Rocketman reigns and rockets to the top of the UK Top 10 as Aladdin’s magic carpet slips to second
Welcome once again to this week’s top ten best selling DVD/Blu-Ray and Digital Downloads. Once again, we have a brand new number one but surprisingly, no new entries into the chart. We do, however, have one title that has reentered the charts again, zooming up 26 places to make it into the top-selling titles. What film could it be? Let us find out!
After four weeks on the chart and finally hitting the disc format, rising six places to top the chart this week is the Sir Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman‘. The Taron Egerton starring musical drama has had a good lease of life on digital download but its release on disc has seen it rocket up the chart and beat its original best chart position of third place.
Dropping down a place from last weeks number one spot to land in the second position on the chart comes Disneys Live-Action remake of ‘Aladdin‘. The Will Smith starring remake has already taken over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office and has managed to repeat its success on the home entertainment market.
Rising five places to reside in the third position this week and rising from the flames as its title suggests, ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix‘ has had a boost as the film hit disc this past Monday. The final 20th Century Fox film in the saga didn’t set the worlds box office alight upon its cinematic release but has found its way into peoples home collections. Whether this is for the completionists or because it genuinely is a big title remains to be seen.
Not barking quite so loudly this week as it falls two places to number four comes ‘The Secret Life Of Pets 2‘. The animated sequel wasn’t quite as well-received this time around and only managed to take roughly half of the original films domestic and international box office take. Once again though, the film has found a new life on home entertainment.
Our favourite dog-loving assassin slips two places this week to round out the top five best sellers as ‘John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum‘ takes a small tumble. The Keanu Reeves action blockbuster is still selling well and is still entertaining the crowds at home.
Dropping two places to land in the sixth position but still selling well and hanging around the chart is the biggest film of all time. ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ just doesn’t know when it’s beaten. The culmination of 22 films and ten years of quite excellent movies from Marvel Studios is one of the years highlights entertainment-wise and its continued success demonstrates this fully.
His detective skills are starting to fail him as he falls two places to the seventh position on our chart this week but ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu‘ is still clinging on to a top ten chart position. The live-action/animated film continues to have success and surely a sequel can’t be too far away from being announced.
Another faller of two places lands at number eight as ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters‘ loses his roar once again, his battle for chart domination failing. However, he will see a new lease of life once again as the film is released on the disc format this coming Monday so he will have a significant boost to his fortunes come next week.
You have to hand it to the filmmakers. The film opened at the back end of last year, the home release came out earlier this past summer and took Oscar glory home at the Academy Awards and yet ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ rises one place to the ninth position and refuses to leave the chart. The biopic of legendary Queen Frontman, Freddie Mercury has managed to retake the title of best selling film of the year from The Avengers once again and continues to do well. Like the late, great singer himself, the film just doesn’t know when to quit.
Rising a massive 26 places and closing out this week’s top ten best selling titles comes ‘Mary Poppins Returns‘. The film, with Emily Blunt now in the starring role didn’t set the box office alight as many people thought it would and ended up being surprisingly overlooked at this years Academy Awards. The film is, though, a delightful sequel to the classic Julie Andrews film from the sixties and benefits from a wonderful cameo appearance from original Bert, Dick Van Dyke towards the end of the film, showing he can still sing and dance at the age of ninety. A great family film for all ages. Just don’t mention the cockney accents!
Hitting Digital Download this coming Monday, October 14th comes the highly acclaimed Disney/Pixar movie ‘Toy Story 4‘. Once again boasting the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, the film was a hit with critics and audiences alike when it made its cinematic bow back in June, going on to gross $1.068billion around the world.
What will sit atop the chart this time next week? Will ‘Rocketman‘ fire its boosters and hold firm at the top? Will ‘Aladdin‘ magic himself back up to the summit again? Will ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters‘ find its roar once again and destroy the rest? Or will Woody and company climb out of their toy box and play their way into becoming the chart-toppers?
Until next week, whatever you do, whatever you decide, 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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