Lionsgate U.K.’s ‘Military Wives’ Sings to No. 1 on The Official Film Chart

Lionsgate U.K.’s Military Wives moved to the top spot on Britain’s weekly Official Film Chart through July 15 following its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The British comedy-drama, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan and Jason Flemyng, is distributed by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment in the United States. It streets on disc Aug. 18.

The movie tells the story of a group of women whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan, who form a choir and find themselves the center of a media phenomenon; along the way their unique friendships helping to overcome their fears for their loved ones.

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Meanwhile, Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog returned to the podium in the second spot, just ahead of perennial chart topper Frozen II (Disney), with Warner Home Video’s Birds of Prey in fourth, Disney’s Dolittle in fifth, and th previous week’s No. 1 The Invisible Man (Universal) in sixth.

eOne’s 1917 dropped to seventh while Academy Award-winning Joker (Warner) starring Joaquin Phoenix moved up eight spots in eighth — its highest placing since April.

Finally, Dark Waters (Universal) drifted down two spots in ninth, and Disney/Pixar’s Onward remained for a 10th consecutive week in the top 10.

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