'1917' tops the Official Film Chart on downloads alone

Tom Butler
Senior Editor

Sam Mendes’ BAFTA-winning 1917 continues to be a big hit with the British public as it debuts in the number one slot on the Official Film Chart from digital sales only.

The homegrown hit starring George MacKay and Dean Charles Chapman was a box office sensation earlier this year taking over £46 million at the UK box office alone.

The action-packed WW1 film, filmed to look like one long take, held off stiff competition from Pixar’s Onward which debuted at number two – also on digital sales only – in the chart that tallies physical and digital film sales.

(Credit: DreamWorks)

The animated fantasy adventure had its home entertainment release was brought forward by eight weeks after its theatrical release was curtailed by cinemas closing in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: 1917 wins BAFTA Best Picture

Knocked from its three-week stint at number one, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker lands at number three.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – 13 May 2020

LW

Pos

Title

Label

NEW

1

1917

ENTERTAINMENT ONE

NEW

2

ONWARD

WALT DISNEY

1

3

STAR WARS IX: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

WALT DISNEY

2

4

JOJO RABBIT

20TH CENTURY FOX HE

3

5

BIRDS OF PREY AND THE FANTABULOUS

WARNER HOME VIDEO

7

6

FROZEN 2

WALT DISNEY

5

7

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL

SONY PICTURES HE

4

8

THE GENTLEMEN

EIV

6

9

SPIES IN DISGUISE

20TH CENTURY FOX HE

8

10

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

PARAMOUNT

1917 screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns is next working on a new Star Wars movie, which she’ll co-write with Taika Waititi.

1917 is available now from all digital retailers.