The Grinch steals Number 1 on the Official Film Chart for the first time

The Grinch takes Number 1 on the Official Film Chart this week for the very first time as the festive season officially begins.

The 2018 animated film starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the mean green character sees strong digital download sales this week, climbing three places to steal the Number 1 trophy from Shang-Chi & The Legend Of The Ten Rings (2). It’s the first time the film has claimed the top spot, though it’s actually its 32nd total week on the Official Film Chart including having reached the Top 10 last year.

The Suicide Squad and Paw Patrol: The Movie both move down one place, while Jim Carrey’s live action Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas leaps nine places to Number 5 to return to the Top 10 for another year.

This week’s highest new entry is Arsene Wenger: Invincible – a documentary about the legendary manager who spent 22 years at Arsenal FC, and made it the success it is today. The film debuts at Number 6 with strong sales on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD, remember to enter our new comp to win the film (enter here!).

Black Widow holds at Number 7, while Fast & Furious 9 brakes at Number 8. Will Ferrell classic Elf moves up one place to Number 9.

Finally, Space Jam: A New Legacy returns to the Top 10 at 10 after rebounding up six places.

Now, as well as, the Official Film Chart can also be found on – 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.

The Official Film Chart is unveiled each Wednesday and is the subject of a Top 10 Official Film Chart online show, published on 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 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

You can buy any of the titles featured in the Top 10 via Check out the full Top 40 chart can be viewed on