This week on the Official Film Chart, Peter Rabbit gets dragged out of his burrow, and Cruella arrives but it’s A Quiet Place Part II that shouts the loudest!
Welcome to The Official Film Chart.
VENOM TO BE DELAYED YET AGAIN?
You just couldn’t make it up, could you? Not being content to keep pushing ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage‘ back by a further three weeks, Sony is now rumored to be pushing it back even further. The rumors are emerging that the film will now move to a January 21st, 2022 slot instead. That is another five months away. Considering the film was delayed last week by the company, it seems a little stupid to delay it again this week. The slot they are supposedly moving the film into is currently occupied by another Sony comic book movie, ‘Morbius’. That too has seen significant delays in its release. It now looks as if Sony will be delaying both films while pushing ahead with the release of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ in December.
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME GETS ITS FIRST TEASER TRAILER!
So, have you seen it yet? What did you make of it? The feelings have been decidedly mixed regarding the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer that was released yesterday. I enjoyed it, thinking that it was exactly what I hoped for. Other people thought it was underwhelming and confused. I’ll leave you to make up your own minds:
THE OFFICIAL CHART
This week, it is all change. We have three new entries, one entry that rises to enter the top ten for the first time, and a re-entry. That means we lose five titles in one swoop. So, we must bid Adieu to ‘Batman: The Long Halloween: Part 2’. ‘Space Jam’. ‘Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn’. ‘Joker.’ And the ‘Peter Rabbit 1&2’ Boxset. But what will reign supreme at the top of the chart this week? Has there been no sign of the carrot thief departing from his number one burrow? Or has something decided to scare him away from the top spot? Quiet please as we take a look at the chart placings.
A QUIET PLACE SHOUTS THE LOUDEST!
It is time to celebrate a new number one title. Thanks to being released to download and keep, our new chart-topper is the horror sequel ‘A Quiet Place Part II’. The film has hit the top based on digital downloads alone. Set after the events of the first film, the Abbott family is forced to face the terrors of the outside world once again. They venture into the unknown once more before realizing there is more than just the one deadly threat that lurks outside in the open. Once again, Emily Blunt takes the lead role with great support from Cillian Murphy. And thanks to the sequel’s success, the original ‘A Quiet Place’ moves up to the twelfth position again, after hitting the third spot in the chart back in June.
CRUELLA CRASHES IN!
Our second-placed title this week is another new entry. And its welcome to Emma Stone as ‘Cruella’ manages to charm her way into the chart. The film is a prequel to the character we know and hate! Set in 1970s London, the film follows Estella, a child with a talent for fashion. She also has a mean streak, earning her the nickname of ‘Cruella’. After witnessing the death of her mother, she dyes her hair red and goes into hiding. Ten years later, she manages to get a job as a cleaner at a department store. When she drunkenly remakes a window display one night, she lands a job with The Baroness (Emma Thompson), a renowned but authoritarian Haute Couture designer. The film has sold the most units on DVD and Blu-Ray this week ahead of its debut on Disney+ for all subscribers from this Friday.
PETER RABBIT HOPS IT!
After four weeks of leading the chart, ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ is scared out of the top spot. He scampers down two places to become this week’s number three. The sequel, once again featuring the voices of James Cordon and Margot Robbie has had a successful time on the PVOD market. Once it made its way onto home entertainment, its fortunes rose quite considerably. However, it seems the buying public is looking for something new to watch at home. But the film continues to sell well and remains a favorite for families across the country.
THE CHART GETS A SPIRAL!
Rising by eight places from last week’s twelfth place to enter the chart this week in the fourth position, we find Chris Rock. His horror film ‘Spiral: From The Book Of Saw’ makes its top ten debut. The movie has had a boost as it was released on the disc formats last week. The film, co-starring Samuel L. Jackson is the ninth chapter in the long-running franchise. While the film doesn’t feature the character of John Kramer, played by Tobin Bell, it does take place within the same universe. And as usual, it does feature some nasty deaths, plenty of gore, and genuine thrills. And it is also a highly enjoyable mystery-horror film. Even if you’re not a fan of the ‘Saw’ franchise, I recommend the film to you as it is a terrific watch.
GODZILLA VS KONG ROARS BACK AGAIN!
You can’t keep the titans down for too long. They’ll come back at you and bite you on the bum. Rising by three places this week, ‘Godzilla VS Kong‘ now fights on from the fifth place. The supposedly final film in the ‘Monsterverse’, the film has done well enough for the filmmakers to consider carrying it on. The door remains wide open for either Kong or Godzilla to make a spectacular comeback. Just make sure they actually get a decent bit of screentime this time though. And reverse the kiddification of Kong!
OUTSIDE THE CHART!
Outside of the top ten placings, the latest in the death of Bruce Willis’ career sits in the fourteenth position. ‘Midnight In The Switchgrass’ co-stars Megan Fox and Emile Hirsch. The film is an action thriller that is based on a true story. The three stars team up to solve the case of the mysterious ‘Truck Stop’ killer. The action moves the story from Texas, where the real events took place, to Florida. The film has been derided critically but praise has gone to Megan Fox’s performance in it. Willis has only a token cameo appearance in the film. It is available to buy now on the disc formats as well as from your preferred digital retailer to download and keep.
Hitting download and keep from this coming Monday is the film ‘Dream Horse’. The film, starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis is a sports comedy-drama and is based on a true story. The film tells the true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely racehorse bred by Welsh bartender Jan Vokes. With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their earnings to help raise the horse in the hopes he can race against the racing elite. The group’s investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks with grit and determination and goes on to race in the Welsh Grand National. The film is a charming little timewaster and will bring a smile to your face. So why not take a punt, back the film, and download it from Monday.
THE CROODS MOVE DOWN THE CHART!
We return to the official film chart now. At number six, we find that the OTHER stone age family ‘The Croods’ have fallen down the placings. The film has slipped by three places as its sequel slides out of the box office top ten slowly.
ANGELINA JOLIE IS NOT ON FIRE!
Our final new entry of the week lands in seventh place. Angelina Jolie in ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ doesn’t exactly set the chart on fire. More like a damp squib. The film follows a boy who witnesses the murder of his father. He goes on the run with a smokejumper (Jolie) in the Montana wilderness. The pair make a desperate bid to escape a pair of assassins (Nicholas Hoult and Aidan Gillen) hired to murder the boy and silence him forever. The film is an enjoyable action-thriller but it didn’t do much business at the box office. But it is still a worthy watch and gripping from the start.
THE LEAGUE CONTINUES TO FALL!
Dropping another two places this week is ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League.’ The film, a four-hour superhero epic, continues to be one of the best films of 2021. Despite this, the film now fights against the threat of Darkseid from this week’s eighth place.
TOM & JERRY SLIPPING AWAY!
That lovable cat and mouse duo have slipped down the chart this week by two places. The cartoon antics that makeup ‘Tom & Jerry: The Movie‘ seem to have worn out their welcome as they now fight each other from ninth place. However, the film debuts on Sky Movies this Saturday, giving the pair a chance to rebound back up the chart.
MORTAL KOMBAT FIGHTS BACK AGAIN!
And finally, ‘Mortal Kombat’ doesn’t like life outside of the top ten. The film reboot of the classic videogame franchise returns once more, rising a place to grab the tenth and final spot on the official film chart.
And that is all there is on the Official Film Chart for the past seven days. Thank you once more for joining in the tour through the movers and shakers of the home entertainment world. And, as is customary…
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!