Super Mario Bros. Movie Takes the Top Spot in Japan, Knights of the Zodiac Secures the 8th Position in Box Office Debut

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In its opening weekend, The Super Mario Bros. Movie claimed the top spot in the Japanese box office. The film achieved an impressive 1.276 million ticket sales and garnered 1.843 billion yen (approximately US$13.54 million) within the first three days of its release.

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Furthermore, the film has generated an estimated US$1,022,446,698 globally, making it the first movie this year to surpass the US$1 billion mark and only the fifth film to achieve this milestone since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Deadline, the movie is the 10th animated feature to earn US$1 billion globally, and is ranked as the #10 highest-grossing animated film worldwide. It is also the biggest animated film since 2019, and the fourth biggest movie overall since 2019.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie premiered in the U.S. and in over 60 international markets on April 5. The movie garnered US$31,702,735 on its opening day in the U.S. and made US$204,630,730 in its initial five-day release in the country, which began on a Wednesday. As per Deadline, the film’s estimated opening worldwide earnings of US$377,628,865 are the highest for an animated film worldwide, surpassing Frozen II. (Frozen II was released over a typical three-day frame, whereas The Super Mario Bros. Movie was released over five days.) The film also has the biggest all-time opening for a video game film adaptation, the largest domestic and worldwide openings of 2023 so far, and the second-biggest all-time domestic opening for an animated film.

The movie is presently the highest-grossing film worldwide of 2023 and the highest-earning video game adaptation in history.

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