The Super Mario Bros. Movie has become the first film released in 2023 to gross over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The film is now just the fifth movie (and first animated film) since before the COVID-19 pandemic to gross $1 billion worldwide. It is among the most successful animated films in history and only the third ‘non-Disney’ release to gross $1 billion (the others being 2015’s Minions and 2017’s Despicable Me 3).
The Super Mario Bros. Movie also had the biggest global debut for an animated film of all time, surpassing Frozen II. It’s easily the highest-grossing film ever based on a video game and the first video game movie to gross $1 billion.