The animated interpretation of Nintendo’s iconic Super Mario franchise by Illumination has bagged an astonishing box office gross exceeding $1 billion globally.
While the film continues to draw crowds in cinemas, the much-loved characters, Mario and Luigi, are ready to make their way into your homes. Starting from today, the blockbuster film is available for digital purchase or rent.
Mixed Reception Yet Box Office Triumph
Launched on April 5, after much anticipation and numerous rumors, The Super Mario Bros. Movie received a mixed bag of responses from critics and audiences alike. While the film had the potential for an exhilarating adventure, it ended up feeling like an “insincere commercial merchandise” – a film that seemed “engineered to stimulate our brains with familiarity for the things we adore, without genuinely reigniting the reasons behind that affection.”
— The Super Mario Bros. Movie (@supermariomovie) May 16, 2023
Despite some negative responses, the film has made substantial earnings at the box office, with the current worldwide total nearing an impressive $1.2 billion. It is predicted to be one of the highest-grossing movies of 2023, possibly even the top earner.
Quite a feat for a pair of plumbers from New York City! Now, their exciting journey is accessible digitally across multiple digital platforms and apps in the United States and Canada, making it even easier for fans to relish the full movie experience from the comfort of their homes.
Jack Black: The Unexpected Star of Super Mario Bros. Movie
While the movie features a star-studded cast, including Chris Pratt, the spotlight has undoubtedly been stolen by Jack Black, according to both audience feedback and our internal discussions at Kotaku. The versatile comedian, actor, and musician lent his voice to Bowser in the film, masterfully embodying the character’s unique blend of threat and melancholy.
Additionally, the catchy “Peaches” song, a standout in the film, continues to reverberate in our minds weeks after the premiere.
Recall the time when Jack Black appeared on a talk show dressed as Bowser to promote the film. His costume was so revealing that the network had to censor his outfit in an overt and humorous way.
Jack Black recently made headlines again with his new Tenacious D song, “Video Games,” which has also been persistently echoing in our heads. But, let’s refocus our attention on the primary subject.
The animated Super Mario movie is now available for you to enjoy at home, via your preferred digital storefront or streaming app. Keep a keen eye out for a host of clever and delightful Easter eggs tucked away in the film.
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