'Super Mario Bros.'

<b> ‘Super Mario Brothers’</b>  (1993)<br>
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<b>Domestic box office:</b> $20,915,465<br>
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<b>Why the game succeeded:</b> Super-accurate controls brought a new level of control to console gaming, while the inventive and diverse levels improved upon the repetitive experience of “Space Invaders” and “Pac-Man.”<br>
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<b>The movie? Game over:</b> Controls and leveling don'’t mean much in a movie theater, you'’ve got to rely on the story and “"Super Mario"” had the thinnest of plots – stomp on mushrooms to rescue the princess. Even the presence of off-Broadway superstar John Leguizamo couldn'’t save this muddled turkey.
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( Buena Vista Pictures / July 9, 2012 )

‘Super Mario Brothers’ (1993)

Domestic box office: $20,915,465

Why the game succeeded: Super-accurate controls brought a new level of control to console gaming, while the inventive and diverse levels improved upon the repetitive experience of “Space Invaders” and “Pac-Man.”

The movie? Game over: Controls and leveling don'’t mean much in a movie theater, you'’ve got to rely on the story and “"Super Mario"” had the thinnest of plots – stomp on mushrooms to rescue the princess. Even the presence of off-Broadway superstar John Leguizamo couldn'’t save this muddled turkey.

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