Spider-Man web slings up the chart to claim the top spot ahead of The Lion King which enters the chart in second!
Greetings and a warm welcome once again to the biggest selling movie titles that the British public have been buying over the past seven days. We say goodbye to ‘Apollo 11‘ and ‘Anna‘ after just a single week in the chart but welcome a single new entry and a re-entry into the top ten alongside, finally, a brand new number one film. So grab yourself a hot drink, sit back in your favourite chair and let’s see what the chart has got in store this week.
Finally climbing up his webs and swinging into the number one position as he has been threatening to do for weeks now, our friendly, neighbourhood web-crawler hits the top of the tree as ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ dethrones those pesky toys from their four-week reign. The final film in this phase of Marvel movies is the weeks biggest hit on DVD and Blu-ray after his debut on disc last Monday.
The only new entry into this weeks chart roars into the second position as the live-action remake of Disney’s ‘The Lion King‘ comes out of the jungle on digital downloads alone. The film has had a massive 110,000 downloads ever since it was released and has been downloaded more times than the rest of the top ten combined. Director Jon Favreau and stars Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles and the legendary James Earl Jones scored a huge hit at the international box office this summer and is set to repeat its success on the home entertainment front.
After four weeks topping the chart, ‘Toy Story 4‘ finally falls to land at this weeks number three. Woody and company have had a great run in the chart and are on course to be in the U.K’s top five best selling titles of 2019.
Danny Boyle and his Beatles inspired film, ‘Yesterday‘ falls to this weeks number four. Paul McCartney was recently announced as being the headline act at next years Glastonbury Festival, which is also its 50th anniversary. But not even this news could stop the film sliding down the chart.
Rounding out the week’s top five releases and still working his magic comes Will Smith as the genie as ‘Aladdin‘ hangs out in the fifth position.
Dropping a place to the number six position but still crocodile rockin’ in the top ten best sellers is ‘Rocketman‘. The film has constantly been in the top ten charts and is another of the years big selling titles. Now, if it could only translate its success into a couple of Oscars, that would be great.
Rising up one place and still not lying down, even as the movie approaches its Sky Movies Premiere release at Christmas is the biggest film of all time, ‘Avengers: Endgame‘. Iron Man and his compatriot’s final go-around (with all these characters anyway) is still selling well, maintaining its position as the best selling title of the year.
‘The Secret Life Of Pets 2‘ takes another fall this week as it hangs its leash at number eight but continues to sell and download well.
The Scum of the Universe have almost won as ‘Men In Black International‘ tumbles down to a ninth-placed finish. This could possibly be the last week that ‘Pets‘ and ‘Men In Black‘ retain a top ten position as some big titles are incoming over the next few weeks.
And at number ten, we can finally say that Christmas is well on its way as Benedict Cumberbatch’s take on ‘The Grinch‘ re-enters the chart. Although the film is enjoyable and is quite funny, I’m sorry but it can’t hold a candle to Jim Carrey’s live-action version from over 20 years ago. Still, the film is worthy of a watch and will keep the kids and adults entertained for a few hours or so.
I think it is safe to assume that many Christmas related titles will make their appearance in the chart over the next few weeks. I expect to see the likes of ‘Elf‘, ‘White Christmas‘, ‘Miracle On 34th Street‘ and ‘The Polar Express‘ make their presence known shortly.
Racing out onto Download And Keep from November 22nd comes the first spin-off from the ‘Fast & Furious‘ franchise, ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs And Shaw‘. The Dwayne Johnson/ Jason Statham team-up made quite an impact when it hit the cinemas back in August and will look to continue its winning run on Disc from December 2nd.
Will Spidey hold onto his top spot next week? Will Simba and company roar their way to the summit? Will the toys get my batteries and retake their former glory? Or will Hobbs And Shaw drive away with the title?
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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