Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ends Bohemian Rhapsody’s four-week reign at Number 1 as it apparates straight in to the top of the Official Film Chart this week. The second in the Fantastic Beasts series, The Crimes of Grindelwald boasts an all-star cast including Eddie Redmayne reprising his role as Newt Scamander, Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore and Johnny Depp in the titular role of Grindelwald.
Slipping just one place to Number 2 is Bohemian Rhapsody, which is followed by a second new entry as the latest incarnation of folklore hero, Robin Hood, enters at Number 3 on downloads alone. The film stars Taron Egerton in the lead role, Jamie Foxx as John and Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
At Number 6, Widows returns to the Top 10 in its fourth week on the Official Film Chart thanks to it being available on disc. Right behind, at Number 7, is the second appearance by Newt Scamander this week, with the box set of Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them/The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Rounding out this week’s Top 10 are Official Film Chart staples; The Greatest Showman rises two to Number 8, Avengers: Infinity War rises one place to 9 and Venom slips four to Number 10.
This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a clip of The Old Man and the Gun, available on Digital Download and DVD 1st April. Based on the true story of Forrest Trucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70, Robert Redford takes the lead role alongside Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek and a stellar supporting cast.
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