Universal and Illumination Super Mario Bros. Movie It was a bona fide blockbuster, and the first film of the year to cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office.
The Nintendo video game adaptation took in $85 million from 4,371 theaters in its second weekend at the North American box office, notably higher than expected and representing a drop of just 41 percent. It was the second best weekend for an animated film after Surplus Frozen 2 ($86 million).
As of Sunday, Super Mario has grossed $347.8 million domestically and $330 million overseas. This included $94 million in its second weekend.
The animated sensation broke several records with its release over the long Easter holiday. And in the middle of the week, Mario Marvel’s past magnified Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum It has been ranked as the highest grossing film of the year till date at the domestic, international and worldwide box office. It is now the number 1 video game adaptation of all time warship ($439.4 million) and Pokemon: Detective Pikachu ($449.8 million).
Several new movies opened nationwide this weekend to mixed results, led by Universal’s modern-day vampire comedy. Renfield and Screen Gem’s supernatural thriller Pope’s exorcist.
Over the weekend, many analysts thought Renfield Put number 2 behind Super Mario.
But still Pope’s exorcist It debuted at $9.2 million from 3,178 theaters. Directed by Julius Avery, the film stars Russell Crowe as the real-life Father Gabriel Amorth, the Vatican’s chief exorcist and a priest who performed over 100,000 exorcisms in his lifetime. (He died in 2016 at the age of 91.)
caught John Wick: Chapter 4 It finished at No. 3 with $7.9 million for $160.1 million.
Ben Affleck praised wind is struggling with Renfield to fourth place with an estimate of $7.7 million each. (The final order will be settled Monday morning.) From Amazon, wind dropped 47 percent and had a 10-day domestic gross of $33.3 million.
Renfield Nicholas Hoult plays the titular role and Nicolas Cage plays Count Dracula. After serving as Dracula’s loyal assistant for centuries, the story follows Renfield as he tries to see if there is another life for himself. Awkwafina also stars in the New Orleans-set film directed by Chris McKay.
An upcoming anime adventure from Japanese anime maestro Makoto Shinkai Suzume Opening to $5 million from 2,170 theaters for Crunchyroll/Sony, the film received only glowing reviews. A hit in its home territory of Japan late last year, the film is now rolling internationally after playing in competition at the 2023 Berlinale.
Suzume Follows a young heroine who accidentally opens a portal that lets in destructive creatures from another world that cause earthquakes. She must reverse the damage before Tokyo is destroyed, aided by a child brought to life by a chair that contains the bewitching spirit of a potential lover.
The anime film came in at No. 7, followed by Bleecker Street’s crime boss comedy Mafia momIt got some laughs on its debut.
Movement twilight Starring Toni Collette opposite helmer Catherine Hardwicke and Monica Bellucci, the film opened to a disappointing $2 million from 2,002 locations. Mafia mom Aimed at women aged 25 and above, it has delayed its return to multiplexes. But a bigger problem can be bad reviews.
In the film, Colette plays an American marketing executive who travels to Italy for her grandfather’s funeral, only to discover that he has become a crime boss.
A new faith-based thriller Disgusting It entered the top 10 in North America with an estimated debut of $1.3 million from 933 locations.
Independent sports biopic Sweet water, distributed by Briarcliff Entertainment, DOA will make its nationwide debut. The film opened to less than $350,000 from 1,204 theaters, one of the worst openings of all time for a film opening in more than 1,000 theaters.
Directed by Martin Quigui, the film chronicles the early life of basketball and baseball player Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, a star player for the Harlem Globetrotters and the second African American to play in the National Basketball Association when he was drafted. New York Knicks in 1950. Also starring Cary Elwes, Jeremy Piven, Richard Dreyfuss, Kevin Pollock, Robert Richard, Gary Clark Jr., Kevin Daly, Bobby Portis and Eric Roberts. Sweet water.
At the box office special, the film-maker Arie Astor’s mind-blowing Beau is Afraid It was a huge hit upon its release, including select IMAX screenings in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles. The feature film averaged $80,099 – the second-best after 2019 and the second-best after A24. Uncut stones. (Put another way, The beauty is afraid’Its total opening gross was $320,400 Mafia mom(It’s running in just four theaters.)
Joaquin Phoenix stars in A24 alongside Patti LuPone, Amy Ryan, Nathan Lane and Parker Posey.
A documentary by Picturehouse wild life From protectors Kris and Doug Tompkins, it did well in its special debut, averaging $23,555 per screen from two theaters in New York and Los Angeles.
A lot more to come.
April 16, 7:30 am: Updated with revised totals.
This story was originally published on April 15 at 7:39 am.