Mamma Mia! still smashing records in the UK

Musical film Mamma Mia! has become the UK’s biggest-selling DVD of all time, according to official figures.

It is the first disc to sell more than five million copies – placing it in one in four UK households.

The Abba-themed movie was the number one DVD of 2008, with its closest rival The Dark Knight making 1.5m sales.

The Official Charts Company’s (OCC) all-time DVD list of the last decade sees Mamma Mia! surge ahead of previous top seller Pirates of the Caribbean.

Top selling DVDs in the UK:
  1. Mamma Mia!
  2. Pirates Of The Caribbean
  3. Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring
  4. Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers
  5. Casino Royale

8 Replies to “Mamma Mia! still smashing records in the UK”

  1. Amazing. What adds to this is how quickly (for the DVD) that this success has been achieved. I don’t know of anybody now that hasn’t seen this wonderfully uplifting film. I have also yet to meet someone that didn’t like it…

  2. Hey

    according to Billboard magazine, ‘Mamma Mia’ has just edged out ‘the Dark Knight’ and taken the number one position in last week’s dvd sales chart.

  3. BTW according to the Washington Post, the Mamma Mia soundtrack was the year’s biggest selling compliation album in the UK (selling over one million copies) but I guess you guys knew that already!

  4. Not sure of the best place to post this but Elaine Paige on Sunday had an interview with the choreographer for Mamma Mia, Anthony van Laast. It was a really good interview and gave some great insights into choreography.

    A lovely surprise was Elaine played a song from the musical Abbacadabra – Like An Image Passing By. Wonderful.

    If you are in the UK you can hear it again on the BBC iplayer until Saturday. THe interview starts about 30 mins into the show.

    J_Ase

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