The movie Super Mario Bros. is due in two short weeks and the box office predictions have been revealed, giving us a good idea of its potential success ahead. The film is estimated to gross at least $85-90 million during its five-day opening weekend, Wednesday April 5 through Sunday April 9.
These numbers are very promising for The Super Mario Bros, which is based on one of the most popular video game franchises of all time. Projections also indicate that the film could break the opening record of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which set a record in the category for films based on a video game.
The success of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was undeniable, grossing $71 million in its April 2022 opening weekend. all time.
The Deadline site gives us some details on the audience that should vote for the film: we admit that we do not fit into the demographic class informed, since the main spectators should be children under 12, if we are to believe the 'analysis. The release date of the film is not insignificant: it is the week before the Easter weekend, a period with public holidays in most countries of the world.
The Super Mario Bros movie is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, who are also known for their work on Teen Titans Go! Remember that the film will propose to find Chris Pratt in the voice of Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy in that of Peach and Charlie Day in that of Luigi.
We will conclude by recalling, thanks to the data indicated by Deadline.com, that the Super Mario Bros film of 1993, for a budget of some 50 million dollars, had finally brought in only 39 million dollars. A failure therefore, which we will soon have the opportunity to talk about again on PN with all the nostalgia that this year 1993 brings with it!.
For fun, here is a reminder of the latest trailer for the film, unveiled during a final special Nintendo Direct.
Mario Bros. The Movie is getting closer and who else is getting into the promotion, as well as the experience, is Cinemex. We can notice this since we bought the tickets, since Cinemex created a special interface to buy Mario Bros. The Movie tickets.
If you enter the pre-sale of the movie, the seats are marked with the question boxes, the occupied seats have red shells and the ones you choose have green shells. This applies to all functions, every day available and in all complexes that have the Nintendo and Universal film available.
The Mario Bros. The Movie ticket interface is just one of the many things that Cinemex has around the Nintendo project. Even more, the special CineFan cards of Mario Bros. The Movie at Cinemex had already been revealed, the only collectibles confirmed so far.
Not only that, it is rumored that the same chain will be the one that has a special combo of the film with glasses of the characters, for all the fans. First of all, what Cinemex is preparing for the arrival of Mario Bros. The Movie, some wonder if Cinépolis will have nothing special at the premiere.
Well, apart from the gif of the question mark in the Google search and a logo, Cinépolis has not done or announced anything about Mario Bros. The Movie. In fact, fans have asked the company if there will be collectibles like in Cinemex, to which they have limited themselves to responding that "they are checking it out."
Three weeks after the premiere in Mexico, there have been no updates from Cinépolis, we will be on the lookout if there is any news.
Super Mario Bros. has always distinguished itself as a fun, challenging video game that constantly has a particular mission: control Mario to save Princess Peach from the evil Bowser, king of the Koopas.
Princess Peach is one of the most popular female characters in video game history and we want to acknowledge some of the moments where the “princess” broke out of the “damsel in distress” role.
In 2006, Peach had the first leading role of hers in SUPER PRINCESS PEACH, released for the video game console: Nintendo DS. On this occasion, Mario and Luigi were kidnapped by Bowser and the princess is the only one capable of facing this threat. With the help of an umbrella and powers granted by various emotions: anger, tears, joy and calm, there is no stopping the princess from being the hero of her story.
Although not every heroic action should be rescuing Mario, the princess also accompanies him on many other adventures to save the world. In Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988), she was part of the four playable characters along with Mario, Luigi, and Toad. Then in 2013, she reunited with this group for a new mission in Super Mario 3D World.
In addition, they say out there that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend", and the princess had to make alliances with her opponent Bowser in various situations, such as in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Star (1996) and Super Paper Mario. (2007), where she almost had to marry him.
Super Smash Bros. is one of the biggest "crossovers" in video game history, because it brings together the vast majority of characters from Nintendo and other franchises to fight each other.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001), the second installment of this franchise, Peach joined as one of the new characters and as another representative for the Super Mario saga. Currently, she is a very popular veteran character in tournaments and in all subsequent installments of this popular fighting game.
According to early forecasts, The Super Mario Bros. The Movie could earn at least $85 million to $90 million in its first five days of release in the US, according to Deadline.
At the same time, we are talking only about a conservative version of the forecast, and if it comes true, this will allow Super Mario Bros. to become the new record holder for starting fees among all video game adaptations.
To date, the top spot continues to be occupied by Sonic the Movie 2, which collected $71 million domestically over its premiere weekend. At the same time, according to the results of the rental, the tape managed to collect over 405 million dollars and took fourth place in the list of the highest grossing films based on video games of all time.
The original release of The Super Mario Bros. Movie was expected on April 7th, but was pushed back two weeks earlier in late February, and will now launch on April 5th in the US and 60 other markets worldwide.
Recently, Nintendo and Illumination Studio presented the final trailer of the cartoon with new footage.
Don't call them "games". The gaming sector is worth and moves billions: Hollywood budgets are needed to make video games and more and more governments are starting to give the utmost consideration to the creatives who develop them (Michel Ancel, Rayman's father, was knighted by the French Minister of Culture). You can't talk about technology without having a pad in your hand. On StartupItalia Fabrizia Malgieri, research fellow at IULM with a project on female representation in video games and genre TV series, passionate serial gamer, will accompany us on a journey beyond the fourth wall to talk about gaming, films and all the hybrids that are flourishing between the two virtual worlds.
Eventually, even television fell in love with video games. The first season of The Last of Us ended a few days ago, the new HBO television series inspired by the popular Naughty Dog title and released on PlayStation consoles in 2013, which, in the United States alone, conquered millions of viewers. Numbers, according to Variety, which have seen a significant growth over the entire season of 75%, from 4.7 million viewers in the first episode to 8.2 million viewers in the season finale – the latter airing in conjunction with Oscar night, among other things.
And yet, it is no wonder that even the small screen has finally realized the great potential underlying the videogame medium. In Italy alone, for example, the video game market was able to count on a turnover of 2 billion and 243 million euros in 2021, up by 2.9% compared to the previous survey conducted by the trade association IIDEA through the permanent observatory on the sector promoted by the European federation of the video game industry ISFE (Interactive Software Federation of Europe).
In international logic, according to data provided by Statista, the global videogame industry alone is worth over 178 billion dollars in 2021, effectively making it competitive with other large entertainment sectors - untouchable until recently - such as cinema and television . In other words, the foundations on which certain adaptation bets rest, from video game to another medium, are quite solid from many points of view; yet, it wasn't always like this.
If it is true that the digital game was almost immediately the subject of attention from other media (first of all, the cinema), the adaptation of a video game into a film has almost never produced the desired results. Think of a film - which later became a cult, but for the wrong reasons - such as Super Mario Bros. - The Movie (1993). The work – directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel – is a cyberpunk reinterpretation of the iconic Nintendo character and which, while counting on actors of the caliber of Bob Hoskins and Dennis Hopper (respectively Mario and his archenemy Bowser), is soon became the object of ridicule by the public and critics.
From the case of Super Mario Bros. The Movie onwards, it seems that the seventh art has been seized by a sort of curse when it came to bringing a video game to the big screen. With the exception of the Tomb Raider saga, which mainly owes its fortune to the involvement of Angelina Jolie, the combination of cinema and video game has hardly given rise to success stories.
Resident Evil, Assassin's Creed, Monster Hunter, World of Warcraft, Prince of Persia The Sands of Time and last but not least Uncharted, are all transposition experiments from the digital screen to the cinematic one that have tried to translate fascinating and engaging stories, but with enormous difficulty. Very often the reasons behind their failure, not necessarily commercial, lie in the authorial choice to move too far from the original material, causing disappointment in the spectators - who, very often, are the players themselves. Remaining faithful to the video game and, above all, to its logic (narrative, mechanical, etc.) is one of the major difficulties faced by cinema: how is it possible to be able to compress into a product of no more than 120-180 minutes what is the expanded experience offered by a digital title?.
Ok, Super Mario Bros: a fun, colorful and rather naive game in which two plumbers, Mario and his brother Luigi, find themselves in the magical "Mushroom Kingdom".
The purpose of the "journey", to save Princess Peach kidnapped by Bowser, the evil king of the Koopa Troopas. She is the only one able to break the spell with which she conquered the kingdom by transforming all the inhabitants, the Toads, into blocks of ice. Yes, she sounds really weird.
Conspiracy theory: a bit like the Ministry of Love which deals precisely with instilling "love" for Big Brother by destroying people morally and psychologically through torture, so it is probable that a special secret department exists in Hollywood. A "ministry", whose only job is to analyze everything people love and destroy it. In fact, that would explain so many things.
This would explain, among other things, how one can believe, even if only for an instant, that Super Mario Bros movie is based on the game Super Mario Bros.
Now, Super Mario Bros film sees the darkness of the theaters in 1993 and this, in itself, is already a problem.
The fact is that Super Mario Bros, the game, arrived on the market in 1985, and while Hollywood was thinking whether to make a film with it or not, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario Land and Super Mario World had already come out. Ale.
All this happened, not to mention the fact that in 1989 Nintendo and Universal had made agreements with one of the largest product placement operations in history: The Great Little Wizard of Videogames. Almost two hours of uninterrupted advertising disguised as a film.
In other words and without going off the rails by opening an enormous parenthesis, times were very different. At the time, video games were not even considered a pastime, but a fad and as such destined to run out. Translated further, as popular as it was, Mario-Mania was over. Coming out with the Super Mario film in 1993 means taking a really bad risk.
If a year ago Nintendo surprised us with the announcement of a new Super Mario Bros. movie, including style and actors in charge of giving voice to the characters in their original English version, now we already have a sample of what we will see next March 31, 2023, scheduled release date.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie 2023 will feature a star-studded voice cast, with some of the biggest names in Hollywood lending their voices to the beloved video game characters. Here are the main characters who will appear in the movie:
Mario, voiced by Chris Pratt
Luigi, voiced by Charlie Day
Princess Peach, voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy
Bowser, voiced by Jack Black
Toad, voiced by Keegan-Michael Key
Donkey Kong, voiced by Seth Rogen
The Super Mario Bros. Movie 2023 is a joint production between Nintendo and Illumination, the studio behind hits like Despicable Me and Minions. The movie was first announced in 2018 and has been in development ever since. The script was written by Matthew Fogel, and the movie is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is set to be released on December 21, 2023. However, it's important to note that release dates can be subject to change, so it's always a good idea to check for updates closer to the release date.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic. The duo is best known for their work on the animated series Teen Titans Go!.
At the moment, it is unclear if the Super Mario Bros. Movie will be released in 3D. However, given the popularity of 3D movies in recent years, it's possible that a 3D version will be released alongside the standard 2D version.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is not yet released, so it is not available for streaming anywhere. However, once the movie is released, it will likely be available on a variety of streaming platforms.
At this time, it is unclear if the Super Mario Bros. Movie will be available on Netflix. However, given Netflix's extensive library of movies and TV shows, it's possible that they will acquire the streaming rights to the movie at some point in the future.
At the moment, there is no information regarding The Super Mario Bros's availability on Hulu. However, it is possible that they will add The Super Mario Bros to their library after its theatrical release. How can I watch The Super Mario Bros online?
You can watch it in theaters on its release date or rent/purchase it on streaming platforms like Amazon Prime Video iTunes, Google Play.
It is currently unclear whether The Super Mario Bros will be available for streaming on HBO MAX the same day as its theatrical release. However it is likely that it will be available for streaming on the platform shortly after its theatrical release.
Yes, as of my knowledge cutoff date of September 2021, The Super Mario Bros was available on Amazon Prime Video. However availability may vary by region over time, so it's best to check your local Amazon Prime Video library to confirm
Netflix: Unfortunately, the Super Mario Bros. Movie is not available on Netflix at this time. However, the streaming service may add it in the future, so keep an eye out.
Amazon Prime Video: The Super Mario Bros. Movie is available to rent or purchase on Amazon Prime Video. If you have a Prime subscription, you may be able to watch it for free.
HBO Max: If you have an HBO Max subscription, you can watch the Super Mario Bros. Movie at no additional cost.
Google Play: You can rent or purchase the Super Mario Bros. Movie on Google Play.
Apple TV: Like Google Play, you can rent or purchase the Super Mario Bros. Movie on Apple TV.
Yes, you can watch the Super Mario Bros. Movie on your smart TV as long as it has internet connectivity and is compatible with the streaming service you choose to use. Most popular streaming services, such as Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Google Play, and Apple TV, have dedicated apps that you can download onto your smart TV.
Yes, the Super Mario Bros. Movie is available in HD on most streaming services that offer it. However, the quality of the video may depend on your internet connection speed and the capabilities of the device you are using to watch it.
To watch the Super Mario Bros. Movie on your mobile device, simply download the app for the streaming service you want to use from the App Store or Google Play Store. Once you've downloaded the app, log in with your account information and search for the Super Mario Bros. Movie, You should be able to start watching it right away.
The premiere of the new Super Mario Bros. movie, in fact, will mark the nearly nailed thirty anniversary of that first and horrific movie starring Bob Hoskins in the role of Mario, John Leguizamo in the role of Luigi and Dennis Hopper in the role of Mario in 1993. by Bowser Koopa. Legend has it that, aware of the mess with which they had committed themselves, Hoskins and Leguizamo very often went to the filming set with more than one drink too many.
But almost thirty years have passed since then, and thanks to technological developments, the new Super Mario Bros. movie will be everything we ever wanted, if we wanted a Super Mario Bros. movie, of course. And it is that there are things that have their place and that should be enough, as perhaps this case can be. But in Nintendo they are for the work of making cash and seeing how well Sonic has done why not try it?.
The little that the trailer reveals promises and, except for Mario's excessive bun face, although this is a personal appreciation with which perhaps not everyone agrees, everything seems to be in its place and in its proper tone. . Well, not everything, and the fact is that the first criticisms from some have not been lacking, attributing the mistake of Pratt's dubbing, in comparison, of course, with Charles Martinet, despite the fact that he hardly hears a couple of words.
And what do you want me to say, but it sounded good to me -although it is true that Jack Black as Bowser is great-, I can't imagine an entire movie with Martinet's dick -which is perfect in games, but in dialogues you my head would explode- and... here in Spain and in many other parts of the world, we will see it dubbed by dubbing professionals, so... I'm not a bit worried about this aspect.
What the upcoming arrival of the Super Mario Bros. movie has made me think about is that depending on how well it goes, they are considering doing the same with The Legend of Zelda.