December 2, 2022
Official Film Chart - Top Gun Maverick Soars To The Top

This week on The Official Film Chart, the Fisherman’s Friends return for a second outing, and Elf makes its traditional reappearance, but nothing can stop Top Gun: Maverick from cooling its jets at the top!

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HALLOWEEN ENDS IS NOW AVAILABLE TO RENT ON PVOD!

On October 14th of last month, the final chapter in Blumhouse’s Halloween trilogy hit screens. Halloween Ends did manage to give the new trilogy a definitive ending. It also split the fanbase down the middle (Read our review here.) The film is now available to rent on PVOD for £15.99, giving the home audience the chance to have one last scare after the fact. Now, I’m a massive Halloween franchise fan. In fact, I loved the previous two movies in the new trilogy. But I have to admit that I came out of the cinema extremely disappointed. This isn’t the great ending we all hoped for. It does contain some nasty deaths. But it is certainly not a great ending in the Laurie Strode/ Michael Myers saga. And certainly isn’t worth waiting forty-four years for. But if you feel like checking it out, rent it from your preferred site now.

Michael Myers (aka The Shape) in HALLOWEEN ENDS, directed by David Gordon Green

THE OFFICIAL CHART

This week sees one new entry and one re-entry that gets its traditional place inside the top ten. To make way for these new titles, we must bid goodbye to ‘Terrifier 2’, and ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era.’ But what is holding the top spot? Has Maverick managed to keep flying high? Have the dinosaurs roared back? Has the Bullet Train sped back into pole position? Strap in, we’re going to find out.

MAVERICK IS STILL FLYING HIGH!

For a sixth non-consecutive week, the official UK number one is Top Gun: Maverick. The epic sequel has managed to outsell the rest of the top five titles combined. And it isn’t hard to see why. Tom Cruise returns in his most iconic role as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in a sequel that hit the heights of the original movie and then flew above them. Despite some strong competition, the film remains my favorite of the year. The film is a delight from start to finish, bringing back some nostalgia from the 1986 original in a flight of emotion, great thrills, and some fantastic aerial sequences.

Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and Miles Teller plays Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw in Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

MAVERICK HITS THE DOUBLE!

And he still isn’t content to hold the top spot only. He has to hold the second spot as well! Holding firm and flying in a holding pattern for another week is the Top Gun/ Top Gun: Maverick box set. As you can easily guess, the box set contains both of Maverick’s adventures (so far) alongside some brilliant bonus features. While we expect the sequel to look amazing, the restoration of the original film makes it look and sound better than ever. The set is exactly what home cinema was made for. And I have annoyed my neighbors by cranking up the volume on my surround sound speakers to get the full experience.

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

THE FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS REUNITE ONCE AGAIN!

Our only new entry this week sails in at number three. And it is a salty hello to Fisherman’s Friends: One And All. The film is the follow-up to the 2019 film about the sea shanty singing group from Port Isaac, Cornwall. The sequel is based on the second part of the Fisherman’s Friends true story. Following the unexpected success of the band’s debut album “No Hopers, Jokers, and Rogues”, we re-join them almost a year later, struggling with the pressures, pitfalls, and temptations of their newfound fame, second album syndrome, and performing on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury. The film didn’t get a good critical reception this time around. But it is still an enjoyable film that will entertain the home audience.

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James Purefoy Leads The Cast In Fisherman’s Friends: One And All, An EIV Release

BUDDY THE ELF IS BACK!

Could it be because of the Christmas ad for a particular supermarket? Or is it because the festive season is almost upon us? Who cares! Rising twenty-two places to return to the top ten once again in fourth place, we welcome back Will Ferrell in Elf. The film is one of the country’s best-loved Christmas movies. Including my mum’s! The film is celebrating its 31st week on the charts and remains one of the go-to movies for the whole family during the holiday season. This is after being released nineteen years ago this year. And no, Will Ferrell WON’T be making a sequel.

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Elf (Image courtesy of New Line Cinema)

THE DINOSAURS MOVE TOWARDS EXTINCTION!

Dropping two places to number five this week is the finale of the Jurassic franchise. The film, Jurassic World: Dominion continues to entertain the country on home entertainment. As many people know, I found the film to be tired, unremarkable, uninvolving, and a poor end to the saga. But many people have taken the film to their hearts, making it a decent success. For what seems to be the majority, the film still has the wow factor of bringing the dinosaurs to life. For me, sadly, it is a pale shadow of the franchise’s heyday. But hey, that’s just me!

Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) in Jurassic World Dominion, co-written and directed by Colin Trevorrow. © 2022 Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

ELVIS IS HEADING FOR HEARTBREAK HOTEL!

We move into the bottom five positions now to discover the king of rock and roll is on his way down the chart. The Baz Luhrmann-directed Elvis drops two places this week as it rocks out from the sixth position. Austin Butler portrays Elvis Presley in a brilliant performance with great support from Tom Hanks as his long-time manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

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AUSTIN BUTLER as Elvis in Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “ELVIS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

THE MINIONS ARE ON THE WAY DOWN AGAIN!

Those cuddly, lovable creatures drop another position this week. The animated sequel Minions: The Rise Of Gru is now unleashing its own brand of hilarious evil on the world from seventh place.

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

THE BATMAN CONTINUES TO WATCH FROM THE SHADOWS!

The caped crusader continues to watch over Gotham City this week as he refuses to move. The comic book epic The Batman is a non-mover as he uses his utility belt to hang onto the eighth position.

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

THE BULLET TRAIN HAS REALLY COME OFF THE TRACKS!

To think, that two weeks ago, it was leading the way as the UK’s number one title. Now though, Bullet Train has been seriously derailed. The Brad Pitt action-comedy falls another two places to end the week in the ninth position.

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Brad Pitt stars in Bullet Train.

SING 2 LOSES ITS VOICE!

And finally, although I don’t think it will leave us or stay out of the top ten if it does, the animated hit sequel Sing 2 loses its voice and a place as it lands in the tenth and final position in the chart.

Sing 2, A Universal Pictures/ Illumination Entertainment Release.

TIME’S UP!

And our time inside the top ten has ended for the week. Over the coming weeks, we can expect to see some hit family films such as Tad The Lost Explorer And The Curse Of The Mummy, and Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile become available. These will undoubtedly feature in the top ten positions before Christmas. 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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