Chris Pratt’s Super Mario Bros. Leaves Behind Combined Profits of Oppenheimer and Across the Spider-Verse to Set 2023 Record in Hollywood

Chris Pratt's Super Mario Bros. movie stole the show as the most profitable film of 2023, surpassing even the biggest contenders in the limelight.

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  • While Barbie and Oppenheimer were hogging the spotlight in 2023, a sneaky contender has claimed its throne - Chris Pratt's Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • The movie turned out to be the most profitable of the year, surpassing even the biggest names in the competition.
  • The movie surpassed the combined profits of Across the Spider-Verse, sitting at $328 million, and Oppenheimer, clocking in at $201.9 million, without breaking a sweat.
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While Barbie and Oppenheimer were hogging the spotlight in 2023, a sneaky contender lurking in the shadows is now claiming its throne, and that is Chris Pratt’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie. This Italian plumber and his crew managed to stomp their way to the top, surpassing the combined profits of Across the Spider-Verse and Oppenheimer.

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A still from The Super Mario Bros. Movie
A still from The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Recent reports from Deadline reveal that the Super Mario Bros. movie emerged as the most profitable of the year. Despite facing initial backlash, it conquered the box office tournament, even leaving behind Barbie’s profits at the box office by a huge margin.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Takes the Cake as the Most Profitable Film of 2023!

Amidst the struggle of a world emerging from a pandemic, Chris Pratt’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie made its big-screen debut in the still struggling theaters. The barrage of criticism for its casting choices made it all the way more difficult for the movie.

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Fast forward one year later, and lo and behold, not even a whirlwind of negativity could stop everyone’s favorite Italian plumber from winning over the hearts of fans. The movie turned out to be the most profitable of the year, surpassing even the biggest names in the competition as per Deadline’s calculations.

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Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer

Now, not only is The Super Mario Bros movie the highest-grossing Illumination film ever, raking in a whopping $1.36 billion worldwide, but it’s also the most profitable, pocketing a cool $559 million profit in earnings. With its domination extending beyond the video game sector to the realm of movies, this success goes to show just how iconic and enduring this franchise truly is.

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The movie surpassed the combined profits of Across the Spider-Verse, sitting at $328 million, and Oppenheimer, clocking in at $201.9 million without breaking a sweat. Other blockbuster hits this movie crushed in profits were Wonka, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and even The Eras Tour.

Records The Super Mario Bros. Movie Smashed!

The Super Mario Bros. Movie didn’t just break one record, it smashed through a whole pile of them! From its jaw-dropping $204 million opening weekend to becoming one of the biggest-grossing movies of 2023 worldwide and domestically, this film has been on an unstoppable roll.

This spectacular debut not only secured its spot as the biggest opener of the year but also marked the second-highest debut ever for an animated film. Since then, Mario and the gang haven’t slowed down one bit.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

In a victory lap worthy of its own level, The Super Mario Bros. Movie has dethroned every competition to claim its place as Illumination’s crown jewel. This animation powerhouse, known for hits like Despicable Me and Minions, has found its new champion.

And as if that weren’t enough, Mario has even taken on Elsa and company, beating Frozen to take its spot, and is now in the third spot in the list of the highest-grossing animated films of all time. With each coin collected and every pipe conquered, this movie proves that when it comes to box office domination, nobody can out-jump the plumber in red!

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is now streaming on Netflix.

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Written by Sampurna Banerjee

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Sampurna Banerjee, an ardent enthusiast of pop culture and movies, pours her passion into her role as a writer for FandomWire. With a penchant for Marvel, DC, and sitcoms, she has contributed over 400 articles, staying up-to-date to the entertainment industry's latest buzz. Moreover, she's penned over 300 articles for Animated Times and shared her work across several Instagram pages. Currently she is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calcutta University.