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Musical movies' opening weekend numbers

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The musical film genre has had its ups and downs in recent years, but Mamma Mia! raked in ABBA gold. Here’s a look at how the others ranked:

CHICAGO (2002)
OPENING WEEKEND IN WIDE RELEASE: $8.2M
TOTAL DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE: $170.7M

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (2004)
OPENING: $4M
TOTAL: $51.3M

RENT (2005)
OPENING: $10M
TOTAL: $29.1M

THE PRODUCERS (2005)
OPENING: $1.6M
TOTAL: $19.4M

DREAMGIRLS (2006)
OPENING: $9M
TOTAL: $103.4M

HAIRSPRAY (2007)
OPENING: $27.5M
TOTAL: $118.9M

SWEENEY TODD (2007)
OPENING:$9.3M
TOTAL: $52.9M

MAMMA MIA! (2008)
OPENING: $27.8M

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