Cinema Releases 21 December 2018: Mary Poppins Returns

Christmas is almost upon us and that means we have a few new film releases at the cinema. The big release this week has to be the musical Mary Poppins Returns. These are the cinema releases for the 21 December 2018 in the UK & America.

Cinema Releases 21 December 2018

Mary Poppins Returns (Musical)

Released 21st Dec 2018 UK/US (U/PG) 130 Mins

  • Distributor: Walt Disney
  • Starring Angela Lansbury; Ben Whishaw; Colin Firth; Dick Van Dyke; Emily Blunt;
  • Emily Mortimer; Julie Walters; Lin-Manuel Miranda; Meryl Streep

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Aquaman (Action, Adventure)

Released 21st December 2018 US (PG-13) 143 Mins

  • Distributor: Warner Bros
  • Starring Jason Momoa; Amber Heard; Willem Dafoe; Temuera Morrison;
  • Dolph Lundgren; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; Patrick Wilson; Nicole Kidman

Bumblebee (Adventure)

  • Released 21/28 December 2018 US/UK (PG-13/PG) 113 Mins
  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Starring Hailee Steinfeld; John Cena; Jorge Lendeborg Jr.;
  • John Ortiz; Jason Drucker; Pamela Adlon

Second Act (Comedy)

Released 21st December 2018 US (PG-13) 104 Mins

  • Distributor: STX Entertainment
  • Starring Jennifer Lopez; Leah Remini; Vanessa Hudgens;
  • Treat Williams; Milo Ventimiglia

Welcome to Marwen (Drama)

Released 21st December 2018 US (PG-13) 116 Mins

  • Distributor: Universal Pictures
  • Starring Steve Carell; Leslie Mann; Diane Kruger; Merritt Wever; Janelle Monáe;
  • Eiza González; Gwendoline Christie; Leslie Zemeckis; Neil Jackson

Holmes & Watson (Comedy)

Released 25/28 Dec 2018 US/UK (PG-13/12A) 90 Mins

  • Distributor: Sony Pictures
  • Starring Will Ferrell; John C. Reilly; Rebecca Hall;
  • Rob Brydon; Kelly Macdonald; Ralph Fiennes

Vice (Drama)

Released 25th December 2018 US (R) TBC Mins

  • Distributor: Annapurna Pictures
  • Starring Christian Bale; Amy Adams; Steve Carell; Sam Rockwell

Stan & Ollie (Drama)

Released 28th December 2018 US (PG) 97 Mins

  • Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
  • Starring Steve Coogan & John C. Reilly

Top 10 Box Office Films

What movies/films have we all been watching over the last week, time to find out as we take a look at the Top 10 Box Office Films in both the US and UK.


1NewSpider-Man: Into The Spider-VerseSony Pictures$35,363,376
2NewThe MuleWarner Bros$17,509,431
3(2)Dr. Seuss’ The GrinchUniversal$11,753,665
4(1)Ralph Breaks The InternetWalt Disney$9,274,018
5NewMortal EnginesUniversal$7,559,850
6(3)Creed IIMGM$5,385,914
7(5)Bohemian Rhapsody20th Century Fox$4,314,179
8(6)Instant FamilyParamount Pictures$3,790,287
9(4)Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldWarner Bros$3,789,839
10(7)Green BookUniversal$2,774,630


1NewAquamanWarner Bros£5,230,285
2NewSpider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseSony Pictures£2,279,995
3(2)The GrinchUniversal£1,747,936
4(1)Ralph Breaks the InternetDisney£1,402,006
5NewMortal EnginesUniversal£1,269,441
6(3)Creed 2Warner Bros£749,740
7(4)Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldWarner Bros£700,808
8(5)Bohemian Rhapsody20th Century Fox£537,344
9NewFree SoloDogwoof£387,402
10NewLa Traviata - Met Opera 2018 (Opera)Trafalgar£274,847
11(6)Nativity Rocks!eOne Films£232,820
12NewCBeebies Christmas Show: ThumbelinaModern Films£195,580
13NewIt's a Wonderful Life (4K Restoration)Park Circus£114,865

Final Thought – Cinema Releases 21 December 2018

There’s two different approaches at Christmas in the UK and USA with the latter having several new releases opening over the festive period whilst the UK chooses just a couple of big releases. Mary Poppins Returns and Bumblebee being those films and these should do pretty well.

If you don’t fancy going to the cinema over the festive period then our recommendation is to grab a few Christmas movies on Blu-ray and settle in by the fire.  And don’t forget to tune into the best television channel in the UK this Christmas, Talking Pictures TV on Sky 328 | Freeview 81 | Freesat 306 | Virgin 445.

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year from Popcorn Cinema Show!!!