Dumbo flies to Number 1 in UK’s Official Film Chart
James R | On 09, Aug 2019
Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo remake has flown to Number 1 in the UK’s Official Film Chart, following its release on disc. Rising two places, the much-loved Disney flick knocks last week’s chart-topper Alita: Battle Angel down to Number 4. Former Number 1 Captain Marvel holds on at Number 2, while superhero Shazam! debuts at Number 3 on digital downloads alone.
Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong and Asher Angel, Shazam! is an action-comedy about a teenage foster child, who is gifted super-powers by a wizard. When he says the Wizard’s name – Shazam – he transforms into a fully-grown adult superhero. The film follows Billy as he learns how to correctly use his powers to fight crime and help his community, while also searching for his birth mother.
Jordan Peele’s horror Us rebounds five places to its previous peak of Number 5 following its physical release, ahead of Mary Poppins Returns, which drops one place to Number 6.
Aquaman zooms 21 places back into the Top 10 at Number 7, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse drops two to Number 8, Cornish singers’ story Fisherman’s Friends is down five to Number 9 and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald shoots up 27 places to round off this week’s Top 10.
You can watch this week’s Official Film Chart online show below, which includes a clip of Stranger Things’ David Harbour as Hellboy in the new reboot of the franchise, available to Download & Keep on digital now.