Not even John Wick: Chapter 3 or the Pokemon can stand in the way of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes at the top of the UK Top Ten
Hello everyone and welcome once again to the official download and DVD/Blu-Ray chart for this week. We have four new entries in this weeks chart and one riser of 17 places to just enter the top ten. So, let us get started!
What is number one this week, you ask? Take a wild guess! Of course ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ retains its place at the top of the chart after managing to land almost half a million physical copies in the space of a week. It’s total of 494,000 DVD and Blu-Ray units sold have helped it to stay at the top for a third week with relative ease. Added to the digital downloads and pay per view screenings on the various TV and streaming platforms and the film is matching its cinema pulling power in being a steamroller over all its competitors.
Coming in at the second-placed position, ahead of its physical release this coming Monday is ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu‘. The live-action film version of the animated property starring the voice of Ryan Reynolds and young actor Justice Smith, the film made a decent return at the worldwide box office and looks set to be a hit on home entertainment format too.
Third place went to another film on download only ahead of its disc release, again released this coming Monday as ‘John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum‘ makes its bow. The third film in the Keanu Reeves starring franchise missed out on gaining the second place on the chart by a mere 700 sales. When the film was released at the cinema earlier this year, it knocked ‘Avengers’ off the top of the chart. Can it do it again next week as it makes its physical bow? Chances are looking good for the film to repeat its trick once again.
As the sequel is running riot at the top of the worldwide box office at the moment, it is little surprise to find ‘IT‘ (2017) hanging around the chart as it secures the fourth-placed position this week. The horror film is still managing to scare up downloads and sales almost two years after its initial release, mainly buoyed by the release of its sequel.
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Coming in at number five is ‘The Avengers Assembled: Complete 4-Movie Collection‘. As the title suggests, this is a nicely bundled box-set of the four ‘Avengers‘ movies made up to date. Collectors and enthusiasts will and are grabbing the release with both hands. However, to get the full experience and for the novice viewer, there are another 18 films to watch and fit in to be able to make heads or tails of the various storylines and in-jokes and references.
Dropping down a place from last weeks number five comes Marvel’s ‘Captain Marvel‘, one of the 18 films that the novice viewer will need to watch before getting to ‘Endgame‘. The Brie Larson starring comic book adaptation took over $1billion at the worldwide box office and has repeated her success on all formats of home entertainment.
Coming in in the seventh position, we find the Anne Hathaway/ Rebel Wilson comedy ‘The Hustle‘. The film, a loose remake of 1988s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels‘ grossed $95million worldwide on its cinematic release in May of this year. Although the critics were unkind to the film, it still made its money and is considered a success, one that has been replicated to a certain extent on home formats.
Falling six places down to number eight comes the much-criticized and poorly reviewed remake of ‘Hellboy‘. The David Harbour film was roundly ignored around the world upon its release but has found a new life on disc and download. Though the film is slightly better on the home format, it is still a letdown and a pale shadow of the Guillermo Del Toro/ Ron Perlman version from the last decade.
Another film falling six places this week and landing in the ninth position is ‘Shazam‘, DCs big summer hope for this year. The film did make its money around the world and is enjoying life being able to own. To be honest with you, the film deserves its success as it is a great, enjoyable family comedy/ Superhero film that has a fantastic final scene.
Re-entering the chart at number ten comes the romantic comedy ‘Long Shot‘. Starring Seth Rogan and Charlize Theron, the film gained extremely positive reviews from critics but sadly underperformed at the box office for some reason. The film is a largely enjoyable comedy set in the world of American politics, one that seems to have resonated with the public again during the continuing Brexit farce being played out across the country and the continued faux pas’ being made by the American President Donald Trump. Whoever said that true life couldn’t mimic art?
Coming to Download from 16th September is the coming-of-age independent hit film ‘Eighth Grade’. The film is a rather endearing comedy/ drama starring youngster Elsie Fisher. The film proved to be a success upon its release cinematically this year and should find the same kind of winning mentality upon its home formats release.
Check back next week to see if Detective Pikachu or John Wick manage to finally topple Earth’s mightiest heroes from their heights as reining chart champions. Until then, happy viewing!
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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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