‘Dolittle’ Debuts at No. 1 on U.K. Official Film Chart as ‘The Greatest Showman’ Tops 1 Million Digital Downloads

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Dolittle entered the U.K.’s Official Film Chart ranked No. 1 on digital downloads with 45,000 unit sales for the week ended June 10. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. as the eponymous character with the power to communicate with animals.

Disney/Pixar’s Onward regained its No. 2 spot with the addition of disc sales as Warner Home Video’s 1917 drops to No. 3.

South Korea’s Parasite — the first foreign-language film to ever win Best Picture at the Oscars — entered the charts at No. 4. The thriller is about a destitute family posing as servants for a wealthy family and underscores greed and class discrimination between the families.

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Bad Boys For Life fell to No. 5, as Universal’s musical Cats moved up to No. 6, Sony Pictures’ Little Women slipped to No. 7, and Disney’s Frozen II remained in the No. 8 spot.

Sci-fi thriller film Underwater (Fox) entered the chart at No. 9 — about a team of oceanic researchers battling deep-sea creatures, darkness and lack of oxygen. Finally, Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level held the No. 10 team.

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Separately, Fox musical The Greatest Showman topped 1 million ‘Download & Keep’ digital transactions. With 1,014,000 digital sales, the Hugh Jackman starrer ranks 500,000 copies ahead of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Showman has sold more than 3.1 million combined disc/digital units.

The Greatest Showman was the U.K.’s biggest home entertainment release of 2018, doubling the figure of the No. 2 film, Avengers: Infinity War, spending 78 weeks in the Official Film Chart Top 40.

The movie’s soundtrack remains one of the longest-reigning No. 1 albums of all time, spending 28 non-consecutive weeks at the top spot on the Official Albums Chart to match The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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