This week on the Official Film Chart – Wonder Woman survives a resurgence from Joker and Godzilla to remain at the top of the charts
Welcome to the Official Film Chart.
This past Monday saw the release of ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League‘ on the digital format. It is still available to view on Sky. But for those of us who want to own the film, it is now available on your preferred streaming site. I of course bought it. And I can confirm that the picture, sound, and ratio are better on digital. Although still not in fullscreen unless watched on an Ipad, the ratio is larger than on Sky.
Added attractions are the picture is sharper and the colors shine through. The sound is much crisper and we can now get the full sound mix. The scenes are not as dark as before. And the film is a great package for £13.99. Ahead of the film hitting the disc formats next month, I advise you to grab it. It is one of the best comic book movies of them all.
GODZILLA VS KONG
Stateside, ‘Godzilla vs Kong‘ continues to rule the box office. The film is still available to rent on PVOD for £15.99 for 48-Hours. The film will make its physical debut on disc in June so we can assume that it will hit digital at least two weeks before that. And with the cinemas reopening in May, we can see the film on the big screen before we buy it.
OFFICIAL FILM CHART
‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League‘ will probably figure in next week’s chart. But for this week, it is the case of same old, same old. Titles move up and down. Some revisit us while others depart. Getting shipped out this week are ‘Scoob!‘, ‘The Witches‘, and ‘Trolls: World Tour‘. But has ‘Wonder Woman 1984‘ managed to hold the top spot for a sixth week? Or have one of the other movers taken her place? Let’s take a stroll through the chart to find out.
It is indeed six of the best for ‘Wonder Woman 1984‘. The DC sequel has once again managed to see off all who threaten her reign at the top of the charts. The team of Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot once again triumphs with this middle chapter of the proposed trilogy of movies. Despite the problems, the film faced across the world to get shown, it has made its mark. Rumors abound that the film will get a belated big-screen release from May 17th. Whether it does or not, the film remains the official UK number one.
Rising a place to take home the silver medal this week is the Disney/Pixar animated film ‘Soul‘. The film has made a decent impression on the home formats despite being available for over four months now on Disney+. With the voice of Jamie Foxx as the lead character of Joe, the film is a delight for the whole family. It makes us laugh, cry and ponder the questions raised during the running time. A visual feast and a highly enjoyable one.
‘Joker‘ continues to laugh loud as it rises a place to take third place this week. Ahead of this weekend’s Oscars, the film that earned Joaquin Phoenix the statuette for Best Actor last year remains with us. A dark, frightening, and new take on the character, the film is worthy of being in anyone’s collection. It isn’t for everyone as it is a slow-burning drama. But don’t let that put you off as it is a terrific film.
GODZILLA ROARS AGAIN!
His atomic breath must be hurting his throat. He must be getting tired of battling. For this week, ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters‘ falls two places to land in fourth. Despite ‘Godzilla vs Kong‘ seemingly ruling the PVOD charts and the American box office, the previous film falters this week. We can’t be too disheartened though. The film has ridden high in the charts for a while now and will do again. All due to the new film hitting home formats in June.
He has been hiding in plain sight. We just couldn’t see him down in eleventh place last week. However, ‘The Invisible Man‘ becomes visible to us again as he returns to the chart in fifth place. The Elizabeth Moss starring remake has been here before and has ridden high. Thanks to a digital price cut, the film hits the top five once more. And it is a delightfully nasty remake. And another title that is deserving of a place in anyone’s home collection.
Making its way to download and keep from Monday 26th of April, the new remake of ‘Blithe Spirit‘ becomes available. The film was due to open in cinemas last year but instead had to settle for debuting on Sky Movies. This new adaptation of the Noel Coward play boasts a stellar cast. Judi Dench, Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Leslie Mann, Emilia Fox, Adil Ray, and Michele Dotrice all appear in the film. Edward Hall directs from a screenplay from Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard, and Piers Ashworth. Sadly though, the film received negative reviews with one calling it “an indifferent adaptation”. But if the film is your kind of entertainment, why not grab it when it becomes available?
We return to the chart once again with a look at the bottom half of the chart. It looks like someone has gotten the bug spray out again. This means that ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ loses its grip on a top-five place. The 2019 film slips a place down to sixth place on this week’s chart. Ahead of his third movie in December, the film will undoubtedly return to the top placings again.
‘Harry Potter: The Complete Collection‘ rises a place to become this week’s number seven. As the name suggests, the set contains all the movies made with the boy wizard and his friends. It is all thanks to the set having a decent price on the digital formats at the moment.
Maybe his atomic breath is weakening as he realizes his first film has returned to the charts. Not being content with having a fun time on PVOD. Not happy that his second film now resides in this week’s fourth place. Rising twenty-one places to take this week’s eighth place is the 2014 version of ‘Godzilla‘. The film, superior to its sequel, roars in once again. It would appear that the home audience wants to catch up with the franchise’s events before the new film is viewed.
We have a new entry in ninth place. ‘Let Him Go‘ is a slow-burning western drama set in the 1960s. Starring Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, the film is wonderfully engaging. It is Costner’s best film in years and grabs hold of the viewer and doesn’t let go until the final credits. It is for an adult audience but I completely recommend it to everyone.
And finally, slipping back four places to complete the ten biggest sellers is ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.’ The film now sits over the chart exit door. Unless it can magic itself back up the chart again, it may be leaving us next week.
Once more, stick a fork in it. We are done. Thank you for joining me on our weekly tour. Through the movers and shakers that are playing inside our homes. This week, I pose the question: Will ‘Wonder Woman 1984‘ make it to a magnificent seven next week? Or will ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League‘ break her defenses and take the top spot? Why not drop us a line with your thoughts!
Until next week, 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!