If you believe critical reviews affect people watching certain films think again. Trolls World Tour is the prime example they don’t as nothing can stop film holding on for a fourth week at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart!
Now the longest-running Number 1 of 2020, Trolls World Tour has lasted longer at the top of the chart than smash hits Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker which each enjoyed three weeks at the chart peak.
In at Number 2 this week, Onward flies 16 places to return to its previous high position, just ahead of the week’s biggest new entry at Number 3, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Empire takes the place of its precursor, A New Hope, following a limited edition SteelBook release of the film.
It seems a great week for animation as another huge climber Spies in Disguise zooms 23 places to its previous peak of Number 4; the animated film starring the voices of Tom Holland and Will Smith sees an internationally-renowned spy Lance Stirling (Smith) accidentally turned into a pigeon by a genius but socially awkward tech officer (Holland) – as the two work together to change Stirling back and save the world.
Jumanji: The Next Level jumps two to Number 5, as Frozen 2 drops to Number 6 and Sonic the Hedgehog lands at Number 7. Terminator: Dark Fate is the highest climber of the week, storming all the way up 31 places to Number 8; 1917 drops four to 9 and Joker finishes at Number 10.
Elsewhere in the Top 20, Deep Blue Sea 3 (11) is up one, while Four Kids and It – a children’s fantasy film based on a Jacqueline Wilson novel – enters the Official Film Chart for the first time at Number 15.
This week’s Official Film Chart features a sneak peek at comedy-drama Come As You Are, starring Precious’s Gabourey Sidibe, available to buy on DVD from August 17.
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