How Much Profit The Super Mario Bros. Movie Made At The Box Office

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is one of the biggest hits of 2023, but its incredible box office performance is way bigger than anyone could have predicted. Based Nintendo’s video game franchise, The Super Mario Bros. Movie follows New York plumber Mario’s (Chris Pratt) introduction to the Mushroom Kingdom as he fights to save his brother Luigi and Princess Peach from Jack Black’s Bowser. Although expectations for The Super Mario Bros. Movie were uncertain based on the pressure of adapting a beloved franchise and the disappointment of the 1993 live-action movie, the Illumination/Nintendo film has become a raging success.




After movie theaters and the box office have taken hits since the COVID-19 pandemic, The Super Mario Bros. Movie has become one of the biggest box office hits of recent memory. The Super Mario Bros. Movie currently holds several 2023 box office records and has been predicted to eventually gross $1.5 billion, but how much profit has the animated movie actually made? Here is a breakdown of The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s massive box office profit, including how the movie compares to the 1993 live-action Super Mario movie’s performance.



The Super Mario Bros. Movie Made A Box Office Profit Of Over $1 Billion

Mario holding a gold coin in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has smashed several box office records so far in 2023. The animated Nintendo movie had a budget of $100 million, which is typical of such CG-animated movies, and it has netted $1.346 billion at the box office worldwide. Therefore, The Super Mario Bros. Movie has made a total profit of $1.246 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie of 2023 as well as the highest-grossing movie based on a video game. Super Mario Bros.’ records not only prove its success, but could potentially open the door to more Nintendo movies in the future.

How The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s Box Office Compares To The 1993 Live-Action Adaptation

Mario gearing up to fight in the Super Mario Bros. Movie

Not only is The Super Mario Bros. Movie a huge success for Nintendo and Illumination, but its box office performance redeems the disappointment of 1993’s live-action Super Mario Bros. movie. 1993’s Super Mario Bros. is just as big of a flop as its animated counterpart is a success, failing to even make back its $48 million budget with a dismal box office performance of $38.9 million. That, combined with its poor reception from critics and audiences alike, the 1993 live-action Super Mario movie is a certified failure. However, 2023’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie finally provides a movie adaptation befitting Nintendo’s biggest franchise.

It’s undeniable that The Super Mario Bros. Movie has more than exceeded the 1993 live-action movie’s performance, but there are various factors that could contribute to their differing levels of success. 30 years later, Nintendo and Super Mario are far more established brands, allowing the 2023 movie to have a bigger crossover appeal. The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s animated approach also allows for a more faithful adaptation of the video games compared to the live-action movie’s real-world limits. Whether it’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s more faithful approach, its iconic celebrity cast, or its timing, the Illumination/Nintendo collaboration is the massive hit that Mario and company deserve.

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