This week on The Official Film Chart, Bullet Train gets derailed, and Downton Abbey returns, but it is Top Gun: Maverick that flies back to the top!
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THE LOST KING IS NOW AVAILABLE TO RENT OR BUY ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!
The British comedy-drama The Lost King came out in UK cinemas at the start of October. It is a fictionalization of the story of Philippa Langley, the woman who initiated the search to find King Richard III’s remains under a car park in Leicester. Starring Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan (who also co-wrote the screenplay), the film earned mixed reviews. It also attracted controversy with academics claiming the film was completely unreal and misleading compared to the true events. However, the film is now available to either buy or rent on digital download. For those who wish to rent it, it is available on PVOD for £15.99. Or if you would like to buy and own it early, it is available to purchase for £19.99.
THE OFFICIAL CHART
This week sees two re-entries hit the chart. To make room for these titles, we must watch as ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’, and ‘Thor: Love & Thunder’ depart. But what is occupying the number one spot? Has Maverick hit the afterburners and soared back to the top? Have those naughty Minions decided to have another turn at the chart summit? Or has something else taken the top honors? It’s time for us to find out.
TOP GUN: MAVERICK FLIES BACK TO THE TOP!
I predicted it last week. And I was right. Thanks to it hitting the physical formats, Top Gun: Maverick flies high again as it returns to the top spot. The film has been a huge success at the box office and on digital download. It fell down the chart after being number one for a number of weeks. But it again soars up the chart by seven places. Tom Cruise returns in perhaps his most famous role as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in the sequel we waited thirty-six years for. And when it finally arrived, it blew us all away. For me, it is the film of the year. And one that I have watched time and again.
THE TOP GUN BOXSET RETURNS AT NUMBER TWO!
Not being content with regaining the top spot again, Maverick decides he wants the second position too. And so he does as the Top Gun/ Top Gun: Maverick Boxset returns to the chart again, thanks to the sequel hitting the physical formats. As you’d expect, the boxset contains both of the blockbuster movies in a set that flies high again. Of the pair, the sequel is the best but the original still has the power to entertain us. And of course, contains a brilliant soundtrack that brings back nostalgia.
JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION ROARS BACK AGAIN!
The closing chapter to the Jurassic franchise has decided to take a bite out of the third spot this week as it rises a place. Jurassic World: Dominion continues to be a big success on home entertainment, replicating its box office performance. The film ends the franchise on a damp note, however. It isn’t the big finale we were all hoping for or expected. Instead, it is a limp effort that is an insult to the movies that have gone before it. Despite the original cast returning for this closing movie, the wonder and ideas are long gone.
ELVIS ROCKS UP A PLACE!
The king of rock and roll gyrates his hips and moves up a place to number four. The Baz Luhrmann biopic Elvis continues its successful run on the home entertainment formats. Austin Butler gives the performance of a lifetime as Elvis Presley with terrific support from Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker. I did have a few issues with the film but on the whole, it had me hooked from the start. And the recreations are incredible.
TERRIFIER 2 ISN’T SO SCARY!
The top five are rounded out by the horror sequel Terrifier 2. As we come off the back of Halloween, the film finds itself losing places as it tumbles three places to number five. Art The Clown is back in a film that is heavy on violence and gore and has a reputation for making people faint and/or vomit. It certainly contains a few sequences that will turn the stomach and will shock quite a few people. But there is nothing in it that compares to the hacksaw murder in the original film.
THE RISE OF GRU COMES TO A SUDDEN END!
We now move into the bottom five positions. And we say a small ‘Bello’ to those pesky Minions at number six. Their hilarious animated sequel Minions: The Rise Of Gru suffers a three-place fall this week. But no matter how you look at it, the film remains a family film that never fails to entertain.
BULLET TRAIN GETS DERAILED BIG TIME!
Last week’s number one has suffered a serious derailment this week. The film, Bullet Train falls six places to end the week down in seventh place. Starring Brad Pitt, the film is a brilliant action-comedy that certainly isn’t for the whole family but is terrific entertainment nonetheless.
THE BATMAN SINKS BACK INTO THE SHADOWS!
After re-entering the chart last week in the sixth position, The Batman has slunk back into the shadows once again. The three-hour-long comic book movie drops two places to guard Gotham City from eighth place.
SING 2 IS STILL CROONING!
What has just GOT to be one of the year’s best-selling titles, Sing 2 continues to entertain the whole family inside the top ten. The animated sequel has held its position this week as it croons from the ninth spot.
A NEW ERA RETURNS TO DOWNTON ABBEY!
And finally, rising a place to return to the top ten in the tenth and final position, the dramatic sequel Downton Abbey: A New Era opens its doors once again.
And that’s all there is for this week. Another week has gone on the run-up to Christmas. Although there are some big titles to be announced, there is plenty that we do know about which is either already here or is incoming. You can find out what lies ahead by clicking here. But in the meantime…
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!