A Star Is Born takes centre stage as it debuts at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart A Star Is Born takes centre stage as it debuts at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper find fame on the Official Film Chart as A Star Is Born debuts at Number 1. The hit musical... A Star Is Born takes centre stage as it debuts at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper find fame on the Official Film Chart as A Star Is Born debuts at Number 1.

The hit musical drama, which has been nominated for eight Oscars, hits the chart pinnacle and in doing so matches the peak of the Motion Picture Cast Recording for the film which reached Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart and has so far spent a total of 15 weeks in the Top 10.

The triumph means Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has to settle for the Number 2 position through being available on downloads only (available on disc from March 4). Telling the story of the iconic band and its frontman, Freddie Mercury’s rise to fame, it’s another potential big winner at the Oscars this Sunday (Feb 24) with five nominations.

Previous chart-topper Venom drops two to Number 3; Halloween (2018) makes a terrifying debut, slashing in at Number 4 on digital downloads alone; Johnny English slides three spots to Number 5; The House With A Clock In Its Walls drops to Number 6.

Another spooky sequel, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, lands at 7 on its first week of release through downloads only.  The Greatest Showman twists and tumbles down to 8, and The Predator lands at 9. Finally, Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish laugh their way back into the Top 10 as Night School climbs one place to return to the countdown at 10.

This week’s Official Film Chart video features a preview of chilling school comedy Slaughterhouse Rulez, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Michael Sheen and rising star Asa Butterfield. The British horror is available to download & keep from February 23.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – 20 Feb 2018

LWPosTitle
NEW1A STAR IS BORN
NEW2BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
13VENOM
NEW4HALLOWEEN (2018)
25JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN
36THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS
NEW7GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN
68THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
59THE PREDATOR
1110NIGHT SCHOOL

© Official Charts Company 2019. Chart shows the Official Film Chart for the week ending 16th February 2019

VIEW THE FULL TOP 40 – https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/film-chart/

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.

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Jon Dingle Editor

A film journalist, writer and a filmmaker in business for over 20 years. I am passionate about movies, television series, music and online games.