Nintendo says The Super Mario Movie boosted Mario mobile games, plan to continue IP expansion outside of games
Time for a sequel!
The Super Mario Bros. Movie was a much bigger success than anyone predicted, ending up one of 2023’s highest-grossing movies. The film’s success even drove it all the way to second place overall for all animated films in terms of revenue. It’s no surprise that Nintendo saw quite a bump from all that attention, and not just through box office revenue.
During Nintendo’s investor Q&A, a question came up about how The Super Mario Bros. Movie impacted Nintendo overall, and how their mobile and IP-related businesses are doing. You can see the complete answer from Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa below.