‘The Super Mario Bros Movie’ smashed box-office expectations, to premiere in PH cinemas April 19

This year’s anticipation of the highly-awaited game to film “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” has reached fever-pitch as it smashed box-office expectations with a whopping $378 million on its opening week globally.

Internationally, as The Super Mario Bros. Movie broke records, it is now The Biggest International Opening Weekend of 2023, The Second-biggest animated opening weekend of all-time, The Biggest Illumination opening of all-time, The Biggest Video Game Adaptation opening of all-time, the Biggest Japanese IP opening of all-time and The No. 4 Universal Opening of all-time.

For the first time, iconic global entertainment brands Illumination and Nintendo join forces to create The Super Mario Bros. Movie, a new, big-screen adventure starring pop culture’s most prominent plumber of the past four decades. Based on the world of Nintendo’s Super Mario games, the film invites audiences into a vibrant, thrilling new universe unlike any created before in an action-packed cinematic comedy event.

Mario is voiced by Chris Pratt, who has been a fan of The Super Mario Bros. games since he was a kid. Mario is a guy from Brooklyn with big dreams. He’s the classic ‘big brother’ brimming with charm and confidence. We catch up with Mario right as his newly launched plumbing business has gone off the rails. Just when things couldn’t get worse, he is unwillingly transported to the Mushroom Kingdom and separated from Luigi. Here, and with the help of Princess Peach, it’s up to Mario to save his brother and discover his courage, resolve and perseverance.

Princess Peach, voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy, is the capable leader of the Mushroom Kingdom, sworn protector of the Toads and a master of the magical Power-Ups. Together, Peach and Mario embark on an adventure to stop Bowser and rescue Luigi. When Bowser threatens her kingdom, Peach will stop at nothing to defend it and its citizens.

Luigi, voiced by Charlie Day, is Mario’s devoted (and anxious!) little brother and business partner. Where Mario is calm and confident, Luigi is…not. After the brothers fall into the Warp Zone, Luigi is captured by Bowser. When the world is in danger, Luigi must face his fears head-on and find the courage to finally step out of his older brother’s shadow.

From Universal Pictures International, The Super Mario Bros. Movie opens April 19 in PH theaters. 

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