The Super Mario Bros Movie is heading for a $195 million 5-day box office haul, which pretty much guarantees that we’ll get a sequel.
The Super Mario Bros Movie is now playing in theaters, and it’s looking to make some serious cash at the box office. Previous projections suggested that the animated movie would bring in somewhere between $85-90 million over a 5-day period, but those projections have since risen considerably.
The Super Mario Bros Movie is now on track to bring in a $195 million five-day opening at the box office, which would mark a record for Illumination. The previous five-day record for the studio was Despicable Me 2‘s $143 million in 2013. Audiences have clearly been hungry for a family friendly movie, and the Easter weekend should go a long way to making The Super Mario Bros Movie a big success. It’s a’ me, sequel!
“While working underground to fix a water main, Brooklyn plumbers Mario (Chris Pratt) and brother Luigi (Charlie Day) are transported down a mysterious pipe and wander into a magical new world,” reads the official synopsis. “But when the brothers are separated, Mario embarks on an epic quest to find Luigi. With the assistance of a Mushroom Kingdom resident Toad (Keegan-Michael Key) and some training from the strong-willed ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy), Mario taps into his own power.”
In addition to Chris Pratt as Mario, Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, and Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, The Super Marios Bros Movie also features the voices of Jack Black as Bowser, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. Not only that but there will be a special voice appearance by Charlies Martinet, who has voiced Mario and Luigi in the Super Mario video games for more than thirty years.
While the film seems to be a fun ride, it has received mixed reviews from critics, including our own Chris Bumbray. “Here’s my problem with the movie – it wasn’t much of a film at all,” Bumbray wrote in his review. “For the most part, I felt like I was watching someone play Super Mario, and being a pretty devoted fan of the games, I wanted my turn at the controls. Watching people play Mario Kart or Super Mario Odyssey will never be as much fun as playing it yourself, but – I’ll give the movie this – I wanted to run home, turn on the Switch, and play the heck out of the game for a few hours. It’ll sell a lot of games, and kids will love it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the novelty wears off for older fans and they all start itching to just go home and play the game themselves.” You can check out the rest of Bumbray’s review right here.
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