Film: Mamma Mia!
Worldwide Phenomenon Mamma Mia! The Movie Takes in “Money Money Money” with DVD Ringing in $30 Million on First Day
The Most Successful Film Musical of All Time Worldwide Becomes The Must-Have Home Entertainment Title of 2008
Consumers said “Gimme Gimme Gimme” to Mamma Mia! The Movie, the most successful film musical of all time worldwide, as first day domestic DVD and Blu-ray consumer spend totaled over $30 million. Universal Studios Home Entertainment sold over 2.25 million units of the Golden Globe® -nominated blockbuster on December 16, 2008.
An unprecedented worldwide box office phenomenon, Mamma Mia! The Movie has already been proclaimed the fastest selling DVD of all time in the U.K. after first-day sales reached 1.6 million units, surpassing the previous decade-long record holder Titanic on November 24, 2008 by over a half-million units, or 50 percent of total sales.
The three women who created the worldwide smash stage hitglobal producer Judy Craymer, writer Catherine Johnson and director Phyllida Lloydreprise their roles in bringing this joyful, musical story to the big screen. Craymer shares producing credit with Gary Goetzman (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Charlie Wilson’s War). Executive producers are Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Mark Huffman.
Universal City, California, December 17, 2008
Mamma Mia! 'ABBA Gold' Tops Chart!s
(L to R): JULIE WALTERS as Rosie Rice, MERYL STREEP as Donna Sheridan and CHRISTINE BARANSKI as Tanya Chesham-Leigh in the musical romantic comedy that celebrates mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found--"Mamma Mia!"
Genre: Musical Romantic Comedy
PIERCE BROSNAN as Sam Carmichael and MERYL STREEP as Donna Sheridan in the musical romantic comedy that celebrates mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found--"Mamma Mia!" Photo Credit: Peter Mountain. Copyright: © 2007 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 160 cities and 8 languages around the world. Bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA to movie audiences, Summer 2008 is the season for Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia! 'ABBA Gold' Tops Chart!
LOS ANGELES, July 23, 208 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the success of the feature film "Mamma Mia!" which opened in theatres this past weekend, "ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits," the compilation CD released by Swedish pop group ABBA in 1992 has hit #1 on the national catalog chart. The announcement was made today by Bruce Resnikoff, President and Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).
The hit songs on "ABBA Gold" were recorded between 1973 - 1981, and the album has long been the best seller of all ABBA releases. Currently, it is one of the Top 40 best selling albums of all time worldwide, with sales topping 26 million. The album contains popular ABBA hits such as "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," "The Winner Takes It All," "S.O.S.," "Fernando," "Voulez-Vous," and "Waterloo."
"ABBA Gold's #1 chart position this week speaks to the everlasting popularity of the group and their music," stated Resnikoff. "This resurgence in interest shows that their music can stand the test of time over and over."
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Source: Universal Music Enterprises
Ultimate edition includes 2 disc special edition with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and bonus soundtrack! Bonus features: Sing-along! On-screen lyrics for every musical number! Deleted musical number "The Name of the Game." Feature commentary with director Phyllida Lloyd. The Making of Mamma Mia! The Movie. Anatomy of a musical number: "Lay All Your Love On Me." Becoming a singer. Behind the scenes with Amanda. On location in Greece. A look inside Mamma Mia! The Movie. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" music video. Bjorn Ulvaeus cameo. Deleted scenes and outtakes. Digital Copy
Actors: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters
Mamma Mia! The Musical Based on the Songs of ABBA: A Decca Broadway Original Cast Recording (1999 London Cast)
Put together by Abba's own Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! manages to cram over 20 of the Swedish supergroup's songs into a threadbare plot. It goes a little like this: Young Sophie is getting married and she's trying to identify which of three men is her father. That's about it. Wisely, the musical doesn't mess around with the songs, save for the insertion of some dialogue or for having some of them performed by a man (it works amazingly well). Abba fans will jump on this import of the London production, but traditional fans of musical theater should consider it as well. After all, Andersson and Ulvaeus's songs have always felt as if they were more than isolated pop gems and actually belonged to a longer narrative. --Elisabeth Vincentelli, Amazon
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