All hail the kings! Godzilla vs. Kong flies back to Number 1 on the Official Film Chart following its release on DVD & Blu-ray.
Outselling the rest of the Top 10 combined, and with 89% of its sales on disc, Godzilla vs. Kong celebrates a second total week at the top of the chart as it knocks Zack Snyder’s Justice League back to Number 2.
Wonder Woman 1984 rebounds three places to Number 3, landing just ahead of Tom & Jerry: The Movie at Number 4 and A Quiet Place at 5.
This week’s highest new entry is classic neo-noir thriller Basic Instinct, which enters the Official Film Chart for the very first time at Number 6 thanks to the release of a new 4K collector’s edition of the film [ click here to enter to win 4K copy!].
Ammonite flies 19 places to Number 7, its first entry into the Top 10. Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan star in this period romantic drama based in the 1840s; when acclaimed fossil hunter Mary Anning (Winslet) is entrusted with the recovery of the wealthy Charlotte Murchison (Ronan) the two form an undeniable, intense bond that changes both of their lives.
Raya and the Last Dragon drops three to Number 8, as 2017 film The Hitman’s Bodyguard flies up seven to Number 9 thanks to the release of its sequel in cinemas. Finally, Tenet holds on at Number 10.
This week’s Official Film Chart features a sneak peek at action-fantasy video game adaptation Mortal Kombat, which is available to Download & Keep from 28th June.
This week, the Official Charts Company and British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) celebrate 100,000,000 digital downloads since Official Charts records began.
The Charts have been tracking digital downloads of home entertainment titles in 2016. The Official Film Chart with help of BASE arrived in November 2018, the first weekly chart compiled using both physical and digital sales of films.
This week, UK digital download sales reached 100 million copies sold since Official Chart records began – a landmark moment for home entertainment as it adapts to the ever-changing media landscape. To date in 2021, over 8 million films have been bought on digital download in the UK alone.
To celebrate this remarkable milestone, we’re taking a look at the Top 10 biggest films on digital download since records began and it’s blockbusting family sing-a-longs that have the nation adding to their online shopping baskets.
The Greatest Showman tops the list with 1.1 million digital download sales since its release in 2018. It was the first film to ever reach 500,000 Download & Keep sales, and is now confirmed to be the first – and only – film to surpass the one million mark on the format.
At Number 2 is Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, followed closely behind by Avengers: Endgame – which became the fastest-selling digital film of all time after selling over 335,000 digital downloads in its first week back in 2019. Its predecessor Avengers: Infinity War storms in at Number 4.
Musical films appear to be among the most popular with the UK public, with five of the Top 10 musically influenced: family favourites Moana (5), Frozen 2 (6) and Trolls (7) all make their appearance in the top tier.
Action, adventure and sci-fi sequels are also among the UK’s favourite genre on digital, as the first ever Official Film Chart Number 1, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens land at Number 8 and 9 respectively. 2000 Dr Seuss adaptation The Grinch starring Jim Carrey rounds off the chart at Number 10.
Now, as well as OfficialCharts.com, the Official Film Chart can also be found on FindAnyFilm.com – the ultimate site for Film and TV fans to discover all the legal ways to buy the entertainment they want on disc and digital formats. Make sure to keep an eye out for all of these great titles over the next few months.
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