Super Mario Bros. The Movie sets box office record in Japan

Super Mario Bros. The Movie achieved a box-office record on the Japanese market, where it surpassed 10 billion yen.

Super Mario Bros. The Movie sets box office record in Japan

Super Mario Bros. The Movie established a new top grossing in Japanreaching 10 billion yen in just 31 days.
The animated feature film swept the coveted milestone faster than any other non-Japanese animated project ever released in the Asian nation.

Collections in Japan

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Super Mario Bros. – The Movie: A sequence from the animated film

According to statistics released by Toho-Towa, Super Mario Bros. The Movie grossed 632 million yen from May 26 to 28, or $4.5 million, bringing the project to a total of $10.1 billion. yen ($71.7 million). The feature film based on the video game was released in Japan on April 28 and became the third highest-grossing animation project of all time, falling behind Frozen and Frozen II.

However, the title with the best collections ever in Japan remains Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, which reached the considerable sum of 40.4 billion yen in 2020, equal to 288 million dollars.

The animated movie

In the new big-screen adaptation of the cult video game Super Mario Bros. Chris Pratt gives voice to Mario and Charlie Day to Luigi. Anya Taylor-Joy, the star of the series The Queen of Chess, is Princess Peach. Jack Black is the voice of the villain Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key is Toad, Seth Rogen is Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen is Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson is Kamek and comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is Spike.

Super Mario Bros. The Movie, Chris Pratt sports a new mustache that pays homage to the iconic plumber

The production team includes Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto. The director of the animated film are instead engaged Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, former authors of series such as Teen Titans Go!. Matthew Fogel (Minions 2) penned the script.

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