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The Official Film Chart: Biggest Selling Romantic Comedies of All Time Unveiled and Venom seizes a Third week at Number 1


13 February 2019

Venom seizes a third week at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart with biggest sales yet

Biggest Selling Rom-Coms on Disc of All Time unveiled and it’s Love Actually at the top

Official Film Chart: Venom seizes a third week at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart with biggest sales yet

Venom boasts a third week at the top of the Official Film Chart with its biggest week of sales yet, leading four brand new entries in the Top 10.

The Tom Hardy antihero adventure more than doubles last week’s performance following its release on disc - with physical formats counting towards 87% of its total this week.

Johnny English Strikes Again crashes in at Number 2 on downloads alone (available on disc on Feb 18), this week’s highest new entry. Rowan Atkinson’s bumbling spy returns for the third instalment of the series when a cyber-attack leaks the identity of MI5’s active undercover agents, forcing English and his fellow ex-agents out of retirement; not so tech-savvy, Johnny must overcome the challenges of modern technology to successfully undertake his mission to find the mastermind behind the hack.

The House With A Clock In Its Walls ticks down one place to Number 3, and First Man lands on brand new territory, debuting at Number 4 on downloads only. The Predator creeps down two spots to Number 5, ahead of The Greatest Showman at 6 and King Of Thieves, which climbs one rung to Number 7; Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again flaunts its 13th week on the Film Chart at Number 8.

Closing out the top ten are two more new entries: Papillon which flies in at Number 9, ahead of Bad Times At The El Royale at Number 10.

A notable new addition to the Top 20, Fifty Shades Freed moves up nine notches to Number 15 as Valentine’s Day approaches.

This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a musical clip of Bohemian Rhapsody, as Freddie Mercury and co. record the film’s title track.

 

 

Biggest Selling Rom-Coms on Disc of All Time unveiled and it’s Love Actually at the top

It's Valentine’s Day this week and Official Charts have revealed the best-selling Rom-Coms on Disc of all time with Love, Actually leading the way. The multi-storylined, British romantic comedy features an all-star ensemble cast who experience love, loss and attraction. Hugh Grant plays the Prime Minister and is something of a Rom-Com staple, featuring in six of the Top 20 best-sellers on DVD and Blu-ray.

In second place is the long-awaited 2008 big screen adaptation of hit TV show Sex and the City, starring Sarah-Jessica Parker as the incomparable, fashionista Carrie Bradshaw. There are plenty of ups and downs and not one but two weddings, and it's racked up 2.35 million sales on disc since release. Its 2010 sequel, snappily titled Sex and the City 2, is 12th bestseller with 1.25 million DVD and Blu-ray sold.

Third place brings us to Britain's favourite singleton and Bridget Jones's Diary, adapted from the bestselling novel, earning an Oscar nomination for leading lady Renée Zellweger, and selling 2 million copies on disc. Its sequel The Edge of Reason is a big seller too: it's in sixth place and has sold 1.68 million. (Both movies star Love Actually's Hugh Grant and Colin Firth too – the ultimate romcom leading men?)

The oldest film on our countdown is 1999's Notting Hill (13) starring Julia Roberts and… yes, Hugh Grant, on 1.17 million.

The film set the longest ago is Joe Wright’s 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (11), starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. Jane Austen’s original novel was published back in 1813, and this film version has shifted 1.34 million discs - proving that even 200-year-old Rom-Coms are still relevant today!

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – 13 Feb 2018

LW Pos Title
1 1 VENOM
NEW 2 JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN
2 3 THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS
NEW 4 FIRST MAN
3 5 THE PREDATOR
4 6 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
8 7 KING OF THIEVES
5 8 MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN
NEW 9 PAPILLON
NEW 10 BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

 

© Official Charts Company 2019. Chart shows the Official Film Chart for the week ending 9th February 2019.

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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.

Biggest Selling Rom-Coms on Disc of All Time

Pos Title
1 LOVE ACTUALLY
2 SEX AND THE CITY – THE MOVIE
3 BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY
4 PRETTY WOMAN
5 THE HOLIDAY
6 BRIDGET JONES – THE EDGE OF REASON
7 HITCH
8 PS I LOVE YOU
9 THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN
10 MR & MRS SMITH

 

© Official Charts Company 2019. Chart shows biggest selling rom-coms on disc (DVD & Blu-Ray) up to week ending 9th February 2019.

About Official Charts Company
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