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The Greatest Showman Holds on to Lead for First Official Film Chart of 2019 and the Top 40 biggest-selling films of 2018 Revealed


09 January 2019

The Greatest Showman holds on to lead for first chart of 2019

The Greatest Showman keeps a firm hold of the Number 1 spot on the first Official Film Chart of 2019. The official biggest-selling film of 2018 continues its reign for a second week, ahead of previous Number 1 and fellow mammoth musical film, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at Number 2.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Ant-Man And The Wasp fly and Mission: Impossible – Fallout  all climb as Skyscraper and Avengers: Infinity War make triumphant returns to the Top 10. Further down the chart there’s a couple of Top 20 first-timers: A Quiet Place sneaks up to Number 15 and the original iteration of Mary Poppins floats up to 18 following the theatrical release of the sequel.

This week’s Official Film Chart online show features an exclusive teaser of Jack Black in The House with a Clock in its Walls. The magical film is available to download from January 14 and on disc from January 28.

The Top 40 biggest-selling films of 2018 revealed

The Greatest Showman takes home the crown of the best-selling film of 2018, based on physical and digital sales across the year. In November the Official Film Chart - the world’s first chart to include film downloads - was launched and now we can reveal the Top 40 biggest selling film titles on disc and download combined for 2018.

 

 

Dominating the film and music charts throughout 2018, The Greatest Showman has been unstoppable. The musical about P. T. Barnum and his collection of oddities is the most downloaded film to date, amassing over 770,000 digital downloads since its release in April. Despite this, The Greatest Showman’s sales were 72% physical, totalling 2.69 million units across both physical and digital formats.

 

 

The musical sold more than double the year’s Number 2, Avengers: Infinity War, which was one of three Marvel titles in the Top 10 with Black Panther (8) and Thor: Ragnarok (10) also appearing.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again had the honour of being the first Christmas Number 1 on the Official Film Chart and makes a huge impact since its November release, singing and dancing its way to the third biggest seller of 2018, shifting nearly 1.2 million copies in just a month and a half.

Family films proved ever-popular in 2018, with Paddington 2 (5) and Peter Rabbit (6) cementing themselves firmly in the Top 10. They are in good company, with family-friendly titles making up a quarter of the Top 40. Paddington 2 was particularly popular with DVD purchasers, who made up 74% of the total sales figures.

According to BASE, the Home Entertainment market grew by 10% last year, with digital film sales up 36% year-on-year. Helping to boost this was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at Number 7, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at Number 9, both selling particularly well on download with more than 270,000 digital copies each.

The Official Film Chart – 09 Jan 2018

LW Position Title
1 1 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
2 2 MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN
9 3 JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
8 4 ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
6 5 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT
3 6 THE MEG
5 7 THE EQUALIZER 2
14 8 SKYSCRAPER
10 9 CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
16 10 AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

© Official Charts Company. Chart shows the Official Film Chart for the week ending 5th January 2019

The Official Top 10 biggest films of 2018 (on disc and download)

Position Title Distributor
1 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN 20TH CENTURY FOX HE
2 AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR MARVEL FILMS
3 MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN UNIVERSAL PICTURES
4 STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI WALT DISNEY
5 PADDINGTON 2 STUDIOCANAL
6 PETER RABBIT SONY PICTURES HE
7 JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE SONY PICTURES HE
8 BLACK PANTHER MARVEL FILMS
9 JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM UNIVERSAL PICTURES
10 THOR: RAGNAROK MARVEL FILMS

©2019 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved. Note: This chart excludes sales of box set movie collections, for example: Mamma Mia 1 + 2 Movie Collection

 

 

The chart - the result of a partnership between the Official Charts Company, 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.

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1 Comment

  1. Paula Oppici
    January 10, 2019 at 2:50 am — Reply

    I am not surprised that The Greatest Showman did incredibly well. It resonated with so many people, young and old!

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