This week on the Official Film Chart – It’s Marvel Mecca as Iron Man returns and Spider-Man swings into the top spot!
Welcome once more to the OFFICIAL FILM CHART.
Eight days from now, we will all be able to watch ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’. We can discover exactly what all the fuss has been about. Rumors are swirling that the film will be available on Sky Movies Premiere from 8 am next Thursday but that has yet to be confirmed. It is also rumored that the film will be hitting all the home entertainment formats the same day but again, this is unconfirmed.
What we do know for sure is the film WILL be available regardless. With the posters and the teasers that have dropped this week, excitement is building. The film has long been desired and after a massive fan campaign, their wish is about to become a reality. Whether it has all been worth it remains to be seen. But I shall be watching it uninterrupted next Thursday!
TOM & JERRY
In other news, ‘Tom And Jerry: The Movie‘ appears to be heading straight to PVOD over here in the UK. It will land on the streaming platforms from the end of March. Despite appalling reviews stateside, the film is bringing in the box office dollars and looks likely to become a success over here.
And finally, despite there being no official confirmation, it seems ‘Godzilla vs Kong‘ will be hitting UK cinemas in May. And WILL NOT be going to PVOD. The United States gets the film at the end of this month both cinematically and on HBO MAX. But it appears Warner Bros. is committed to allowing us to experience the film as it should be seen. Disney is likely to delay ‘Black Widow‘ from its UK release, again to allow the cinemas to reopen so the film can be seen on the big screen instead of PVOD. But this is not confirmed.
THE OFFICIAL FILM CHART
This week sees a huge movement in the chart positions. Only three of last week’s titles remain within the top placings. This is due to an ongoing price cut on many digital movies across the platforms. I have to admit that my collection has increased by thirty titles in the past seven days! We have three new entries into the chart and have four titles that have rejoined us once again. And a brand new number one to boot.
As always, we have to say goodbye to some titles to make room. And so, this week, we wave goodbye to ‘Sing‘, ‘Rocketman‘, ‘Demons-Collection 1&2‘, ‘Skylines‘, ‘Despicable Me 3‘, ‘The Greatest Showman‘ and ‘Jumanji: The Next Level‘. Coming in to replace them are four old favorites. But what is the new number one film?
Once again swinging into the top position, our friendly neighborhood Web crawler returns to the top of the tree as ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ doesn’t get washed out by climbing a single place. Tom Holland’s second solo outing as the Marvel superhero has been one of the mainstays in the chart positions for over a year now. And it shows no signs of leaving us. Alongside his digital price cut, the announcement of the new film’s title, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home‘ has gone some way to boosting the sequel’s fortunes. And of course, the film is an enjoyable comic book movie that entertains all the family.
Slipping a place thanks to ‘Spidey‘, last week’s number one ‘The Secret Garden‘ uproots itself to try and plant itself into a decent chart position as it grows from the second place in this week’s chart. The Colin Firth and Julie Walters led film has managed to sell well on all formats as it continues to enthrall viewers. The timeless classic is a wonderful family film. And is perfect for a Sunday afternoon watch together.
Hitting the chart in the bronze medal position, we welcome in yet another straight-to-video release from actor Bruce Willis. His science-fiction actioner ‘Cosmic Sin‘ becomes this week’s highest new entry. Willis plays a retired General, set in the year 2524, where he has to lead a group of soldiers into battle. Their enemy? A newly discovered alien civilization that may start a war against the Earth. The film has managed to grab the attention of the public and makes a nice addition to the chart placings.
Our second new entry this week comes into the chart in fourth place. And is actually making its first appearance inside the official top ten charts. ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure‘ is the third and final installment in the franchise and once again is based on the novel by James Dashner. Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Natalie Emmanuel are amongst the returning cast to round out the series. Despite gaining mixed reviews, the film still managed to gross over $288million worldwide.
Rounding out this week’s top five titles, we find our third and final new entry. The tenth movie in the franchise, ‘Hellraiser: Judgment‘ makes its ghastly self known. The film has been praised by some reviewers. Despite the absence of original ‘Pinhead’ actor Doug Bradley in the film. Bradley has admitted he hasn’t seen the film but has gone on record to say it sounds like ‘Another rights-retention project’. However, the film has made an impact on the customers and fans of the franchise, who have lapped it up once again. Pinhead and the Cenobites return once more in a gory film that tries to extend the story further.
We pause now to discover what is upcoming on buy and keep. This week’s offering is the romantic drama ‘Words On Bathroom Walls‘. Based on the novel of the same name by Julia Walton, the film stars Charlie Plummer, Andy Garcia, AnnaSophia Robb, and Walton Goggins amongst others. Plummer takes the lead role of Adam. A high school senior whose father has deserted his mother and himself and despises the man his mother is currently romancing. He also suffers from Schizophrenia. And is accompanied throughout his day by visions of Rebecca, Joaquin, the best friend, and the frightening entity known as ‘The Bodyguard’. Alongside a black cloud entity which is a deep threatening voice.
Throughout the film, we follow Adam and his daily struggles, his life, and his love for a fellow student, Maya (Taylor Russell) in a charming, witty, and heartfelt movie. One that will bring tears to the viewers and will touch their hearts with a look inside the mind of a young man suffering from mental health problems. If this sounds like your kind of film, why not grab it when it becomes available on download & keep from Monday.
We return to the official film chart now with a riser of sixteen places to fly into the sixth spot. And it’s a welcome back to my favorite film of last year as Margot Robbie returns in ‘Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn‘. The DC blockbuster is a guilty pleasure of mine. I can’t help but enjoy it every time I sit down to watch it. And I’m glad to see it has returned once more.
Dropping three places this week as its magic begins to wane, the remake of ‘The Witches‘ sees its broomstick lose a few branches as it finishes the week in the seventh-placed position.
Returning to the chart once again, the very first film in the Marvel Universe, all the way back from 2008, flies in. Robert Downey Jr makes a welcome return as the original ‘Iron Man‘ lands back into the official chart in eighth place this week.
RETURN TO HOGWARTS
Rising six places to magic itself into this week’s ninth place, the ‘Harry Potter: The Complete Collection‘ casts its spell over the buying public once more.
And finally, the biggest film of all time makes its return to the top ten placings once again as they assemble one final time as ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ ends our look at the ten biggest sellers of the week as it returns in the tenth and final place in the chart.
And with the fall of Thanos, we come to the end of our time within the official film chart. Thank you once more for joining me for a tour through what is making the grade on home entertainment.
Until next time, whatever you decide, whatever you buy, stay safe, be kind, look after each other, and 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!