“It’s the #1 grossing film in my heart”: Chris Pratt’s ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Defies All Odds, Enters Top 5 Highest Grossing Animated Movies Ever Club

"It's the #1 grossing film in my heart": Chris Pratt's 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' Defies All Odds, Enters Top 5 Highest Grossing Animated Movies Ever Club
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Chris Pratt is riding high with the runaway success of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3. The film is being touted as the best MCU installment in recent times and Pratt’s character Peter Quill aka Starlord is a big part of the adulation it has been receiving from all corners. Pratt’s witty and swag-filled portrayal of the intergalactic hero made him an actor to watch out for in the MCU, with his next films like Jurassic World becoming big draws.


Marvel star Chris PrattPratt’s other big release which preceded Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 was The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the animated reboot of the live-action 1993 film. The Marvel star landed the marquee role of Mario in the film and is now reaping the rewards with the animation becoming a massive hit worldwide.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Wins Big at the Box Office

30 years after the 1993 live-action flick The Super Mario Bros released, Chris Pratt, Seth Rogen, Jack Black, and Anya Taylor-Joy are part of a fresh animated remake that aired in theaters in April 2023. Titled The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the film which follows the famous adventures of two Italian plumbers named Mario and Luigi, has scored big at the box office to become one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time.

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The cast of The Super Mario Bros Movie

Fans and netizens have also taken to social media to heap praises on the film and react to its achievement.


The Super Mario Bros. Movie is the first movie for animation studio Illumination to reach 500 million dollars at the US box office. The film has also surpassed Toy Story 4 as the 5th highest-grossing animated movie of all time.


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Chris Pratt Fends off Criticism to Become The Perfect Mario

Recreating a film based on a popular video game is a challenging task. Remaking it after the original live-action film in 1993 flopped is a courageous decision. But The Super Mario Bros. Movie defied all odds and opened to rave reviews in April 2023. A large part of its acclaim is the casting choices featuring many A-listers including Chris Pratt, Seth Rogen, and Jack Black. Pratt, in particular, raised eyebrows for being cast in the role of Mario with many criticizing the decisions to cast celebrity actors over voice talents in films.

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Chris Pratt voiced the role of Mario

But Pratt proved everyone wrong with his brilliant portrayal of the loved Italian plumber from Brooklyn. With his quintessential charm, the Marvel star brought the affable and clumsy Mario to life in a perfect adaptation. The Jurassic World actor took some creative liberties and substituted the trademark high-pitched voice of Mario to embody a more pronounced Brooklyn accent. His effort at individuality reaped big rewards with the massive success of the film.


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