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Jul 21
2008

In spite of stiff competition from the newest Batman film, the film version of Mamma Mia! enjoyed a strong opening weekend at the box office, taking in a solid $27.6 million. Although that total didn’t approach The Dark Knight’s record-breaking $155.4 million, it narrowly beat the opening total of last year’s feature film transfer of Hairspray. Universal Studios’ decision to release Mamma Mia! as a counter-programming move to the dark sequel to Batman Begins paid off. Together, the two films created the biggest opening weekend ever in terms of total grosses, according to Variety. Overseas, where Mamma Mia! opened a week ahead of its U.S. premiere, the movie grossed $26.8 million in its second week for an impressive total of $72.6 million.

Jul 05
2008

Article courtesy this source: Abba welcomed a bevy of Hollywood stars to Stockholm on Friday for the première of Mamma Mia! -The movie. Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad Reuss made a rare public appearance together with their former Abba partners, Björn Ulveaus and Benny Andersson, on the night of the première of “Mamma Mia!” – a musical based on the disco sound of the Swedish group, Abba. The film’s star Meryl Streep was the big attraction of the afternoon and she was in a party mood, dancing a jig with Agnetha and Annefrid on the red carpet. She had told the press earlier in the day that singing and dancing in a musical was a childhood dream. “When I was in school I was in several musicals where I sang and danced. It was like coming home to something I love.”

Jul 01
2008

According to this source, Meryl Streep, who stars as Donna in the Abba musical Mamma Mia, will attend the Australian premiere in Melbourne next week. Mamma Mia also features Colin Firth as Harry Bright. Firth will also be at the premiere. The Mamma Mia movie is based on the musical with songs by Abba. On soundtrack, 17 Abba songs have been re-recorded for the movie, with Meryl Streep herself singing ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘The Winner Takes It All’ as well as ‘S.O.S.’ and ‘When All Is Said And Done’ as a duet with Pierce Brosnan, who stars in the movie as Sam Carmichael.

Jun 27
2008

Universal Pictures said Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth are to appear at the upcoming London premiere of their movie musical “Mamma Mia!”. Based on the hit stage musical and featuring hits from the ABBA song catalog, the film version of “Mamma Mia!” is to open in the United States July 18. The world premiere of the wedding-themed movie is scheduled June 30 at London’s Odeon Leicester Square theater. Also slated to attend the event are supporting players Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried and Christine Baranski, the movie studio said.

Mar 11
2008

Stars from the stage and screen versions of Mamma Mia! are to be featured in an edition of The South Bank Show. Julie Walters, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep – who star in the film version due for release in July – are among some of the names lined up to appear in the programme. It will also contain interviews with Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson from ABBA and behind the scenes footage of a new opening of the production in Europe. There will also be contributions from the creative team behind the show. An exact airdate is not yet given.

Aug 16
2007

James Bond star Pierce Brosnan will swap guns for Abba songs this month when he begins filming a Hollywood version of the hit musical “Mamma Mia” on the Greek island of Skiathos, the show said Wednesday. The Irish actor’s co-star Meryl Streep May also make an appearance when filming begins there and on the neighbouring island of Skopelos on August 29, a production official was quoted by AFP as saying on condition of anonymity. The film is hoping to recreate the success of the British musical, created in 1999 using songs by hit Swedish band Abba, for the big screen. Actor Tom Hanks is producing the film, due to be screened next year, and the stage musical’s British creator, Phyllida Lloyd, will direct, according to the Hollywood trade press. In anticipation of the stars’ arrival, residents of Skopelos have created a blog, www.skopelos07.wordpress.com, dedicated to the film and to promoting the two islands as tourist destinations.

Apr 19
2007

According to Variety, Meryl Streep and her new sidekick, Christine Baranski, are in London to pre-record their musical numbers for the coming movie of “Mamma Mia!” They’ll be singing along with Britain’s Julie Walters, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan. Streep and Baranski will then come back to the U.S. for a month off. “Actually,” Christine says, “I’ll be killing myself with dance classes.” Then back to London for 10 weeks of filming and on to another five weeks on some exotic Greek island.

Mar 07
2007

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Pierce Brosnan is in final negotiations to join Meryl Streep in the movie version of the popular ABBA musical “Mamma Mia!” The story revolves around a bride-to-be (Amanda Seyfried) and her formerly rebellious mom (Streep) who raised her on a Greek island and never disclosed the identity of her father. The bride locates three men who might be her father and invites them to her wedding. Brosnan will play the main father figure. Phyllida Lloyd is directing the Universal project; ABBA members and songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus will serve as executive producers, as will Tom Hanks.

Jan 11
2007

According to Variety, Meryl Streep is set to star in the upcoming movie version of Phyllida Lloyd’s musical “Mamma Mia”. Lloyd, who directed the original in London as well as its Broadway incarnation, will make her feature directing debut on the pic, which will be shot in London and Greece. Streep will play the rebellious single mother of a bride-to-be who never met her father. The daughter invites three likely paternal candidates to her wedding, and the ensuing conflict triggers the performance of 22 Abba hits. An accomplished singer, Streep had been wooed for musical adaptations including “Evita,” but “Mamma Mia” is her first full-blown musical. She sang in films including “Postcards From the Edge” and last year’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” Producer Judy Craymer is quoted by Variety that Meryl “was always at the top of our wish list, and she encapsulates the spirit and energy and has the powerhouse qualities that character requires”.