A roundup

‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’

Scores Huge $31.7 Million, ‘Air’ Lands $3.2 Million on Opening Day

Ben Affleck’s sports drama “Air,” which also debuted on Wedaanesday, nabbed $3.2 million from 3,507 venues.


After a bigger-than-expected opening day, estimates for Universal and Illumination’s big screen adaptation of the Super Mario Bros.

video game franchise have been revised up to $92 million over the traditional weekend and $141 million in its first five days of release.

Those ticket sales continue a strong period at the box office following March releases “Scream VI,” “Creed III,” “John Wick: Chapter 4” and “Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.”

At the international box office, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” ignited with $34.7 million from 44 markets on Wednesday, led by Mexico ($5.9 million), U.K. and Ireland ($4.8 million) and China ($4.7 million). It’s expanding to 70 overseas territories by Sunday. 

“Air” is projected to earn $10.6 million over the weekend and $16 million to $18 million in its first five days of release.