The Super Mario Bros. Movie set more records in its second weekend up top


Is it really any surprise that The Super Mario Bros. Movie would remain number one at the box office during its second weekend? After smashing a ton of records last week, the brothers Mario weren’t content with simply continuing to be successful. The film wound up bringing in an additional $92.5 million domestically, recording the biggest second weekend of any animated film and surpassing Frozen 2‘s second-weekend haul of $86 million. It has also now become the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time, beating out both Warcraft and Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.

In terms of worldwide numbers, the international gross from The Super Mario Bros. Movie has risen to $339.8 million, bringing the overall total to $693.1 million. Early estimates for Monday have placed the film above $700 million, indicating that Mario and co. will easily be surpassing $1 billion in total gross before the end of their theatrical run. While the film isn’t doing too hot in China, it has yet to open in Japan. Seeing as how the Super Mario franchise originated in Japan, it stands to reason that filmgoers there will show up in droves.

As for everything else at the box office, many were anticipating the Nicholas Cage starring Renfield to score big, but it essentially belly-flopped into theaters. The low-budget Russel Crowe horror vehicle The Pope’s Exorcist wound up taking second with a surprising $9.2 million debut while John Wick: Chapter 4 came in third with an additional $7.9 million gross, bringing its worldwide total to $349.7 million. Renfield came in fourth with just $7.7 million domestically against a $65 million budget. Despite decent reviews, people just aren’t interested.

Here is how everything else played out:

  1. The Super Mario Bros Movie – $87 million
  2. The Pope’s Exorcist – $9.1 million
  3. John Wick: Chapter 4 – $7.9 million
  4. Renfield – $7.7 million
  5. Air – $7.7 million
  6. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves – $7.3 million
  7. Suzume – $2.8 million
  8. Mafia Mamma – $2 million
  9. Scream VI – $1.4 million
  10. Nefarious – $1.3 million
[Source]: The Hollywood Reporter, Box-Office Mojo

Peter Glagowski
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