After just three days, The Super Mario Bros. Movie pulled in more than 1.9 billion yen at the Japanese box office. This equates to $14.3 million USD. The movie, which topped the charts in the US for four weeks straight, earned over $1 billion worldwide. [Thanks, Oricon!]
Coinciding with the Japanese release, which happened on April 28, 2023, several North American theaters began holding special screenings of the movie’s Japanese dub. A total of 10 theaters in the US and Canada offered showings, with initial times requiring knowledge of the language, as they did not have subtitles. That has since changed, however, as some theaters are still offering the Japanese dub but now with English subtitles.
Since its opening in over 60 markets on April 5, 2023, The Super Mario Bros. Movie has been breaking box office records. It earned over $377 million worldwide in its first five days, giving it the most successful global opening for an animated movie ever. Additionally, it had the biggest Wednesday-Sunday opening in US/Canada history, earning more than $204 million domestically in that time. As far as international releases go, it had the best opening day for a Universal movie in Mexico, and for animated movies as a whole in Spain.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is available to watch now in theaters worldwide. Pre-orders for Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copies are open at select retailers, though there is no release date for any of these yet.