The Hollywood Reporter: Universal’s Mamma Mia! continued its remarkably fruitful overseas run during the weekend, claiming the No. 1 spot for the third consecutive frame with an estimated $14 million from 4,359 screens in 48 markets.
The international tally for the feature adaptation of the stage musical now stands at $334 million. Combined with its domestic take, "Mamma’s" global boxoffice total comes to $475 million.
Variety: International powerhouse Mamma Mia! continued to croon sweetly at the foreign box office, raking in $14 million at 4,539 playdates in 48 markets to lead an otherwise moderate frame.
Thanks to sensational holdover biz in every market, Universal’s feel-good tuner has led the foreign box offices for three straight frames and totaled a dazzling $334 million overseas — 70% of its worldwide total of $475 million.
The pic’s third South Korean frame fell only 29% to $2.9 million, and its 11th U.K. weekend declined 37% to $1.4 million for a Brit cume of $118.8 million, the fourth highest in that market after Titanic and the first editions in the Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings series. Mamma Mia! declined 34% in its French soph sesh to $2 million and opened in first in Singapore with $399,000.
The Meryl Streep vehicle shows no signs of losing steam in foreign markets with a dozen territories to go, including next weekend in Russia and the following frame in Italy.
Mamma Mia! has proven a tonic at a time when international moviegoing’s typically at a slow pace as studios opt not to go day-and-date with Stateside openings.