‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Crosses the $1 Billion Mark

The animated movie The Super Mario Bros. Movie crossed the $1 billion threshold at the box office on Sunday. It’s the fifth film since the start of the pandemic and the surest sign that the theatrical film business is recovering. After a long recession.

Despite the middling reviews, the Universal Pictures movie featuring Chris Pratt as the voice of beloved video game character Mario was only 26 days in theaters, surpassing both “Jurassic World Dominion” and Universal’s became the seventh largest film in the history of “Despicable Me, the Moon Thief” animated at the worldwide box office.

“Super Mario” is the first animated film among five films to cross the $1 billion mark since the pandemic began. Aimed at families with young children and fans of the super-popular Nintendo video game, the film appealed to movie theater owners who were concerned that the family-friendly movie business risked not returning to pre-pandemic levels. gave a welcome reprieve to In fact, according to box office analyst David A. Gross, “Super Mario” boosted his April domestic box office by 11.5% compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Gross called the statistic a “breakthrough” for being the first month above the pre-pandemic average. I’m here.

But not all is well with the multiplex. Judy Bloom’s beloved children’s novel, Are You God? Rated PG-13, the film, which focused on the challenges of prepubescent adolescence with his $30 million production budget, was seen primarily as a nostalgia drama by Lionsgate, the studio behind the film. It helped attract women over 45 who are her fans. of a novel 50 years ago from childhood. While the company had less success in attracting viewers of her teenage girls, among box office analysts, strong word of mouth attracted more moviegoers as Mother’s Day weekend approached. I expect you to call me.

The studio and its theater partners are optimistic about the summer season, which officially kicks off next weekend when Disney debuts the third and final film in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy. The 10th Fast and Furious movie is expected to be a big hit in May. In addition, the live-action version of “Little His Mermaid” scheduled to be released at the end of May, Sony’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”, and Pixar’s “Elemental” will both be released in theaters in June.

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