'Black Panther' tops Official Film Chart

Tom Butler
·Senior Editor
·2 mins read

Black Panther has topped the Official Film Chart for the first times as audiences revisit Chadwick Boseman’s memorable lead performance as T'Challa, in the 2018 Marvel film.

Boseman sadly died on 28 August following a private, four-year battle with colon cancer.

The film – which was released before the Official Film Chart’s inception – first entered the Top 10 last week at number nine following a flurry of sales after the news was announced, and lifts this week to the top spot as fans continue to look back at the career of the esteemed late actor.

Black Panther (Credit: Marvel)
Black Panther (Credit: Marvel)

Disney+ is also honouring Chadwick Boseman with the release of Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King – A Special Edition of 20/20 on the streaming platform. Originally airing on ABC on Sunday, August 30, the special celebrates Boseman’s storied life, legacy and career and the cultural imprint he made on and off-screen.

The Official Film Chart tracks both physical and digital sales across the UK.

Chadwick Boseman at the 90th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (Hollywood, CA, USA)
Chadwick Boseman at the 90th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (Hollywood, CA, USA)

Sonic the Hedgehog (2), Trolls World Tour (3), 1917 (4) and Joker (5) hold tight onto their positions, as Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker jumps four places to number six.

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Birds of Prey (7) and Dolittle (8) both drop one place, as Jumanji: The Next Level rises three to Number 9 and Bad Boys For Life rounds off the Top 10 after climbing six places.

Further notable Top 20 entries include 2001: A Space Odyssey at Number 13, 1985 classic The Goonies at Number 16 following the release of a new SteelBook edition, and a huge uplift for Avengers: Endgame, which flies 16 places to Number 18.

This week’s Official Film Chart video also features a sneak peek at the all-new Scooby-Doo adventure, SCOOB! starring Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried.

The film's plot follows an origin story and the formation of Mystery Inc. as they are joined forces by Blue Falcon and Dynomutt to solve their most complex mystery yet.

SCOOB! is available to Download & Keep from 14 September.