- Title: UK: Film: Mamma Mia becomes the highest grossing British film at UK box office
- Date: 3rd November 2008
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 4, 2001) (REUTERS) CAST OF HARRY POTTER AT PRESS CALL LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 18, 1997) (REUTERS) TITANIC DIRECTOR JAMES CAMERON ARRIVES WITH LINDA HAMILTON LEONARDO DICAPRIO ARRIVING
- Embargoed: 18th November 2008 12:00
- Topics: Entertainment
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- Story Text: Musical-turned-film Mamma Mia! took the top slot as the highest-grossing British film at the UK box office, pushing previous record-holder Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone out of the way.
The film features songs by Swedish group ABBA and stars Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth among others. It premiered in the UK at the end of June and has earned 67.2 million British pounds (roughly 109 million U.S.
dollars) since. It's on it's 16th week and continues to show in British cinemas.
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone earned 66.1 million GBP (roughly 107 million USD). The record that Mamma Mia! has left to beat is that of Titanic, which holds the title as the highest-grossing film in the UK having earned 69 million GBP (nearly 112 million USD).
Mamma Mia!'s success is worldwide and the film has also taken the title of number one film of the year in 13 other countries including Germany, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden.
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