We already knew that it was lighting up the box office, but after a stunningly strong follow-through and second weekend at the cinemas, The Super Mario Bros. Movie has continued to smash records.
The film, which was produced in collaboration between Nintendo and Illumination (Despicable Me, Minions), broke records in its first weekend as the biggest debut of all-time for an animated film, but now it’s been reported that the movie has already become the biggest video game to film adaptation in history after it crossed the $500mil USD mark globally. It beats out the likes of Detective Pikachu and Warcraft for the honour.
That was before even taking to account the most recent weekend’s takings, which Deadline reports brings the total up to an eye-watering $678mil USD with no signs of stopping.
There’s no doubt that the endeavour has been a phenomenal success for all involved, including Bowser voice actor, Jack Black, whose performance of the original song “Peaches” in the film has already rocketed into charts and spawned its own official music video:
We reviewed The Super Mario Bros. Movie, saying “The Super Mario Bros. Movie is exactly what you’d expect, sometimes for worse but overwhelmingly for the better. It’s a no-frills, digestible adventure that’s absolutely jam-packed with nods to the immense history of Nintendo’s favourite plumber, and crucially it features all the charm and fun that’s fundamental to delivering that nostalgia in a meaningful way. There’s at least a little something for everyone, young or old, gamer or not, but go in ready to celebrate 40+ years of Mario and Nintendo history and you’ll have a blast.”
Pre-orders have already gone live for The Super Mario Bros. Movie on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K Blu-Ray, including a special SteelBook Edition that’s exclusive to JB Hi-Fi locally.
You can also watch us discuss the film, as well as our hands-on preview of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and our thoughts on the latest Tears of the Kingdom trailer, in the latest video episode of the Press Start Podcast below: