Despite the mixed reviews, there was no doubt cinefiles were still going to feel the force. Three weeks after the release, things are still strong at the top for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as it continues to dominate the UK’s screens. More than doubling the sales of its closest competition, the latest Star Wars chapter easily holds on to its lead as the UK’s biggest film of the week as families and flatmates alike continue to enjoy films at home during lockdown.
He maybe in line to direct the next Star Wars film. But Taika Waititi’s Oscar winning comedy Jojo Rabbit, highest new entry of the week is at Number 2 on digital downloads only.
A young boy (Roman Griffin Davis) who’s a member of the Hitler Youth finds out his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their home – and must confront his beliefs and blind nationalism aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Waititi).
Birds of Prey holds on at Number 3, just ahead of our second new entry The Gentlemen at 4. Guy Ritchie returns to his gangster roots as writer and director of this action-comedy starring Matthew McConaughey. An American expat tries to sell off his profitable drug empire in London, and finds himself fighting blackmail and bribery as those in the know try to take it from under him.
Jumanji: The Next Level (5), Spies in Disguise (6), Frozen 2 (7) and Sonic The Hedgehog (8) each drop a few places. Finally, Elton John biopic Rocketman (10) climbs three to return to the Top 10.
The chart show today features a look at Greta Gerwig’s all-star adaptation of Little Women, available to Download & Keep from 11 May. This film according to many critics deserved more at the awards this year. Could this be the film to topple Star Wars?
If you’re planning a home movie night this week, make sure to check out FindAnyFilm.com for a comprehensive choice of classics, family-friendly watches and brand new favourites.
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