Box office hit “Mamma Mia!” comes back to the domestic silver screen with its sequel “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”.
Rivaling “The Equalizer 2” and the “Unfriended: Dark Web” movies for the top spot, the “Mamma Mia” sequel has successfully bagged $30 million after the three-day tally. It should be noted that the first “Mamma Mia” only has a record of $27 million for its opening, although it has successfully earned a total of $615 million globally. While $144 million of that overall profit can be attributed to North America, the greater portion of “Mamma Mia’s” box office smash is all thanks to its overseas success. After all, it can’t be denied that pop group ABBA, whose songs are prominently used in the movie, has a huge following abroad.
A decade after the first film’s release, the sequel once again features songs from ABBA. Some of the ABBA songs that most people can sing to in this movie include “I Wonder (Departure)”, “The Name of the Game”, “Mamma Mia”, and “I’ve Been Waiting for You”. Of course, the jukebox musical comedy romantic film showcases more than just songs from ABBA.
The plot centers on Donna’s flashbacks of her youth, how she came to Kalokairi, as well as her encounters with her daughter’s three potential fathers.
Who Will Be There?
Reprising their roles in the sequel movie are Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgard as Sophie’s possible dads Sam, Harry, and Bill; Dominic Cooper as Sophie’s husband Sky; and Christine Baranski and Julie Walters as Donna’s best friends Tanya and Rosie. Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried also take up their roles once again as the mother-daughter pair Donna and Sophie.
New stars join the cast such as Cher who takes up the role of Sophie’s grandmother. Lily James, Alexa Davies, and Jessica Keenan Wynn are in the crew too to act the role of young Donna, Rosie, and Tanya, respectively.
“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is expected to break $36 million after its theater release in more than 3,200 locations.