25-11-08

"Mamma Mia" fastest selling dvd (UK)

"Mamma Mia!" still braking records

LONDON -- Phyllida Lloyd's "Mamma Mia! -- The Movie" has danced its way into the record books in the U.K. becoming the fastest selling DVD of all time after a day's trading.

Universal Pictures International Entertainment said the title posted unit sales of just short of 1.7 million, sinking its nearest rival "Titanic" which sold 1.1 million units on its first day on sale back in 1998 here.

The DVD success follows hot on the heels of what has become a boxoffice sensation for the musical movie, which features the hits of Swedish powerpop quartet Abba.

The title sung its way to just shy of 67 million pounds ($103 million) at the U.K. boxoffice, making it the highest grossing British movie of all time on these shores. It qualifies as British under the U.K. government’s cultural test.

UPIE president Eddie Cunningham said the movie's DVD success here is being mirrored around the world. "Already launched in Australia, "Mamma Mia! -- The Movie" is set to enter the top five DVDs of all time ‘down under,’ and the Nordics are shipping an industry record number of units. Following the U.K. success, we are very excited about our forthcoming DVD launches around the world."

The film stars Meryl Steep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Stellan Skarsgard and Dominic Cooper.

Produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, the picture was executive produced by Tom Hanks, Rita
Wilson, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Mark Huffman

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07-10-08

MM still @ the top

Mamma Mia still @ top international boxoffice

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ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! is still going strong at the global box office, raking in $14.1 million (GBP7.62 million) across 47 countries in the last week.
The film, starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, remains atop the international box office chart for its fifth consecutive week, bringing it's total haul outside of the U.S. to $377.2 million (GBP203.8 million).
Animated family movie WALL-E is in second place with $10.9 million (GBP5.89 million), while Shia LaBeouf's new film Eagle Eye took third place with $8.3 million (GBP4.48 million).

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24-07-08

Mamma Mia! beats Wall-E

 

Mamma still tops Boxoffice (UK)

WALL-E has entered the UK box office charts in second with Mamma Mia! holding firm in pole position.

The new Disney/Pixar animation took £4.25 million in its first three days on release to debut in second in the UK and Ireland, but was unable to repeat its chart-topping transatlantic success in Britain.

The film, which tells of the last robot on earth, had been Pixar's ninth straight number one film in the US, equalling the opening takings of Monsters Inc.

However, Mamma Mia!, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth, retained the number one spot with £4.6 million in its second weekend on release.

The West End adaptation tells of a young girl (Amanda Seyfried) who, on the eve of her wedding on a Greek island, invites the three men who could be her father - Brosnan, Firth and Stellan Skarsgard - to the wedding.

Reuniting the original stage team of director Phyllida Lloyd, producer Judy Craymer and writer Catherine Johnson, the movie uses 22 Abba songs and has been a stage hit across the globe.

Eddie Murphy's new comedy Meet Dave was the second highest new entry in the UK, at five, while British thriller Donkey Punch entered at number ten.

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15-07-08

"Mamma Mia!"tops box office!!! (UK)

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Mamma Mia! topped the British box office after its opening three days, knocking Will Smith off the No.1 spot after just a week.

 

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