Can Mario Beat WarCraft and Detective Pikachu to Become The First Video Game Movie to Gross $500Million at the Box Office?

Every gaming enthusiast in the world knows are well aware of the Italian plumber, Mario. Mario and Luigi from the Super Mario Bros franchise are two of the most well-known characters in the history of gaming. These massively popular characters are literally the face of the gaming juggernaut Nintendo. 

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Not only in games, but Mario has also been adapted in many other forms of media like animated series, comics, spinoffs, and even a live-action movie in 1993. The simplistic nature of the character and very approachable design makes The Plumber Brothers a great fit for many iterations, garnering love from fans of all ages.

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So it wasn’t surprising that fans from around the world lost their mind when Nintendo announced a Mario movie with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. But how successful can it be compared to other video game movie adaptations? Fans have some interesting speculation about it.

Mario expected to be the first video game movie to cross the $500 million mark

On October 8, game journalist @BenjiSales on Twitter posted a tweet compelling the collections of some of the biggest video game movies in recent times. 

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This list featured the following:

The Highest-Grossing Video Game Movies Worldwide:

  1. Warcraft: $439m
  2. Detective Pikachu: $433m
  3. Rampage: $428m
  4. Sonic The Hedgehog 2: $404m
  5. Uncharted: $401m

At the end of the Tweet, Benji added, “Do you think the Super Mario Movie can become #1 and the first video game movie to pass $500 Million?” This has further compelled the fans to give their opinions and speculations about the success of the movie.

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So far, not a single video game has managed to reach the $500 Million Box mark. Big names like WarCraft and Sonic came close but couldn’t surpass the milestone. But according to fans, it will be very easy for Mario to surpass and go beyond the huge benchmark. The fact that the movie contains some of the biggest names in Hollywood, like Chris Pratt and Jack Black in its cast, somewhat solidifies fans’ theories of its success.

What were the fan’s opinions about the movie’s collection? 

In the tweet by Benji, fans gave their opinions about the movie and speculations about its earnings. Looking at the worldwide popularity of the characters and the love that this franchise gets from the communities, fans are very positive that it is going to break previous records. 

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What do you think about the Mario Movie? Do think it will be the first video game movie to cross the $500 million mark? Let us know in the comments below!

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