It comes as no surprise. But everyone is still hooked on the Bros! The Super Mario Bros Movie continued its dominant streak for the third weekend in a row, but it was the Supernatural-Horror Flick, Evil Dead Rise, collected $23.5 Million in its first-weekend debut.
The animated film scored a high score on its third weekend, earning $58.23 million. Overall, the Super Mario film has grossed $434.33 Million in North America and $871 Millon globally to stand even higher as the biggest movie of the year.
According to Variety, ticket sales were down 37% from the weekend prior, ranking as the third-highest weekend ever for an animated film domestically (surpassing 2018’s Incredibles 2 with $46.4 million in its third weekend of release) and ranking as the seventh-biggest third weekend of all time (overtaking Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home with $56 million in its third weekend of release).
Even though the Mario Bros THWOMPED their competition, it was the R-Rated Evil Dead Rise that managed to collect $23.5 million from 3,402 North American theaters in its debut. The film added $16.8 million at the international box office, bringing its global gross to $40.3 million. This Blood-Soaked Thriller was the fifth entry in the long-running The Evil Dead Franchise and was originally intended to debut on HBO MAX. This was the first installment in 10 years, following 2013’s “Evil Dead” reboot, which grossed $97.5 million on its $17 million budget.
Here was the Top Fifteen in this weekend’s North American box office Numbers:
- The Super Mario Bros. Movie– $59,930,940
- Evil Dead Rise– $24,504,315
- The Covenant– $6,380,188
- John Wick: Chapter 4– $5,843,792
- Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves– $5,500,166
- Air– $5,448,483
- The Pope’s Exorcist– $3,402,510
- Renfield– $3,252,155
- Beau Is Afraid– $2,826,793
- Suzume– $1,604,581
- Chevalier– $1,521,288
- Spirited Away (Live On Stage)- $700,271
- Somewhere in Queens– $671,280
- Nefarious– $631,399
- Avatar: The Way of Water– $583,952
Source: Variety, Box Office Mojo
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