Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical dances and sings its way to a Number 1 debut on the UK’s Official Film Chart.
The brand-new film adaptation of Tim Minchin’s Tony and Olivier award-winning musical – itself based on Roald Dahl’s much-loved book – soars straight to the top of the charts on digital downloads only, outselling the rest of the Top 10 combined.
Newcomer Alisha Weir stars as Matilda Wormwood, an incredibly talented little girl with mysterious powers who finds the courage to stand up to troublesome headteacher Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson) and her dreadful parents, with a little help from her friends and inspirational teacher Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch).
Meanwhile, Black Adam holds on to its Number 2 placing for another week, while Top Gun: Maverick rebounds one place to Number 3.
Our second brand new entry of the week comes from Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody which debuts at Number 4. Starring Naomi Ackie as Whitney, the film follows the late musical legend’s journey from obscurity to musical superstardom, through the emotional highs and lows she faced during her life.
At Number 5 is last week’s Number 1, multi-Oscar nominated dark comedy The Banshees of Inisherin, followed closely by another former chart-topper, Jurassic World: Dominion at Number 6, and historical drama The Woman King, starring Viola Davis, dropping four places to Number 7.
Rounding off the last of this week’s Top 10 is Elvis (8), Bullet Train which rises five (9), and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore which leaps seven (10).
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The Official Film Chart is unveiled each Wednesday. This is published on OfficialCharts.com and available for media syndication.
The chart, the result of a partnership between the Official Charts Company. Also 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