In 1964, Julie Andrews played the legendary nanny, Mary Poppins, who took care of the Banks household. The movie got 5 Oscars out of 13 nominated categories it was nominated for, including Best Actress for Julie Andrews.
Mary Poppins Returns is the sequel, taking place 20 years after the original movie. Emily Blunt will portray the whimsical nanny, who will come to help the Banks family once again, as they are facing difficulties, like repossession of their home.
How much did the original make at the box office?
The original made over $225 million. Mary Poppins made a lifetime gross of $102.3 million which is almost $820 million in 2018.
How much did the sequel cost?
Disney gave $130 million for the making of the movie ‘’Mary Poppins Returns.’’ If it wants to surpass the original, it would need to earn over $1 billion at the box office. To be deemed profitable, Mary Poppins Returns needs only to bring in $390 million.
What do the reviews say?
The reviews are different. It’s certain that the fans of the original movie will nitpick at everything happening in the movie. BBC’s Nicholas Barber thinks that the movie is intelligently made, but requires originality. Variety’s Owen Gleiberman said that the film has, “a tone of whimsical sincerity that even the most innocent children’s films of today are a tad too slick and jaded to try for.” Vulture’s David Edelstein thinks that the movie “lacked magic.” He declared that even though he loves Emily Blunt, “for someone with her extraordinary range, the part is like a straitjacket.”
Mary Poppins Returns will make its debut on December 19, 2018.
Source: Cheat Sheet