The Official Film Chart | The UK Top Ten (16th October)
Rocketman runs out of steam as Dark Phoenix rises from the ashes of the X-Men franchise to bag an unlikely first-place finish in this week’s UK Top 10!
Welcome once more to the official UK DVD/Blu-Ray/ Digital Download chart. We have one new entry into this week’s chart and once again, a brand new number one movie. So, let’s see once again what has made the grade this week.
Spreading it’s fiery wings and reaching the top spot, something it couldn’t accomplish on its cinematic run is ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix‘. The film, starring ‘Game Of Thrones‘ star Sophie Turner alongside Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy finally hit physical form last week and has given the film that much-needed boost to become the official UK number one home entertainment release. The film’s fortunes seem to have turned around somewhat since it flopped at the worldwide box office, some success that the film does deserve.
Moving up by two places to land in the second position comes ‘The Secret Life Of Pets 2‘. The film has been in the chart for quite a few weeks now and is still selling well. A great family animated film that children of all ages can sit back and enjoy.
Dropping down two places from last week’s number one position to become this week’s number three best-seller is ‘Rocketman‘, the Elton John biopic. The film seems to be enjoying its life on disc and digital download as its sales position demonstrates.
The magic is wearing out a little, causing his magic carpet to become a little threadbare as the live-action remake of ‘Aladdin‘ falls two places to land at the fourth position this week. The film has already been a success though and continues to hang around the top five-week in, week out.
Entering the chart in the fifth position, their black suits and dark glasses giving them a sense of style and protecting the earth from the scum of the universe comes ‘Men In Black International‘. The fourth film in the franchise, now starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in the title roles wasn’t exactly a universal success upon its cinematic release but appears to on course to make an impact on home entertainment. The film is only available on digital at the moment but upon its disc release, is almost certain to rise up the charts.
You can’t keep a dog-loving assassin down even though ‘John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum‘ drops a place to land at this weeks number six position. The Keanu Reeves threequel is a former chart-topper and one of this years best of the summer blockbusters to emerge onto the home format so far.
They still won’t quit or allow themselves to be beaten or to drop out of the chart as ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ slips another place to seventh this week. The biggest film of all time is still selling and renting well as it fights to reclaim its place as the biggest ever selling UK home release from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘.
‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu‘ slips a place from last week as it now investigates the eighth-placed position on this weeks chart. Although he is nearing the chart exit door, Pikachu has made enough of his time to almost certainly guarantee itself a second helping in a few years time.
She must have taken another spoonful of sugar as ‘Mary Poppins Returns‘ rises a place to unfurl her umbrella in ninth place. Emily Blunt’s winning turn as the title character is a highlight of the film and goes to prove her prowess as one of the UK’s best actresses at this moment in time.
He’s paid his dues, committed no crime but is still the champion as Freddie Mercury Oscar-winning biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ brings up the rear as it descends a place to round out this week’s top ten. The film is still clinging onto the title of the UK’s best-ever selling home release after losing it to those pesky Avengers earlier this year.
Hitting buy and keep and digital download from this upcoming Monday is Danny Boyle’s Beatles inspired romantic comedy ‘Yesterday‘. The film depicts a world where The Beatles never existed and no one except one man knows of their songs and sneakily claiming the credit for all of the band’s classic tunes. The film was a success at the worldwide box office and looks to continue its winning run on home entertainment from October 21st.
Will the ‘X-Men‘ hold onto the top spot next week? Will ‘Rocketman‘ hit the boosters and rise up to top the chart again? Will those hilarious pets take a bite out of its challengers and claw its way up the chart? Check back right here next week to discover the truth.
Until then, whatever you buy, whatever you decide, happy viewing!
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