• 'Avengers: Endgame' smashes film download records
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    'Avengers: Endgame' smashes film download records

    The Marvel epic triumphed at the box office.

  • Official Film Chart 21st August 2019
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    Official Film Chart 21st August 2019

    Shazam! zooms up to the Number 1 spot on the Official Film Chart following its release on disc. The light-hearted adaptation of the DC comics classic, starring Zachary Levi as the titular character, zips up two places to claim the top spot from Tim Burton’s Dumbo (2), which spent two weeks at the helm. Shazam! is also joined by two other DC titles in the top 10 this week, with animated adventure Batman: Hush debuting at Number 6, while Jason Momoa’s Aquaman holds on at 7. Making its terrifying entrance into the Top 10 is Pet Sematary, rising a massive 35 places to Number 3 thanks to its release on DVD and Blu-Ray. This adaptation of Stephen King’s haunting novel tells the story of a young family, who upon relocating from Boston USA to rural Maine discover a mysterious pet burial ground in the woods near their new home. When their cat is killed by a truck, the father buries it in the cemetery, and quickly finds that all is not as it seems. Hellboy hangs onto its place at Number 4 on digital downloads only, ahead of previous Number 1 Captain Marvel at 5. Alita: Battle Angel drops three places to Number 8, Mary Poppins Returns is down one at Number 9, and Bohemian Rhapsody makes a triumphant return to the Top 10 at Number 10. This week check out a trailer from the terrifying The Curse Of La Llorona, the sixth film in The Conjuring Universe, available to download & keep from August 26.

  • Official Film Chart 14th August 2019
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    Official Film Chart 14th August 2019

    Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo hovers in the Number 1 spot for a second consecutive week, more than doubling the sales of its closest competitor. Keeping Captain Marvel (2) and Shazam! (3) at bay, the re-make of the Disney classic sees Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito reunite with Tim Burton; the trio last worked together on Batman Returns in 1992. Hellboy (2019) is the week’s highest new entry based on just two days’ worth of digital downloads alone. A reboot of Mike Mignola’s graphic novel, this action-fantasy sees anti-hero Hellboy caught between the supernatural and human worlds and forced to battle an ancient sorceress hell-bent on revenge. The film stars Stranger Things’ David Harbour as the eponymous character. Former chart topper Alita: Battle Angel drops one place to Number 5, while animated adventure Missing Link enters the Top 10 for the first time following its release on disc; zooming up 16 places to Number 6. Aquaman treads water at Number 7; Mary Poppins Returns drops two places to Number 8; Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse falls one to 9. Finally, A Star Is Born returns to the Top 10 at Number 10. On this week’s Official Film Chart online show, see an exciting featurette of Marvel’s record-breaking box office smash Avengers: Endgame, available to Download & Keep from August 19. The action-packed superhero film was recently announced as the highest-grossing film of all-time and is a strong contender for Number 1 on the Official Film Chart upon release.

  • Official Film Chart 7th August 2019
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    Official Film Chart 7th August 2019

    Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo remake flies to Number 1 following its release on disc. Rising two places, the much-loved Disney flick knocks last week’s chart-topper Alita: Battle Angel from the chart summit to Number 4; former Number 1 Captain Marvel holds on at Number 2, while superhero Shazam! debuts at Number 3 on digital downloads only. Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong and Asher Angel, Shazam! is an action-comedy about a teenage foster child, Billy Batson, who is gifted super-powers by a wizard. When he says the Wizard’s name – Shazam – he transforms into a fully-grown adult superhero. The film follows Billy as he learns how to correctly use his powers to fight crime and help his community, whilst also searching for his birth mother. Jordan Peele’s horror Us rebounds five places to its previous peak of Number 5 following its physical release, ahead of Mary Poppins Returns which drops one place to Number 6. Aquaman zooms 21 places back into the Top 10 at Number 7; Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse drops two to Number 8; Cornish singers’ story Fisherman’s Friends is down five to Number 9. Finally, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald shoots up 27 places to round off this week’s Top 10, a nice birthday present for author J K Rowling who celebrated her 54th birthday last week. This week’s Official Film Chart online show features an exciting clip of Stranger Things’ David Harbour as the titular character in the new Hellboy reboot, available to Download & Keep from August 9.

  • Official Film Chart 31st July 2019
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    Official Film Chart 31st July 2019

    Sci-Fi adventure, Alita: Battle Angel completes a three week climb to the top of the Official Film Chart, knocking Captain Marvel into second place in the process. Based on the widely celebrated manga character created by Yukito Kishiro, the Robert Rodriguez directed film tells the tale of a reactivated cyborg on a quest to remember her past life and stars Rosa Salazar in the titular role with a strong supporting cast including Christoph Waltz and Jennifer Connelly. As a result Captain Marvel slips to Number 2; its fourth week on the chart, all spent in either the Number 1 or Number 2 position. The week’s highest new entry comes from Tim Burton’s live action remake of Disney’s animated classic Dumbo flying in on digital downloads only, at Number 3. Starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Colin Farrell, the film blends live action with computer generated graphics to bring the story of the elephant with the oversized ears to a whole new generation. At Numbers 4 to 6 are previous chart toppers, Fisherman’s Friends (4), Mary Poppins Returns (5) and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (6). Right behind that, 1994’s The Lion King climbs into the Top 10 for the first time on the Official Film Chart in the wake of the remake hitting cinema screens. Bohemian Rhapsody and How To Train Your Dragon - The Hidden World trade places with the latter up a place to Number 8 as the former slips to 9. Rounding out the Top 10, last week’s highest new entry, the creepy Us, falls five places to Number 10. Further down the Top 40, Tom Cruise’s eighties classic Top Gun climbs into the Top 20 at Number 18 as the trailer for the highly anticipated sequel continues to build excitement. This week's Official Film Chart online show takes a sneak peek at animated adventure Wonder Park available to Download & Keep from August 5th.

  • Official Film Chart 26th June 2019
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    Official Film Chart 26th June 2019

    How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World continues its reign at the top of the Official Film Chart, as this week’s highest new entry, Cold Pursuit, goes straight in at Number 2 on digital downloads only. The Liam Neeson epic sees grieving snow-plow driver Nels Coxman (Neeson) seeking answers for his son’s death. Connecting the death to drug-lord Viking (Tom Bateman), Nels goes from upstanding citizen to ice-cold vigilante, letting nothing stop him from enacting his revenge. Last week’s highest new entry, Instant Family, climbs one place to Number 3, as Laurel & Hardy-inspired flick Stan & Ollie, and Bohemian Rhapsody both drop two places to Numbers 4 and 5 respectively. As Toy Story 4 opens in cinemas, the original Toy Story from 1995 makes its Film Chart Top 10 debut at Number 6, Toy Story 3 (2010) also enters the chart for the first time at Number 9, and Toy Story 2 (1999) lands just outside at Number 13. Elsewhere in the Chart, Aquaman swims up three places to Number 7, while The LEGO® Movie 2 drops two to Number 8. Rounding off the Top 10, Green Book falls five places to Number 10. This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a clip of Brie Larson and Jude Law in Captain Marvel, available to Download & Keep from July 1.

  • Official Film Chart 19th June 2019
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    Official Film Chart 19th June 2019

    Swooping in to claim Number 1 from its competitors, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World returns to the top of the Official Film Chart following its release on disc. The final instalment of the series has outsold its closest rival by more than 2:1 to retake the top spot. The success of the third How to Train Your Dragon film sees last week’s Number 1, Stan & Ollie, pushed to Number 2, while Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody continues its successful Chart run, spending another week at 3. This week’s highest new entry is Instant Family (4), starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as a married couple who decide to foster three siblings. The comedy/drama follows the new family as they navigate their burgeoning relationships, and the parents try to prove they’re capable of taking on the challenge. The Oscar-winning Green Book re-enters the Top 10 thanks to its release on disc, zooming up 16 places to Number 5. The LEGO® Movie 2 drops four spots to Number 6 ahead of a second new entry; Liam Gallagher documentary As It Was. Entering at Number 7, the feature-length profile tells Liam’s story during his last headline tour for his debut solo album, As You Were. The Mule drops three places to Number 8, as the How To Train Your Dragon: 1-3 boxset enters at Number 9. Finally, Aquaman bobs down two places to Number 10. This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a clip of Fighting With My Family, a biographical comedy about the career and life of professional wrestler Paige, starring Dwayne Johnson, Nick Frost and Lena Headey. It’s available to Download & Keep from June 24.

  • Official Film Chart 5th June 2019
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    Official Film Chart 5th June 2019

    How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World flies up two places to take Number 1 on this week’s Official Film Chart, landing at the top on digital downloads alone. The final instalment of the incredibly popular franchise sees Hiccup and Toothless seek out a secret dragon utopia, before a hired tyrant called Grimmel beats them to it. Bumblebee hangs on firmly to Number 2, while Bohemian Rhapsody climbs back up two places to Number 3. Last week’s Number 1 Glass tumbles three places to Number 4; The Secret Life Of Pets is up to Number 5 as its sequel screens in cinemas; Mary Poppins Returns lands at Number 6. Mary Queen Of Scots falls three places to Number 7, ahead of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse which rises one to 8. This week’s highest climber is Green Book, zooming 11 places up the chart to land in the Top 10 for the first time (9). In the Oscar-winning film, Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer, is hired to drive world-class Black pianist Dr Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, and must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few venues that were safe for African-Americans at the time. Rounding out this week’s Top 10 is Jason Momoa as superhero Aquaman, which jumps one place to Number 10. This week’s Official Film Chart online show features an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of Sir Patrick Stewart talking about The Kid Who Would Be King, which is available to download & keep from June 10.

  • Official Film Chart 29th May 2019
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    Official Film Chart 29th May 2019

    The final instalment of M. Night Shyamalan’s anti-superhero trilogy, Glass, climbs to the top of the Official Film Chart this week, following its release on DVD and Blu-Ray. Bringing back characters from Unbreakable and Split, Glass sees David Dunn (Bruce Willis) pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) and his multiple personalities. Bumblebee is knocked off the Number 1 spot for a second time, landing at Number 2; just ahead of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World which flew to Number 3 on digital downloads only. The final instalment of the incredibly popular franchise sees Hiccup and Toothless seek out a secret dragon utopia, before a hired tyrant called Grimmel beats them to it. Mary Queen Of Scots advances four places to Number 4, Bohemian Rhapsody drops one to Number 5, and The Secret Life Of Pets jumps four spots to Number 6 following its sequel’s release in cinemas. Mary Poppins Returns is down two at Number 7, The Favourite tumbles six places to 8 and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse lands at Number 9. Finally, Lancaster Skies is this week’s second new entry at Number 10. A broken, solitary Spitfire ace must overcome his troubles to lead a Lancaster bomber crew in the pivotal 1944 aerial war over Berlin. This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a sneak peek at The LEGO® Movie 2, available on disc and digital from June 3rd.

  • Official Film Chart 22nd March 2019
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    Official Film Chart 22nd March 2019

    Bumblebee flies back to Number 1 on the Official Film Chart following its release on disc, outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined. The Transformers prequel bests The Favourite – which also enjoyed a surge up the charts after its release on disc this week; Olivia Colman’s Oscar-winning performance rises seven places to Number 2. Highest new entry honours go to M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, the third and final instalment of his Unbreakable series, which impacts at 3 on downloads alone. Bohemian Rhapsody holds firm at Number 4; last week’s Number 1 Mary Poppins Returns drops four places to 5; Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse lands at 6, while Avengers: Infinity War slides to Number 7. Mary Queen Of Scots climbs three to Number 8, entering the Top 10 for the first time. The historical drama stars Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie as the title character and Queen Elizabeth I respectively. Mary’s cousin Elizabeth rules both England and Scotland, but when Mary attempts to lay claim to the English throne; betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court hold both thrones in peril - and change the course of history. Aquaman drops two to Number 9, ahead of this week’s highest climber The Secret Life Of Pets - which zooms 15 places to Number 10; It’s the first time the animated adventure has reached the Top 10 and comes ahead of its sequel’s release in cinemas on May 24. This week’s Official Film Chart online show features an exclusive scene from Green Book, winner of Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, available to Download & Keep from May 25.

  • 'Venom' remains the UK's best-selling film at home
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    'Venom' remains the UK's best-selling film at home

    Tom Hardy's Venom continues to pull in the punters.

  • Tom Hardy's 'Venom' is No. 1 in the Official Film Chart as 'Darkest Hour' reenters the Top Ten
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    Tom Hardy's 'Venom' is No. 1 in the Official Film Chart as 'Darkest Hour' reenters the Top Ten

    The UK has been watching Gary Oldman's Oscar-winning turn as Winston Churchill.