. 2023,

9. “What to Watch This Week: The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Air, and More” Rotten Tomatoes, 7 Apr. 2023,

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