This week, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker laughs its way into the #2 Spot – but huge physical sales ensure a royal knees up at Downton Abbey as the movie claims the #1 Spot!
Hello there! Welcome in, one and all for this week’s edition of the official UK top Ten best selling movies on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download. After the fun and enjoyment of Mega Movie Week and the boost it gave to several titles, it’s back to reality once again. We again say a sad farewell but with hearty thanks once more to The Secret Life Of Pets 2‘, ‘Yesterday’, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ and say goodbye as it finally drops out of the top ten to ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs And Shaw‘. In their places comes one new entry, a high placed mover that hit the chart on downloads in the number 23 position and two re-entries into the chart alongside a new number one movie. Come with me now as we count down the list together.
Moving up two places to take the top position as it made its royal bow onto disc format last week is the big-screen version of ‘Downton Abbey‘. The film has had the biggest sales in 2020 so far, thereby finally topping the chart after three weeks of release. The film made a significant dent in the worldwide box office and has most certainly repeated its feat on home entertainment.
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Laughing his way into the chart as a new entry in the second position based on downloads alone is DC Studios’ ‘Joker‘. The film is one of the most successful and critically acclaimed titles of last year. Ahead of this weekend’s Academy Awards and based on the awards the film and its cast and crew have won up until now, the film has the third-highest opening week on digital downloads in the UK. The Joaquin Phoenix starring comic-book movie hits the disc format this coming Monday, the 10th February and as such, will be hanging around the top of the charts for weeks to come and possibly could hit the top spot over the coming weeks.
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Rising nine places to land at the third-placed finish and re-entering the top ten is Brad Pitt and his space drama ‘Ad Astra‘. The film dropped out of the charts last week but again, as it hit disc this past week, has seen it fire its rocket boosters and rise back into the chart once more. It is no more than the film deserves.
Last weeks number one title has seemingly run out of ammunition as ‘Rambo: Last Blood‘ drops three places to make a stand in the fourth position. Sylvester Stallone and his world and battle-weary Vietnam soldier had been leading the rest home for the past two weeks but has finally seen a lull in the fighting, making it slip down the chart this past week.
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Rounding out this week’s top five best selling movies and falling three places itself is Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood based epic ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood‘. Once again, the film is nominated heavily at this weekends Oscars and It will surely take home a few statuettes on the night, probably for Brad Pitt for Best Supporting Actor and Tarantino himself for Best Original Screenplay so its fortunes may see a reverse over the next few weeks and rise once more.
Sir Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman‘ is still crocodile rocking in the charts as it holds firm in the sixth position this week. The film should win an Oscar for best original song at the Oscars and again may use that boost to rise up the chart again.
He is no longer floating and his balloons are nearly out of helium as Pennywise the clown and ‘IT: Chapter Two‘ falls three places to end the week at number seven. The film has been around the chart for over a month now and as such, is slowly drifting towards the chart exit door.
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Leaping up an incredible fifteen places and hitting the top ten in the eighth-placed position, the top ten welcomes Renee Zellweger to the chart as ‘Judy‘ makes her bow. The film has been collecting awards for Ms Zellweger as Best Actress for her performance as the legendary Judy Garland. She is a sure-fire bet to scoop the best actress prize at this weekends Oscars and deservedly so. Her portrayal of the tragic star is miles ahead of the rest of the nominees by a country mile.
The pole has gotten slippery again as ‘Hustlers‘ slips another two places to land in the week’s ninth-placed position. Jennifer Lopez and company have had a good run in the chart but will be slipping out of the top ten over the next week or so.
Rising four places to re-enter the chart this week and round out the top ten films is ‘Angel Has Fallen‘. The Gerard Butler action threequel dropped out of the chart last week due to Mega Movie week, causing other titles to jump back into the top ten in its place but has now moved back up once again. It won’t hold onto its position for much longer though so we will be wishing it a fond goodbye once more over the coming weeks.
Hitting Download and Keep from February 10th, the world once more gets to meet Shaun the Sheep and his friends as ‘A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon‘ is released. The film is a completely enjoyable and wonderful film from Aardman studios and made a nice profit at the box office. It will entertain the whole family and I recommend it to everyone.
Will ‘Downton Abbey‘ keep its regal position at the top of the chart next week? Will ‘Joker‘ have the last laugh and giggle its way to the summit? Will ‘Ad Astra’ fire its rockets and fly into the top spot? Or will ‘Rambo’ reload and battle his way back up to the top of the pile?
Whatever you buy, whatever you decide. happy viewing!
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