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Mamma Mia! And Bond Help UK Box Office To Record High

Box office sensations Mamma Mia! and Quantum of Solace have taken UK cinema receipts to their highest level in almost 20 years.The Abba musical's earnings of £69.1 million - which saw it become the most...

By on 21 January 2009

Beckinsale's Daughter Thrills In Mamma Mia! Role

KATE BECKINSALE and MICHAEL SHEEN's daughter LILY has inherited acting skills from her thespian parents - she dazzled an audience of her local drama group by taking on a starring role in musical MAMMA MIA!....

Streep Never Doubted Mamma Mia! Success

MERYL STREEP always knew her film MAMMA MIA! would be a huge success - because it was a film that "neglected" female moviegoers could finally relate to. The ABBA-themed musical was a box office smash...

The Dark Knight Cleans Up At People's Choice Awards

BATMAN sequel THE DARK KNIGHT clutched a handful of prizes to steal the show at the 35th annual People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (07Jan09). The action film claimed Favorite Superhero, Favorite...

The Who Set For Stage Revival?

THE WHO are reportedly set to follow in the footsteps of QUEEN and ABBA by lighting up London's West End with a stage version of their rock opera QUADROPHENIA. A dramatic adaptation of guitarist Pete...

Mamma Mia! Becomes UK's Biggest Selling Dvd

The Abba-inspired Mamma Mia! has become the UK's biggest-selling DVD of all time.The Official Charts Company (OCC) claims the film has been sold more than five million times, making it the number one DVD in...

By on 01 January 2009

Abba Sinks Titanic In U.k.

The 10-year-old box-office record held by Titanic in the U.K. has been broken by the oddest of challengers, the Abba musical Mamma Mia!, starring Meryl Streep. As of Monday, the movie had earned $107.7 million,...

Mamma Mia Breaks Titanic's UK Box Office Record

Musical Mamma Mia! has become the highest grossing film ever released in the UK, surpassing Titanic's record. The West End adaptation has taken £69,066,035 to become the most successful film of all time at the...

By on 16 December 2008

Abba Exhibition To Go On Tour

A museum of ABBA costumes, instruments and memorabilia will tour the world in 2009. The 750-piece exhibition, which comes compete with music and multimedia displays, will leave its Stockholm, Sweden home and trot the globe....

Dark Knight Tops Film Of The Year Poll

The Dark Knight has topped a film of the year poll conducted by cinema experts Perl & Dean. More than a third of those who took part in the poll voted for Christopher Nolan's second...

By on 14 December 2008

Children In Need Donations Set To Eclipse Last Year's Total

The total donations collected by the BBC's Children in Need is set to outstrip the £37 million raised last year.Music, television and sports stars teamed up to raise money for children's charities in last night's...

By on 15 November 2008

Belfast Tops List Of Britain's Karaoke Hotspots

The capital of Northern Ireland has been revealed as the British Isles' most popular karaoke destination in a new survey.A poll by videogame retailer Game has revealed that residents of Belfast are the most keen...

By on 14 November 2008

Mamma Mia! Sequel Not Discussed, Says Abba's Benny

There has been "no discussion" of a potential sequel to box office smash Mamma Mia! according to Abba's Benny Andersson.The musical adaptation became the most successful British film of all time at the UK box...

By on 05 November 2008

Mamma Mia! Becomes Biggest Ever U.k. Film

Movie musical MAMMA MIA! has become the biggest British movie ever after taking $104.52 million (GBP67 million) at the U.K. box office. The film adaptation of the hit stage musical stars Meryl Streep and Pierce...

Mamma Mia! Is Biggest British Film Ever At UK Box Office

Mamma Mia! has become the most successful British film of all time at the UK box office, it has been confirmed.The musical adaptation's British haul recently reached £66,995,244, making it the second highest-grossing film of...

By on 29 October 2008

Colin Firth: Getting Older Isn't All That Bad

Colin Firth has admitted he has reached a stage in his life when he is increasingly being offered father roles instead of the stereotypical brooding love interest.The 48-year-old actor shot to fame in the 1995...

By on 24 October 2008

Abba Star Ulvaeus Court Victory Against Taxes

Former ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS has kept hold of $12 million (85 million kronor/GBP7.5 million) after winning a court case against Sweden's national tax authority. The star was victorious in his appeal against his native...

Mamma Mia! Keeps Singing Atop Global Box Office Chart

ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! is still going strong at the global box office, raking in $14.1 million (GBP7.62 million) across 47 countries in the last week. The film, starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, remains...

Mamma Mia! Keeps Singing Atop Global Box Office

Movie musical MAMMA MIA! still reigns over the international box office, taking $14 million (GBP7.56 million) in the last week (begs15Sep08). The ABBA-inspired film, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth, is pulling in...

Mamma Mia! Tops Global Box Office

ABBA movie MAMMA MIA! is still singing at the top of the global box office chart - taking $17.5 million (GBP9.45 million) across 44 countries in the last week. The Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and...

S.o.s. For Abba Museum

A museum dedicated to all things ABBA has been stalled in Stockholm, Sweden. The new building was due to open in 2009, but bosses insist renovation will take longer. Project co-founder Ulf Westman says, "It...

Fourth Week For Katy Perry At Top Of UK Charts

Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl has held on to the UK number one spot for the fourth week in a row.The 23-year-old held off the challenge of Eric Prydz to crown a month at...

By on 01 September 2008

Script Debut Tops Charts

Irish band The Script's debut album has entered the charts at number one, but Katy Perry prevented them taking the top spot in the singles stakes.Her track I Kissed A Girl stayed at number one...

By on 24 August 2008

The Script Debut At No 1 In Albums Chart

The Script have reached the top of the UK albums chart with their self-titled debut release.The Irish group ended Abba's Mamma Mia!- inspired run at number one as Gold: Greatest Hits dropped to number two.Noah...

By on 18 August 2008

Mamma Mia! Hits The Top

The MAMMA MIA! movie soundtrack has hit the top of the U.S. album charts, five weeks after its release. The album of ABBA songs, crooned by castmates Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Julie Walters, shifted...

Singing Dentist Banned From Covering Purple Rain

PRINCE has banned a dentist who performs opera versions of modern songs from covering his hit Purple Rain.Sony BMG offered NHS employee Andrew Bain a record deal after he sent them operatic version of the...

By on 12 August 2008

Perry Kisses Her Way To Top Of U.k. Charts

Pop sensation KATY PERRY has topped the U.K. charts with her debut release. The 23-year-old's smash hit I Kissed A Girl rocketed from number four to knock Kid Rock's All Summer Long from the top...

Abba Strikes Gold In U.k. Charts

ABBA's greatest hits album GOLD has topped the U.K. album charts - 16 years after it was first released. The compilation, first released in 1992, knocked Coldplay's Viva La Vida Or Death And All His...

Gold Success Hints At New Abba Revival

The Abba revival is refusing to go away just yet after the group's greatest hits was confirmed as the UK's top-selling album of the last week.Gold: Greatest Hits swaps places with Coldplay's Viva la Vida...

By on 03 August 2008

Dark Knight Breaks $300 Million Record

The BATMAN BEGINS sequel THE DARK KNIGHT has set another record at the U.S. box office by becoming the first film to pass the $300 million (GBP150 million) in just 10 days. The film became...

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