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1917 Debuts at Number 1 on the UK Home Entertainment Chart

Sam Mendes' WWI thriller takes the top spot on its Digital debut.

World War I epic 1917 debuts at Number 1 on this week’s Official Film Chart on digital downloads only.

Two British soldiers (played by Dean-Charles Chapman and George Mackay) race against time to deliver a message that will stop an isolated regiment marching straight into a deadly trap. Based loosely on a story that writer and director Sam Mendes’ grandfather once shared, the film was intended to feel like a tense, ticking-clock thriller, and was edited and filmed to appear as two continuous ‘real-time’ takes.


Our second new entry this week is Disney’s Onward, which also enters with purely digital sales after its home entertainment release was brought forward by eight weeks. The animated fantasy adventure follows two teenage elves as they set off on a quest to reunite with their late father for one day. Tom Holland and Chris Pratt star as brother elves Ian and Barley Lightfoot respectively.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Knocked from its three-week stint at Number 1, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker lands at Number 3. Taika Waititi’s award-winning Jojo Rabbit hops to Number 4; Birds of Prey is at 5. Frozen 2 climbs up a place to Number 6. Other films holding on to a spot in the Top 10 are Jumanji: The Next Level (7), The Gentlemen (8), Spies in Disguise (9) and Sonic the Hedgehog (10).

This week’s Official Film Chart features a sneak peek at Harrison Ford in the adventure film The Call Of The Wild, available to download and keep from May 18th.

If you’re planning a home movie night this week, make sure to check out for a comprehensive choice of classics, family-friendly watches and brand new favourites.

Thanks to the Official Charts Company for all chart info.