Chris Pratt's Super Mario Bros. outran Frozen 2 in spectacular box office debut
The Super Mario Bros. Movie, starring Chris Pratt, dazzled at the box office, surpassed Frozen 2's record with a staggering $377 million global opening.
Super Mario Bros. (Source: The New Yorker)
In a remarkable display of nostalgic power and cinematic allure, The Super Mario Bros. Movie leaped its way into box office history. This animated adaptation, bringing to life Nintendo's iconic 1985 video game, has achieved an astonishing $200 million in the US and Canada and $377 million worldwide during its five-day opening run. This feat broke the record for an animated movie's opening, previously held by Frozen 2. Outshining even Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the film demonstrates the enduring appeal of the Mario franchise.
Star-studded cast and nostalgic appeal
The movie stars Chris Pratt as Mario, alongside Charlie Day as Luigi and Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, bringing an exciting new dimension to these beloved characters. The cast also includes Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, and other notable names, enriching the film with diverse talents. Interestingly, Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario in the games and a fan favorite, makes a special appearance, a nod to the series' long-standing fans. The movie's storyline follows the Brooklyn plumbers Mario and Luigi as they embark on a whimsical and adventurous journey in a magical new world. This familiar plot, combined with the star power of its cast, has undoubtedly contributed to the film's spectacular success. The success of Super Mario Bros. serves as a testament to the power of blending nostalgia, innovation, and star-studded casts in creating box office hits.
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