If estimates hold, Illumination’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie has passed Minions’ $1.16 billion lifetime total over the weekend, becoming the studio’s highest-grossing film of all time.
Just like we said it would back in January.
Domestically, Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic’s Mario is miles ahead of any other illumination film and just became the 19th movie ever to make more than $500 million at the box office.
Now in its fifth week and facing off against a new Marvel movie, the Universal Pictures-distributed film pulled in an impressive $18.6 million at home, pushing it to a $518.1 million cume, the best of any film released this year so far.
Internationally, the film picked up another $50.3 million, boosted by holidays in several Asian markets. Its international cume now sits at $637.3 million.
Since our last box office report, Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume passed the $10 million milestone in the U.S. That’s an incredible accomplishment for a non-franchise anime film and puts it well ahead of Shinkai’s other hits Your Name ($5 million) and Weathering With You ($8 million).
Takehiko Inoue’s The First Slam Dunk passed the 13.88 billion yen mark ($102 million), which makes it the tenth-highest-grossing anime title ever in Japan, passing Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and Weathering With You. GKIDS will be bringing the film to U.S. theaters later this summer.
Box office figures are estimates and were taken from Box Office Mojo and Comscore.