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3 Reasons Why Super Mario Bros Is Successful

8 months ago By AI Smith

When “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” released back in April, the animated-film surpassed a billion dollars in worldwide ticket sales. In fact the animated film adaptation of Nintendo video-game franchise received the biggest opening weekend of any animated film ever, overpowering the previous record holder, Disney’s “Frozen II.” 

“Super Mario Bros.,” featured Chris Pratt as the voice of Mario and Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach. The film has attracted several international audience too and earned more than five hundred and thirty million dollars internationally.

The game was introduced by Nintendo in the United States of Americe around 40 years ago. Over the years the Mario game was adapted on the big screen only once in 1993. The precedent movie was a bizarre live-action movie which had dinosaurs forcibly evolve and reptilian costumes that wer way too outré for children’s movies today. It was a flop and managed to earn less than the nearly forty-eight million dollars as compared to its production costs.

Then what made the 2023 version such a huge success? Let’s find out:

3 Reasons Why Super Mario Bros Is Successful

Nostalgia

The name ‘Super Mario’ itself is a nostalgia for many kids (now adults). The emotional bond and connect that a whole generation of kids share with Super Mario is unparalleled. It was probably the first video game for most of us.

Refreshing 

The Super Mario Bros Movie comes as a breath of fresh air for those who are tired of MCU and DC Superhero juggernauts and larger-than-life potboilers. It is a refreshing change to the superhero movies and also a light-heated animated wonder.

The perfect duo

Nintendo this time joined hands with Illumination to produce the movie. Illumination undoubtedly has the best secret recipe to appeal to the kids. On the other hand, Nintendo ensured that the older fans were satisfied with the result. The fantastic duo is one of the main reasons why Super Mario Bros Movie was successful. 

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