Why ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’s’ Box Office Opening Is Still a Win

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” might not have nabbed the box office crown, but its domestic debut is still something to sing about.Universal’s jukebox musical launched with a solid $76.4 million globally, including $34 million in North America and $43.4 million overseas.

If its predecessors’ lengthy theatrical run is any indication, the future of the “Mamma Mia!” sequel looks promising.“Mamma Mia!” — the 2008 adaptation of the hit stage musical — launched slightly behind its follow-up with $27 million.

That film, which opened a decade to the month before the follow-up, had long legs at the box office, playing throughout the summer before closing its run in November.

Along the way, it generated a massive $465 million internationally and $609 million worldwide.

Impressive for most films, but especially given its $52 million production budget.It’s been a summer flooded with Spandexed heroes and gun-toting vigilantes.

Sure, it’s a break from watching the bleak and dreary news cycle,

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