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Postby zeus555 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:45 pm

Justabba -- Yes - Benny and Bjorn have already got a 3rd New ABBA Song 'in mind'. They say that it will not be
recorded until the 'Show', (ABBAtars), is 'on the road'. It is for the ABBAtars to sing. Of course, ABBA will be the
real singers...

Benny and Bjorn seem to like being in ABBA again. As do Agnetha and Frida. We may end up with even more
than 3 New ABBA Songs...

Of course, if they keep adding to them, eventually they will only be a few short of an actual New Album. Then,
it is but a few more recording sessions, to turn them into such an Album...

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Postby petrodav1452 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:40 am

The US Critics on the whole are giving 'Mamma Mia! Here we go again' Positive reviews, some even saying it improves on the
first.

In the ITunes Album Chart, Gold stands at No. 08 the highest I have seen it.
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Postby Benny » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:31 am

iTunes Germany
Top Albums
1 +1 Cast Of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
6 = ABBA - ABBA Gold
9 +2 Various Artists - Mamma Mia! (The Movie Soundtrack)
16 +1 ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits (40th Anniversary Edition)
113 -17 ABBA - More ABBA Gold

iTunes UK
Top Albums
3 = Cast Of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
12 +1 Various Artists - Mamma Mia! (The Movie Soundtrack)
15 = ABBA - ABBA Gold
27 +5 ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits (40th Anniversary Edition)

iTunes USA
Top Albums
5 = Cast Of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
6 = Various Artists - Mamma Mia! (The Movie Soundtrack)
11 +3 ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits

Top Songs
183. Dancing Queen

Worldwide iTunes Album Chart
2 = Cast Of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”
10 +4 ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits
14 +3 ABBA - ABBA Gold
27 +2 Various Artists - Mamma Mia

ABBA Gold would be at #3 if both versions were combined.
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Postby zeus555 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:11 am

I've been reading Reviews of 'Mamma Mia! 2' all over The Internet.

Some say it is great. Others say it is rather weak.

Some Critics say that only the 'Hits' from Film 1 work in Film 2. That the less well known Songs
are not very good. That all of ABBA's best Songs were in Film 1. That there was nothing left for
Film 2.

Other Critics love the less well known Songs and think that they are good.

As usual it is all a matter of personal taste. I've never, ever accepted that any ABBA Songs, that were not
'A' Sides on Singles, are no good, weak, crap, not worth listening to etc.

The Critics, who dislike the less well known Songs, say the silliest things. 'There is a reason they were not
on ABBA Gold'. They mean that they were rubbish and that is why they aren't on 'Gold'. Too stupid to realise
that there was no room on 'ABBA Gold' for more than 19 Tracks. That is why the less well known Tracks
could not go on 'Gold', even if ABBA wanted them to. It was nothing to do with how 'bad' they were.

One Critic said that 'When I Kissed The Teacher' is 'not catchy'. To me, that is taking criticism too far. It
is one of ABBA's catchiest Songs and he pretends that it has no 'hooks' in it.

I've watched and read numerous Critics saying that, 'All ABBA's best songs were in the first film'. But,
how can they know that? I bet that hardly any of them have ever listened to more than 20 to 30 ABBA
Songs. If you listed ABBA's Album Tracks for them, they'd say that they've never even heard most of
them! But they are 'Expert' enough to know that, 'All the best ABBA songs were used in Film 1'. They
have no idea what they are talking about. They are not qualified to make such statements...

Another Critic said that ABBA only had slow ballads left, after Film 1 - which is why Film 2 has so
many of them. He too has no idea what ABBA recorded...

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Postby Justabba » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:13 pm

zeus555 wrote:Justabba -- Yes - Benny and Bjorn have already got a 3rd New ABBA Song 'in mind'. They say that it will not be
recorded until the 'Show', (ABBAtars), is 'on the road'. It is for the ABBAtars to sing. Of course, ABBA will be the
real singers...

Benny and Bjorn seem to like being in ABBA again. As do Agnetha and Frida. We may end up with even more
than 3 New ABBA Songs...

Of course, if they keep adding to them, eventually they will only be a few short of an actual New Album. Then,
it is but a few more recording sessions, to turn them into such an Album...

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that's fABBAublous news !
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Postby Benny » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:19 pm

US iTunes Top Albums
5 = Cast Of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
6 = Various Artists - Mamma Mia! (The Movie Soundtrack)
9 +3 ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits
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Postby Benny » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:00 pm

Some figures for the first 'Mamma Mia' film:

Production Budget: $52 million

Total Lifetime Grosses
US: $144,130,063 23.6%
+ Foreign: $465,711,574 76.4%
= Worldwide: $609,841,637

US Opening Weekend: $27,751,240 (#2 behind 'The Dark Knight')
UK Opening Weekend: $13,112,066 (#1)
Germany Opening Weekend: $5,677,499 (#1)
Australia Opening Weekend: $5,247,422 (#1)
Japan Opening Weekend: $4,908,080 (#2)

source: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?pa ... mmamia.htm

Number of cinemagoers:

US 20.062.884
UK 13.352.688 (total gross of $94,395,242 = £69.2 million)
Germany 4.195.964 (one of 4 film with more than 4 million cinemagoers in 2008)
Spain 2.352.795
Sweden 1.890.307
France 1.554.066
Italy 1.463.513
Poland 1.125.240
Norway 1.109.756
Netherlands 985.620
Portugal 851.181
Hungary 767.550
Austria 741.268
Czech Republic 715.163
Switzerland 624.790
Belgium 460.000
Denmark 448.112
Finland 398.910

source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamma_Mia!_(Film)
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Postby Benny » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:04 pm

The production budget for the second film is $75 million according to boxofficemojo.
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Postby petrodav1452 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:24 am

Worldwide iTunes Album Chart - 2018/07/19

Pos Days Peak Points
1 - 8 - 1 19198 Cast Of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”

2 - 21 - 1 - 18475 Drake - Scorpion

07 + 3 - 343 - 7 - 9528 ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits

13 + 1 - 2542 - 3 - 7466 ABBA - ABBA Gold

18 + 9 - 458 - 18 - 6374 Various Artists - Mamma Mia

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European iTunes Album Chart - 2018/07/19

1 + 1= 7 1 19802 Cast Of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”
2 - 1= 21 1 18834 Drake - Scorpion
7 + 3 1 1816 8757 ABBA - ABBA Gold
10 +3 216 10 8639 ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits
35 +16 245 25 4065 Various Artists - Mamma Mia
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Postby slightlymad » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:47 am

Predictions are are looking really good, this is from box office mojo
The sequel leading the charge will be Universal's release of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which debuts ten years after the first film delivered over $144 million domestically and an impressive $609.8 million worldwide, which, at the time, was the highest grossing musical worldwide until Beauty and the Beast exploded to $1.26 billion worldwide last year. While Mamma Mia 2 won't challenge Beauty's record, we expect it to challenge its predecessor both domestically and abroad. Reviews for the sequel are an improvement over those for the original and online ticket retailer Fandango.com is reporting the film is not only outpacing The Greatest Showman, but is actually outpacing Pitch Perfect 2, the latter of which opened with a monstrous $69.2 million.

While we aren't seeing any evidence of a debut nearly as high as Pitch Perfect 2, we are expecting a performance above the $27.7 million debut for the 2008 original, as is Universal. IMDb page view data shows the film pacing behind Pitch Perfect 2, which is to be expected, while outpacing Sony's Annie and, in fact, performing just a touch behind Fifty Shades Darker, which opened with $46.6 million last year. That film's R-rating, however, makes it a tough comp as does any attempt to compare to films such as Into the Woods and The Greatest Showman given their holiday release patterns. All that being said, these comparisons can prove useful when taking their various differences into account, which leads us to anticipating an opening around $35-40+ million.

In addition to its domestic debut, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again opens day-and-date in 41 international markets including the U.K. and Ireland, Australia, Germany, Norway, Spain and Sweden, with additional markets rolling out through September.
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Postby petrodav1452 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:16 pm

iTunes Apple Music 07/20 09:05 EDT

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iTunes Albums:
1. Arrival

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iTunes:
12. Dancing Queen
15. Mamma Mia
17. Waterloo
18. Take a Chance On Me

iTunes Albums:
42. Gold: Greatest Hits

Apple Music Albums:
19. ABBA Gold
25. Super Trouper
76. More ABBA Gold
129. Gold: Greatest Hits[/size][/size]
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Postby petrodav1452 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:30 pm

Irish Albums Chart 2018 (Gold)

wk 01 5th Jan # 22 < Position
wk 02 12 Jan # 15
wk 03 19 Jan # 20
wk 04 26 Jan #24
wk 05 02 Feb # 21
wk 06 09 Feb # 23
wk 07 16 Feb # 25
wk 08 23 Feb # 21
wk 09 02 Mar # 27
wk 10 09 Mar # 23
wk 11 16 Mar # 23
wk 12 23 Mar # 32
wk 13 30 Mar # 28
wk 14 06 Apr # 36
wk 15 13 Apr # 35
wk 16 20 Apr # 38
wk 17 27 Apr # 32
wk 18 04 May # 18
wk 19 11 May # 16
wk 20 18 May # 21
wk 21 25 May # 21
wk 22 01 Jun # 23
wk 23 08 Jun # 23
wk 24 15 jun # 18
wk 25 22 jun # 26
wk 26 29 jun # 21
wk 27 06 jul # 22
wk 28 13 jul # 20
wk29 20 jul # 19

wk 30 27 jul # 08 - weeks on Chart - 497

wk29 #20 - #07 - MM
wk29 new #06 - # 01 - MM2
wk30 # 89 CLASSIC ABBA
wk 10 09 Mar 18 Hits R/E - #90 woc - 149
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Postby zeus555 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:10 pm

I'm rather baffled by which ABBA Songs are in 'Mamma Mia! 2'.

'I Wonder (Departure)' is on the Soundtrack CD & Download, but I read that it had been cut from the Film.

However, other people say that it is still in the Film.

'Hasta Manana' and 'Hole In Your Soul' were in the end credits of a first showing of the Film, but neither
are on the Soundtrack. However, I've seen more than one person saying that they are still in the Film.

'S.O.S.' is not on the Soundtrack, but Pierce Brosnan 'sings' at least part of it in the Film.

'The Day Before You Came' is on the Soundtrack, but I've been told that it is not in the Film...

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Postby petrodav1452 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:40 pm

Hi Zeus555,

I read a review, of the Film, where they mentioned that ' I Wonder' is one of the songs in it, I try not to read all, as some are revealing the full plot!
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Postby Nameless » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:03 pm

Mamma Mia 2 Soundtrack is #4 in UK this week

Mark Kermode giving the film quite a good review on the BBC
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Postby innocenteyes » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:24 pm

New Zealand:

9 (NEW) Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The 2008 soundtrack debuted at #8 before climbing to #1 in its second week.
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Postby petrodav1452 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:58 pm

Official UK Soundtrack Album Chart

' MAMMA MIA! ( Here we go again') New @ No. 1.

'MAMMA MIA!' @ No. 03.

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Official UK Physical Album Chart

' MAMMA MIA! ( Here we go again)' New @ No. 02.

'MAMMA MIA!' @ No. 10.
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Postby petrodav1452 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:08 pm

Official (UK) Music Video Chart Top 50 2018

Positions - wk 30 - WOC

ABBA GOLD - 27 - 23 - 32 - 25 - 23 - 31 - 19 - 13 - 18 - 17 - 31 - 21- 28 - 30 - 14 - 17 - 43 - 26 - 12 (159)

ABBA - IN CONCERT - 33 - 28 - 46 - 00 - 37 - 44 - 41 - 21 - 33 - 21 - 19 - 32- 39 - 27 - 13 - 22 - 19 - 22 - 20 (67)
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ABBA - THE MOVIE - 48 - 00 - 48 - 49 - 25 - 28 - 26 - 37 - 50 - 43 - 46 - 20 - 29 - 27 - 20 - 17 (45)

Official DVD Chart Top 100
#08 - MAMMA MIA - THE MOVIE - woc 75
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Postby zeus555 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:12 pm

Last Week UK Chart Expert Alan Jones, ('Music Week'), predicted that the Soundtrack to 'Mamma Mia! 2' would make
a 'huge' impact on this Week's UK Album Chart.

He seemed unaware that it had been released a Week before the Film, and that as it had a lot of less well known ABBA
songs on it, many people would want to hear them in the Film, before buying the Soundtrack.

All of which can be seen by this Week's No.4 entry and less than 18,000 UK Sales. With the Soundtrack to Film 1 reaching
over 1,530,000 UK Sales.

Here is what Alan says in his latest 'Music Week' Chart Report - for the Album Chart of W/E 26th July 2018:

"Launched ahead of the film for which it acts as a soundtrack, Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again nevertheless opens at No.4 (17,291 sales). The film, which has had largely favourable reviews from critics, is once again loosely based on the lyrics of covers of ABBA songs, of which 18 are on the soundtrack album, which is produced by the group’s Benny Andersson and performed by film cast members, including Cher, Meryl Streep and Julie Walters. Released 10 years ago last week, the original Mamma Mia! soundtrack sold 35,766 copies on debut to top the compilation chart. Only transferred to the artist album chart eight weeks ago, it reaches a new peak on that list this week, moving 17-13, with sales of 4,456 copies raising its career tally to a massive 1,531,361. The original theatrical cast recording of Mamma Mia! – released in 1999 - has always been eligible for the artist album chart, and peaked at No.12 in 2008. It jumps 177-114 this week, with 946 sales raising its career tally to 439,086. ABBA’s Gold: Greatest Hits also climbs, moving 23-19
(3,310 sales), while their 18 Hits compilation jumps 3-1 (1,623 sales) on the Budget album chart".

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Postby petrodav1452 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:25 pm

Four Albums feature Abba Songs; in this Weeks Official UK Album Chart. Top 20

and the Track ' The Winner Takes it all' is on Three of the Albums.

interesting Stats from Alan Jones, :D Zeus55
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Postby Benny » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:07 pm

German Album Chart

07 (NEW) Soundtrack Mamma Mia Here We Go Again
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Postby Benny » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:10 pm

zeus555 wrote:I'm rather baffled by which ABBA Songs are in 'Mamma Mia! 2
The Wikipedia article to 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' lists all songs that are in the movie:

Wikipedia wrote:The following ABBA songs are in the film’s soundtrack:

"When I Kissed the Teacher" from Arrival (1976) - Young Donna and the Dynamos
"One of Us" from The Visitors (1981) - Sophie, Sky
"Waterloo" from Waterloo (1974) - Young Harry, Young Donna
"Why Did It Have to Be Me?" from Arrival (1976) - Young Bill, Young Donna, Young Harry
"I Have a Dream" from Voulez-Vous (1979) - Young Donna
"Kisses of Fire" from Voulez-Vous (1979) - Lazaros
"Andante, Andante" from Super Trouper (1980) - Young Donna
"The Name of the Game" from ABBA: The Album (1977) - Young Donna
"Knowing Me, Knowing You" from Arrival (1976) - Young Sam, Young Donna
"Angeleyes" from Voulez-Vous (1979) - Tanya, Rosie, Sophie
"Mamma Mia" from ABBA (1975) - Young Donna and the Dynamos
"Dancing Queen" from Arrival (1976) - Sophie, Rosie, Tanya, Sam, Bill and Harry
"I’ve Been Waiting for You" from ABBA (1975) - Sophie, Rosie, Tanya
"Fernando" from Arrival (1976) - Ruby, Fernando
"My Love, My Life" from Arrival (1976) - Sophie, Donna
"Super Trouper" from Super Trouper (1980) - Ruby, Donna, Rosie, Tanya, Sophie, Sky, Sam, Bill, Harry, Fernando, Young Donna, Young Rosie, Young Tanya, Young Bill, Young Sam, Young Harry

Excised songs

"I Wonder (Departure)" from ABBA: The Album (1977) - Young Donna and the Dynamos
"The Day Before You Came" from The Singles: The First Ten Years (1982) - Donna

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Postby Benny » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:37 pm

First US box office news:

"'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' has opened with a solid $3.4 million at 2,850 North American locations in Thursday night preview showings that began at 7 p.m.

That was enough for the musical to top Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer 2,” which launched with $3.1 million at 2,934 sites in Thursday previews that began at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Universal’s follow-up to its 2008 musical “Mamma Mia!” is tracking for a three-day tally between $30 million and $36 million when it opens in over 3,317 venues. Its predecessor opened with $27 million on the same weekend a decade ago and finished with $145 million domestically and $615 million worldwide on a $52 million budget."

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/box- ... 202879253/
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Postby zeus555 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:06 pm

I've not seen 'Mamma Mia! 2' yet. However, I've heard that some of the Songs are not the way
they sound on the Soundtrack CD and Download.

Also, that not all of the scenes in the Trailers are in the Film, and some of the Trailer scenes,
(that are in it), have been re-shot, so they are not quite the same.

I don't know how true all of this is...

USA Film Critic, Leonard Maltin has given the Film a poor Review. He makes a prediction for it too.
He says that it will have about the same Box Office staying power as 'Grease 2', in 1982.

He says that the 'new' ABBA Songs in Film 2 are 'ABBA's B-level tunes'.

That Film is regarded as a huge Flop. In the UK it went into our Top 10 at No.6 and then fell right
out, the next Week. I think that Mr. Maltin will be proved very wrong in his prediction...

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Postby Nameless » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:33 pm

Mamma Mia 2 includes some of ABBA's biggest hits that didn't make it for the first film - Fernando, Knowing Me, The Name of the Game and One of Us.

If they didn't include slbum tracks and had even more so ngs from the first film the accusstion would be ABBA didn't have enough good songs.

I can see how 1 or 2 songs might be considered a B list. But pretty good overall. Whether the actors do them justice is another matter!
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