Apart from MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which was deemed as a step in the right direction for MCU, this year, Chris Pratt has also been a part of Illumination’s biggest success to date. Considering Pratt found himself surrounded by extreme hate after he was announced as the voice actor for Mario, once again the actor was able to shut his doubters down with his performance.
Even though it isn’t the most critically acclaimed movie he has been part of, the animated film did manage to provide justice to the iconic character, as the film keeps on breaking more records.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie dethrones Frozen
Although it was reasonable to assume that the Mario movie will not fail at the box office following its ties with one of the biggest gaming franchises, not many expected its enormous success. With the Chris Pratt-led movie not losing its grip on the global box office, the film has garnered another record under its belt, following its ongoing run at the theatres.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie has now become the second highest-grossing animated film of all time just behind 2019’s Frozen sequel, leaving the first Frozen at the third position. Considering the movie is currently standing at $1.294B, which is around $10M more than Frozen’s $1.284B, the Pratt-led movie is now just behind the Frozen sequel’s $1.45B. And with The Super Mario Bros. Movie becoming 2023’s highest-grossing movie so far, fans have showcased their astonishment at this situation.
Fans showcase their surprise at the enormous success of Chris Pratt’s movie
Even though many fans were skeptical about the movie before its release, as not many were inclined towards Chris Pratt‘s inclusion, they are now flabbergasted by its enormous success. Considering the film managed to exceed everyone’s expectations and was able to provide an entertaining time to the audience, its box office record reflects that fans are loving this adaptation. Apart from Chris Pratt, Jack Black‘s Bowser also remains one of the main attractions for the movie, as he did an exceptional job voicing the character.
As the film now becomes the 2nd-highest-grossing animated film of all time, fans showcase their astonishment at this situation through Twitter.
i expected this movie to flop so hard, damn
— Tallen Suired (@tallen_suired) May 31, 2023
I’m sure it’s great but his is this possible!?
— TheSnapbackFamily (@SnapbackFamily) June 1, 2023
Mario Movie Sweep pic.twitter.com/DPEojx5wND
— Consul S ∞ (@DaSupremeXtream) June 1, 2023
The fact that people thought it would wind up being a flop and it’s made it this far is amazing
— SuperVideoWatcher (@64BitGammer) June 1, 2023
I’m surprised to hear The Super Mario Bros. Movie has made that much money. I guess this means we’re getting a sequel.
— Chris Mann (@TheMovieMann) May 31, 2023
Following the huge success of this movie, fans are now engrossed to witness whether The Super Mario Bros. Movie will be able to dethrone Frozen 2 from the top spot.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is currently running in theatres.
Source: The Numbers