For all the nostalgia enthusiasts, “Mary Poppins Returns” looked like a winner. I certainly thought so when I saw it last week.
But day 2 for Mary wasn’t so good. The Rob Marshall directed musical fell by $700,000 from its opening to just $4,053,000. That’s a 16% drop.
If the musical continues in this direction, even a $35 million five day opening will be hard to reach.
Come on, kids, get out there, and see this wonderful extravaganza. What’s holding you back?
Disney does have a problem when it comes to releasing non-Marvel, Pixar, LucasFilm movies– in other words, Disney films. They already have a turkey in theaters, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” which has made just $53 million ($152 million worldwide).
But “Mary Poppins Returns” is a far cry from those realms. It’s delightful. The main leads– Emily Blunt, Ben Whishaw, and Emily Mortimer– are terrific. And you get to see Dick van Dyke tap dance on a desk! He’s 92!
Let’s hope things pick up tonight!