As predicted, “Mamma Mia” took the Friday night box office by storm. Using a Cher and Meryl Streep “Silkwood” reunion, the ABBA musical raked in $14,277,000 and was number for the night and weekend.
Denzel Washington’s “Equalizer” sequel– the only sequel Denzel has ever been in — came in 2nd, with $13,555,000. Denzel may consider not doing a third installment after this one is met with some antipathy. He has more important things to do.
In less fraught news, Annpurna Pictures’ “Sorry to Both You” will flirt with the $10 million mark this weekend– it will take to Tuesday maybe to get there. Boots Riley’s nutty little film could turn out to be the “Get Out” of the summer. We’ll wait and see how that plays out.