‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Tops $1 Billion Global Box Office

‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Tops $1 Billion Global Box Office

Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment’s box office hit The Super Mario Bros. Movie is now a $1 billion mega hit. The animated movie, as expected, became the top-grossing animated movie in its fourth weekend of release with a projected $40 million in ticket sales through April 30 — easily topping previous record holder, Incredibles 2, at $28.4 million in 2018.

The movie also tops the 2015 fourth weekend box office of Universal’s Jurassic World at $29.2 million. It ranks No. 3 all-time among Illumination releases, including Minions ($1.16 billion) and Despicable Me 3 ($1.03 billion).

At No. 2 through the weekend: Warner Bros. Pictures’ Evil Dead Rise, which added $12.3 million in ticket sales to up its two-week domestic total past  $44.5 million.

Super Mario Bros. easily held off other box office newcomers and returnees, which included three Lionsgate releases Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, based on Judy Blume’s classic and groundbreaking novel, took in an estimated $6.8 million across 3,343 North American screens; Finnish World War 2 drama Sisu with an estimated $3.25 million in ticket sales; and John Wick: Chapter 4 — the latter adding $5 million and passing the North American box office of predecessor John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum at an estimated $176.16 million.

Other notable box office results included the 40th anniversary re-release of Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, which added another $4.7 million in ticket sales.

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