Last Update: April 15, 2023, 03:40 AM IST
Universal and Illumination’s video game adaptation, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, has become the top-grossing film of 2023 at the global box office, earning more than $500 million in one week, according to The Hollywood Reporter. is of.
It knocked off Marvel’s Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania, which held the previous top-grossing title of the year with $474.4 million in global ticket sales.
In addition to being the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time, the film has surpassed records set by Warcraft and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, grossing $508.7 million in worldwide ticket sales as of Thursday.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, as of Thursday, Super Mario has a domestic gross of $260.3 million, making it the highest-grossing film of all time. Meanwhile, its overseas gross totaled $248.4 million.
It is now the second biggest animated film of 2019 with only fellow lightsaber release Minions: The Rise of Gru earning more with $942.5 million.
The film is already one of Universal’s top ten biggest animated films at the global box office and one of only thirteen Hollywood films to cross the $500 million mark worldwide since 2019.
Of the thirteen, Universal produced five, including Jurassic World: Dominion, Rise of Gru, F9: The Fast Saga, and No Time to Die.