The milestone was hit roughly one month after release.
Mario holding a big gold coin and looking at Toad in a scene from The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

Nintendo, Universal, and Illumination Entertainment really struck gold with The Super Mario Bros. Movie as global box office gross revenues have now surpassed the $1 billion mark. Variety's report on this milestone came on April 29th, meaning that the number is probably a fair bit higher now after the past weekend has come and gone.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is also the first film release in 2023 to surpass the $1 billion mark at the box office. It is also the fifth film since the start of the COVID pandemic to pull in $1 billion at the box office. Other titles that managed to hit that mark include Spider-Man: No Way Home, Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World Dominion, and Avatar: The Way of Water.

The months ahead will begin to bring in those big summertime hits. Some of this year's big and highly anticipated films include Fast X, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, and Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning - Part One. That is to say: The Super Mario Bros. Movie will have a lot of competition cropping up in the weeks ahead but for now, for this point in time, it's the biggest film released in 2023.

In case you aren't up on what The Super Mario Bros. Movie is all about, let's see what Variety has to say about the film for the layperson that may be reading this.

Starring Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day and Jack Black as the voices of the beloved video game characters, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” follows Italian American plumbers Mario and Luigi as they work to save the magical Mushroom Kingdom from the fire-breathing, furious Bowser — king of the Koopas and pesky suitor to the mysterious Princess Peach.