The Brits love them some musicals! And so do we!
The film adaptation of Mamma Mia! has become the biggest hit EVER at the British box office.
The musical has made over $95 million just at the UK box office alone since its release on July 18th.
That's more than any of the Harry Potter movies or even Titanic brought in.
As for worldwide, the movie has made over $571 million.
David Kosse, the president of Universal Pictures International, said “Mamma Mia! is pure escapism, proving a fun and inexpensive way to forget about the state of the economy for a couple of hours."
Who are you kidding?
People just love musicals!
Kosse added, “For Mamma Mia! to make history in this way and beat Titanic, which has held the record in the UK since 1998, is truly phenomenal. This film has exceeded our expectations and delighted audiences around the world since it opened in July.”
In fact, Mamma Mia! has become the most popular film of the year in 15 countries already.
Talk about making a mark globally.
There better be a sequel!
[Image via WENN.]