Move over Titanic, the dancing queens from Mamma Mia! are taking over. Mamma Mia! has officially become the biggest box office hit in the UK, heating out Leo and Kate's hit movie 'Titanic'.
The movie, starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried, has taken in 69.05 million pounds ($106.75 million) since its premiere on July 18. Titanic previously held the record with 69.03 million pounds, or $106.66 million.
Universal Pictures International president David Kosse explains to the Telegraph why the musical was such a success, "'Mamma Mia!' is pure escapism, proving a fun and inexpensive way to forget about the state of the economy for a couple of hours."
"For Mamma Mia! to make history in this way and beat Titanic, which has held the record in the U.K. since 1998, is truly phenomenal. This film has exceeded our expectations and delighted audiences around the world since it opened in July."