This week on The Official Chart, we go for a Last Night In Soho, and a Ghostbusters Triple But Dune slides into the top spot!
Welcome to The Official Film Chart.
ENCANTO, ETERNALS, AND RESIDENT EVIL HIT DISC!
This week, there are no new digital films arriving for us to buy. However, we have seen the release of the Oscar-nominated ‘Encanto’ on the disc formats. The film has been riding high in the official top ten listings for a few weeks now but for those who want it physically, it is out now. The same goes for the Marvel film ‘Eternals.’ It too has been inside the top ten for a number of weeks while being available on Disney+. And last week saw the release of ‘Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City’ on digital. This week sees it hit the disc formats for us to buy. They are joined by the release of ‘Soulmates-Season One.’ All are now available to buy online or in stores.
THE TOP TEN
As usual, we see the usual movers and shakers on the chart. We are joined by two new releases and one big mover. To accommodate these new titles, we bid goodbye to ‘Eternals’, ‘Nobody’, and ‘Spencer’. But what is occupying the top spot? Can the Ghostbusters hold on to make it four weeks in a row? Has the planet of Arrakis shifted its sand to take the plaudits? Or has something else decided to steal the top of the tree away for itself? Let’s not waste time as we find out.
DUNE SHIFTS ITS SANDS TO TAKE THE TOP SPOT!
Thanks to 83,000 sales, 86% of those on the disc formats, our new number one is the big-budget remake of ‘Dune.’ On the back of its ten Oscar nominations, the film climbs up a place to gain the top of the chart. Denis Villeneuve’s masterpiece is something that needs to be experienced on the biggest TV and sound system you can find. It is a mammoth undertaking and is worthy of the term epic. The film will grab your attention from the start and hold it during its two-and-a-half-hour runtime.
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE SCARED FROM THE TOP SPOT!
After three weeks of leading the chart, the terrific sequel ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ has been scared down to the number two spot. Thirty-Two years after the last entry into the original franchise, the film was released to great audience feedback and good critical acclaim. The film has managed to capture the spirit of the original two films while forging its own identity. Although it does rely on nostalgia in places, it brings enough originality to the franchise. And in doing so, reinvigorates it once again.
007 REFUSES TO MOVE!
James Bond is being stubborn as always. He refuses to move again this week as ‘No Time To Die’ holds firm in the third position. The fifth and final film to star Daniel Craig in Bond’s tuxedo has been a huge success at the box office and on home entertainment. It seems people have been waiting for 007 to return and now that he has, can’t get enough of him. Not to be a party pooper by any means but the film is a good but not great Bond film. Out of the five films that Craig made as 007, this ranks in the fourth-best position at worst but no higher than third in total. But it does enough to make it an enjoyable and emotional final ride for Craig in the role
DO YOU FANCY A LAST NIGHT IN SOHO?
This week’s biggest mover to make its first appearance in the top ten enters in fourth place. And it is welcome to ‘Last Night In Soho.’ The film is a psychological horror by acclaimed writer/director Edgar Wright. It stars Anya Taylor-Joy and the incredible Thomasin McKenzie alongside Matt Smith. The film follows Eloise “Ellie” Turner, a youngster who is obsessed with the swinging sixties. Her dream of becoming a fashion designer sees her relocate from Cornwall to London. While there, she begins having dreams of Sandie, a 1960s woman who wants to become a singer in a nightclub. Upon waking, Ellie designs and creates a dress based on what Sandie was wearing. And then the nightmares about Sandie’s fate start to intrude on Ellie’s waking life. It is a film that must be watched closely to get all the clues. But it is a worthy watch.
ENCANTO HOLDS FIRM IN FIFTH PLACE!
The Disney film ‘Encanto’ decides to celebrate its multiple Oscar nominations by staying put this week. The film, currently available on digital and Disney+ holds firm in fifth place. However, the film remains ever-popular and with its release, this week on the disc formats, it will possibly see its fortunes rise a bit next week.
WE ARE FALLING!
As we move into the bottom five positions this week, we encounter our favorite symbiote anti-hero in sixth place. But sadly for ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’, it slips two places this week as it continues its descent down the chart.
DID ANYONE ORDER THE ‘BUSTERS TRIPLE?
The highest new entry on the chart this week brings us a triple dose of the superstars of the supernatural. Busting into the chart in the seventh position is ‘Ghostbusters: Triple Pack.’ As you would correctly assume, the set contains ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Ghostbusters II’, and ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife.’ If you don’t own the films on digital or on any of the disc formats, this is the set for you. And it is certainly worth owning.
RESIDENT EVIL SHUFFLES IN!
Our second and final new entry this week (zombie) walks into the top ten in the eighth position. The undead has arisen as ‘Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City’ takes a bite out of the chart. The film, a reboot that covers the first two games in the franchise, is an enjoyable watch. It contains enough scares, blood, and gore to frighten the pants off the viewer. Will it lead to a sequel? I’m not so sure. But there are plenty of material and plotlines that could be used if one is put into production. The film should move up the chart somewhat next week thanks to its disc release.
THE BOSS BABY COULD BE ABOUT TO BE FIRED!
Falling by three places this week, ‘The Boss Baby 2-Family Business’ could be on the verge of being fired from the chart. The animated sequel now conducts its business from the ninth spot on the chart.
HALLOWEEN KILLS ITS TOP TEN CHANCES!
And finally, my friend Michael Myers finds that the weapons have all run out, his knives are blunt, and he is almost beaten. The horror sequel ‘Halloween Kills’ falls another three places to land over the chart exit door in the tenth and last place this week.
That’s our lot for this week. The chart continues to show some big hitters occupy the main spaces. But they will all be getting ready for the releases of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, and ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ which are due to hit soon. Then we will probably see some major movements in the placings. But until then…
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!