Brie Larson’s strongest Avenger, Captain Marvel, returns to the summit of the Official Film Chart this week thanks to its release on DVD and Blu-ray, after shooting into the top spot two weeks ago on digital sales alone. The superhero epic shifted over 231,000 copies and outsold the rest of the Top 10 combined this week as its fellow Marvel Universe title, Avengers Endgame was announced as the highest grossing film of all time at cinemas. Last week’s Number 1, Fisherman’s Friends is forced to third position as Alita: Battle Angel fights its way up the chart at Number 2 on digital downloads only; the most downloaded movie of the week. There’s more superhero action at Number 4 as Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse crawls up a place. This week’s highest new entry goes to creepy horror-thriller Us which enters at Number 5 on digital downloads only. Written and directed by Jordan Peele, who also wrote and directed the Oscar-winning Get Out, the film sees one family’s summer holiday turned on its head when they are confronted by their doppelgängers. At 6, Mary Poppins Returns floats back into the Top 10 as Emily Blunt takes on the task of portraying the famous nanny. Based on a true story, wrestling biopic Fighting With My Family tumbles down to 7; Bohemian Rhapsody stands firm at 8 and How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World floats down to 9. Making a grand re-entrance at Number 10, is 2018 biggest film, The Greatest Showman which has spent 37 weeks on the Official Film Chart to date. Further down the Top 40, Disney’s animated classic The Lion King enters at Number 12 as the new adaptation of the film gets its theatrical release. This week's Official Film Chart online show has a thrilling featurette on the remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, available to Download & Keep from July 29th.
Captain Marvel proves it’s the biggest film of the week as it flies into the Official Film Chart top spot on digital downloads only. Brie Larson’s portrayal of the strongest Avenger proved a big box office hit and now leads its closest competition by nearly 3:1 in its first week of release on digital. As a result, Fighting With My Family loses the championship belt and drops to Number 2. With Toy Story 4 in cinemas, it’s no surprise that the original Toy Story climbs one place to Number 3 with Toy Story 3 at Number 6 and Toy Story 2 at Number 8. Former chart-topper How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World drops to Number 4; Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse jumps four spots to Number 5 following Spider-Man – Far From Home hitting the big screen. There’s another superhero further down the Top 10 as Aquaman splashes in at Number 9, and, finally, the biggest seller of the year so far Bohemian Rhapsody returns to the Top 10 at 10. This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a clip of Jordan Peele’s modern-day horror Us, which is available to Download & Keep from July 15. Following the success of Jordan’s Get Out, Us is another horror-thriller with a big twist and stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke.
Captain Marvel star Brie Larson shared her MTV Movie Award last night with her stunt doubles, bringing them on stage with her to pick up the gong for Best Fight.
Chris Hemsworth says Captain Marvel - aka Carol Danvers - is "absolutely" a worthy successor to the mantle of the team's most super-powered member.
Brie Larson talks the impact of Captain Marvel and explains why its $1 billion gross has broken the glass ceiling for women in film.
It's clear that 'Endgam'e isn’t going to make audiences wait three hours for the rematch between the Avengers and Thanos.
It makes it the seventh Marvel movie to pass the billion mark, having made $358 million in the US, and $644 million around the world, with $38.7 million coming from UK receipts.
The first trailer for Unicorn Store, Brie Larson’s directorial debut, which also just so happens to star Captain Marvel herself, has been released ahead of its release on Netflix. Written by Samantha McIntyre, Unicorn Store sees Larson play a whimsical painter who is kicked out of art school and has to take a dull office job as well as move back in with her parents.
Captain Marvel had a second solid weekend at the box office, hauling in just shy of $200 million (£151 million) in the US and abroad.
THURSDAY UPDATE: After crossing $500M worldwide on Tuesday, Disney/Marvel's Captain Marvel has powered to $550.2M global through Wednesday. With an additional $17.4M from 53 material overseas markets yesterday, the international box office cume is now $362.6M. Carol Danvers' energized fists should be clutching $600M+ globally through Friday with offshore crossing $400M during the weekend. The Brie Larson-starrer on Tuesday crossed Ant-Man worldwide, and next has Doctor Str…