The Official Film Chart | The UK Top Ten (23rd October)
The toys are back in town as Toy Story 4 beats Godzilla: King of the Monsters to the #1 spot in this week’s UK Top Ten
Welcome once again to the official UK top ten best selling DVD/Blu-Ray and Digital downloads. This week, there is only one new entry on the chart but it goes straight into the top position. We also have a re-entry into the top ten in the second place as the rest of the charts titles remain almost unchanged. With that in mind, Let’s get this movable feast underway!
Coming straight in at the top of the charts based on downloads alone is the fourth entry in the ‘Toy Story‘ franchise. Yes, Woody and company have stormed the chart as ‘Toy Story 4‘ makes its bow. the film is, of course, the most downloaded film in the chart this week. The film details Woody and his friends taking a road-trip to find Woody’s true calling in typically hilarious fashion. The film was another box office success for Disney/Pixar and a fifth film has been mooted already. Without giving out spoilers though, it will be interesting to see how a fifth film would progress, considering the climax to this one.
Roaring back into the chart, climbing nine places from last weeks number eleven position to reach the second position is monster smackdown ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters‘. Everyone’s favourite atomic breath breathing gigantic lizard has seen a resurgence in his fortunes since he hit the disc format. Although the film wasn’t the big hit that everyone expected it to be upon its cinematic release, the film has done enough business on the home entertainment front to boost its earning power ahead of ‘Godzilla VS Kong‘ arriving in cinemas next year.
Dropping a place to snag this week’s third-place is ‘The Secret Life Of Pets 2‘. With half-term now in effect in many schools up and down the country, the film is the perfect way to keep younger children occupied during the day. And whisper it quietly but the film is entertaining for the parents too!
Slipping a place to land at number four is the Sir Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman‘. The film has hung around the top five for a few weeks now and it seems people can’t seem to get enough of the warts and all tale of Reginald Dwight and his transformation into one of the worlds most beloved musicians.
‘Aladdin‘ and his magic carpet falls a place to round out this weeks top five best sellers. The Will Smith led live-action remake is still enthralling viewers of all ages and continues to be one of the years most loved films to own.
After losing almost all of its mutant powers and falling five places to land in the sixth position this week, last weeks number one film ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix‘ has suffered a huge drop off in sales. The Sophie Turner led, final film in the 20th Century Fox franchise has become one of the years biggest box office flops. The film’s success on the home entertainment market has helped its fortunes but it cannot be underestimated that the film is a real disappointment. All eyes now turn to how Disney will approach the property now they have it under their umbrella.
The scum of the universe is fighting back as ‘Men In Black International’ takes a small beating as it falls two places to become the UK’s seventh best selling release this week. The Chris Hemsworth/ Tessa Thompson double act has yet to hit disc though so its fortunes may yet be revived.
His guns are seriously almost out of bullets as ‘John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum‘ slips again this week, falling two places to finish in eighth place. Keanu Reeves’ dog-loving assassin has hung around the chart for over a month now and is still selling and downloading well. Alas, as the year’s big releases start to make their way onto the home front, he is slowly being pushed out of the chart.
‘Avengers: Endgame‘ refuses to be beaten, even as it tumbles again this week to land in the ninth spot, losing another two places. However, the film is still going strong and is continuing its straight-up fight against ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ to be crowned the UK’s biggest selling title of the year and of all time.
Closing out this weeks top ten is ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu‘. Once again, the film has been out on the home front for over a month now and is on the verge of leaving us next week. However, with a good box office take and a great run in the home entertainment chart, the film cannot be too downhearted.
Hitting Download and keep from October 25th is the second of the Sony/Disney collaboration as ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ swings into homes. The Tom Holland starring comic-book hero movie made over $1billion at the worldwide box office and looks set to blow the chart apart when it makes its bow. Co-starring Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury and Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, the film takes place after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame‘, bringing us into the next phase of Marvel Movies. The film is entertaining and thrilling and features what I can only describe as a masterstroke of a cameo during the end credits, the first of two stingers. No spoilers from me but it ties in with the Sam Raimi ‘Spider-Man‘ films in a great way.
So, will ‘Spidey’ swing in and web his way to the top spot? Will the toys lock the lid on their toy chest and hold onto the number one position? Will Godzilla roar once again and trample his competition? Or will the Men In Black get a boost and shoot back up the chart? All will be revealed here once again next week.
Until then, whatever you do, whatever you decide to buy, happy viewing!
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