The spirit of Halloween casts its spell over the chart as 90’s classic Hocus Pocus returns to the top ten…
Hello and once again, thank you for joining us for the weeks top ten best selling home entertainment releases. We are coming off the back of Halloween but only one horror-themed title made its way into the chart and it’s a surprising one too. Not a 15 or 18 rated title but a PG-rated film from over 20 years ago. It replaces last week’s lowest new entry, ‘The Queen’s Corgi‘ in the chart but what could it be? Let us now find out what you, the public, have been spending your hard-earned cash on over the past seven days.
The toys remain in town and at number one as ‘Toy Story 4‘ maintains it’s run as the UK’s best-selling title. The Disney/ Pixar combination has hit gold once again after a solid and profitable run at the worldwide box office earlier in the year.
Holding fast and sticking at the second position this week, we find ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ ahead of its physical release. The Tom Holland sequel is still downloading well as its chart position demonstrates. Expect our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man to move up to the top of the tree when he finally arrives on the disc format.
‘Men In Black International‘ continue their run of protecting the earth from the scum of the universe as they hang out at number three. The film seems to have found its niche in the home format more than it did at the worldwide box office. The Chris Hemsworth/ Tessa Thompson combination continues to sell well and appears to have staying power.
Danny Boyle’s ‘Yesterday‘ manages to sing its way into being a non-mover this week. The film depicting a world without The Beatles or their music was a success for the Oscar-winning director at the box office and continues to entertain the masses at home.
‘Aladdin‘ and his magic carpet remain in the fifth position this week. The Will Smith live-action remake managed to break the $1billion mark at the international box office and its fortunes on the home entertainment market have proved that there is a market out there for Disney’s continuing remakes of its animated classics.
Moving up the chart by one place to rock its way into the sixth-placed position is ‘Rocketman‘. The acclaimed biopic of Sir Elton John continues to hang around the chart and continues to sell well.
Losing their bite and having their claws clipped as they fall to a seventh-place finish this week comes ‘The Secret Life Of Pets 2‘. The animated sequel is still delighting children and adults alike, selling well and trying to catch up with the money earned by the original movie.
The only new entry into the chart this week and rising nine places to park its broomstick at number eight after Halloween is the 90s classic family movie ‘Hocus Pocus‘. The Bette Midler starring movie is regarded as an all-time classic despite scathing reviews upon its initial cinematic release. The VHS sold really well all those years ago and as the film is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download now, the film has seen a brand new lease of life and is regarded as a must-see film for Halloween night. Rumours abound that a sequel featuring at least cameo appearances from the original cast is incoming. Parents who saw the film as a child are now introducing the film to their children and the film continues to be beloved the world over.
Losing his roar and his grip on his chart position, ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters‘ falls a place to end the week in the ninth position. The monster smackdown sequel has had a good run in the top ten but is now staring at the chart exit door.
Rounding out the top ten and finding their mutant powers almost diminished, ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix‘ slips a place once again. Unless they receive a boost over the next seven days, the film will disappear from the chart by this time next week.
Hitting Download and keep from this coming Monday is another of Disney’s live-action remakes as ‘The Lion King‘ opens its mouth and roars. The film made tons of cash upon its cinematic release and seems set to repeat the feat as it comes to home entertainment. I admit that I’ve yet to see the film but from the reports I’ve heard, it doesn’t offer anything substantially different from the much loved animated version from the 90s.
So, will the toys continue to be played with and hold onto the top spot? Will Spidey come to disc and web his way into topping the chart? Or will Simba and company roar and charm their way into becoming the UK’s new number one? Check back here next week to discover the answer.
Until then, 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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