December 1, 2022

This week on The Official Film Chart, Art The Clown returns to terrify us again, and The Batman strikes back, but nothing can stop Bullet Train from racing back to the top!

Welcome to The Official Film Chart.

NOPE IS NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!

After being on the PVOD market for around a month now, writer/ director Jordan Peele’s film ‘Nope’ is now available to buy on digital download. The film is another spooky and intriguing effort from Peele, one that lives long in the brain after it ends. It stars Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer as horse-wrangling siblings attempting to capture evidence of an unidentified flying object. The visuals in the film are outstanding and it contains a few scenes that will have the audience hiding behind their cushions. With great support from Steven Yeun, the film is another masterclass from a talented writer and director. It is a great night in for the adults and is available now from your preferred retailer.

Nope (2022)
Jordan Peele Writes, Directs, And Co-Produces Nope, Courtesy Of Universal Pictures

THE OFFICIAL CHART

This week sees one new entry and one re-entry into the chart. As usual, the rest of the titles shift around to make way for these newcomers. And it is time to bid farewell to ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’, and ‘DC League Of Super-Pets.’ But what is holding that all-important top position? Can the Minions hold on for another week? Has the Bullet Train sped back into the top spot? Have the dinosaurs returned to dominance? Or has something else taken the chart glory for itself? Check your seating number as we find out.

BULLET TRAIN SPEEDS BACK TO THE TOP!

After being derailed from the top spot last week, the action comedy ‘Bullet Train’ returns to the tracks and to the number one position. The Brad Pitt blockbuster has managed to regain its best position in the chart. The film itself is one of the best films of the year. It is top-quality entertainment at its finest and I loved it a great deal. It certainly isn’t for the whole family as it contains violence, language, and gore that most certainly isn’t for younger eyes. But the adults who watch it will get a completely bats**t crazy time. With great laughs, great performances, and Brad Pitt doing a hilarious cockney accent, it is a terrific time to be had.

Bullet Train
Brad Pitt stars in Bullet Train, Courtesy Of Sony Pictures

ART THE CLOWN RETURNS!

Our only new entry this week pops up in the second position. And it is a scary welcome back to Art The Clown in the horror sequel ‘Terrifier 2.’ The film is still currently playing in U.S cinemas but has gone straight to streaming over here. Now, I haven’t got around to seeing the film yet but from what I hear, it is a marked improvement over the original film. It also hits our shores with stories of people vomiting and passing out in cinemas across the pond.

If you’ve seen the original movie, I can tell you that apparently, the violence and gore in the sequel are a lot worse. And that’s taking into consideration the hacksaw murder in the first film (believe me, it’s worse than it sounds.) The story follows Art’s resurrection and pursuit of Sienna Shaw, and her younger brother Jonathan on Halloween night — a year after the events of the first film. And sounds like the perfect scarer coming off the back of Halloween.

Terrifier 2
Art The Clown Returns In The Horror Sequel Terrifier 2, Courtesy Of Signature Entertainment

THE MINIONS FALL BACK AGAIN!

Bello? No, more like goodbye as last week’s number one ‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru’ drops this week. The animated family sequel slips two places to round out the top three this week. But it remains one of the most enjoyable, funny, and laugh-out-loud movies of the year. Steve Carrell returns yet again to voice the villainous Gru but we are really here for the title characters. And they deliver in spades. I lost count of how many tissues I got through drying my eyes after laughing so much at their idiotic but charming antics. And the film is perfect for the family to gather around together and enjoy.

Minions: The Rise Of Gru, A Universal Pictures/ Illumination Entertainment Release.

THE DINOSAURS DON’T DOMINATE ANYMORE!

The finale to the Jurrasic saga falls back a place this week on its way to extinction. The film, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ now resides in the fourth position. The movie should have been the crowning glory of the franchise. Instead, it is a by-the-numbers effort, with little in the way of entertainment, thrills, or fun. With the return of the original characters from the first movie, you’d be mistaken for thinking the film would be something that would amaze us all again. Sadly, it just goes to show that a once proud franchise is in desperate need of being made extinct.

Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), and Kayla Watts (DeWanda Wise) in Jurassic World Dominion, co-written and directed by Colin Trevorrow. © 2022 Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

ELVIS IS STILL STUCK ON REPEAT!

The top five places are rounded out by Baz Luhrmann’s biopic ‘Elvis’, which is stuck on you in fifth place for another week. Despite the first hour being forgettable, the film is still a brilliant drama that will have the viewers singing along with the classic tunes. Austin Butler turns in a wonderful performance as the king of rock and roll while Tom Hanks shows us why he is one of the best in the business as Colonel Tom Parker. And some of the recreations will have the viewer in awe and with tears in their eyes.

TOM HANKS as Colonel Tom Parker and AUSTIN BUTLER as Elvis in Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “ELVIS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release

THE BATMAN STRIKES BACK!

As we move into the bottom five places this week, we discover that ‘The Batman’ has emerged from the shadows once again to become a re-entry into the chart. The film has risen ten places to become the week’s sixth best-selling title. It could be a case of the movie riding the coattails of ‘Black Adam’ which is currently the number one film around the world. However, the film returns to the top ten places regardless.

ROBERT PATTINSON as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release

THE CRAWDADS ARE NOT SINGING SO LOUDLY!

The film adaptation of the best-selling novel ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’ sees its wings clipped this week. The film flies down three places to end the week in the seventh position. Despite average reviews, the film was a success at the box office and continues to be successful on home entertainment.

Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones) in Columbia Pictures’ WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING.

MAVERICK IS FLYING REALLY LOW!

The best film of the year (in my opinion), ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ finds itself flying really low this week. The Tom Cruise hit sequel falls two places to hover in the eighth spot. However, the film hit the physical formats this past Monday and so, may see a boost to its fortunes next week.

Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

SING 2 IS STARTING TO CROAK AGAIN!

The animated sequel ‘Sing 2’ slips back a place this week as it falls to the ninth position. The film can’t be too downhearted though. It has been a phenomenal success on home entertainment. And continues to be a film that is essential for all young children.

Sing 2
Sing 2, A Universal Pictures/ Illumination Entertainment Release.

THOR’S THUNDER HAS DESERTED HIM!

And last and by every means least, the fourth solo film for Chris Hemsworth as the god of thunder drops three places this week. The film, ‘Thor: Love & Thunder’ now sits firmly over the chart exit door and is likely to be ejected as it lands in the tenth and final position.

Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Marvel Studios’ THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER. Photo by Jasin Boland. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

ALL CHANGE PLEASE!

The chart train terminates here for the week. As we move into November, we will start to see some of the titles move down or out of the chart as the big hitters that are upcoming will arrive. And we can expect to see the traditional Christmas movies start to make an appearance or two. It is a little over seven weeks until we hit the big day and as such, the chart will start to pick up some serious pace. But until next week…

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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