Mary Poppins Returns floats to top of UK film chart
Staff Reporter | On 25, Apr 2019
Mary Poppins Returns has floated to the top of the UK film chart, the only weekly chart in the world to count both physical disc and digital download sales.
The sequel, starring Emily Blunt, has racked up over 280,000 sales on disc and digital formats, making it the second-biggest selling film of the year so far. The only film to surpass this figure in a week is 2019’s biggest seller so far, Bohemian Rhapsody, which holds at Number 3 on this week’s chart.
The sequel sees beloved nanny Mary Poppins return to London during the Depression to visit now-grown Jane and Michael Banks (Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw), who have suffered a personal loss. With the aid of her cheerful lamplighter friend Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Mary tries to help the family – now including Michael’s three children – to rediscover the joy and wonder that’s been missing.
Meanwhile, the original Mary Poppins (1964) enjoys a resurgence as it floats up to Number 21 on this week’s chart. It has now sold over 2.1 million copies on disc and digital download in total.
Last week’s Number 1, Aquaman, bobs down one place to Number 2. Ralph Breaks The Internet drops two to 4, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald remains at 5. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hangs in the Top 10 at Number 6.
A Star Is Born celebrates its tenth week in the Top 10, climbing one place to Number 7, while Venom takes over this week’s Number 8 position. Ahead of the cinematic release of Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War also returns to the Top 10 after climbing six places to Number 9.
Finally, a second appearance from Disney’s magical nanny as the boxset of Mary Poppins/Mary Poppins Returns debuts at Number 10.
Read on for the full chart, as well as the Official Film Chart show, which contains a sneak peek at Bumblebee, a prequel to the Transformers films, available to download & keep from 29th April.
The Official Film Chart Top 10 – 24 April 2018
|1||New||Mary Poppins Returns|
|4||2||Ralph Breaks the Internet|
|5||5||Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald|
|6||4||Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse|
|7||8||A Star Is Born|
|9||15||Avengers: Infinity War|
|10||New||Mary Poppins Returns + Mary Poppins|