Action movie franchise spin-off Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw steers into the Number 1 spot on this week’s Official Film Chart, overthrowing Disney’s The Lion King as the UK’s most popular movie of the week in the nation’s homes.
Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham as lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw who form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity, Fast & Furious is the best seller on DVD and Blu-ray over the past seven days.
Down one place to Number 2 is former chart-topper The Lion King, while Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang of Toy Story 4 also skid a place to Number 3, along with Spider-Man (4).
Bringing the Christmas cheer at Number 5, it’s much-loved 2003 festive comedy Elf, telling the story of Buddy who was adopted and raised by Santa’s elves. Buddy heads out on an adventure to New York to meet his biological father and to spread Christmas cheer amid a world of cynics. Elf climbs 8 places and is the most downloaded movie of the week.
Rocketman and Disney’s Aladdin slip one place each to Number 6 and 7, while Danny Boyle’s Yesterday is a non-mover (8). The Grinch (9) and Avengers: Endgame complete the Top 10.
On this week’s Official Film Chart online show take a look at this exclusive clip of Gerard Butler in Angel Has Fallen, available to download & keep from 16 December.
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