Joker has the last laugh with a second week at Number 1 following its release on DVD, Blu-ray & 4K UHD. Shifting a staggering 211,000 copies on disc, Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar-winning performance denies Maleficent: Mistress of Evil a top-scoring debut.
Instead, the Disney flick takes Number 2 on digital downloads only and is the highest new entry this week. Angelina Jolie reprises her role of the titular character as Maleficent and goddaughter Aurora (Elle Fanning) begin to question the complex family ties that bind them.
Previous Number 1 Downton Abbey drops to Number 3, quickly followed by a brand-new entry from A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (4), which sees the much-loved Aardman character on a mission to save an alien with amazing powers after she crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm.
The third new entry in this week’s Top 10 comes from Zombieland: Double Tap (5), the sequel to 2009’s cult classic Zombieland, starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as survivors of a zombie apocalypse.
Animation Abominable drops to Number 6, just ahead of Academy Award-winning Judy at 7. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood lands at Number 8 this week, just ahead of Will Smith’s Gemini Man (9) and finally, Elton John biopic Rocketman at Number 10.
This week’s show features a sneak preview of Doctor Sleep, available to Download & Keep from February 24.
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