The first half of 2023 treated moviegoers to a treasure trove of fantastic films, but one release stands out above all others: The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Based on the beloved Nintendo franchise of the same name, this box office juggernaut has become the year’s biggest success story, capturing the hearts of audiences since its April debut. While the film has already been available on Blu-ray and digital for a few weeks, the eagerly anticipated Peacock release date has finally been revealed. Fans can mark their calendars for Thursday, August 3, when Mario and his crew will make their triple-jumping debut on the streaming platform.
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This exciting news comes hot on the heels of Super Mario Bros. joining the exclusive billion-dollar club, with an impressive $1.3 billion in earnings. Notably, it remains the only film this year to achieve such a remarkable milestone. Along the way, Mario has secured its place as Illumination’s highest-grossing film ever, second only to Frozen II in the animated film category, and the third highest-grossing film in Universal’s storied history. It’s safe to say there are plenty of gold coins to go around!
Super Mario Mania
While records and box office success are impressive, they wouldn’t matter much if The Super Mario Bros. Movie didn’t live up to the hype. Luckily, this film didn’t disappoint. It delivered a vibrant, endlessly enjoyable homage to the iconic Mario franchise. Whether it was the captivating animation, the fantastic voice acting featuring standout performances from stars like Jack Black, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Chris Pratt, or the treasure trove of Easter eggs for die-hard fans, it truly catered to generations of Mario enthusiasts. In fact, the movie is still holding its ground in select theaters, even though it’s been available for home viewing for over a month. Mario Mania has reached a fever pitch, with new toys hitting the market, and Nintendo itself gearing up to release the next game in the series, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, later this year. A sequel to the film is practically inevitable given its tremendous success, but for now, being a Mario fan in this moment is simply heartwarming. With a manageable 93-minute runtime, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is one of the most rewatchable films in recent memory, making it poised to become Peacock’s most successful film in the streaming platform’s short history.
Where Can I Watch Super Mario Bros.?
If the August 3 Peacock release of Super Mario Bros. seems too far off, you’re in luck because the film is already available on 4K, Blu-ray, and all major VOD platforms. You can catch it on VUDU, Prime Video, and Movies Anywhere. While Mario enthusiasts eagerly await August, you can get a taste of the action by watching the trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie below.