Barbie makes a Number 1 debut on the Official Film Chart with a huge first-week sales haul…”Hi Barbie!“
Racking up 94,600 sales on digital downloads only this week, the headline-grabbing, Greta Gerwig-directed and Margot Robbie-starring blockbuster earns the third biggest Official Film Chart debut of 2023 so far, following Avatar: The Way of Water and John Wick: Chapter 4.
Barbie’s success comes following a strong summer for the Barbie movie as a whole on the UK charts, with two of its soundtrack singles (Dua Lipa’s Dance the Night and Billie Eilish’s What Was I Made For?) topping the Official Singles Chart, and the album itself spending eight weeks at the top of the Official Compilations Chart.
Meanwhile, at Number 2 is our previous chart-topper, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, followed by the animated adventure Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which lifts four places to Number 3.
Action-packed flicks Meg 2: The Trench (4) and Fast X (5) drop from last week but hold firm in the Top 5, while The Super Mario Bros. Movie (6) lifts two.
The Equaliser 2 rises three to Number 7 as it rebounds back up the Official Film Chart, pushing Disney and Pixar’s Elemental down to Number 8.
Rounding out the Top 10 this week are two former Number 1s, Jurassic World: Dominion, which bounces back up eight places (9) and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, rocketing 18 places (10).
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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