This week on The Official Chart, the placings see a Jackass, and Bond Is back but it is Sing 2 that croons at the top of the chart!
Welcome to The Official Film Chart.
UNCHARTED IS NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!
The Tom Holland/Mark Wahlberg big-screen version of the classic videogame ‘Uncharted’ is now available to buy on digital download. The film was in development for almost a decade before it finally hit screens back in February. Holland takes the lead role as Nathan Drake, a part that ironically, Wahlberg was attached to for several years. Wahlberg instead takes the role of Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan. The film is currently this year’s fourth highest-grossing film, amassing $392.9million against a budget of $120million. It received mixed reviews from critics. But that hasn’t stopped Sony from announcing that it will continue with the franchise. The film hits the physical formats on May 9th. But for those who want to own it now, it is available from the usual sites at a cost of £11.99 for HD and £13.99 for the 4K edition.
JACKASS FOREVER HITS THE PHYSICAL FORMATS ON MONDAY!
The film has already entered the top ten this week as a new entry, thanks to digital sales. But hitting the physical formats from Monday is ‘Jackass Forever.’ As you can easily guess, the film is the fourth film in the film franchise. Johnny Knoxville and the team return once more for some ill-advised pranks and stunts. They may be older and greyer but they most certainly are not any wiser! The digital and the upcoming Blu-Ray release features almost forty minutes of stunts not seen in the cinemas. The DVD version contains some but not all of the extra stunts. If you fancy a night of laughing out loud while wincing at their antics, why not grab your copy on the format of your choice?
THE OFFICIAL CHART
This week, we have a solitary new entry and one re-entry into the chart placings. For the most part, the chart placings have moved around, swapping their spots as they wish. To make way for the two arrivals, we must bid farewell to ‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’, and ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.’ But what has topped the chart tree this week? Is the top spot still covered in webs? Is the chart starting to scream? Or is it singing for our attention? Clear your throats, and take a deep breath as we travel through the top ten.
SING 2 CROONS AT THE TOP OF THE CHART!
We have a brand new number one title. After five weeks of being covered in cobwebs, the top spot has now started to sing. Based on digital downloads alone, our new chart-topper is the animated sequel ‘Sing 2.’ The film climbs two places to win this week’s chart race. In this follow-up to the 2016 original, theatre owner Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) and his friends set out on a quest. They must convince the reclusive rock star Clay Calloway (Bono) to join them in their new show. This is despite him not being seen in public for fifteen years. With Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson also returning, the film is a delight for the whole family. And will keep everyone entertained for hours.
SPIDER-MAN GETS SQUISHED!
He had a great run at the top of the charts. But he has been defeated. Not by his many enemies but by an animated sequel. Dropping a single place to take this week’s silver medal position is ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home.’ The third solo outing for Tom Holland as the character, the film is the perfect entertainment for the whole family. Action-packed, funny, and with some great villains to boot, the film deserves its every success. For me, it was nice to see the villains from the Tobey McGuire universe, and the Andrew Garfield ones make their returns in the film. Who wouldn’t get excited to see Willem Dafoe back as Norman Osbourne/ Green Goblin? Or Alfred Molina back again as Doctor Octopuss? But, of course, the biggest thrills come when Tobey McGuire and Andrew Garfield make their reappearance as their universe’s Spider-Man. And the climax, when all three Spideys battle together is a sequence for the ages!
THE CHART GETS A JACKASS!
That’s right! The hilarious and wince-inducing ‘Jackass Forever’ makes its chart debut in the third position. Johnny Knoxville and his team welcome some new faces into their ranks this time around alongside some celebrity guest appearances. The mayhem they create will have you in stitches. It will also have you running to throw up in the bathroom (I’ll leave you to discover why). But all in all, the film is a hilarious return for the team. And will have you laughing late at night at the sheer audacity of the antics they get up to. Just make sure you haven’t eaten before or during the film. You’re liable to see it again and not in a good way!
DEATH ANCHORS ITSELF INTO FOURTH PLACE!
The new remake of the classic Agatha Christie novel, ‘Death On The Nile’ drops anchor this week as it moors itself in fourth place. The film is a neat, twisty little thriller that will keep you guessing from start to finish. Kenneth Branagh once again takes on the role of Hercule Poirot as well as directing proceedings. With a cast that includes Armie Hammer, French & Saunders. Gal Gadot, and Rose Leslie amongst others, the film is a delight to watch. But the biggest surprise is Russell Brand, showing the world he can be a serious actor in his own right. I thought he would be a distraction and spoil the film. Not so. He gives a terrific performance and one which took me by surprise. The news has leaked this week that Branagh will be returning in a third film as Poirot. But we have no news yet as to what this next adaptation will be.
BELFAST RISES UP!
Kenneth Branagh isn’t happy about only having one film in this week’s chart. So he decides to have two. Rising a place to round out the top five is his film ‘Belfast.’ Branagh doesn’t appear in the film but instead, is the writer and director of the piece. And his writing won him the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay at this year’s awards. The film is a semi-biographical piece, charting one family during the troubles in the late 1960s. At times moving, sad, but also quite funny, the film is a delightful tale. With a cast that includes Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds, and Judi Dench, the film is highly recommended.
DUNE DRIFTS DOWN!
We start our look at the bottom five placings with ‘Dune’, which drops a single place to six. The film was the big winner at this year’s Academy Awards in mostly technical areas. But the sheer scale and majesty of Denis Villeneuve’s epic remain something to behold. We can expect the sequel ‘Dune: Part Two’ to open next October. And will probably go on to dominate the awards again in 2024.
THE MATRIX FREEZES!
Deciding it wants to freeze this week in the seventh position is ‘The Matrix Resurrections.’ The fourth film in the franchise, it didn’t set the world’s box offices on fire and can be considered a failure. The return of Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss is the high point of the film. For something that could have revitalized the franchise, it has now probably killed it stone dead.
THE SCREAM IS SILENCED!
In a completely surprising turn of events, ‘Scream’ becomes a big faller this week. The fifth film in the long-running horror franchise tumbles six places to slice and dice from the eighth position. A sixth film has already been announced, to be released next year.
PAW PATROL WALKS UP A PLACE!
You can’t hold those lovable pooches down for any length of time. Their movie ‘PAW Patrol-The Movie’ once again rises up the chart. This week, it goes walkies up a place to sit at number nine.
BOND IS BACK!
And finally, James Bond decides that now is no time to sit outside the top ten. Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007, ‘No Time To Die’ proves that James Bond Will Return as it re-enters the top ten in the tenth and final position.
THAT’S ALL FOLKS!
And there we have it for another week on home entertainment. There is quite a decent selection of movies to choose from at the moment. And let’s hope that it continues. With some big releases set to come over the coming months, we will be spoilt for choice. But for this week…
Whatever you decide, whatever you buy, stay safe, be kind, look after each other, and happy viewing!
Carl Roberts is the News Editor 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!