Those Trolls ave finally found their match as Luc Besson’s cult classic, The Fifth Element enters at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart following its release on 4K UHD for the first time. Starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich the sci-fi adventure lands at Number 1 with 64% of its weekly sales tally made up of physical copies.
Off course Besson’s film ends Trolls World Tour’s record-breaking reign of six weeks at Number 1, knocking the star-studded animated sequel to Number 3. Sonic the Hedgehog climbs back to Number 2. War epic 1917 drops to Number 4 while DC villains Joker and Harley Quinn and her Birds of Prey rise one place each to Numbers 5 and 6 respectively. People getting a little bored talking to the animals as Robert Downey Jnr’s Dolittle stumbles three steps to Number 7.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water Sci-fi horror Deep Blue Sea 3 climbs nine places to Number 8, entering the Top 10 for the first time. Tania Raymonde stars as a marine biologist studying the effects of climate change with her team off the coast of Mozambique when they are confronted by three genetically enhanced Bull Sharks.
Following this weekend’s tragic news of the death of Chadwick Boseman, fans are reliving his outstanding performance in Black Panther, sending the 2018 Marvel film into the Top 10 for the first time at Number 9.
In the movie, following the loss of his father the King of Wakanda, T’Challa (Boseman), returns to the isolated but technologically advanced African nation to take his rightful place on the throne. However, when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa must convene his allies and realise the full power of his alter-ego Black Panther in order to secure the safety of his people.
Finally, former Number 1 Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker flies 23 places to return to the Top 10 following its limited edition SteelBook release.
This week’s Official Film Chart features a sneak peek at comedy drama Misbehaviour, which tells the true story of a group of women who plan to protest the 1970 Miss World beauty contest, and is available to buy on DVD from September 7.
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