Buzz and Woody fend off our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man to retain the top spot in this week’s UK Top Ten
Hello and thank you again for joining me as we run down the UK’s top ten biggest DVD/Blu-Ray and Digital Download releases of the week. This week sees three new entries hit the chart as we say goodbye to ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ after its record-breaking run in the chart alongside ‘John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum‘ and ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu‘. It is nearly the end of October and every film is vying to be the Christmas bestseller for 2019. With that in mind, let us now see what the country has been snapping up over the past seven days.
Holding firm at the top with their plastic hands and the like, ‘Toy Story 4‘ remains the best selling title of the week. The fourth chapter in the Disney/Pixar franchise had the advantage of hitting the disc format to go alongside its digital counterpart and as such, boosted its fortunes to stay ahead of the rest of the chasing pack.
Swinging his way into the second position based on downloads alone and webbing his way into the chart came ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘. The second collaboration between Sony Pictures and Disney with the character was a box office success earlier in the year, taking over $1billion at the box office worldwide. Fans couldn’t help but lap up the further adventures of Peter Parker and his friends, ably assisted this time around by Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury. Despite the behind the scenes wrangling between Sony and Disney and the apparent ending of their relationship and ending the chance of a third film in the franchise, peace has been declared and fans of the character and the Marvel universe will once again see the wall-crawler with the remainder of the Avengers over the next few years. Now, could we please have a Spidey/ Venom Crossover movie?
It must have some intergalactic power in its tanks as ‘Men In Black International‘ rises four places to take the third-place spot. The film benefited from hitting disc after several weeks on download and as such, has risen up the chart once again.
Singing its way into a fourth-place finish came new entry ‘Yesterday‘, once again on downloads alone. The film, a comedy directed by Oscar-Winner Danny Boyle and depicting a world where no one has heard of the Beatles or their music was a box office success earlier this year and looks set to continue this as it hits home entertainment.
Holding still to complete the top five this week is Disney Live-Action remake ‘Aladdin‘. Will Smith’s turn as the Genie has enthralled audiences of all ages over the summer and is repeating the trick in customers homes.
Dropping three places to end the week in the sixth position comes ‘The Secret Life Of Pets 2‘. The film is still selling strongly, possibly due to the current school holidays as it hangs around the chart for yet another week.
The music still goes on even though Sir Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman‘ falls three places this week to land in seventh place. The film again continues to sell well and is boosted by having a sing-along version included with it. The sing-along version is currently playing to packed audiences at London’s Prince Charles Cinema so those fans who can’t make it to one of the performances can enjoy the show in their own homes.
Screaming rather than roaring as he tumbles six places to finish the week in the eighth place is monster smackdown sequel ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters‘. The film has been leaping up and down the chart for weeks now so it remains to be seen if this is the big lizard’s last hurrah or if he will bounce back again.
Their mutant powers are almost gone now as ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix‘ falls another three places to land at this week’s ninth position. The climax to 20th Century Fox’s time as custodians of the property had seen a resurgence in sales recently but now it looks like its time has finally run out.
Coming into the charts as a new entry at this weeks number ten is the animated family film ‘The Queen’s Corgi‘. Produced by Belgian studio nWave pictures, the English language film stars the voice talents of Julie Walters, Sheridan Smith and Ray Winstone amongst others, the charming film tells the tale of Rex, the Queen’s favourite corgi and his exploits after he accidentally bites the American President, angering the queen. The film was a minor success, pulling in $25million against a budget of $20million.
Coming to Download And Keep from November 2nd is the third instalment in the ‘Annabelle‘ standalone franchise as ‘Annabelle Comes Home‘ reaches home entertainment. The ‘Annabelle‘ films are an offshoot of ‘The Conjuring‘ franchise which in effect means this is the seventh film in the combined franchises. The film was a success worldwide, making $228.6million against its budget of $27-32million. The film hits just after Halloween but may still have the potential to bother the chart.
So, will ‘Annabelle’ be coming home with you as she begins her assault on the chart? Will the toys stay in town and hold on to the coveted top spot? Or will our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man web his way up to the top of the chart?
Whatever you decide, whatever you buy, 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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