Blade Runner 2049 heading for Number 1 on the Official Video Chart

New entries this week come from Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, and The Highway Rat.

It took us 35 years to get a sequel to Blade Runner, but it appears that the wait was well worth it.

Blade Runner 2049 was released on DVD this past Monday, and the Ryan Gosling-starring movie is hugely popular in today's Official Video Chart Update, a snapshot of the UK's DVD and Blu-ray sales.

After three days on sale, Blade Runner 2049 - which also stars the original film's lead Harrison Ford - has shifted 115,000 units and sits at Number 1, over 4x the sales of the Number 2 title, last week's Number 1 Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2).

The original Blade Runner movie also sees an uplift thanks to its successor's release, rising 55 positions to Number 13 this week. With Blade Runner 2049 outselling the rest of the Top 20 combined, the sci-fi epic is all but set to be Number 1 on this week's final Official Video Chart, revealed this Sunday at 7pm.

Elsewhere in this week's Top 5, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight is new at Number 3, IT drops one at the midweek stage to Number 4, and the Oscar-nominated Victoria & Abdul slides three to Number 5.

New entries and high climbers

Children's short film The Highway Rat, first aired over the Christmas season on BBC One and featuring the voice of David Tennant, is trotting its way to a Number 7 debut, while Ellen Page's sci-fi horror Flatliners is pulsing its way to Number 11.

A retail campaign sees Academy Award nominee War of the Planet of the Apes lift 14 places Number 12, while fellow Oscar hopeful Despicable Me 3 sees an uplift of 11 slots to Number 16.

Finally, in the run-up to Fifty Shades Freed's debut in cinemas, a box set of the first two flicks in the erotic movie series, Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker vaults 13 to Number 22.

The Official Video Chart is revealed here on every Sunday at 7pm. Click here to see the latest Top 100.