The movie “Super Mario” exceeded 10 billion yen at the box office on its 31st release day.

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“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic) has become the fastest foreign animated film in Japanese box office history to surpass 10 billion yen in revenue.

Toho Towa, the domestic distributor in Japan, announced on the 29th that it recorded box office revenue of 6.321 billion yen in the three days from the 26th to the 28th of April.

As a result, box office revenue reached 10.057 billion yen on the 31st day of its release on April 28th.

Japan recorded box office revenue of 1.842 billion yen in the first three days of its release from Friday of the first week.

It continued accumulating box office revenue at a high pace, recording 2.473 billion yen in the three days from May 5th to May 7th, and recording box office revenue of 6.538 billion yen in the first ten days of its release.

It had surpassed 6 billion yen in box office revenue in just ten days since its release, making it the fastest movie released this year to do so.

The Tom Cruise-starring movie “Top Gun: Maverick,” which recorded box office revenue of 13.7 billion yen in 2022, took 31 days to surpass 6 billion yen, making it three times slower than “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.”

As of the 21st, it had recorded a box office revenue of 9.140 billion yen.


Who are Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic?

Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic are American animators, screenwriters, producers, and directors.

They are best known for co-developing the kids’ cartoon Teen Titans Go! for Cartoon Network as well as directing The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023).

What is the plot of The Super Mario Bros. Movie?

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is about the story of Mario and his brother Luigi on their journey through the Mushroom Kingdom with a princess named Peach and an anthropomorphic mushroom named Toad to find Mario’s brother, Luigi, and to save the world from a ruthless fire-breathing Koopa named Bowser.

The movie was released in Japan and the United States on April 5, 2023.

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