After Rejecting Wokeism, ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ BLASTS Past Hollywood’s Expectations With Latest Achievement

The smash hit ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ has blasted past Hollywood’s expectations bypassing the massive milestone of over $1 billion in ticket sales after just four weeks of being out in theaters.

The film was an adaption of the massive Nintendo franchise of the same name, which has been released since 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The film is the first of the year to reach the major milestone, as reported by Variety

The movie is the fifth since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to reach the milestone, joining the likes of ‘Spider-man: No Way Home,’ ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ and ‘Avatar: The Way of Water.’ The film is also the tenth animated movie to reach the milestone, with the first animated film to reach $1 billion having been ‘Toy Story 3’ back in 2010.

‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ first opened in theaters on April 5th and amassed an immense $204 million in its first five days in theaters. This makes it the largest opening of a movie for this year and the second-largest debut for any animated movie ever. 

The movie features an all-star cast of the likes of Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, and Jack Black as Bowser, as well as many other notable actors.

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The film did feature some controversy, with the original actor who played Mario in the 1993 ‘Super Mario Bros,’ John Leguizamo, refusing to see the new animated movie due to its lack of a diverse cast. Leguizamo specifically cited that it did not include a Latin character, per ET Canada.

The movie also faced mixed reactions following its casting decisions being revealed. Users on Twitter wrote things like “they casted the mario movie like ‘who are 10 actors that are alive. lets put em in,’” and “i’m glad they are using mainstream celebrities to help give more exposure to lesser known niche titles such as super mario.” One user even went as far as saying “CATS 2019 ENERGY. I’M NOT WATCHING THIS SOBER,” referencing to the box office failure. 

Some fans also were disappointed that the primary role of Mario wouldn’t be given to Charles Martinet, who has voiced Mario and Luigi in the games since 1991. Martinet was still given a role within the movie in the form of a “surprise cameo.”

Regardless, the movie has still broken records and could only be described as a smash hit by moviegoers. 

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