This week on the Official Film Chart – Spider-Man keeps swinging up the chart but nothing stands in the way of Wonder Woman 1984
Welcome once more to the OFFICIAL FILM CHART.
Tomorrow (March 18th) sees the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The version sought after since the much-derided 2017 release will finally be available. In the UK, the film hits Sky Movies Premiere at 7 am. I will be watching it as soon as it starts and will not take a break until it ends at 11.10 am.
In other news, this week sees the ‘Unforgettable Entertainment‘ promotion across all streaming platforms. The event sees hundreds of movies and TV shows being able to buy and keep at great prices. So far, my collection has grown by over twenty new titles since Monday evening. The event runs from the 15th-21st March and is for one week only. So don’t delay, grab some bargains while you can. We may soon be out of lockdown but that doesn’t stop you from increasing your collections for later in the year.
As we come to the chart for the past seven days, digital price cuts have played their part. Every title below the number one film has had its digital price slashed. Many classic films have been shuffling for positions and this shows again this week. It is once again a case of all change, please. We have a single new entry and three titles move back into the top placings. To make room for these films, we bid goodbye to ‘Cosmic Sin‘, ‘Hellraiser: Judgment‘, ‘Iron Man‘ and ‘Harry Potter: The Complete Collection‘. But what is the all-important number one? Jump aboard the chart train and let’s set out to our destination.
THE OFFICIAL FILM CHART
Flying in on her invisible jet and using her lasso of truth to enter the chart as the official UK number one, our only new entry this week becomes the official chart-topper. Welcome to the chart ‘Wonder Woman 1984‘. The DC sequel has arrived into the chart based on downloads alone. The film hits the disc formats from this coming Monday. The Gal Gadot led film had an extremely brief cinematic release back in December. It was forced to hit PVOD in January before becoming available to purchase from last Monday. Co-starring Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal, the film is a rollercoaster ride and a thoroughly decent action romp.
Remaining firmly rooted in the second spot this week, ‘The Secret Garden‘ continues to bloom and bear fruit. The new version of the classic novel has benefited from the price cuts that hundreds of films have received alongside a fairly reasonable price to buy on the disc formats. Starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters, the film is a cute little adaptation of the timeless classic.
While ‘Wonder Woman 1984‘ starts to enjoy her time at the top of the chart, last week’s number one finds its grip has loosened as ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ gets washed off the top and into third place this week. We can’t feel too sorry for Tom Holland and his friends though as he has had quite the ride in the chart over the past two years. And there’s always a chance for him to crawl up the chart and web that all-important top spot again.
Replacing the branches in their broomsticks, drinking a magic potion, and after having a rest, the remake of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches‘ rides up the chart once again, this week by three places to land itself the fourth spot on the chart.
TOP FIVE FINISH
Rounding out the top five placings, ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure‘ stumbles slightly as it drops a single place to continue its fight against chart extermination from this week’s fifth place.
Hitting download and keep from Monday, March 23rd, the Oscar-nominated Walt Disney Pixar film ‘Soul‘ becomes available. The film was due to receive a cinematic release last year. But thanks to the pandemic it made its debut on Disney+ instead. The film became available to stream on Christmas Day. Featuring the voice of Jamie Foxx, the film is a delightful, entertaining, and at times, sad animated tale. It is a perfect addition to any film collection and will keep youngsters occupied for a few hours at least. Just hide your tears as you watch it as it does get emotional.
BACK IN ACTION
We return to the chart once again with a mover of five places from last week’s eleventh place to now reside in the sixth position. ‘Jiu-Jitsu‘ sees Alain Mussi and Nicolas Cage star in a sci-fi martial arts film. The film tells the tale in which an amnesiac Jiu-Jitsu master battles to regain his memory and save mankind. The film hasn’t been rated very highly but if it sounds like an entertaining watch, why not take a punt on it?
Dropping a single place after their wings are clipped, ‘Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn‘ lands this week in the seventh-placed position.
It is a consolation for ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ this week as it rises two positions to eighth place. This is despite losing the title of the biggest film of all time to ‘Avatar‘ once again.
The 2019 adaptation of ‘Little Women‘ rejoins again as it rises eight placings to take this week’s ninth spot.
Rounding out the chart this week is ‘Rocketman‘. It returns by rising two places to take the final spot in the official top ten charts.
We have arrived at our destination. My thanks for joining me once again for a ride through the official top ten charts. And 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!