This week on The Official Film Chart, Paw Patrol returns from a walk, and Bond rises again but it’s The King’s Man who storms to the top of the chart!
Welcome to The Official Film Chart.
GOOD DEALS TO BE HAD ON THE STREAMING SITES!
This week on the streaming sites, there are several good deals to be had. Some top-quality titles have been reduced in price, ready to be snapped up. Films such as ‘Mad Max Fury Road’, ‘Hellboy (2004).’ ‘Hudson Hawk’, ‘Alien’, ‘L.A Confidential.’ ‘The Ten Commandments, ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ and ‘Live Free Or Die Hard’ can be had. The deluxe edition of ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.’ animated movie is also available ahead of Friday’s release of ‘The Batman.’ Head to your preferred streaming site to take advantage of these great prices. I’ve already snapped up ‘Alien’ from Apple TV thanks to it having both versions of the film included and is in 4K.
THE OFFICIAL CHART
This week sees the usual traffic inside the top ten. Titles rise and fall as they please. This sees the end of the road for ‘The Boss Baby 2: Family Business’. But what is occupying the top spot this week? Has Lady Gaga managed to hold onto the summit? Has ‘Encanto’ raised its game to return to the top? Or has something else shocked the chart to become the UK number one home entertainment title? No time to waste, let’s find out.
THE KING’S MAN STORMS TO THE CHART SUMMIT!
Ralph Fiennes and ‘The King’s Man’ have seen off Lady Gaga and the rest of the chart as it hits the top of the chart for the first time. After finishing 5,000 sales ahead of the second-placed title, with 55% of its sales coming on the physical formats, the film has comfortably risen two places to become our favorite title this week. The third film in the franchise is a prequel to the first two movies. It tells the story of how the spy agency came into being, the reasons behind it, and the events at the start of the 20th century. It is an enjoyable action romp, with some great humor as can be expected. However, I felt like something was missing from the prequel. I can’t quite put my finger on it but it felt slightly empty to me. Not that I’m complaining about the film as I had great fun with it. And Ralph Fiennes is terrific as an action hero.
GAGA’S HOUSE MUST SETTLE FOR BEING SECOND BEST!
After a single week at the top of the chart, Lady Gaga and her ‘House Of Gucci’ falls a place to become this week’s number two title. The film follows Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) and Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver). We watch as their romance transforms into a fight for control of the Italian fashion brand Gucci. The film received mixed reviews upon release but that didn’t stop the film from being a success at the box office. With support from the likes of Al Pacino, Selma Hayek. Jared Leto, and Jeremy Irons The film is an interesting look at the passion and fury that led to Reggiani ordering hitmen to murder her husband. Lady Gaga should have received an Oscar nomination for best actress for the film. Sadly, the Academy didn’t agree.
ENCANTO DROPS TO THREE!
The Walt Disney animated film ‘Encanto’ sees itself fall a place this week. The film drops to third place on the chart. Already nominated for several Oscars, the film is still managing to enchant the country with its mix of fun and music. It has been a great success for Disney, despite a limited box office run. It has found its niche on Disney+, digital, and the disc formats. And is bound to become yet another Disney classic in years to come.
DUNE REFUSES TO SHIFT THIS WEEK!
After the strong winds we experienced last week, it hasn’t affected ‘Dune.’ The first part of Frank Herbert’s novel has decided not to blow away this week as it holds firm in fourth place. Nominated for ten Oscars at this month’s ceremony, the film is worthy of the term epic. The sheer magnitude of the film is one that should be experienced on the biggest screen available. Sadly, its power is somewhat diminished on the small screen but it still has the power to take your breath away. It is a huge undertaking and one that is worthy of all the plaudits and accolades that come it’s way.
BOND IS BACK IN THE TOP FIVE!
And you all thought that 007 was down and out! He was never out. Rising a place to take the fifth spot this week is ‘No Time To Die.’ Once again, Daniel Craig slips into James Bond’s tuxedo, this time though, for the fifth and final time. The film has been an incredible success ever since it hit cinema screens. And it has continued its powerful selling power on home entertainment. It will be interesting to see where the franchise goes from here, especially after the ending of this film. And we can only speculate as to who will be taking over the role from Daniel Craig. Personally, I’d like to see Henry Cavill or Tom Hardy take on the role. But we will soon find out who is the next James Bond in due course.
THE GHOSTBUSTERS PROTON PACKS ARE RUNNING OUT OF ENERGY!
We begin our look at the bottom five titles this week with ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife.’ The threequel drops a place this week as it battles the supernatural in sixth position. The brilliant new installment in the franchise was one of the highlights of the film year of 2021. With the return of the original remaining members of the team at the climax, the film managed to reach the heights we all hoped it would. It is a terrific sequel in every respect. Paying tribute to what’s gone before while moving the story forward for a new generation. And as for that tear-jerking ending…
PAW PATROL RETURNS FROM ITS WALK!
Those lovable pooches that makeup ‘PAW Patrol-The Movie’ have returned from their walk outside the top ten places. The animated film has run home to us once again as it rejoins the top ten in seventh place.
WE ARE STILL REFUSING TO MOVE!
For the third week in a row, Venom decides he’s not going anywhere. The comic book sequel ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ holds fast in eighth place. Tom Hardy’s signature role continues to sell well across the formats.
ETERNALS ARE NOTHING OF THE SORT!
The Marvel Entertainment film ‘Eternals’ proves to be nothing of the kind. The film, starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden. Gemma Chan and Selma Hayek drops another two places this week as it now battles from the ninth position.
VIN DIESEL PARKS UP AGAIN!
And finally, Vin Diesel and his family have parked their cars for another week. Their film ‘Fast & Furious 9: The Fast Saga’ applies the brakes once again as it holds steady in the tenth and final position this week.
END OF THE ROAD!
And with that final title, we are done for this week. My thanks for joining in the tour through the top ten charts for the past seven days. And as always…
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!