Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has debuted at Number 1 on the UK’s Official Film Chart with the highest-ever opening week of digital download sales.
Just five weeks after becoming the highest-grossing film of all time at the box-office, Endgame clocked up a whopping 335,400 downloads in its first week – smashing the previous record held by Bohemian Rhapsody, which entered the history books back in February with 265,000 downloads in its first eight days. Close behind, in third place, is Endgame’s prequel Avengers: Infinity War – which claimed almost 253,000 in the same period.
Elsewhere in this week’s chart, the Hellboy re-boot climbs two to Number 2, meaning last week’s Number 1 Shazam! is pushed to Number 3 and another previous chart-topper Dumbo, drops two to Number 4.
Red Joan zooms into the Top 10 for the first time, climbing 13 places to Number 5 following its release on disc. Starring Dame Judi Dench, the film tells the story of British-born Joan Stanley, a KGB recruit in the 1930s who spied on the British government and remained undetected for over 50 years. The film is adapted from a book loosely based on the life of a real former civil servant, Melita Norwood.
Fellow Avenger Captain Marvel drops one to Number 6, as the family-friendly adventure Wonder Park is the week’s highest climber, rising 26 spots to Number 7. Aquaman sinks one to Number 8 on his 20th week in the chart.
Stephen King adaptation Pet Sematary dropped six spots to land at Number 9, just ahead of country musical drama Wild Rose at 10.
• On this week’s Official Film Chart online show check out a clip of Detective Pikachu, starring Ryan Reynolds as the voice of the crime solving Pokémon. The film is available to Download & Keep from 2nd September 2019
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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.