Saturday, April 13, 2024

“Mamma Mia” Sequel Set to Thwart Denzel’s “Equalizer 2,” ABBA Has Three Albums in Top 10, Cher May Release Covers Collection


Here we go again!

I swear, back in 1974 when “Waterloo” was on the radio, we thought it was just silliness. Now 45 years later, ABBA remains everywhere.

“Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again,” is set to beat “Equalizer 2” at the box office this weekend. Last night in previews, the ABBA sequel beat the Denzel Washington sequel by $300,000 and made $1.4 million.

Meantime, ABBA has three CD’s in the iTunes top 10– the soundtracks to both movies, plus their ABBA old greatest hits. Really? Who doesn’t have this music by now?

And then there seems to be a chance Cher will release an ABBA covers album if the movie is really a big hit. She’s alluded to it in interviews. I think they’re waiting to see if there’s a demand. Cher appears at the end of the sequel and sings “Fernando.” A whole album? Well, that would be weird.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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