‘Smile be happy’ as Joker takes its place at the top of the pile as it leads the Official Film Chart on digital downloads only.
Following a huge debut last week, Joker seizes the title from Downton Abbey (2) by just 3,050 sales. This Sunday (9th February) the film landed two Oscars; Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
Meanwhile, fellow Academy Award-winning Judy Garland biopic Judy jumps five places to Number 3 following its release on DVD and Blu-ray, and fresh off the back of Renée Zellweger’s win for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
This week’s highest new entry is Gemini Man (4) starring Will Smith. In the film, Henry Brogan (Smith) is a 51-year-old assassin who’s ready to retire – but his plans are turned upside down when he finds himself the target of a younger, faster clone of himself.
Another brand-new entry, magical animated adventure film Abominable, debuts at Number 5.
Lining the rest of the Official Film Chart Top 10 this week is Ad Astra (6) down three places, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (7), previous Number 1 Rambo: Last Blood (8), Elton John biopic Rocketman (9) and finally, It: Chapter Two at 10.
This week’s Official Film Chart features a thrilling preview of Terminator: Dark Fate, available to Download & Keep from February 16th. Arnie maybe back, will you be?
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