This holiday weekend, Nintendo dominated the box office. The Super Mario Bros Movie had no problems becoming the top movie. Theaters are defiantly starting to recover from the past few years.
The Super Mario Bros Movie has become the highest-grossing animated opening weekend. At this moment the movie is sitting at $377 million worldwide. As you can see below, since the movie was released on Wednesday, April 5th, it had some extra time to make some money. We should definitely expect more movies from Nintendo, Illumination, and Universal. Critics and others didn’t expect this movie to do so well. However, it seems that the fans have fallen for this movie.
Air was also released this past weekend. The Nike movie was able to gross $14.4 million on the weekend. Currently, this film is sitting at $20 million domestically. Air was also released on April 5th as well. Moreover, John Wick: Chapter 4 stayed at number two as it was able to gross $14.6 million at the box office. That gives this film a worldwide total of $269 million. Usually, the fourth film in a franchise doesn’t do this well. That shows how much work that has been put into this film for the fans.
While Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves grossed $14.5 million this weekend. Although the movie isn’t destroying the box office, it is sitting at a healthy $124 million worldwide. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves was released on March 31st and did have plenty of completion at the box office. I know that I will be buying this movie when it gets released. A home release will help this become a franchise.
3. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves $14.5 million
2. John Wick: Chapter 4 $14.6 million
1. The Super Mario Bros Movie $204 million – These numbers include the movie’s opening day on April 5th.
Coming up next weekend is a slew of films. Starting off we have Reinfield, Suzume, The Pope’s Exorcist, Sweetwater, Mafia Mamma, and Nefarious. Expect The Super Mario Bros Movie to continue to dominate the box office even with a large dropoff in earned cash. Typically, most movies don’t keep that kind of steam going into a second weekend.