Here We Go Again was announced on May 19, 2017, with a release date of July 20, 2018. It went on to debut to $35 million, finishing second, behind fellow newcomer The Equalizer 2 ($36 million), and besting the opening of the first film ($27.8 million) by over 24%.

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Meanwhile, Harry leaves his business deal in Tokyo to support Sophie, while in Stockholm, Bill has the same idea. Directed by Ol Parker. the ultimate feel-good show.

In the present, Sam tells Sophie how much her mother valued her. [10] It was written and directed by Ol Parker.

A soundtrack album was released on July 13, 2018 by Capitol and Polydor Records in the United States and internationally, respectively.

Here We Go Again was premiered at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on July 16, 2018, and was released in the United Kingdom and the United States on July 20, 2018, ten years to the week after its predecessor's release, in both standard and IMAX formats.

While exploring an abandoned farmhouse, Donna discovers a horse spooked during a sudden storm.

The film was officially announced in May 2017, with Parker hired to write and direct. [28], The first trailer for the film was released on December 21, 2017, in front of Pitch Perfect 3, another Universal Pictures film. [32] It retained the top spot on the chart for the week ending on November 3, 2018. [41] In its second weekend of international release, the film made $26.6 million (for a running total of $98.6 million). Racial diversity among the principle cast is disappointingly lacking, but it’s uplifting to see same-sex couples and disabled backing dancers given spots in the ensemble. Back in the past, Donna and Sam are enjoying a whirlwind romance ("Andante, Andante", "The Name of the Game") until Donna discovers a picture of Sam's fiancée Lorraine in his drawer. She seeks help and finds a young Sam riding his motorcycle, who helps her to save the horse. Both a prequel and a sequel, the plot is set after the events of the previous film, and also features flashbacks to 1979, telling the story of Donna Sheridan's arrival on the island of Kalokairi and her first meetings with her daughter Sophie's three possible fathers. Mamma Mia - The Musical London, Novello Theatre.

[54], 2018 American musical film directed by Ol Parker, Mamma Mia! "[12] "I Wonder (Departure)" was cut from the film, but is included on the soundtrack album. The website's critical consensus reads, "Mamma Mia! While in real-life it’s been ten years since the first movie, on screen it’s only been five: we left Amanda Seyfried’s Sophie ready to travel the world with Sky (Dominic Cooper), and now - half a decade later - she’s back following in Donna’s (Meryl Streep) footsteps by opening her own island hotel. Mamma Mia - The Musical tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Nov 2006. Donna happily accepts her offer to let her live at her farmhouse, where she eventually gives birth to Sophie.

has officially finished filming", "Meryl Streep and Cher to be dancing queens of Mamma Mia 2 premiere", "Cher performs 'Fernando' at CinemaCon in Las Vegas to standing ovation", "Shocker: 'Mamma Mia 2' Meets B.O. [8][9] The album was produced by Benny Andersson, who also served as the album's executive producer alongside Björn Ulvaeus and Judy Craymer. [25] Filming wrapped on December 2, 2017.

Additionally, short and instrumental versions of other ABBA songs were included in the movie, but omitted from the soundtrack.

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Nine months later, Sophie has given birth to a baby boy, named Donny. Bill and Harry meet at the docks but are told there are no boats to Kalokairi. Each song is featured within the film, with the exception of "I Wonder (Departure)" and "The Day Before You Came".

Snow Angel 8,461 views. He concludes: "More enjoyable than I thought. While there are lulls in the first half, the second is a non-stop riot: big musical numbers, big laughs and a fabulous eleventh-hour arrival from Cher ramp things up into fifth gear, and it’ll take the most cynical, rock-hard of hearts to not blub like a baby at a particularly devastating sequence near the end.

Donna discovers she is pregnant but has no idea which one of her three recent lovers is the father. [37][38] In its third weekend the film grossed $9 million, dropping to fourth place, and $5.8 million in its fourth weekend, finishing seventh. Mamma Mia! We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. In June 2017, many of the original cast confirmed their involvement, with James being cast in the role of Young Donna that July.

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The end credits show all the characters, including Donna and the younger cast, sing "Super Trouper" at a huge party at Hotel Bella Donna.

"[52] Stephanie Zacharek of Time gave the film a mixed review, writing "Mamma Mia! In a local bar, Donna regains her spirit with Tanya and Rosie's help ("Mamma Mia"). Sophie then performs a song with Tanya and Rosie in honor of her mother ("I've Been Waiting For You"), with her grandmother tearfully telling her afterwards how proud she is of her. He described his reaction to the first film as "a combination of hives and bubonic plague," but concedes that this time, the relentlessness and greater self-aware comedy made him smile. sequel", "First Look: The Dynamos Reunite as 'Mamma Mia 2' Starts Filming", "Cher says she has a role in Mamma Mia 2", "Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again! However, they meet Alexio who gives Bill, Harry and Sky boat passage. [11] On September 27, 2017, Benny Andersson confirmed 3 ABBA songs that would be featured in the film: "When I Kissed the Teacher," "I Wonder (Departure)," and "Angeleyes. He considered the younger counterparts to the main characters "energetic" and "likeable. [20], Principal photography on the film began on August 12, 2017 in Croatia, including the island of Vis. 1", "Mamma Mia! Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. film was released in 2008 and based on the West End musical of the same name, which was in turn inspired by the music of Swedish pop group ABBA. Latest reviews a... Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfried and Julie Walters in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Mamma Mia 2: The moment Julie Walters burst into TEARS on set. Ultimately this 114-minute camp-fest is fun, joyous, and surprisingly cathartic fun - which, given the current state of the world, is more than welcome.

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Here We Go Again is a 2018 jukebox musical romantic comedy film written and directed by Ol Parker, from a story by Parker, Catherine Johnson, and Richard Curtis. And wonderful. In the past, a depressed Donna is visited by Tanya and Rosie. Sophie then visits Sam, who, like Sophie, is still grieving over the death of Donna. View Tickets Wed Oct 21 Oct 24 Sat.

ABBA new music: Benny and Bjorn give update at Mamma Mia 2 premiere. Wed Oct 21 Mar 21 2021. The only worry she really has is heartbreak over men she’s known for no more than a couple of days. Here We Go Again doubles down on just about everything fans loved about the original—and my my, how can fans resist it? With Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Cher.

Due to the financial success of the first film, Universal Pictures had long been interested in a sequel.