It was seen coming. A simple look at the offer that would arrive in our cinemas coinciding with the beginning of Easter Week invited us to think about those pre-pandemic scenarios with packed rooms and celebratory fundraisersand this breeding ground not only has not disappointed at all, but has marked a record number for this 2023.
As reported Comscore Spain through his Twitter account, On Wednesday, April 5, more than half a million spectators attended the cinema; an amount that had not yet been reached throughout the year and that has been driven by the magnificent debut of ‘Super Mario Bros: The Movie’, which could close its long opening weekend with an astronomical amount in its pocket.
The animated adaptation of the adventures of Nintendo’s mustachioed plumber has managed to culminate his first day on the bill with more than two million euros in his pocket. In this way, the suspicions that we would be facing one of those “event feature films” that would gather crowds and, with luck, would end the film year at the top of the list with the most views are confirmed.
Behind the Illumination Entertainment title we find another novelty: the hilarious ‘The Pope’s Exorcist’, whose cocktail of demonic possession, B-movie spirit, and a sort of buddy movie ecclesiastical He has managed to relegate ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ and ‘John Wick 4’ to third and fourth place, showing that terror – and seeing Russell Crowe in a cassock and riding a scooter – still has a lot of traction.
We will see how the week ends but, barring a catastrophe, everything indicates that we will have Super Mario for a while…
In Espinof | The 46 most anticipated movies and the best releases of 2023