The success of ‘Super Mario Bros. The Movie’ is getting more and more amazing. A few days ago it dethroned ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantuamnia’ as the highest grossing film of the year, but now it has just add two new records to those who had already achieved during its first weekend in theaters.
The most impressive milestone that ‘Super Mario Bros’ has now achieved is that of highest-grossing film based on a video game of all time. And on top of that, he has done it in a big way, since up to now that honor belonged to ‘Warcraf: The Origin’ with 439 million dollars, while Nintendo’s plumber movie already accumulates 678 million. And that in just over a week in theaters.
The other record that ‘Super Mario Bros’ has added is that of best second weekend for an animated film in the United States. ‘Frozen 2’ had left it at 85.9 million dollars in 2019, but Illumination’s new work has surpassed it with 87 million. Something like this was not expected just a few days ago, which shows the incredible hook of this movie.
Now the big question is knowing what the ceiling of ‘Super Mario Bros. The Movie’ will be, but its main objective is clear: to become the highest-grossing animated film in history. There it will have to surpass ‘Frozen 2’, which achieved 1.45 billion four years ago, but also ‘The Lion King’, since the Disney remake is considered by many to be an animated film. There it will be somewhat more difficult, since the film directed by Jon Favreau amassed a whopping 1,657 million dollars. In fact, it ranks ninth on the list of the highest grossing films in the entire history of cinema.