Stan & Ollie claims the highest new entry on the Official Film Chart this week, as Mary Poppins Returns flies back to Number 1.
The biographical caper – debuting at Number 6 this week on downloads alone – stars Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the iconic comedy duo as they embark on a UK variety house tour in post-war Britain, years after their golden era. They rediscover their love of performing, as well as their love for each other, as they secure their place in the hearts of the British public.
To mark Stan & Ollie’s debut, we’ve taken a look at the Top 10 Laurel & Hardy feature films on disc.
Way out in front is Way Out West, which features in the opening scene of Stan & Ollie; the duo’s rendition of The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine from Way Out West actually reached Number 2 on the Official Singles Chart back in 1975, almost 40 years after the film’s original release.
Other titles in the Top 10 include The Flying Deuces at 3, Utopia – the pair’s final feature film, released in 1951 – at Number 5, and Pack Up Your Troubles at Number 9.
Back on this week’s Official Film Chart, Mary Poppins Returns is back at the helm after flying past last week’s massive new release Bumblebee (2).
Avengers: Infinity War hangs on to Number 3 for a third week, and Bohemian Rhapsody climbs one place to 4. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse drops one to Number 5.
Aquaman drops one place to Number 7 ahead of Ant-Man And The Wasp which holds on to Number 8, The Favourite drops two to Number 9 and Mortal Engines rounds off this week’s chart at 10.
This week also marks one year since The Greatest Showman’s Home Entertainment release; the musical hasn’t left the Official Film Chart Top 20 since it began in November, and was the biggest seller of 2018.
This week’s Official Film Chart online show features an exclusive clip of Oscar-nominated Vice starring Christian Bale and Amy Adams, telling the story of Dick Cheney; Vice President to George W. Bush. It’s available to Download & Keep from May 20th.
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