Box Office: The Super Mario Bros. Movie surpasses $40 million at the Australian box office

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This weekend, the Australian box office made $14.4 million

The Super Mario Bros Movie remains number one.

This weekend, the Australian box office made $14.4 million, down 20% from last week’s $18 million.

Topping the box office charts once again (and in its third week) was Universal’s The Super Mario Bros Movie. The popular animation brought in over $6.6 million nationally over the weekend and a total of $40.8 million nationwide since release. The film follows the origin story of the brothers Mario and Luigi, Italian-American plumbers who are transported to an alternate world and become entangled in a battle between the Mushroom Kingdom, led by Princess Peach, and the Koopas, led by Bowser.

The movie has already broken global box office records for 2023, now amassing a whopping $871 million worldwide since its release. It also now holds the record for the most successful third weekend of any animated film, with a projection of hitting the $1 billion mark as well  as becoming the most successful animated movie released since the world was plunged into lockdowns during the COVID pandemic. AMAZING!

In its fifth week and coming in at number two, John Wick: Chapter 4 continues its success, bringing in $1.2 million nationally. In this fourth instalment of the John Wick series, Wick (Keanu Reeves) takes on his most lethal adversaries yet as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Osaka and to Berlin.

Warner Bros Air came in third for its third week, bringing in over $1.1 million. The biographical sports drama film, directed by Ben Affleck stars Matt Damon, Affleck, Jason Bateman, Marlon Wayans, Chris Messina, Chris Tucker, and Viola Davis.

Sitting in fourth place is Warner Bros Evil Dead Rise. In its first week of release the movie amassed just over $1 million. The horror film stars Mirabai Pease, Richard Crouchle, Anna-Maree Thomas and Lily Sullivan and with quotes like: “This evil creates terror through total chaos. All you can do is run”, it has been successfully scarring even the most avid horror film goer for life.

Coming in fifth is Paramount’s Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves which brought in $871,000 for its fourth week. Directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, the action comedy is based on the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.

Falling out of the top five this weekend was Mafia Mamma, The Pope’s Exorcist, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan and Jesus Revolution.

#1 The Super Mario Bros Movie – $6.6 million

Once again, The Super Mario Bros Movie saw families rush to see what all the fuss was about and with good reason. The origin story brought in over $6.6 million, averaging $9,697 across 683 screens. The ensemble voice cast includes Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, and Fred Armisen.

#2 John Wick: Chapter 4 – $1.2 million

Four years after John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, director Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves returned to theatres with the latest instalment. The film brought in $1.2 million nationally over the weekend and averaged $4,137 across 314 screens in its fifth week.

#3 AIR – $1.1 million

Air is based on true events about the origin of Air Jordan, a basketball shoe line, of which a Nike employee seeks to strike a business deal with rookie player Michael Jordan. In its third week, the film averaged $3,373 across 341 screens. The reunion of Affleck and Damon has now seen a total of $6.6 million across the country since its release.

#4 Evil Dead Rise — $1.02 million

The twisted tale of two estranged sisters whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons averaged $4,224 over 243 screens for its debut release and look away now, because even the trailer will give you nightmares!

#5 Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves – $871,365

The fantasy heist film is set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting and stars an all-star lineup of Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, and Hugh Grant. In its fourth week, the film averaged $2,802 across 211 screens.

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