Mamma Mia! What a Week It's Been
12.18.08 by REELZ
The Winner Takes It All; Money, Money, Money -- there's no shortage of puns to describe Mamma Mia! The Movie's blockbuster week. The Golden Globe-nominated comedy is now the "most successful movie musical of all time worldwide."
On the first day of sales, DVD purchases topped 2.25 million, which translates into nearly $40 million in gross revenues. Also on Tuesday, news broke that Mamma Mia! capsized the UK box-office sales record that was held for nearly a decade by Titanic.
Our best guess for this phenomenal success? That the world is in need of some unbridled cheer right now -- not that Pierce Brosnan's singing is bringing the fans in droves.