When we were in college, Abba was always showing up as background music in elevators and malls. Thirty years later, the Swedish band is having a major resurgence on the big screen.
“Mamma Mia,” the film with Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters, Stellen Skarsgard, Colin Firth and host of other stars from yesteryear, had a decent b.o. for its theatrical run. But now on video and DVD, the film had one of the best and BIGGEST openings — $30 million on the first day — for any musical and most movies at all.
More below on the insane opening.