Alita: Battle Angel fights to the top of UK Film Chart
James R | On 03, Aug 2019
Alita: Battle Angel has fought its way to the top of the UK Film Chart with its release on disc as well as digital. The three-week climb up the league, the only weekly chart in the world to count both physical disc and digital download sales, knocks Captain Marvel into second place.
Based on the widely celebrated manga character created by Yukito Kishiro, the Robert Rodriguez directed film tells the tale of a reactivated cyborg on a quest to remember her past life and stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz and Jennifer Connelly. While Captain Marvel slips to Number 2, this is its fourth week in the chart, all spent in either the Number 1 or Number 2 position.
The week’s highest new entry comes from Tim Burton’s live action remake of Disney’s animated classic Dumbo flying in on digital downloads only, at Number 3. Starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Colin Farrell, the film blends live action with computer generated graphics to bring the story of the elephant with the oversized ears to a whole new generation.
At Numbers 4 to 6 are previous chart toppers Fisherman’s Friends (4), Mary Poppins Returns (5) and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (6). Right behind that is 1994’s The Lion King, which climbs into the Top 10 for the first time in the wake of the remake hitting cinema screens.
Bohemian Rhapsody and How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World trade places with the latter up a place to Number 8 as the former slips to 9. Rounding out the Top 10, last week’s highest new entry, the creepy Us, falls five places to Number 10. Further down the Top 40, Tom Cruise classic Top Gun climbs into the Top 20 at Number 18 as the trailer for the sequel continues to build excitement.
Read on below to watch this week’s Official Film Chart online show, which includes a sneak peek at animated adventure Wonder Park, available to Download & Keep from 5th August.