Join Carl for his rundown of what’s hot and what’s not in the Official Film Charts this week
“Oh Stewardess, what’s the movie on this flight?” The answer is contained within as I welcome you all once more to the official top ten movie rundown of what is making the grade on home entertainment. The chart is fluctuating quite a lot these days as digital downloads and cinema rental titles enter the chart, drop out and then re-enter again as they hit disc. And so it goes again this week as we have two arrivals in the chart that are not brand new entries but rather a mover of thirty-six places and a re-entry. There are no new release movies in this week’s chart but to accommodate the two re-entries into the top ten, we say a shocking goodbye to ‘Parasite‘ and ‘Underwater‘ after only a single week on the chart after they entered last week as brand new entries. And once again, we have a brand new number one. Have either ‘Bad Boys For Life‘ or ‘1917‘ regained their former position at the top of the chart? The answer is an emphatic NO!
After holding onto a chart position on downloads alone before dropping out of the chart recently, it is a surprise to see this week’s brand new number one race back into the top ten by rising an incredible thirty-six places. As he hits the disc format, we bid a welcome back to ‘Sonic The Hedgehog‘ as he takes the honor of being the official UK number one title. The big-screen debut of the classic Sega character had its cinematic run curtailed by the coronavirus epidemic but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming a runaway success. Released on the cinema rental market as well as download and keep, the Jim Carrey starring film has made its money and then some. It is only a matter of time before the inevitable sequel is announced once Hollywood is back up and running again. It is an enjoyable family film and one that keeps everyone smiling and happy from the off.
‘1917‘ decides it won’t end its war to regain the top spot as it battles its way up a place to take this week’s second spot. The Sam Mendes masterpiece has constantly been hanging around the top three places and continues to sell extremely highly. As this weekend is Father’s Day in the UK, the film makes a wonderful gift for all those dads out there that enjoy a great war epic.
After arriving last week as the UK’s number one film, Robert Downey Jr finds that the animals are not talking to him as much as ‘Dolittle‘ falls two places to become this week’s third best-selling title. The film was a failure upon cinematic release and has been labeled as one of the worst films we are likely to see this year. That hasn’t stopped the film from finding its niche and its market on home entertainment. It bears all the hallmarks of becoming an underrated family classic film and as such, seems to be selling well, I’m guessing by having Downey Jr as the lead.
The Lightfoot brothers find themselves taking a tumble this week as ‘Onward‘ slips from last week’s second position to find itself in the fourth slot. The enjoyable and emotional family animated film, featuring the voices of Chris Pratt and Tom Holland as the pair of elven brothers has become a great success and is another film that has made its money on the cinema rental and download and keeps format instead of its curtailed cinema run. However, rumors persist that Disney will re-release the film into cinemas from the middle of July and so, the film may yet make even more money if this turns out to be true.
Rounding out this week’s top five biggest selling titles, we find Vin Diesel as the character ‘Bloodshot‘ who after making his bow onto the disc market last Monday, finds himself becoming a re-entry into the chart. The film has already been inside the top ten as, like so many other films, had only just been released at the cinema before the Covid-19 outbreak shut them down, forcing the film to join the ranks of those that were made available on the cinema rental system to make its money. It seems to have worked out well for the comic book adaptation as when it opened, it gained mixed reviews and middling box office. To be honest, I can see why. The film is an entertaining action romp and is worthy of a watch but there is something about it that seems a little off. It could have something to do with the fact that partway through the film, there is a chase that is supposed to take place in London. The only problem is the streets, cars, and the location is quite obviously Prague, a fact the makers didn’t bother to disguise!
We begin our tour of the bottom half of the chart by finding those ‘Bad Boys For Life‘ as they take a single place tumble. The third film in the franchise is easily the best of the bunch and as such, has seen its box office hit it big. It took seventeen years for this third outing for Will Smith and Martin Lawrence to hit the multiplexes but a fourth film is incoming. Just make sure it’s within the next five years guys, please!
I don’t know what it is that keeps sustaining ‘Jumanji: The Next Level‘ but whatever it is, can I please have some as the movie moves up the chart again, this time by three places to become this week’s seventh best-selling title. The Dwayne Johnson-led film sequel just doesn’t know when it’s beaten and has hung around the chart for months now. It has been a roaring success ever since it made its debut.
Taking a little fall as it drops a single place to become this week’s number eight, we find Greta Gerwig’s sublime adaptation of ‘Little Women‘. Unfairly overlooked by the Academy at this year’s Oscars, the film has made its mark on the box office and on home entertainment.
Dropping a place to become this week’s number nine after what seems to be at least four months inside the top ten, we find the Disney sequel ‘Frozen II‘ continuing its massive success.
Rounding out this week’s top ten and propping up the rest with its litter tray, we find the film adaptation of the award-winning stage musical ‘Cats‘ as it falls four places to sit upon the chart exit door.
Next week, we can expect to see the re-entry into the top ten of Margot Robbie in her (surely) best role as Harley Quinn as ‘Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn‘ made its physical debut on the disc format this past Monday. I’m sorry but I have to admit that I’ve bought two copies of the film, one on Blu-ray to watch on my big screen TV and one on DVD to watch on my portable DVD player. That’s in addition to the digital copy I also own! Do you think I enjoyed the film?
Hitting download and keep from Monday 22nd June, the legal thriller ‘Dark Waters‘ becomes available. Starring Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk in ‘The Avengers‘ movies), the film is a gripping drama depicting the legal case against the huge chemical manufacturing corporation, Dupont, after they recklessly contaminated a town with unregulated chemicals. Mark Ruffalo is one of the most underrated actors working today and once again in this film, he displays great acting credentials and makes his character wholly believable and sympathetic. If you’re in the mood for this kind of gripping and compelling drama, then this is the perfect fit for you.
So dear reader, it is once again over to you. What is your prediction for the top of the chart next week? Will ‘Sonic The Hedgehog‘ race away with the chart glory again? Will ‘1917‘ gather its troops and make yet another assault on the summit? Will ‘Bloodshot‘ lock and load and shoot his way into becoming the chart-topper? Or will Harley Quinn and her ‘Birds Of Prey‘ kick, punch, shoot and sass their way into hitting the top of the tree?
Whatever you do, whatever you decide, stay safe, take care of each other, be kind and happy viewing!
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Staff Writer and Books and Literature Correspondent for 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 @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!
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