Mary Poppins Returns debuts at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart with the second highest weekly sales of the year so far.
The 2018 sequel to the much-loved 1964 Disney classic has racked up over 280,000 sales on disc and digital formats. 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.
Starring Emily Blunt as the titular character, 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, while A Star Is Born celebrates its tenth week in the Top 10, climbing one place to Number 7.
Ahead of the cinematic release of Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War 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.
This week's Official Film Chart online show contains a sneak peek at Transformers prequel Bumblebee starring Hailee Steinfeld, available to download & keep from April 29.
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