The Super Mario Bros Movie, directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic and featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Charlie Day, has been performing exceptionally well at the global box office.
Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics upon release, the film’s positive word-of-mouth has led to widespread audience appreciation, propelling it past the $500 million mark and toward the $1 billion milestone.
The film is expected to have a strong second weekend, with an estimated $659 million in global box office revenue by Sunday, $318.6 million of which is anticipated to come from overseas markets.
Talking about the film’s budget, it is reported to be $100 million, and with this weekend’s expected returns, it will have earned 6.5 times its budget.
In a recent Entertainment Weekly interview, Chris Pratt shared that he was rejected for an early attempt at Mario’s voice because it sounded too much like Tony Soprano, the iconic antihero played by James Gandolfini in HBO’s The Sopranos.