Avengers: Endgame claims a third week at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart, landing just short of half a million sales in one week, thanks to its release on physical formats; shifting a massive 494,000 total copies. In the runner-up spot, Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2) is the week’s highest new entry on digital downloads alone. In this hyper-realistic live-action Pokémon film starring Ryan Reynolds as the eponymous character, when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, his son Tim (Justice Smith) teams up with Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu, to find out what happened – uncovering a shocking plot that could threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
There’s another new entry on digital downloads at Number 3, as Keanu Reeves revives his role as a former hitman in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. It misses out on highest new entry honours by just under 700 sales. In this third instalment of the action-thriller series, John Wick is on the run following the unsanctioned killing of a crime lord. Who can he trust? With It Chapter Two in cinemas, It (2017) climbs two places to Number 4. The Avengers box set containing the four-film series – Avengers Assemble, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame – debuts at Number 5. While another Avenger is at 6, with Captain Marvel spending her tenth week on the chart.
Brand new at Number 7 on digital downloads alone, Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson join forces in the comedy crime caper The Hustle. The pair star as scam artists who team up to exact revenge on all the men who have scorned them. Hellboy is down six places at Number 8, Shazam is at Number 9 and finally, romantic comedy Long Shot starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen zooms up 17 places to Number 10.
On this week’s Official Film Chart, there’s a clip from coming-of-age indie hit Eighth Grade starring Elsie Fisher, available to Download and Keep from September 16.
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