The Mario movie smashed a bunch of box office records


We all know that Mario loves gold coins, but the moustachioed plumber has really outdone himself with his new film. Well, maybe the credit lies with Illumination and Nintendo, but either way, it’s-a-hit!

With $204.6 million domestically and a worldwide box office take of $377.6 million, the new animation has smashed some records, in spite of poor reviews. It had the best opening weekend of any videogame adaptation, as well as the third-biggest Easter weekend after Batman v Superman and Furious 7.

All this success makes it Illumination’s best opening weekend, the biggest of the year overall, and the third-biggest for any animation, behind classics The Lion King and The Incredibles 2. Mightily impressive, especially given how critical some Mario movie reviews are.

You can check out the trailer below.

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For more beyond the Mario movie’s box office success, check out our guides to Mario and Luigi costumes and Mario characters to nab some ideas for a fancy-dress jaunt to your local picturehouse.

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