The Greatest Showman holds No 1 for first Official Film Chart of 2019

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Will there ever be a time where Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman isn’t the greatest? The movie music has firmly held onto its No 1 spot in the first Official Film Chart of 2019. Topping Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, The Greatest Showman is the best-selling film in the UK based on combined physical and digital sales for a second week. Here’s the full top 10 for the first week of 2019:

1. The Greatest Showman

2. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

4. Ant-Man and the Wasp

5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout

6. The Meg

7. The Equalizer 2

8. Skyscraper

9. Christopher Robin

10. Avengers: Infinity War

The news follows The Greatest Showman topping Avengers Infinity War and Star Wars The Last Jedi as the best-selling home release movie of 2018 in the UK.

According to the British Association for Screen Entertainment, the movie musical has sold over 770,000 digital copies since its home release in April.

Meanwhile, The Greatest Showman is the best-selling film on a home-based platform of 2018, selling in excess of 2.68 million copies in terms of combined physical and digital formats.

Seventy-two per cent of those sales were on physical formats such as Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD.

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This impressive figure is more than double second-place Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’s 1.3 million.

Meanwhile, billion-dollar box office goliaths Avengers Infinity War and Star Wars The Last Jedi lag behind on 1.23 million and 1.16 million respectively.

Since its April home release, The Greatest Showman has yet to drop lower than fifth place in its 36 weeks on the combined Official Film Chart.

No doubt such fan enthusiasm for the movie musical, that only received mixed reviews from the critics, has contributed to the UK video category growing by 10% in 2018.

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