The Official Charts - Top Gun Rules The Skies

This week on The Official Chart, a Lancaster flies in, and Clifford returns from his walk, but it is Maverick and Top Gun that retakes the top spot!

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 COMING TO HOME ENTERTAINMENT THIS MONTH!

The hit sequel ‘Sonic The Hedgehog 2′ exploded onto cinema screens back in April. The film is a terrific sequel and is destined to be THE family film of the summer. Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that the film will be hitting Download And Keep from June 15th. The physical release will follow on August 8th. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic (Ben Schwartz) is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles (Idris Elba), in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey), and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. The film is full of laughs, excitement, and thrills. I loved the film and strongly recommend grabbing it as soon as it’s available.

Sonic (Ben Schwartz) in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 from Paramount Pictures and Sega. Photo Credit: Courtesy Paramount Pictures and Sega of America.

THE OFFICIAL CHART

As usual, the chart throws up a few surprises but not much has really changed. In fact, the top five titles remain the same. It is, however, the turn of Jackass Forever’, and ‘Wild Things’ to leave us this week. But what is holding onto the top position? Are we still held tight in the city of Gotham? Are we back in Uncharted territory? Or has something else decided to fly to the top of the chart for itself? I feel the need, the need to find out.

TOP GUN FLIES BACK INTO THE TOP SPOT!

Well, that is a surprise. After flying down to the second spot last week, Tom Cruise and ‘Top Gun’ have decided they want to retake the top spot. And so they have. The film’s newfound success ties in with the release of the long-awaited sequel ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ which is currently blowing box offices apart. And it deserves to. The original film has found a new lease of life thanks to its sequel. And it takes us all back to our youth as we once again experience that 1986 film that took our breath away. Those of us who saw the film all the way back can always feel a soft spot for it. I remember having to queue for over an hour to buy my ticket to see the film, and I just about made it in before the screen was sold out. And I hold the film dear to my heart.

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Tom Cruise As Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell In Top Gun, A Paramount Pictures Release.

THE BATMAN IS DEFEATED QUICKLY!

In what has come as a shock to me, the Warner Bros. superhero film ‘The Batman’ has been knocked off the top spot after only a week. The film flew out of the cinema gates back in March to great critical and audience acclaim. Robert Pattinson stars as the title character in Matt Reeves’ three-hour-long take on the Dark Knight. Zoe Kravitz lends good support as Selina Kyle/ Catwoman, and the film features great turns from Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/ The Riddler, and an unrecognizable Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/ The Penguin. I don’t agree that the film is the best Batman film ever made as, to me, it most certainly isn’t. But the film is a dark, brooding, and entertaining watch nonetheless. The Dark Knight now watches over Gotham from the second position.

Paul Dano As The Riddler In The Batman, A Warner Bros. Pictures Release.

SING 2 IS STUCK ON REPEAT!

The animated sequel ‘Sing 2’ is stuck on repeat for another week. The film holds on to its top three placing by clinging to the third position. The film has been a revelation ever since it hit the home entertainment formats. And coming off the back of the four-day bank holiday weekend, it seems many parents turned to the film to keep their young ones happy and occupied. The continuing adventures of Buster Moon and his friends have been bringing joy to children of all ages for well over a month now. And it shows no sign of waning just yet.

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Sing 2, A Universal Pictures/ Illumination Entertainment Release

UNCHARTED REMAINS CHARTED IN THE FOURTH PLACE!

The Tom Holland movie version of the classic videogame ‘Uncharted’ continues to map out its chart future from the fourth position. The film is a non-mover this week. Mark Wahlberg takes the supporting role of Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan opposite Holland’s turn as Nathan Drake. The film landed in cinemas back in February after a decade-long journey to the screen. But despite critics giving the film mixed reviews, the film did well at the box office. So much so that a sequel is already in the planning stages. Let’s just hope it doesn’t take as long for the second film to hit screens.

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Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland star in Columbia Pictures’ UNCHARTED.

SPIDER-MAN WEBS HIMSELF ANOTHER WEEK INSIDE THE TOP FIVE!

Tom Holland is greedy. Not being content with having the fourth highest-selling title this week, he has to have the fifth-best selling title too. But we can forgive him as ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ continues its winning run. The film is possibly the best of Holland’s solo outings as the character. And thanks to the addition of classic villains and the previous two incarnations of Spidey, the film is a cut above many of the other superhero films currently doing the rounds. It has been rumored that the fourth outing for Holland as the character is currently in the planning stages. Mind you, it has also been rumored that Tobey McGuire will be back in Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man 4’ and Andrew Garfield will return in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3.’ We will have to see.

Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Doctor Strange in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.

LANCASTER FLIES INTO THE TOP TEN!

Our only new entry this week takes to the skies in the sixth position. And believe me, it is an emotional flight. The film is called ‘Lancaster.’ It tells the story of the iconic WW2 bomber through the words of the last surviving crew members who flew her. Archive material, and aerial footage. It makes for some emotional times, hearing what the crews went through and talking about their comrades who never returned. But at the same time, we must acknowledge the debt we owe to these heroes. Heroes that must never be forgotten. And it makes us proud to be British as we see the legendary plane in her prime.

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Lancaster, An Altitude Release

THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS REMAIN FROZEN!

The fourth film in the franchise, ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ remains frozen and in need of a software engineer this week. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss both return in a lackluster science fiction film that has recently been premiered on Sky Movies.

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Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss In The Matrix Resurrections, A Warner Bros. Pictures Release

DUNE REMAINS GROUNDED!

The science-fiction epic that is Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ has managed to withstand the winds and the battles of the world Arakkis this week as it refuses to shift from the eighth place on the chart. With the sequel due for release next October, fans will get their full quota of Frank Herbert’s source novel.

(L-r) JOSH BROLIN as Gurney Halleck, OSCAR ISAAC as Duke Leto Atreides, and STEPHEN MCKINLEY HENDERSON as Thufir Hawat in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action-adventure “DUNE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG RETURNS FROM HIS WALK!

That lovable pooch ‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ has returned home to the top ten chart this week. The film from Paramount Pictures has risen three places to sit down in the ninth spot.

Izaac Wang, Darby Camp, and Jack Whitehall in CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG from Paramount Pictures. Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

ENCANTO IS ON ITS WAY OUT!

And finally, the Disney animated film ‘Encanto’ suffers a bad fall this week. The film, an Oscar-Winner for Best Animated Feature slides four places to land in the tenth and final position in this week’s chart placings.

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Encanto, A Walt Disney Pictures Release.

NAN IS SITTING JUST OUTSIDE THE TOP TEN!

Just missing out on a top ten placing this week is the new entry ‘The Nan Movie’ which debuts in eleventh place. Finally, just outside the Top 10 is The Nan Movie, which debuts at Number 11. The film, which is based on the much-loved Catherine Tate character stars Tate and Mathew Horne as their classic characters. They head out on a road trip from London to Ireland to make amends with Nan’s estranged sister (Katherine Parkinson). Now, I haven’t seen the film. But from what I hear, it is one of the year’s most unfunny comedies so far. This is a shame if it’s true as I like Catherine Tate and the character of Nan.

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Catherine Tate And Matthew Horne In The Nan Movie, A Warner Bros. Pictures Release

FINISHING OFF!

And that’s all she wrote for this week. I can see ‘The Batman’ retaking the top spot next week. But the week after next will be interesting. Can he hold firm at the chart summit or will Sonic speed in and dethrone him? Time will tell, and you hold the power of their fates in your hands. But until next time…

Whatever you decide, whatever you buy, stay safe, be kind, look after each other, and happy viewing!

The Official Film Chart | The UK Top Ten (16th October)

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