How To Stream The Super Mario Bros Movie
Are you excited about the new Super Mario Bros movie? If it isn’t available in your country yet, perhaps you’re more interested in streaming it at home. However, the animation company Illumination and the game development studio Nintendo haven’t confirmed when it will become available for streaming.
However, we could look at a few clues based on past movie releases. The animation studio opened past films for streaming on Peacock roughly three months after releasing them to cinemas. If we follow that trend, the Super Mario Bros movie would probably be available to stream around June or July 2023.
If you prefer Netflix over Peacock, you may need to wait until Fall 2023 to watch it. Universal Studios made a deal with Netflix that allows films to arrive at least four months after they launch on Peacock.
How to watch the Super Mario Bros movie
The only way to legally watch the Super Mario Bros movie is to see it in cinemas. However, it would likely become available for streaming in the future.
As mentioned earlier, the streaming service Peacock would likely stream it three months after its release. Note that it is only available in the United States.
If you’re in the US, it costs $4.99 monthly. Otherwise, you can wait for it on Netflix. Universal has a deal with Netflix to feature movies four months after they land on Peacock.
Consequently, you may watch the Super Mario Bros movie on Netflix around August 2023. Remember that the streaming date may also depend on your country.
After all, Netflix blocks content depending on your location. Will it become available on video-on-demand? Nobody has confirmed a release date at the time of writing.
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Still, we can compare trends from other movies to see when to watch the Super Mario Movies on VOD. For example, consider the surprise box office hit Cocaine Bear.
It had premium video-on-demand two weeks after its cinema release. Similarly, the Super Mario Bros movie might release a VOD half a month after its release.
How did the Super Mario Bros movie perform at the box office?
Illumination and Nintendo based the Super Mario Bros movie on the retro 2D-platform video game. We’ve seen other video game film adaptations, but most have been massive flops.
Fortunately, it broke the game-to-movie curse by surpassing box office expectations. The Super Mario movie made an astounding $204.6 million in the US and $377 million globally on its debut.
The video game film also surpassed recent installments from Universal Studios. For example, “Fast and Furious 9” only made $70 million, and “Jurassic World Dominion” managed $145 million domestically.
In contrast, the total production cost was a fraction of its opening sales. Universal, Nintendo, and Illumination spent roughly $100 million to bring it to the big screen.
Jim Orr, Universal’s president of domestic distribution, expressed his awe for the movie. “The box office just kept growing and growing,” said Orr.
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“It’s a tremendous worldwide debut, and the movie has a clear runway.” the Universal president added. Veronika Kwan Vanderberg, president of distribution for Universal Pictures International, also praised the movie.
“The film is based on incredible IP, which is beloved by people of different generations,” Vanderberg said. Moreover, the Super Mario Bros movie features a star-studded cast.
It had The Avengers’ Chris Pratt voicing the protagonist, Mario, and Charlie Day was his sidekick and brother, Luigi. Also, it had Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach and Jack Black as the villain Bowser.
The movie is about two plumbers getting sucked into the mystical Mushroom Kingdom to stop the Koopa King. Aaron Horvath and Micheal Jelenic directed the film.
The Super Mario Bros movie recently featured in cinemas. However, you could wait for it to become available for streaming or video-on-demand.
Meanwhile, play the inspiration behind the blockbuster on your Nintendo Switch. Its retro Nintendo Switch N64 expansion lets you play the classic 64-bit game.
You can also play more recent Mario games or Smash Bros, which features the classic plumber. Moreover, check out Inquirer Tech for more digital trends.
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