Joker has been beaten in the Official Film Chart by the cultural juggernaut that is Downton Abbey: The Movie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aquaman makes a splash at Number 1 in its first week on the Official Film Chart, outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined. Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) discovers he’s the half-Atlantean heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, becoming Aquaman to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land, and prove his worth as the future king. Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe also star. It pushes last week’s chart-topper Ralph Breaks The Internet to Number 2; Bohemian Rhapsody also falls one place, landing at Number 3; Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald drops two to Number 5. Meanwhile, fellow superhero film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hangs on to Number 4 for a second week on digital downloads only. Could the hero swing to the Number 1 spot when it releases on disc on April 22. Another new entry, the Peter Jackson produced dystopian steampunk action film Mortal Engines, roles in at Number 6. Venom returns to the Top 10, climbing 6 places to Number 7; A Star Is Born lands at 8; Creed II drops four spots to Number 9, and Taron Egerton’s incarnation of Robin Hood rounds off the countdown at Number 10. This week’s Official Film Chart features an exclusive clip of Will Ferrell and John C Reilly discussing their reunion in Holmes & Watson. The adventure-comedy caper will be available to Download & Keep from April 20.
Ralph Breaks The Internet smashes the Official Film Chart this week as it climbs three places to reach Number 1 following its release on disc. The animated sequel sees John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman return to voice Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz as the friends who discover a wi-fi router in their arcade and a whole new adventure ensues. Bohemian Rhapsody remains at Number 2 for another week, as last week’s Number 1, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald drops to Number 3. This week’s highest new entry is Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse (4). This animated take on the Marvel character follows teenager Miles Morales, the Spider-Man of his world, who crosses paths with five counterparts from other dimensions as they team up to stop a threat that affects all realities. Creed II slips to Number 5, Robin Hood is this week’s Number 6 and former chart-topper A Star Is Born is at Number 7. Sci-fi Horror Annihilation debuts this week at Number 8. Natalie Portman stars as a biologist, who while mourning the disappearance of her husband, signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply. Incredibles 2 returns to the Top 10 after climbing seven places to Number 9, ahead of Christopher Robin at Number 10. The Greatest Showman’s phenomenal run in the Official Film Chart Top 10 has come to an end as it slides to Number 11 this week. It’s the first time the musical Goliath has dropped out of the Top 10 since the Official Film Chart was established. It started at Number 3 on the first ever Official Film Chart in November last year and has spent 22 weeks in the Top 10. The all-conquering film was confirmed as the best-selling film of 2018 based on physical and digital sales and continues to be massively popular in 2019 starting the year with two weeks atop the Official Film Chart. Check out this week’s Official Film Chart video show for an exclusive look at Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns which is available to Download & Keep from April 15.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald continues its reign at the top spot of the Official Film Chart for a second week, keeping previous champion Bohemian Rhapsody at Number 2. The second instalment of JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts series follows Eddie Redmayne’s Magizoologist Newt Scamander, this time joined by Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore and Johnny Depp in the villainous title role. This week’s highest new entry is Creed II (3), the follow up to 2015’s Creed and the eighth instalment of the Rocky franchise. Heavyweight Champion Of The World (and son of Apollo) Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago – the son of his father’s killer Ivan Drago – under the mentorship of Rocky Balboa. Also uploading in the Top 5 this week is Ralph Breaks the Internet, at Number 4 on digital sales only. The critically acclaimed sequel to the much-loved Wreck It Ralph sees Ralph and Vanellope discover a Wi-Fi router in their arcade, leading them into a whole new adventure. Robin Hood (2018) drops two places to Number 5; Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born is at Number 6; The Grinch hangs about the Top 10 for another week at 7; and the show goes on as The Greatest Showman holds on to Number 8 for another week. The Girl in the Spider’s Web drops into the Top 10 for the first time, climbing eight spots to Number 9 following its release on disc. Finally, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again sings and dances its way back to the Top 10, moving up five to Number 10. This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a UK exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The animated superhero film follows teenager Miles Morales, the Spider-Man of his world, who crosses paths with five counterparts from other dimensions as they team up to stop a threat that affects all realities. Go behind-the-scenes with this exclusive clip showing how the voice-over actors managed to incorporate their character ideas into the animated film.
Sales of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' outstripped those of previous title holder 'Avengers: Infinity War'.
The UK has been watching Gary Oldman's Oscar-winning turn as Winston Churchill.
M. Night Shyamalan's 2000 thriller Unbreakable has received a huge bump in digital downloads and disc sales ahead of the the release of its sequel Glass on Friday.
This week’s Official Film Chart Weekly Show video is a special teaser of many of the great films that will be available on disc and download in the first quarter of this year. Featured titles include the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, heist movie King of Thieves, dark comedy A Simple Favour and anti-hero film Venom to name just a few.