The Super Mario Bros. movie breaks a box office record – as Twitter pirates it

Firstly, the film adaptation managed the astonishing achievement of breaking $1 billion across the global box office, in only the first month of being in theaters – annihilating films such as the D&D movie, Renfield, and sports drama Air with a strong dose of video game nostalgia in the mushroom kingdom that few could reasonably compete with. 

That puts the animated plumber movie in the same leagues as last year’s Top Gun and Avatar sequels, which shows just how ready Nintendo is for the cinematic big leagues – and makes the live-action 1993 Super Mario Bros. film feel like a pleasantly distant memory (John Leguizamo, you deserved better).