Scarlett Johansson's Ghost in the Shell set to become this week's DVD best seller

The Western take on the popular Japanese franchise is sweeping up on the Official Video Chart.

Scarlett Johansson's Ghost in the Shell is leading the race to become this week's bestselling DVD.

Each and every Thursday, OfficialCharts.com give an insight into how the Official Video Chart may look, the DVD/Blu-ray chart revealed on Sundays at 5:45pm. In today's Chart Update which reveals how the standings look at the halfway mark, it looks like we may have a new Number 1 by the week's end.

Some 18,000 sales ahead of its nearest rival, the Western version of Ghost in the Shell featuring Scarlett Johansson is leading the pack after three days on sale. Despite being labelled as a box office bomb by critics, the franchise has a cult following stemming from its Japanese origins, and 41,000 units have been shifted so far this week.

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Last week's chart topper The Boss Baby has slipped to Number 2, ahead of a Top 5 completed by mainstays of the last few weeks: Beauty and the Beast (3), Kong: Skull Island (4), and Moana at Number 5.

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New entries and high climbers

A further two new entries are impacting today's midweek Top 10, the first being Viceroy's House, the historical drama starring Hugh Bonneville (7). Season Four of Vikings is also making a solid impression, charging its way to Number 9.

Action-comedy Free Fire lands at Number 11 after 72 hours on sales, ahead of The Handmaiden (14), a South Korean erotic psychological thriller. The diversity continues with President Under Siege, a new entry at Number 32, and Kung Fu Yoga at 37.

The Official Video Chart is revealed here on OfficialCharts.com every Sunday at 5.45pm. Click here to see the latest Top 100