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The money machine that won’t stop continues to dominate the box office results domestically and abroad. In its fourth weekend, The Super Mario Bros. Movie collected $40 million — a drop of just 30% — to raise its domestic total to $490 million. Its weekend total also marks the best fourth weekend for an animated film ever, besting previous record holder The Incredibles 2’s $28.2M, per Deadline.

Mario jumped past the $1 billion mark worldwide thanks to a $68.3M weekend overseas. He opened big in Japan, grossing $14.3M — the biggest opening in the country for Illumination/Universal. Any guesses as too high how Mario will fly in the weeks ahead? Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may steal some of its thunder this weekend, but there’s a curious lack of family films on the horizon. So, who knows?

Evil Dead Rise dipped 65% as expected but has still earned $44.4M after two weeks. New release, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret collected $6.8M from 3,343 venues, while the action epic Sisu and Big George Foreman scored $3.25M and $3M, respectively.

Surprisingly, the 40th Anniversary rerelease of Return of the Jedi totaled an impressive $4.7M atom 475 theaters — an incredible $10,300 per screen average.   

Domestic Box Office Results: April 30, 2023

  1. Super Mario Bros Movie (Ill/Uni) 4,204 (-146) theaters, Fri $8.9M (-37%) Sat $18.2M Sun $12.8M 3-day $40M (-33%), Total $490M/Wk 4
  2. Evil Dead Rise (NL) 3,417 (+15) Fri $3.6M (-65%) Sat $5.2M Sun $3.4M 3-day$12.2M (-50%) Cume $44.4M/Wk 2
  3. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (LG) 3,343 theaters Fri $2.25M Sat $2.4MSun $2.1M 3-day $6.8M /Wk 1
  4. John Wick: Chapter 4 (LG) 2,481 (-204) theaters, Fri $1.22M (-21%) Sat $2.1MSun $1.6M 3-day $5M (-23%), Total $175.65M/Wk 6
  5. Return of the Jedi (Dis) 475 theaters Fri $1.77M Sat $1.7M Sun $1.2M 3-day $4.7M, Lifetime cume $314M/Wk 1 of re-release
  6. Dungeons & Dragons (Par/eOne) 2,709 (-251) theaters, Fri $1M (-29%) Sat $1.86M Sun $1.24M 3-day $4.1M (-25%), Total $88.1M/Wk 5
  7. Air (AMZ) 2,402 (-421) theaters Fri $1M (-32%) Sat $1.8M Sun $1.18M 3-day$4M (-27%), Total $47.6M/Wk 4
  8. Ponniyin Selvan: Part Two (FDN) 600 theaters, Fri $1.78M Sat $1.25M Sun $783K 3-day $3.8M/Wk 1
  9. Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant (MGM) 2,631 (+20) Fri $959K (-58%) Sat $1.56M Sun $1.09M 3-day $3.61M (-43%) Total $12.2M/ Wk 2
  10. Sisu (LG) 1,006 theaters Fri $1.4M, Sat $1.1M Sun $761K 3-day $3.25M/Wk 1
  11. Big George Foreman (Sony) 3,054 theaters, Fri $1M, Sat $1.15M Sun $825K 3-day $3M/Wk 1

By Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and over the road truck driver, among many other things. He now lives on a sea island, in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with his wife and youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grand children, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. Stinnett grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. His next dream is to one day visit and dive Cuba.