Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie and Bumblebee in BUMBLEBEE, from Paramount Pictures.

Bumblebee lands a Number 1 Debut On Film Chart Show

Bumblebee flies into Number 1 on downloads only. The Transformers prequel starring Hailee Steinfeld zooms straight into the top spot in its first week, ahead of previous Number 1 Mary Poppins Returns (2) by more than 5,000 units.

In 1987, Bumblebee is on the run following the Transformers’ defeat by the Decepticons during a war on Cybertron. Sent to protect earth, the robot finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town, transforming into a yellow Volkswagon Beetle. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) discovers him, battle-scarred and broken, and revives him – quickly discovering this is no ordinary VW bug.

Avengers: Infinity War enjoys a second week at Number 3 following the cinematic release of its final chapter Endgame; with Avengers: Assemble and Avengers: Age of Ultron rising to 19 and 20 on this week’s chart. Last week’s Number 1 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse creeps down to Number 4.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a ‘Killer Queen’ returning to the Top 5 at Number 5, pushing Aquaman down one place to six.

Last week’s highest new entry The Favourite climbs to 7 while Ant-Man And The Wasp buzzes down to Number 8. Mortal Engines earns another week on the chart but drops five places to Number 9.

Thor: Ragnarok feels the benefit of Endgame as it climbs into the Official Film Chart Top 10 for the first time, rounding off the chart at Number 10.

This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a sneak peek of M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero finale Glass, which is available to download and keep from May 13. Glass connects the worlds of Unbreakable and Split and stars Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy.

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

You can buy any of the titles featured in the Top 10 via https://www.findanyfilm.com/VideoChart. Check out the full Top 40 chart can be viewed on OfficialCharts.com

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