The new “Super Mario Bros. Movie” has been a massive success at the box office in its opening week, making it clear that fans are clamoring for less woke lecturing in their children’s movies.
“Super Mario Bros.” starring Chris Pratt, is crushing the competition and smashing past the earnings of similar movies, like “Lightyear” and is trending more in the direction of “Top Gun,” according to Steven Crowder. Lily Hayes at Louder With Crowder wrote:
“Crowder set the stage by highlighting that the film set a new global opening record for an animated movie at $377.2M on a $100M budget. He also pointed out the discrepancy between critics and actual viewers, specifically the performance of Lightyear. That movie brought in $85.6M though it took $200M to make. Jones brought up the stellar performance of Top Gun as another example of a movie that did well and wasn’t inherently political. He also pointed out that the left doesn’t care about destroying the institutions like Hollywood and the NFL with wokeism, because they’re trying to gain total control over the population, and eventually won’t need those things anyway.”
Comscore analyst Paul Dergarabedian told the Hollywood Reporter that this was an unprecedented victory for a film that few thought could reach this level of success:
“This is one of the biggest box office over-performances in recent memory and is absolutely shattering all pre-release projections. Mario officially says ‘game over’ to the video game movie adaptation curse.”
The success of Mario points fans to a growing sentiment among movie enthusiasts, who want movies devoid of woke teachings and principles. It has become far too familiar that films in the children’s genre attempt to virtue signal and mold the young minds of its viewer into believing ideas that the Hollywood left wants to spread. According to Todd from The American Tribune, this woke leaning has taken a significant toll on Disney, a company known for its animated children’s flicks. He wrote:
“Disney’s bottom line woes are being attributed to its overtly woke politics and productions. Last year, it took a stand against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ parental rights bill that banned teaching various topics to the state’s youngest students. DeSantis has since revoked their special tax standing and sovereignty.
“Disney has also churned out one disgusting show after another, each of which has bombed at the box office or on its streaming platform. In 2022 alone, Disney lost hundreds of millions of dollars on Strange World, Lightyear, and Turning Red, and its Marvel and Disney units have gone woke beyond salvation, ruining some of the biggest IPs in modern history.”
The success of the “Super Mario Bros. Movie” is yet another example in the long line of movies that choose to avoid woke lectures and instead simply provide a fun and well-rounded viewing experience for the entire audience. This kind of filmmaking is proving to be the most capable of reaching both sides of the cultural divide in America, and therefore they are the most profitable movies.
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