Wednesday 21 November 2018

The Official Film Chart - Week 3

The Incredibles 2 climbs to the top spot on the Official Film Chart this week as physical disc transactions boost its sales to more than 183,000 copies for the week.  The sequel to Disney Pixar’s 2004 original animated superhero movie entered the chart at Number 2 last week on downloads alone.

This week’s highest new entry honours go to another sequel, with Mamma Mia!  Here We Go Again singing and dancing straight in at Number 2 on downloads alone (physical formats are available from 26th November).  This time superstar Cher and Lily James join the returning cast, including Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried and Julie Walters to belt out more ABBA hits on the sun-baked island of Kalokairi.  The first Mamma Mia film remains the biggest selling film on disc of all time in the UK.

Last week’s Number 1, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, falls to 3 with non-movers from 4 to 7 in The Greatest Showman, The Grinch, Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them and Solo – A Star Wars Story.  Avengers:  Infinity War rises one place to 8 as Skyscraper slides to 9 and Deadpool 2 returns to the top 10 at 10.

With the festive season fast approaching, a number of Christmas related titles make gains further down the chart with Will Ferrell’s perennial classic Elf just missing out on a place in the top 10 (11) and The Polar Express climbing into the Top 40 at 31 this week.

The Official Film Chart is unveiled each Wednesday and is the subject of a Top 10 Official Film Chart online show, published on and available for media syndication. The show counts down the top 10 biggest selling movies on disc and download of the week and also includes bonus “coming soon” content for film lovers.

This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a teaser for Marvel’s Ant-Man And The Wasp starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily, which is available to download from 26th November and on disc from 3rd December.