Mary Poppins 'Banks' another week at No 1

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Magical nanny Mary Poppins proved too much once again for her rivals, bagging another week at number one in the UK Box Office chart.

Starring Emily Blunt and Ben Whishaw, the Disney sequel took its tally to £34.2m in its three weeks, holding off Oscar-bait The Favourite,  starring Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz, which entered the chart at number two with £3.9m on debut. 

DC titan Aquaman continued to slip down the pecking order, this time to third, having taken an eye-watering $945m at the global box office so far, while fourth went to a new entry in the form of Event Cinema – Andre Rieu’s 2019 Live New Year Concert From Sydney, with Transformer spinoff Bumblebee skidding to fifth.

Elsewhere one time champ Ralph Breaks The Internet continued to suffer connection problems in sixth, with Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hung around in seventh.

Golden Globe winner Bohemian Rhapsody continued to defy expectations in eighth, with the awards no doubt likely to help it still further as it surpassed $743m globally, while Eddie Redmayne’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald and the underwhelming Holmes & Watson, starring Will Ferrell and John C Reilly complete the top ten.

Robert Zemeckis’ collaboration with Steve Carell, Welcome To Marwen, received a disappointing welcome, opening in 13th.