The Official Top 40 biggest-selling films of 2018

Musicals, sequels and superheroes dominate the best-selling Home Entertainment releases of 2018.

The Greatest Showman takes home the crown of the best-selling film of 2018, based on physical and digital sales across the year.

In November the Official Film Chart - the world’s first chart to include film downloads - was launched and now we can reveal the Top 40 biggest selling film titles on disc and download combined for 2018.

Dominating the film and music charts throughout 2018, The Greatest Showman has been unstoppable.  The musical about P T Barnum and his collection of oddities is the most downloaded film to date, amassing over 770,000 digital downloads since its release in April. Despite this, The Greatest Showman’s sales were 72% physical, totalling 2.69 million units across both physical and digital formats.

The musical sold more than double the year’s Number 2, Avengers: Infinity War which was one of three Marvel titles in the Top 10 with Black Panther (8) and Thor:Ragnarok (10) also appearing. 

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again had the honour of being the first Christmas Number 1 on the Official Film Chart and makes a huge impact since its November release singing and dancing its way to the third biggest seller of 2018, shifting nearly 1.2 million copies in just a month and a half.

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Family films proved ever-popular in 2018, with Paddington 2 (5) and Peter Rabbit (6) cementing themselves firmly in the Top 10. They are in good company, with family-friendly titles making up a quarter of the Top 40. Paddington 2 was particularly popular with DVD purchasers, who made up 74% of the total sales figures.

According to BASE, the Home Entertainment market grew by 10% last year, with digital film sales up 36% year-on-year. Helping to boost this was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at Number 7, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at Number 9, both selling particularly well on download with more than 270,000 digital copies each.

Sequels made a big impact in 2018, with Deadpool 2 (11), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (14) and Incredibles 2 (17) just three of the follow-ups to land in the Top 20; Pitch Perfect 3 (28) and Daddy’s Home 2 (38) were among those featuring later in the Top 40.

The Official Top 40 biggest films of 2018

POS TITLE DIST
1 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN 20TH CENTURY FOX HE
2 AVENGERS - INFINITY WAR MARVEL FILMS
3 MAMMA MIA - HERE WE GO AGAIN UNIVERSAL PICTURES
4 STAR WARS - THE LAST JEDI WALT DISNEY
5 PADDINGTON 2 STUDIOCANAL
6 PETER RABBIT SONY PICTURES HE
7 JUMANJI - WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE SONY PICTURES HE
8 BLACK PANTHER MARVEL FILMS
9 JURASSIC WORLD - FALLEN KINGDOM UNIVERSAL PICTURES
10 THOR - RAGNAROK MARVEL FILMS
11 DEADPOOL 2 20TH CENTURY FOX HE
12 SOLO - A STAR WARS STORY WALT DISNEY
13 DARKEST HOUR UNIVERSAL PICTURES
14 KINGSMAN - THE GOLDEN CIRCLE 20TH CENTURY FOX HE
15 BLADE RUNNER 2049 SONY PICTURES HE
16 JUSTICE LEAGUE WARNER HOME VIDEO
17 INCREDIBLES 2 WALT DISNEY
18 COCO WALT DISNEY
19 IT (2017) WARNER HOME VIDEO
20 MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS 20TH CENTURY FOX HE
21 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT PARAMOUNT
22 READY PLAYER ONE WARNER HOME VIDEO
23 FIFTY SHADES FREED UNIVERSAL PICTURES
24 DUNKIRK WARNER HOME VIDEO
25 RAMPAGE WARNER HOME VIDEO
26 ANT-MAN AND THE WASP MARVEL FILMS
27 THE GRINCH UNIVERSAL PICTURES
28 PITCH PERFECT 3 UNIVERSAL PICTURES
29 MOANA WALT DISNEY
30 SPIDER-MAN - HOMECOMING SONY PICTURES HE
31 THE MEG WARNER HOME VIDEO
32 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM WARNER HOME VIDEO
33 VICTORIA AND ABDUL UNIVERSAL PICTURES
34 TOMB RAIDER WARNER HOME VIDEO
35 SING UNIVERSAL PICTURES
36 DESPICABLE ME 3 UNIVERSAL PICTURES
37 MAMMA MIA - THE MOVIE UNIVERSAL PICTURES
38 DADDY'S HOME 2 PARAMOUNT
39 ELF WARNER HOME VIDEO
40 THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI 20TH CENTURY FOX HE

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Note: This chart excludes sales of box set movie collections, for example: Mamma Mia 1 + 2 Movie Collection