“Super Mario Bros. Movie” tops third weekend

Nintendo and Illumination continue to ride high,The Super Mario Bros. Movie” remains at the top of the box office charts for the third weekend in a row. Deadline reported that the CG-animated pic based on the iconic Nintendo video game franchise brought in an estimated $58.2 million in its third weekend, bringing its current domestic total to around $434.4 million.

“Super Mario Bros. Movie” continues to win at the box office

Deadline reports that it’s the best third weekend at the box office for an animated film, surpassing the $46.4 million earned by “The Incredibles 2” between June 29 and July 1, 2018, before Independence Day. Its current domestic total is also the third highest-grossing Universal Pictures at the domestic box office, behind only 2015’s “Jurassic World” ($653.4 million) and 1982’s “ET The Extraterrestrial” with $437.1 million. .

Deadline noted that while distribution sources thought the animated family film would take a bigger hit this weekend as kids head back to school after spring break, that doesn’t appear to be the case. The film had an excellent drop of around 37% this weekend, which is good and shows that the film has quite remarkable staying power.

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Overseas, Deadline numbers By the end of Sunday, the film has taken about $871 million, so the film is approaching $900 million worldwide and should soon cross $1 billion. It would be interesting to see how these numbers continue to rise.

The film’s success suggests that future sequels, spinoffs, and other Nintendo film and media adaptations will soon follow. However, whatever those plans are, Nintendo, Illumination, and others are keeping those plans very close and have yet to announce anything.

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger at a special screening of Universal Pictures, Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment's 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' in Los Angeles

Until then, Illumination and Nintendo’s bigwigs can bask in the glory of the film’s success, and will continue to do so. “Super Mario Bros. Movie” likely won’t have any serious competition to knock it off its box-office throne until Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” 3” arrives in theaters on May 5. By then, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” will likely hit $1 billion worldwide and close at the box office.

“Evil Dead Rise” opens strong

While it only opened at No. 2 at the box office, “Evil Dead Rise” served as a strong counter to “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” for adults, R-rated blood and gore horror fare. The latest installment in the classic horror franchise brought in $23.5 million in its opening weekend.

That’s slightly lower than the $25.7 million opening weekend of the 2013 “Evil Dead” reboot. The film grossed around $54 million domestically and $97 million worldwide from a $17 million budget.

Evil Dead creator Sam Raimi

“Evil Dead Rise” featured an updated premise and setting for the series, focusing on a family trapped by a Deadite infestation in a condemned Los Angeles high-rise. The film had a budget similar to the previous reboot, a reported $15 million. The critics also liked it, achieving a score of 84% Rotten tomatoes compared to 63% for the 2013 film.

Original filmmakers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert produced the update, along with Bruce Campbell, who starred in the first three “Evil Dead” movies and the television spinoff “Ash vs. “Evil Dead”. Lee Cronin (“The Hole in the Ground”) wrote and directed the reboot of the franchise.


So far, the horror update seems to be off to a good start for Warner Bros. profitability. Given that the film is originally one streaming edition only Set to debut on HBO Max and now raking in millions in theaters, its box office performance and journey is quite impressive.

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