TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - December 21, 2017
Let's play a game called what were the Top 5 highest grossing movies worldwide in 2008? I'll help you along... #1 was The Dark Knight and #2 was Indiana Jones 4. Alright so next you need to round out the top five and here are the movies you can pick from: Iron Man, Hancock, Twilight, Wall-E, Kung-Fu Panda, Madagascar 2, Quantum of Solace, and Mamma Mia.
So, here are your answers: #3 was Kung-Fu Panda with $631 million, #4 was Hancock with $624 million, and #5 was Mamma Mia with $609 million. You know, that ABBA musical with Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, and Pierce Brosnan? That movie made more money than Madagascar 2 ($603 million) Quantum of Solace ($586 million), Iron Man ($585 million), Wall-E ($533 million), and Twilight ($393 million)! Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Mamma Mia is getting a sequel next summer titled Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, and not the much more aptly titled Pappa Pia, so this way, the third one can be called Baby Got the Diarrhea.
There's lots going on here as it looks like Meryl Streep's character dies at some point and we get flashbacks to her in her younger days where she's played by Lily James. Also in the film is 71 year old Cher playing 68 year old Meryl Streep's mother. So yeah, that makes sense. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again a.k.a. Pappa Pia, opens on July 20, 2018.