|Based on||Mamma Mia!|
by Catherine Johnson
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
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|Box office||Total (2 films):|
The Mamma Mia! films are American musical movies, based on the 1999 Broadway musical of the same name, which was based on the songs of pop/soft rock band ABBA; while additional music composed by Benny Andersson. An international co-production between Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the first two films were directed by Phyllida Lloyd and Ol Parker, respectively. A joint-production lead by and distributed by Universal Pictures, the films star: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgård; while Lily James and Cher joined the cast for the sequel. The first film received mixed reviews, and reviews for the second film were more positive. With two films released to-date, the series has grossed over $1 billion.
Further information: Mamma Mia! (musical)
|Mamma Mia!: The Movie||July 18, 2008||Phyllida Lloyd||Catherine Johnson||Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman|
|Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again||July 20, 2018||Ol Parker||Judy Craymer |
and Catherine Johnson & Richard Curtis
and Ol Parker
Main article: Mamma Mia! (film)
Meryl Streep took opera singing lessons as a child, and as an adult, she previously sang in several films, including Postcards from the Edge, Silkwood, Death Becomes Her, and A Prairie Home Companion. She was a fan of the stage show Mamma Mia! after seeing it on Broadway in September 2001, when she found the show to be an affirmation of life in the midst of mourning the destruction of the September 11 attacks.
Main article: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
In July 2017 following the success of the first film co-chairman of Universal Pictures, David Linde confirmed development of a sequel. The film was written and directed by Ol Parker, from a script of his own. Principal photography on the film began on August 12, 2017 in Croatia, including the island of Vis. The cast gathered in October 2017, at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England, to film some song and dance numbers with Cher; while filming wrapped on December 2, 2017. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was scheduled for, and eventually released on July 20, 2018.
In June 2020, Judy Craymer producer of the original stage production, announced that a third film is in development, confirming that the new ABBA songs written for the band's reunion will feature in the soundtrack. She stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused delays with development of the project. In October 2021, Stellan Skarsgård expressed interest in reprising his role.
This section shows characters who will appear or have appeared in more than two films in the series.
|Mamma Mia!: |
Here We Go Again
|Sophie Sheridan-Rymand||Amanda Seyfried|
|Donna Sheridan-Carmichael||Meryl Streep||Lily JamesY|
|Sam Carmichael||Pierce Brosnan||Jeremy IrvineY|
|Harry Bright||Colin Firth||Hugh SkinnerY|
|Bill Anderson||Stellan Skarsgård||Josh DylanY|
|Tanya Chesham-Leigh||Christine Baranski||Jessica Keenan WynnY|
|Rosie Mulligan||Julie Walters||Alexa DaviesY|
|Sky Rymand||Dominic Cooper|
|Fernando Cienfuegos||Andy García|
University of Oxford professor
|"Dancing Queen" pianist
|Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus||Haris Zambarloukos||Lesley Walker||Universal Pictures
Internationale Filmproduktion Richter
Universal Pictures International
Here We Go Again
|Anne Dudley||Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus||Robert Yeoman||Peter Lambert||Universal Pictures,
Perfect World Pictures,
Fuji Television Network,
Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Though the world premiere of the film occurred elsewhere, most of the media attention was focused on the Swedish premiere, where Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog joined Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson with the cast at the Rival Theatre in Mariatorget, Stockholm, owned by Andersson, on July 4, 2008. It was the first time all four members of ABBA had been photographed together since 1986.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was released on July 20, 2018 by Universal Pictures in the UK, USA and other selected countries.
For more details on the reception of each film, see the "Reception" section on each film's article.
|Film||Budget||Box office gross|
|North America||Other territories||Worldwide|
|Mamma Mia!: The Movie||$52 million||$144,100,000||$465,600,000||$615,700,000|
|Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again||$75 million||$120,600,000||$281,619,000||$402,254,000|
Each film is linked to the "Critical response" section of its article
|Mamma Mia!: The Movie||55% (185 reviews)||51 (37 reviews)||A−|
|Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again||79% (278 reviews)||60 (46 reviews)||A−|