Tom Hardy’s Venom takes over the Official Film Chart as it debuts at Number 1 on digital downloads only. The antihero adventure has outsold 2018’s biggest film and this week’s Number 2 The Greatest Showman by 4,000 units.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again dances up four places to Number 3, ahead of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom which storms up ten slots to 4; Deadpool 2 leaps 13 places to Number 6; while the Oscar nominated BlacKkKlansman enters the Top 10 for the first time, reaching a peak position of Number 7. Skyscraper ascends 12 levels to Number 8, and Winston Churchill is back in residence at Number 10 in Darkest Hour.
Elsewhere in the chart, Upgrade reaches its highest placing so far at Number 14, Blade Runner 2049 impacts for the first time at Number 15.
Finally, last year’s awards season stand-outs Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Shape Of Water land at Number 18 and Number 20 consecutively.
This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a sneak peek at Gaspa Noé’s twisted horror Climax, which is available to download and keep from February 4 and to buy on disc from February 11.
This chart shows some films returning to the Top 10. All largely due a promotional week of a selective Digital Downloads at a low price.
The Official Film Chart is unveiled each Wednesday and is the subject of a Top 10 Official Film Chart online show, published on OfficialCharts.com and available for media syndication.
The chart – the result of a partnership between the Official Charts Company, the British Association for Screen Entertainment and incorporating data from retailer members of the Entertainment Retailers Association – is published on OfficialCharts.com every Wednesday at noon and counts movie downloads from services including Amazon, iTunes, Sky Store, Virgin Media Store, Rakuten TV, Talk Talk TV, as well as 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD disc sales from all high street and online retailers