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Mamma Mia! Harry Potter No Longer Top Box Office Record Holder in UK

Posted by: sue
October 31, 2008, 10:06 AM

New figures released today show that Mamma Mia has now become the highest-grossing British film at the UK box office, taking over the spot long held by Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone film. According to the BBC, after 16 weeks of release the film has taken in £67.2m (British Pounds), beating Sorcerer's/Philosopher's record earning £66.1m.

Of the Mamma Mia film, the BBC states "Sing-along versions of the film in cinemas have also helped boost the film's success.

"What is interesting is the speed at which it has gotten to this level," David Kosse, president of Universal Pictures International told industry paper Screen International.We are ahead of Harry Potter and continue to be ahead of Titanic at this stage, and we think it still has some life in it.

"One driver is the multiple viewings with people going back to see it again and again. It really is happening on a scale that we haven't seen before."

 The Harry Potter films still hold many spots on the list as noted below:


1. Mamma Mia! - £67.2m

2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - £61.1m
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - £54.8
4. The Full Monty - £52.2m
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - £49.4m
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - £48.8m
7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - £46.1m
8. Bridget Jones's Diary - £42m
9. Love Actually - £36.9m
10. Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason - £36m

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Mamma Mia! is a wonderful light-hearted film and is completely uncomparable to the Harry Potter Films… so please stop doing this!
Lord Of The Rings is not there because it is not a British Film, nor are: Spiderman, Titanic, Batman: Dark Knight. LOTR is a NZ film, the rest are American. Mamma Mia! is a British Film, and not because it features several British actors.

Beth A got the whole scenario in one! It isn’t brilliant viewing, or a literary great (Far from it, the story is as weak as anything), but it’s FUN!

And Box Office figures are irrelevant, everything depends on the price of the ticket, and the NET profit (For Mamma Mia! that was a very large profit)

Oh, and the Soundtrack appears to be going towards the biggest selling album this year, worldwide! (I’m not saying it is, and I’m not saying it isn’t)

Posted by DeanNZ on November 08, 2008, 01:10 AM report to moderator
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