Wahoo! ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ is No. 1 for third week

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NEW YORK (AP) — “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” continued to rack up coins at the box office, leading ticket sales for the third straight weekend, as the animation hit neared $1 billion after just 18 days in theaters. Studio estimates on Sunday say the weekend’s top new release, the horror reboot “Evil Dead Rise” debuted solidly, launching with $23.5 million. But that was no match for Universal Pictures’ “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” which grossed $58.2 million in its third weekend. “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is now up to $434.33 million domestically and $871.1 million globally.