Disney’s beloved sensation Frozen must now let go of its long-held position as the second-highest-grossing animated film in history.
Universal Pictures’ The Super Mario Bros. Movie soared past the $1.3 billion mark at the global box office, relegating the original enchanting tale of Anna and Elsa ($1.28 billion) to third place.
Despite this change in ranking, the kingdom of Arendelle still holds its reign in the realm of computer-generated masterpieces. The sequel, Frozen II, surpassed the success of its predecessor, cementing its place as the highest-grossing animated movie ever, with a staggering $1.45 billion.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie, a collaboration between Universal, Illumination, and Nintendo, has captivated audiences worldwide, propelling it to a remarkable achievement of $566 million domestically and $733.9 million internationally. It stands as the sole film of the year to cross the coveted $1 billion milestone.
Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” takes audiences on a mythical journey through the Mushroom Kingdom, following the adventures of Brooklyn-based plumbers Mario and Luigi as they strive to thwart the nefarious Bowser’s quest for absolute dominion.
The film is the most successful video game adaptation of all time and is Illumination’s biggest cinematic achievement.