1917 tops UK Film Chart on digital downloads alone
Staff Reporter | On 15, May 2020
World War I epic 1917 has debuted at Number 1 in the UK’s Official Film Chart on digital downloads alone.
Two British soldiers (played by Dean-Charles Chapman and George Mackay) race against time to deliver a message that will stop an isolated regiment marching straight into a deadly trap. Based loosely on a story that writer and director Sam Mendes’ grandfather once shared, the film was intended to feel like a tense, ticking-clock thriller, and was edited and filmed to appear as two continuous real-time takes.
Before its release on disc later this month, the film has already proven a hit at home, clocking in just above the second new new release – Disney’s Onward – after its home entertainment release was brought forward by eight weeks. The animated fantasy adventure follows two teenage elves (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) as they set off on a quest to reunite with their late father for one day.
Knocked from its three-week stint at Number 1, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker lands at Number 3. Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit hops to Number 4, Birds of Prey is at 5, and Frozen 2 climbs up a place to Number 6. Other films holding on to a spot in the Top 10 are Jumanji: The Next Level (7), The Gentlemen (8), Spies in Disguise (9) and Sonic the Hedgehog (10).
See this week’s official film chart show below, including a sneak peek at Harrison Ford in The Call Of The Wild, available to buy and download from 18th May.
|3||1||Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker|
|5||3||Birds of Prey|
|7||5||Jumanji: The Next Level|
|9||6||Spies in Disguise|
|10||8||Sonic the Hedgehog|