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Postby Benny » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:52 pm

Debs_Wild wrote:
Benny wrote:UK Box Office News

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is now on £65.4m.

https://www.screendaily.com/news/a-star ... 21.article
That's the same figure as last week... :-?
Yes, but if you look at boxofficemojo.com, the figures for the gross-to-date in US $ are almost idencital as well:

Oct. 5–7 $84,961,854
Oct 12-14 $85,046,260

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?p ... mamia2.htm
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Postby Benny » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:58 pm

UK Albums Chart

09 (08) Cher - Dancing Queen (6,374 sales)
10 (09) Soundtrack Mamma Mia 2 (6,296 sales)
25 (20) ABBA Gold
36 (28) Soundtrack Mamma Mia
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Postby zeus555 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:21 pm

Well the 2 'Events' cannot be connected, but on the day, (today), that the 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Soundtrack is in both the World iTunes Top 5 and the European iTunes Top 5, both versions of
'ABBA Gold' have collapsed, in Sales, on both Charts. ABBA have collapsed on iTunes, just as Queen
have had their biggest 'boost' in a very long time.

As regards the UK - we'll see if 'Mamma Mia! 2' can reach as high as No.13 in the UK's 'All Time' Films.
Personally, I doubt if it can rise above No.14, where it currently 'sits'. Its UK takings are now but a tiny
fraction of what they once were. The DVD release is a matter of Weeks away now.

I see that the USA Cinemas are getting a '10th Anniversary Special' of the 1st 'Mamma Mia!' Film. It is just
for 2 days in November. I'm not sure if the rest of the World is getting it. Or if there will be something to
include 'Mamma Mia! 2'. Apparently, the 1st Film is to be shown, plus a Documentary about it. That is what
I've understood, from reading about the plan, anyhow...

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Postby Benny » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:13 pm

UK Box Office

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" gross = £65.5m

https://www.screendaily.com/news/a-star ... 29.article
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Postby Benny » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:27 pm

Mamma Mia 2! grosses - top markets (above 10 mio $):

USA 120.6 mio $
UK 85.0 mio $
Germany 21.1 mio $
South Korea 17.5 mio $
Australia 16.6 mio $
Sweden 14.1 mio $
Norway 10.6 mio $
Spain 10.4 mio $

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https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?p ... mamia2.htm
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Postby zeus555 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:34 pm

The Post below is by Contro and from the ABBA Chat Site. As suspected, ABBA are having various problems regarding
The ABBAtars. This is delaying both the 2 Hour Global TV Special, and the release of the 2 New ABBA Songs.

CONTRO'S 'ABBA CHAT' POST

An article in 'DI Weekend' says the virtual tour will not premiere until 2020 at the earliest. "All depends on the technics.
The tour will not happen until it's good enough" says Görel Hanser.

Per Sundin adds: "Both Simon Fuller and Björn and Benny have extremely high demands. It's not enough that the
technics is mindblowing for 10 minutes but it's about creating a complete experience that will keep the audience
in a grip for maybe 90 minutes."


But technics isn't the only reason the project is delayed. It's also about lack of financing and that technics partner Pulse at the
moment is to be bought by a competitor after a lengthy owner's battle.

A direct consequence of the delays are that the global TV shows that BBC and NBC would co-produce in ABBA's honour
is put on hold. It was there the newly written ABBA songs would be premiered, according to the the original plan. A new
launch plan does not yet exist.


But Swedish Johan Renck is tied to the project and the hope has long been that he will direct the video for the new ABBA song
"I Still Have Faith In You", where the ABBA avatars are planned to appear for the first time.

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Postby zeus555 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:18 pm

I've just found out, that the reason 'I Wonder' was cut from 'Mamma Mia! 2',' is because 'One Of Us' was also
near the start of the Film. The Director felt that it was a 'risk' having '2 unknown ABBA songs', near the start,
so the decision was taken to cut out 'I Wonder'! Completely ignoring the fact, that 'One Of Us' was not 'unknown'
at all! It just was not a big Hit in the USA, and a few other Countries, but it was big in several European Markets,
including No.1 in several, and a No.3 Hit, but 500,000+ seller in the UK. So, it is very stupid for the Film Makers
to call it an 'unknown' ABBA Song! (Which means that they really removed 'I Wonder' for no reason - for a mistake).
'I Wonder' is a 'Bonus' Video Clip on the DVD.

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Postby Benny » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:01 pm

Thank God they removed 'I Wonder' from the film, even if the reason is awkward. I've never been a big fan of that song.
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Postby kevin1989 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:21 pm

That's a real shame... I love this song and it would have fitted so well in the movie. Stupid, US-centric decision!
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Postby Benny » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:24 pm

UK Albums Chart

13 (10) Soundtrack Mamma Mia 2
22 (09) Cher - Dancing Queen
26 (25) ABBA Gold
33 (36) Soundtrack Mamma Mia
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Postby Benny » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:58 am

10/27 Billboard 200:

https://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/ ... day-albums

— The Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again soundtrack also jumps up the list, climbing 154-135 with 6,000 units (up 3 percent). Expect further gains following the movie’s DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD release on Oct. 23.

Thanks to thebigham for that information.

According to amazon.co.uk and amazon.de, the DVD will be released in the UK on November 26 and in Germany on November 22.
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Postby Debs_Wild » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:13 am

Benny wrote:According to amazon.co.uk and amazon.de, the DVD will be released in the UK on November 26 and in Germany on November 22.
I don't understand. Is it released a month earlier in the USA? :-?
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Postby Benny » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:15 am

Debs_Wild wrote:
Benny wrote:According to amazon.co.uk and amazon.de, the DVD will be released in the UK on November 26 and in Germany on November 22.
I don't understand. Is it released a month earlier in the USA? :-?
Apparently.
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Postby Benny » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:52 pm

'ABBA Gold' dropped out of the German Albums Chart 2 weeks ago. It is one of only 6 albums that have spent more than 300 weeks on the German Albums Chart:

1) Andrea Berg – Best Of – 349 weeks
2) Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - 336 weeks
3) Helene Fischer – Best Of – 332 weeks
4) The Beatles - The Beatles 1962-1966 - 320 weeks
5) ABBA – Gold – 313 weeks
6) The Beatles - The Beatles 1967-1970 - 312 weeks

'Gold' actually spent 314 weeks on the chart, as one frozen week (the first week of 1993) isn't included.

The album would have spent many more weeks on the German Albums Chart, if it had been the topselling ABBA compilation for every single of the past 26 years, like it is the case in the UK.
In Germany, however, 2 compilations were very successful between 1999 and 2006, outselling 'Gold':
1) 'The Definitive Collection', which peaked at number 14 and spent 107 weeks on the chart between 2002 and 2006,
2) 'The Complete Single Collection', which peaked at number 10 and spent 37 weeks on the chart between 1999 and 2001.

If these 2 compilations hadn't been released, then people would have bought 'Gold' instead and it would be the album with the most weeks on the German Albums Chart, like in the UK.
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Postby Debs_Wild » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:57 pm

Benny Andersson wrote:1) Andrea Berg – Best Of – 349 weeks
2) Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - 336 weeks
3) Helene Fischer – Best Of – 332 weeks
4) The Beatles - The Beatles 1962-1966 - 320 weeks
5) ABBA – Gold – 313 weeks
6) The Beatles - The Beatles 1967-1970 - 312 weeks
How many weeks did it spend on the German chart this year?

In order for it to climb to #1, there will have to be a Mamma Mia 3.
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Postby Benny » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:01 pm

Debs_Wild wrote:How many weeks did it spend on the German chart this year?
This is the chart run for this year:
88-26-21-35-32-44-56-56-76-82-90-91-out-94-out

'MM 2' wasn't huge in Germany, it was successful but had just half the admissions the first movie had (4.2 mio Germans went to the cinema to watch the first part vs. 2.1 mio that watched the second part).
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Postby zeus555 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:55 pm

'ABBA Gold' is the only No.1 in Germany's 6 'Most Weeks On Chart' Albums.

It was No.1 for 11 Weeks - 10 if we don't count its 'frozen' Week.

01 )... Andrea Berg – Best Of – 349 Weeks -- No.18 Hit
02)... Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - 336 Weeks -- No.4 Hit
03)... Helene Fischer – Best Of – 332 Weeks -- No.2 Hit
04)... The Beatles - The Beatles 1962-1966 - 320 Weeks -- No.2 Hit
05)... ABBA – Gold – 313 Weeks -- No.1 Hit
06)... The Beatles - The Beatles 1967-1970 - 312 Weeks -- No.2 Hit

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Postby Mikerocha » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:07 pm

Portugal Albums Top 50

30 (NE) Abba - The Definitive Collection (1 week)

First time it charts, discounted on Fnac shops I believe.
I remembee buying my copy in early 2002.
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Postby Benny » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:21 pm

UK Albums Chart

16 (13) Soundtrack Mamma Mia 2
29 (22) Cher - Dancing Queen
31 (26) ABBA Gold
37 (33) Soundtrack Mamma Mia

German Albums Chart

78 (48) Cher - Dancing Queen
87 (RE) ABBA Gold
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Postby flyingeagle » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:57 pm

Has anybody noticed that MM2 is now at the number 15 in the list of 2018 Worldwide grosses ? Not bad for a movie which someone looked at just raising their eyebrow... :D
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Postby thebigham » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:17 pm

11/3/18 Billboard 200:

https://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/ ... album-with

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Queen Scores 17th Top 40 Album With 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Soundtrack
11/3/2018 by Keith Caulfield

Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the action on the rest of the Billboard 200:

— Soundtrack, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – No. 95 — The soundtrack to Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again zips 135-95 on with 8,000 units (up 31 percent) following its home video release on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on Oct. 23.
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Postby Benny » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:20 pm

UK Albums Chart

19 (16) OST Mamma Mia 2
33 (31) ABBA Gold
39 (29) Cher - Dancing Queen
53 (37) OST Mamma Mia
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Postby Benny » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:39 pm

'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' is among the 10 highest-grossing films of 2018 so far in the following countries:

Australia #9
Austria #2
Croatia #5
Czech Republic #10
Denmark #6
Finland #1
Germany #7
Greece #7
Hungary #2
Iceland #1
Ireland #2
Netherlands #3
Norway #1
Sweden #1
Switzerland #2
UK #2

sources: boxofficemojo.com, insidekino.de
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Postby zeus555 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:49 am

ABBA are releasing a 7 inch White Coloured Vinyl edition of 'Happy New Year' on Friday 7th December.

The 'B' Side is to be the Spanish language version of the Song - 'Felicidad'.

Only 3,000 copies are to be pressed - Worldwide.

Also, from now on the Single will be released as a limited Edition every December, on different coloured Vinyl each Year.

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http://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/abba ... yl-single/

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Postby Benny » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:46 pm

UK Albums Chart

21 (19) OST MM2
39 (33) ABBA Gold
47 (39) Cher - DQ
54 (53) OST MM
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