The Super Mario Bros. Movie earned a record for animation $377 million in the first 5 days of rental

The long-awaited adaptation of the Nintendo video game The Super Mario Bros. Movie debuted at the box office over the Easter weekend, exceeding expectations and breaking several records, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The animated film, produced by Illumination and Universal, collected a record $377 million at the global box office, marking the best opening of all time for an animated film. Of that, the five-day US earning was $204.6 million, including $146.4 million over the three-day weekend, while overseas it earned $173 million in 70 markets.

The cartoon was liked by both families and the general audience, which reflects the popularity of the game, which has been played by several generations of players. In particular, 60% of ticket buyers for The Super Mario Bros. Movie were between the ages of 18 and 34. The animated film instantly spawned a new film franchise and broke numerous other records, including the best opening at the box office for a movie based on a video game and the best opening of 2023 by all metrics after beating Marvel’s superhero film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.