What’s hot and what’s not in the official UK Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Download Charts
This week, we are introducing a new weekly feature throwing the spotlight on the UK Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download charts. Much like the U.S top ten movies of the week articles, we will be bringing you the latest chart rundown on what’s been making the grade in the home entertainment market. So, let us get cracking!
Flying in faster than Captain Marvel at the top of the charts, we find the highest-grossing movie of all time, raking up an incredible 335,400 digital downloads even before the film hits Blu-Ray and DVD on the 2nd of September. Welcome to home entertainment, ‘Avengers: Endgame‘. The film has smashed the previous record holder, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ with 265,000 downloads in eight days, into the dirt. The film has even pushed down its predecessor, ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ into the third position with that film grabbing an impressive 253,000 over the same period of time. ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ has a great sense of momentum going for it as it nears its disc release so its figures should go through the roof over the course of the next seven days.
At number two is the remake of ‘Hellboy‘, moving up two places from last weeks fourth position. The David Harbour led reboot didn’t trouble the box offices around the world on its cinematic release earlier this year but seems to have found a new lease of life on the home entertainment platform.
The rise of ‘Hellboy‘ and the release of ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ sees the last weeks chart-topper, ‘Shazam‘ fall to the third place on the chart. The Zachary Levi led film version of the DC Comic book character made an impressive amount of cash at the box office earlier this summer, not in the MCU range of course but gave Warner Bros and DC another home run after the success of ‘Wonder Woman‘ and ‘Aquaman‘ and is continuing its great form on digital and disc.
Another former chart-topping film, ‘Dumbo‘ falls two places down to the fourth position on the chart. The Tim Burton-directed live-action remake of the classic cartoon and starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton and Danny De Vito amongst others didn’t set the box office tills on fire this past March and its figures were a disappointment to Disney ahead of their other two remakes, ‘Aladdin‘ and ‘The Lion King‘. However, like ‘Hellboy‘, the film has found a new life on home entertainment and now sits in many peoples collections.
Rounding out this weeks top five sees the film ‘Red Joan‘ climb an incredible thirteen places from last weeks number 18. The Judi Dench led British spy thriller, based on a true story opened in April of this year to average reviews and a low box office return. Co-starring Sophie Cookson, the film seems to have appealed to drama lovers as it’s large rise up the chart demonstrates.
Coming home in the sixth position and falling by one place is ‘Captain Marvel‘, the first Disney/ Marvel film of the year to open at the worldwide box office. Starring Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson, the film set the ball rolling for the summer box office to great success which has carried over to the home market.
This week’s highest climber has shot up the chart by an impressive 26 places, landing it with the number seven position. ‘Wonder Park‘ is a family CGI adventure distributed by Paramount Pictures and boasts the vocal talents of among others, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Garner and Matthew Broderick. The film didn’t open to a great critical response but has arrived on the home entertainment market just in time for the school summer holidays and has brought great entertainment to the holidaying children.
Dropping a place to eighth comes DC’s ‘Aquaman‘, still swimming in the charts and still being taken home to enjoy. The Warner Bros film version of the comic book character starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard opened strongly at the worldwide box office at the end of last year and has continued his strong showing ever since he came to home entertainment earlier this year.
Dropping six places to the ninth position is horror remake ‘Pet Sematary‘. The Jason Clarke led second film version of the classic novel by celebrated author Stephen King opened well earlier this summer and managed to scare up an impressive box office return and good word of mouth from both audiences and critics alike.
Entering the chart and rounding out this week’s top ten comes critically acclaimed British musical drama ‘Wild Rose‘. The Jessie Buckley led film, amiably supported by Julie Walters and Sophie Okonedo opened the Toronto International Film Festival in September of last year and had its cinematic debut in April of this year, gaining excellent reviews and great audience appreciation.
Next week sees the Blu-Ray and DVD release of ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ and the digital release of ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu‘ two weeks before its release on disc format on September 16th. Starring the voice of Ryan Reynolds, the big-screen adaptation of the animated character thrilled audiences earlier this year and is bound to repeat its success in the home market.
That rounds out this week’s UK top Ten home entertainment chart. I hope you’ve found this interesting and worthwhile and something you’d like to come back and read every week. Please feel free to drop us a line at The Future Of The Force and let us know what you would like us to report on or if there’s a pacific film from this year or from years gone by that you’d like to see us cover. We are always open to requests and ideas so write away!
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Staff Writer and Books and Literature Correspondent for Future of the Force. He is passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Indiana Jones and Horror movies. Follow him on Twitter @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!
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