“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” Tops Box Office With Historic $377 Million Opening

The Super Mario Bros. Movie introduced a new generation of fans to Nintendo’s biggest video game hero—and they welcomed him with open arms. This animated movie topped the box office with a $377 million opening, which set several major opening weekend records.

In the wake of its opening on April 5, Super Mario managed to gross $377.6 million over the course of a five-day weekend, including $204.6 million domestically and $173 million overseas. This marks the biggest opening for an animated movie and video game movie of all time, breaking the records held by Frozen 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, respectively.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie serves as the origin story for the plumbing brothers Mario and Luigi and follows their journey through the Magic Kingdom. The film’s star-studded voice cast includes Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, and Fred Armisen.

The film’s post-credit scene hints at a potential sequel, but Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri previously said they’re focusing on the film at hand.

“Our focus right now is entirely on bringing the film out to the audience, and at this time, we’re not prepared to talk about what’s coming in the future… I definitely wouldn’t rule anything out,” Meledandri told Variety.