Disney’s The Lion King digs its claws in to retain its position at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart for a second week.
Hello once again as we run down the best selling chart DVD/Blu-Ray and digital downloads that the UK public has been buying over the past week. We say goodbye to ‘Frozen‘ and ‘Annabelle Comes Home‘ as they depart the top ten after a single week inside the chart but once again say hello and welcome back to two re-entries into the lower half of the chart. So, without further ado:
Roaring from the mountain top at the rest of the chart as it holds the number one position for a second week is the live-action remake of the classic animated film, ‘The Lion King‘. Donald Glover, Beyonce, and James Earl Jones have comfortably held off the competition to sit atop the chart, giving the film a good advantage on the run-up to Christmas and the coveted number one bestseller for the festive period.
You can’t seem to hold the toys back as Disney make it a 1-2 finish this week as ‘Toy Story 4‘ uses the abilities of Slinky Dog to rebound itself back up the chart and land in the second position. The fourth go around for Woody, Buzz and company has constantly been hanging around the top five and seems to have an extended life in its batteries yet as it rises two places.
His webs must be losing their stickiness as ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ drops a place to land at this week’s third position. Tom Holland’s second solo appearance as the epic Marvel character is one of the years best of the Hollywood Blockbusters and it’s chart position and selling power on both disc and digital affirms this.
Scoring the biggest download of the week for a second week running but still moving down a place to park at number four is the spin-off from the main franchise ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs And Shaw‘. The film made its physical bow on disc this past Monday and as such, should give it an accelerated boost back up the chart again come this time next week.
Taron Egerton’s brilliant turn as Sir Elton John is rewarded this week as ‘Rocketman‘ powers up and rises two places to round out this week’s top five biggest sellers.
His magic carpet looks threadbare and his magic is wearing off as ‘Aladdin‘ tumbles down to land in the sixth position in the chart. The film though has been a constant in the chart for a while now and continues to fly off of store shelves and into homes across the country.
The first of the re-entries makes itself known as what we thought would happen has come to pass with the return of ‘The Grinch‘. The Benedict Cumberbatch version of the classic tale made an appearance in the chart two weeks ago but dropped down to number eleven last week. This week though, the film rises four places again as it occupies the seventh position on the chart. Though not a patch on the Jim Carrey version, the film is an entertaining and enjoyable film in its own right.
Danny Boyle’s ‘Yesterday‘ takes another fall this week as it tumbles down to land in the eighth position.
Holding firm in the ninth position and still not admitting defeat, still battling Thanos and his army and cementing its position as the best selling title of the year is Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame‘. Yes, the film is still flying off the shelves and still entertaining the masses. To be fair, the film does deserve all the success it has and, in my personal opinion, is one of the top five films of the year.
Jumping up an incredible 21 places to re-enter the chart and round out this week’s top ten rundown is ‘Horrible Histories: The Movie-Rotten Romans‘. The film, based on the CBBC series and the best selling book series made a tidy sum at the UK box office and has made its money once again on the home entertainment front.
Swinging onto Download and Keep from December 7th comes the big-screen version of the animated character Dora the Explorer as live-action version ‘Dora And The Lost City Of Gold‘ makes its bow. I still say the title is more in line with an ‘Indiana Jones‘ film but families and children have lapped it up around the world ever since it leapt into cinemas earlier this year, making the film profitable and almost certainly guaranteeing a future sequel somewhere down the line.
Will ‘The Lion King‘ still be roaring at the top of the chart next week? Will ‘Toy Story 4‘ boost itself up to the summit once again? Will ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ regain its web powers and swing back up the chart? Will ‘Hobbs And Shaw‘ get a boost of Nitrous Oxide and race its way to the top position? Or will ‘Dora‘ and her friends swing in from nowhere and land a chart-topping debut? Check back here next week for the answer.
Whatever you buy, whatever you decide, 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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