Monday, February 4, 2019

"Mary Poppins Returns" surpasses $300 million worldwide

Mary Poppins Returns has been in theaters in the U.S. for over six weeks now, and its domestic box office total is a healthy $168 million. Add to that an increasing foreign total of $160m and the film is certifiably a hit, against a $130m budget. Certainly it's going to make a bit more, as it hasn't been in some of the foreign markets for very long, but I post this mostly to make note of the financial success of Meryl's projects over the past year.

Including 2017's The Post, Meryl's last three films have earned a combined total of over $900m worldwide, and as mentioned, Mary Poppins Returns is still growing. Granted, she wasn't in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again or Mary Poppins very much, but it's still not a bad haul to be a part of.

2019 is shaping up to be more a serious(?) year for her on screen, as after the frivolity of Mamma Mia! and Mary Poppins, we're set to see her in the second season of HBO's Big Little Lies, Steven Soderbergh's The Laundromat and Greta Gerwig's Little Women remake. I don'g expect either film to be box office juggernauts, but I hope they'll be well received by both critics and audiences.

And, of course, we're always looking forward to an announcement of what Meryl's next official project will be. Will they finally get around to The Nix? I think it's about time for some news on something.

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