This week on the Official Film Chart, the League falls, Schwarzenegger gets Total Recall, and Chaos continues to walk but nothing can stop Godzilla vs Kong roaring to the top spot!
Welcome to the Official Film Chart.
WEDNESDAYS ARE THE NEW FRIDAYS!
He has finally arrived! Hitting Disney+ from the 9th of June, Tom Hiddleston brings back his iconic character in the new limited series, ‘Loki‘. The show follows the god of mischief directly after he escapes from custody during the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame’. I won’t spoil it for you but I have seen the first two episodes and can confirm that the show is a hoot. A delight from start to finish with new episodes dropping every Wednesday. The first episode deals with Loki’s fate after his escape and sets up the series nicely. The second episode, however, gets things rolling and begins to throw the MCU into totally new directions. It will be interesting to see where the show goes during its brief six-episode run but fans of the character will certainly get their fill of Loki and his brand of mayhem. And Tom Hiddleston is on top form once again.
MORE GREAT DIGITAL DEALS TO BE HAD!
As is the case every week now, the streaming services have again dropped the prices on some classic movie entertainment. And once again, your wallet or purse will take a hit! For the action movie fan, all five of the ‘Die Hard’ movies are available for £3.99 each. Four of the five ‘Rambo’ movies are available at the same price. Schwarzenegger fans can grab ‘Commando’, ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day.’, ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ and ‘Red Heat’ for the bargain price. Again, there are over a thousand titles to choose from. Why not build your digital library up even more while you have the chance?
THE OFFICIAL CHARTS
Once again, the chart this week sees ins and outs as usual. Titles move around, some hit the top ten while others depart for the nether regions of the charts. This week, it’s a case of seeing you later to ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters‘ and ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘. But what is that all-important official UK number one title? Do we have a new number one? Or is it a case of as you were from last week? All aboard the chart train!
GODZILLA AND KONG FIGHT THEIR WAY TO THE TOP!
The two biggest titans of the Monsterverse have roared the loudest this week. Rising by two places to become the UK’s new chart-topping title, ‘Godzilla Vs Kong‘ has battled its way to the top spot. The film has managed to top the chart based on digital downloads alone with its physical release happening on Monday of next week. The long-coming battle between the pair, the film is an enjoyable if flawed blockbuster that will entertain the whole family. Children will cheer for their favorite monster while the adults need simply to turn off their brains and sit back and enjoy the spectacle onscreen. I’d just hate to be the one to clean up after the pair of them.
DOWN BUT CERTAINLY NOT OUT!
With Kong and Godzilla stealing the top place, it means the DC superheroes have fallen from their perch again. But not by much as ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ drops a single place to take second place on this week’s Official Film Chart. Despite ‘Godzilla Vs Kong’ blowing everyone else away on digital, The four-hour DC spectacular has outsold the rest of the chart on physical formats. The film MAY get an IMAX cinema release later this year. If it does, then I’m going to be first in the queue. At this moment in time, it is the best film I have seen all year.
TOM AND JERRY SLIP UP!
While a pair of creatures fight in the top spot this week, another pair slip slightly as they continue their never-ending fights. ‘Tom And Jerry: The Movie‘ stutters this week but only falls a single place to end the week in the third spot. The live-action/animation hybrid continues to enchant families across the country. The pair have been entertaining us for over seventy years and show no signs of quitting. However, despite their hilarious antics, the inevitable sequel will need to include them more instead of sidelining them for most of the film as it does here.
A QUIET PLACE SHOUTS LOUD!
Hitting the top ten for the first time in the fourth position and rising by fifteen places is the 2018 horror film ‘A Quiet Place.’ Starring Emily Blunt alongside her husband and director of the film, John Krasinski, the film tells the story of the Abbott family. Taking place a year after most of Earth’s human population has been slaughtered by creatures that are blind but have hypersensitive hearing, the family suffers a devastating loss to one of their members. The film is an effective chiller and one that plays it brilliantly. The characters conduct conversations using American sign language for the duration, giving the film an even bigger sense of threat they face. The film’s sequel ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ has finally opened over a year after it was supposed to and is in cinemas now. This has boosted the original film’s fortunes alongside a price cut on digital platforms to buy.
RAYA ON HER WAY-A DOWN-A!
Dropping a place this week to end the past seven days in the fifth position is Disney’s charming animated film ‘Raya And The Last Dragon.’ Boasting the vocal talent of Kelly Marie Tran as the title character, the film is a delight that will engage the little ones and leave them wanting more. The film hit PVOD in March before becoming available to buy on all home entertainment platforms. The film is also now available to all Disney+ subscribers. It is a film that young children will be asking to be put on quite regularly. An entertaining way to have some family time together.
Hitting download and keep from Friday, June 11th is the award-winning romantic drama ‘Ammonite’. The film has Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan in the lead and is a film that deserves to be seen. Loosely inspired by the life of British paleontologist and fossil collector Mary Anning, the film is a speculative drama. Set in the 1840s, the film follows Mary (Winslet) as she cares for her ailing mother in Lyme Regis, Dorset. It is here she meets Charlotte Murchison (Ronan), the wife of geologist Roderick Murchison (James McArdle).
After confiding in Mary that his wife is suffering from depression and has been sent to convalesce in Lyme Regis, he entrusts her to Mary’s care as he leaves for a six-week expedition in Europe. The two women are drawn towards each other and begin a romantic relationship. The film was on many critics’ lists as one of the best films of 2020. If this sounds like something that would appeal to you, grab it from June 11th.
CHAOS STILL WALKS!
We return to the Official Film Chart now to discover that ‘Chaos Walking’ has managed to walk itself up a place to reside in this week’s sixth-placed position. The combined efforts of Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland sadly cannot save the science fiction thriller. Fans of the source material may enjoy what they see on the screen but for the rest of us, we find it is a long and laborious journey from start to finish.
WONDER WOMAN NO LONGER SO WONDERFUL!
Dropping two places to become the seventh-placed title this week is former number one ‘Wonder Woman 1984.’ The Gal Gadot comic book sequel is slowly sliding down the chart placings on its way to the lower positions outside the top ten. It is still hugely enjoyable though.
PETER RABBIT HOPS DOWN THE CHART!
With his sequel firmly entertaining the masses in cinemas at the moment, ‘Peter Rabbit’ finds that his foot isn’t quite so lucky anymore as it tumbles two places to become this week’s number eight.
ARNIE GETS TOTAL RECALL!
Finally hitting the chart thirty-one years after it hit cinema screens, the classic sci-fi action-adventure ‘Total Recall’ makes its chart debut in the ninth position. The Arnold Schwarzenegger rollercoaster has been the beneficiary of a digital price cut on all streaming formats, allowing it to re-enter our consciousness. Based on the short story ‘We can remember it for you wholesale’ by acclaimed author Philip K. Dick, the film is a mind-bending thriller. To this day, people are debating what the end of the film meant. Was the main character of Quaid (Schwarzenegger) dreaming it all during his memory implant procedure or was it real? I know my feelings on it but others will disagree. I saw the film four times in the cinema and to this day, I still enjoy every minute of it. The film can be viewed as an ultra-violent classic and is hugely entertaining. Forget the 2012 remake (I did as soon as I left the cinema) and sit back and enjoy one of the 1990s greatest excesses in full.
SPIDER-MAN WASHED OUT!
And finally, losing his grip on the eighth place from last week to hang by a thread over the chart exit door is ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. The first Tom Holland solo movie as the character remains a favorite ahead of the release of the third film ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ this December.
And the Official Film Chart train has reached its final destination. All change here and thanks for joining me on the journey through what is hot and what is not on home entertainment. And 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 the News Editor of 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!