4127_D006_00013-00014_R_COMPJim Carter stars as Charles Carson in DOWNTON ABBEY, a Focus Features release. Credit: Jaap Buitendijk / Focus Features

It’s No ‘Joke’ Downton Abbey: The Movie Tops Official Film Chart Ahead Of Joker

Downton Abbey: The Movie has a right royal knees-up on the Official Film Chart this week as it jumps to Number 1 with the biggest sales of 2020 so far.

Outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined with over 240,000 sales – 96% of which are on physical formats, and the largest physical sales in one week since Avengers: Endgame in September 2019 – Downton Abbey denies Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker a Number 1 debut.

In a week of great performances, Joker enjoys a monumental week on digital formats, racking up 140,500 downloads – the third-largest opening week on digital since records began in 2017.

In Joker, which is nominated for eleven Academy Awards this year, we meet troubled comedian Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), who falls into a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime amid the streets of Gotham – bringing him into the world of his alter-ego The Joker.

Meanwhile, Ad Astra rockets nine places to Number 3 following its release on DVD and Blu-ray, while last week’s chart topper Rambo: Last Blood drops to Number 4 and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood falls to 5.

Rocketman holds on at Number 6, and It: Chapter Two tumbles three places to Number 7.

Judy Garland bio-pic, Judy starring Renée Zellweger makes its Top 10 debut, zooming 15 spots to Number 8, just ahead of Hustlers (9) and Angel Has Fallen, re-entering at Number 10.

This week’s Official Film Chart features an exclusive clip of A Shaun The Sheep Move: Farmageddon, available to Download & Keep from February 10.

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