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The Greatest Showman is officially the most downloaded movie in the UK ever

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Photo credit: 20th Century Fox
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

The Greatest Showman has set a seriously impressive new record a whole three years after it was first released to watch at home. Yep, the musical movie we all love is now officially the most downloaded movie in the UK ever.

The Official Charts Company and British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) confirmed the news on June 23, announcing that the Hugh Jackman-led film has been digitally downloaded a whopping 1.1 million times since it was made available in 2018, a few months after it was released in cinemas.

It's also currently the only movie to ever be digitally purchased more than 1 million times. Not bad, not bad at all.

It's actually one of a string of achievements for The Greatest Showman, as it also became the first film to ever reach 500,000 Download and Keep sales in the UK.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

As for what else made the Top 10 list, Bohemian Rhapsody and Avengers: Endgame round out the top three, followed by Disney's Moana and Frozen 2 which complete the top five. Other notable entries on the list include Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at number eight, and Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens at number nine.

It's not exactly officially official that The Greatest Showman will be getting a sequel, though speculation has been rife for a while now.

Phillip Carlyle actor Zac Efron hinted a sequel was happening during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show in 2019, saying: "Hugh [Jackman] is working on all sorts of things including a one-man show. What's next? I don't know but I hope there is a sequel."

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

Related: How The Greatest Showman made Hugh Jackman's life "difficult"

Jackman then went on to reveal during a BBC Radio 2 interview (via Mirror) that he "knows" there's a "treatment" being worked on, but also threw a little cold water on our hopes. "The real answer is 'could be', I'm not sure. I'm being completely honest with you, there is talk of something going around but no-one is really sure."

He added: "I would like to be part of it for sure, and I don't know if it would be centred on my character. The other thing is, it did take eight years to get it made and that wasn't all eight years of convincing people. It takes a long time to write stuff."

Sounds like we'll have to watch this space, then...

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