Mary Poppins Returns: Like the Song, Everything Is Possible at the Box-Office

Mary Poppins Returns showed off her magic at the box-office, earning $4.8 million from 3,900 theaters on its first day of release.

Emily Blunt stars as the magical nanny in the sequel, which is expected to make around $55 million during the Wednesday to Sunday frame and a $75 million domestic haul by Christmas Day.

December releases traditionally see smaller opening weekends that tend to leg out during the holidays as audiences turn out in droves during the week.

It’s the first time since 2014 that there’s no “Star Wars” movie at the end of the year, so studios are hopeful for other titles.

The sequel hits theaters 54 years after the original Disney classic, starring Julie Andrews in her Oscar winning iconic role.

It takes place over two decades after the events of the first film and introduces some new characters, including a lamplighter named Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Poppins’ kooky cousin Topsy (Meryl Streep). Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw play the adult Banks children, while Dick Van Dyke, who famously portrayed Poppins’ confidant Bert in the original film, has a cameo.