“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” Makes History With Gigantic  $377 Million Opening Weekend

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There was a lot of anticipation leading up to The Super Mario Bros. Movie and this film ended up exceeding our wildest expectations. It shattered the box office with its $377 million worldwide opening and managed to set several opening weekend records.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie hit the theaters on April 5 and made quite a splash during its five-day opening weekend. It grossed a worldwide total of $377.6 million, including 204.6 million in the US and Canada and an additional 173 million in other territories.

These impressive numbers helped it set several opening weekend records, including the biggest opening for an animated movie and video game movie, breaking the records previously held by Frozen 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, respectively.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie tells a familiar story of the brothers Mario and Luigi, Italian-American plumbers who journey through the Mushroom Kingdom and find themselves entangled in a battle between Princess Peach and Bowser, who rules over the Dark Lands.

Chris Pratt and Charlie Day voice Mario and Luigi in the new movie, while the rest of the voice cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, and Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong.