Has Frozen 2 fever gripped the chart? Has Spider-Man hung onto top spot? Or did Lion’s reign supreme in The Lion King? Let’s find out…
Hello and welcome once again to the official top ten DVD/Blu-Ray and downloads chart for the past seven days. The race to become the Christmas number one best selling title is well and truly on as the chart, this week demonstrates. We say goodbye to ‘The Grinch‘, ‘Men In Black International‘ and ‘The Secret Life Of Pets 2‘ and welcome two new entries into the chart alongside a return for a film whose sequel has just stormed the Cinematic box office. What is could it be? Let’s take a look and find out.
Moving up the chart to take the number one position this week is Disney’s live-action remake of the classic animated film ‘The Lion King‘. In a move that surprised exactly no one, Simba, Scar and company have roared the loudest to take a bite out of the competition and hit the top after its physical debut last week. The film is on course to take the coveted crown on December 25th on its current form.
Bug spray and a large shoe have hit ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ as it falls a place to land in the second position after a single week as the U.K’s chart-topper. The Tom Holland starring second go around for the Marvel character is still selling and downloading well and may yet get a major push over the next few weeks.
Speeding in as the highest new entry of the week comes ‘Fast And Furious‘ franchise spin-off ‘Hobbs And Shaw‘ based on digital downloads alone, giving the title a third-placed finish and a spot on the podium. The Dwayne Johnson/ Jason Statham starring movie got a critical mauling upon release but that didn’t stop the worldwide public from going to see the film in their droves, a feat that seems to have carried over to its home release. The film hits disc this coming Monday so the film will have staying power as we approach the festive season.
The Toy chest remains open but can’t prevent ‘Toy Story 4‘ from dropping a place to end the week at the number four position. However, the film has dominated the charts for over a month and is still holding on to a top-five position.
Rounding out the top five biggest sellers of the week comes another Disney live-action remake ‘Aladdin‘. Will Smith and his turn as the genie continues to hang around the chart after a great box office return and almost two months on the retail market.
Landing in the sixth position this week, Danny Boyle’s comic fantasy ‘Yesterday‘ continues to entertain the masses. The Beatles inspired tale has continuously held a good place in the chart since its release.
Another music-based movie hangs around the chart but sacrifices another position as ‘Rocketman‘ lands at number seven. The film is now being discussed as a potential Oscar winner which its star, Taron Egerton certainly deserves for his portrayal as Sir Elton John. But as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ took some big honours at this years ceremony, will Hollywood reward another music biopic next year?
As the sequel ignites box offices around the world, people have decided to NOT let it go as the original ‘Frozen‘ makes a return to the chart in the eighth position. Even though the film is now six years old and has been bought and watched in droves, the film is hanging onto its sequels coat tails and making its presence known once again.
The superheroes slip two places this week as ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ ends the week at number nine. We can’t feel too sorry for the film though as after its record-smashing cinematic run and becoming the biggest selling title of the year and re-entering the chart again two weeks ago, the film has made its money and is soon to be premiered on Sky Movies over the festive season.
Closing out the top ten this week, we find horror sequel ‘Annabelle Comes Home‘ in the tenth position. The film made a good profit when it opened earlier this year and certainly has made an impact on home release.
Just outside the top ten, two Christmas titles are poised to assault the chart once again. After dropping to the eleventh position and out of the top ten this week, ‘The Grinch‘ is still in a prime position to re-enter the chart again over the next few weeks alongside ‘Elf‘ which currently sits in the sixteenth place. Christmas titles are beginning to see an upsurge in sales so some titles will become top sellers once again over the coming weeks.
Hitting Download And Keep from December 2nd, we have another toy-based film as ‘Playmobil: The Movie‘ comes to home entertainment. Although we can’t describe the film in the same box office terms as ‘Toy Story‘ or ‘The Lego Movie‘, the film is an entertaining little timewaster that will be great family viewing around a warm fire and a tub of chocolate sweets. Good old fashioned family entertainment.
Will ‘The Lion King‘ dig its claws in and retain the top spot? Will Spider-Man return home and sit atop the tree? Will Hobbs and Shaw accelerate and reach the summit? Or will there be a surprise lurking around the corner? It’s all starting to get interesting now!
Whatever you buy, whatever you decide, happy viewing!
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Entertainment/Books and Literature Correspondent for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!