Amanda Seyfried @ “Mamma Mia!” Premiere

Tomorrow is officially Amanda Seyfried’s big break. Just a few short years after being written off All My Children the one time soap actress is starring in Mamma Mia!, the film that could make her a household name. Here she is at the Stockholm premiere of Mamma Mia! with co-stars Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan.

Mamma Mia! premieres in the U.S. on Friday July 18, 2008.

For more on Amanda Seyfried visit Daytime Confidential’s Amanda Seyfried Page.

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  1. Profile photo of Bob

    Last time you said this movie could put her ‘on the map’ and now it could make her a ‘household name’.

    I feel like any way you look at it (and I am really looking forward to seeing this movie!) she’s had a ton of success with both Mean Girls and Big Love. In my humble opinion, she’s been on many people’s maps for several years now.

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    Luke Kerr

    In both Big Love and Mean Girls she plays a secondary character. In this film she is a lead, IMO that makes a difference between a "big break" and just being a working actor who people may as familiar with.

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    This is definitely a starring role, and I don’t know about other cities, but in NYC, her image is literally the only one we see representing this movie. She’s plastered everywhere! It’s definitely a huge deal, and hopefully it’ll lead to a nice career boost.

  4. Profile photo of DS9Sisko

    I loved Ms. Seyfried on AMC and have been excited for her success ever since she exited the show.

    Unfortunately, methinks Mama Mia! is going to do modest business (in the $20-$25 million range) among women, a few gay folk, Broadway queens, and some ABBA fans or it is going to be totally obliterated by The Dark Knight (which is definitely on my movie agenda this weekend) and the holdover movie competition.

    THE EDGE OF NIGHT: 2008 – Hi-Octane Version

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    Luke Kerr

    It won’t be a HUGE hit like Batman but if it does as well as Hairspray or Dreamgirls the studio will be VERY happy. I was reading or listening one place, don’t remember which, and they were saying even if it’s only a modest success here in the U.S. internationally it’s going to be HUGE. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

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    I think this is going to be a big blow its probably a great movie but nothing should open up with TDK. everyone is going to be spending a lot of $$$ to see Heath Ledger’s last performance some may even see it twice and thats going to leave Mama Mia out in the dusk. I was going to see Mama Mia but Heath Ledger is more important to *me* Than a plastic :)

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    I hope I am wrong, but it seems like when the dust settles and the average American sees her (Seyfried) he or she (Average American) will likely think/say “there’s the girl from Big Love”.

    Of course, when I see Heath I usually think to myself, there’s the guy from “Ten Things I Hate About You”

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    Huge. This movie is about international sales and it will do huge money overseas. She will be in contention for big roles for her age range. Big Love is one of my favorite shows. And it is a soap.

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    Thing is “Big Love” does very modest numbers for HBO and has none of the cache of The Sopranos or even Deadwood and Rome.

    Internationally, Mama Mia! is going to do fantastic business but that’s not unusual for many movies in terms of grossing more money internationally than domestically. In fact, it has already had a massive overseas debut: $41.7 million in non-English markets. And it’s going to do decent business here…

    But as we all know the American audience is still the most important as far as Hollywood is concerned. And here is where things get interesting: TDK is opening in more theaters than any movie in history with 4,366 screens, with rare 3:00AM and 6AM showings. All 96 IMAX screens are sold out through the weekend (I have my tickets for a 1:30AM IMAX showing in Atlanta, the only time available before next weekend). Fandango says 94%–NINETY-FOUR PERCENT–of its ticket sales are for TDK, with 67% saying that although they plan on seeing Mama, TDK is first on the agenda. MovieTickets says 87% of its ticket sales are for TDK. 300 show times are sold out in NY and LA.

    Now, in all fairness, Mama is tracking extremely well among women and it a nice bit of counter programming. I like all the stars of Mama Mia!, including Amanda. But methinks Mama would have made a boatload more money than opening up against TDK.

    THE EDGE OF NIGHT: 2008 – Hi-Octane Version

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