This week on The Offical Film Chart, Elf makes its expected move, and Nope says yes to a chart place, but nothing can stop Maverick from scoring a seventh week at the top!
Welcome to The Official Film Chart.
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THE OFFICIAL CHART
This week sees three titles move into the top ten placings. Two are re-entries while the third makes its debut for the first time. To make way for these newbies, we wave a fond farewell to ‘Fisherman’s Friends: One And All’, ‘Bullet Train’, and ‘Sing 2’. Forget what is at number one (we all know what that is!) and let’s all see what is making up the other nine places in this week’s chart.
MAVERICK IS IN SEVENTH HEAVEN!
Ok, so he hasn’t held the top spot for seven weeks in succession. But no matter what you say, Top Gun: Maverick looks unbeatable at the top of the chart. The superb sequel tops the UK chart for a seventh non-consecutive week. The best film of the year continues to fly high ahead of its December premiere on Paramount+. Tom Cruise is back in his most famous role as Maverick, with some great support from Miles Teller, Jennifer Connolly, and a cameo from Val Kilmer as Iceman. The film makes for a great stocking filler for that special someone on Christmas Day.
ELF HELPS ITSELF TO A SECOND-PLACE FINISH!
If you needed any reminding that Christmas is only just over a month away, then it comes in the shape of Elf. The charming, hilarious, and touching family favorite Christmas movie moves up two places to land its sleigh in the second position. With Will Farrell in town recently for his new movie, he spoke with a fondness for the film. Adding the fact that a supermarket is using the film as part of its Christmas campaign, it has given the movie a massive boost. And we can expect to see it hanging around the chart for a few weeks to come.
THE DINOSAURS ROAR BACK!
The top three are rounded out by Jurassic World: Dominion, which rises two places to take a bite out of the third position. The finale to the Jurassic saga has enjoyed quite the success on home entertainment after making the big bucks at the cinema during the summer. It doesn’t deserve it though. The film is a letdown in almost every department. There is no longer the WOW factor, the story itself is ludicrous, and it is, at times, boring. Young children will still get a kick out of the dinosaurs, and cheer on the heroes. But adults who grew up with the franchise will find themselves wishing for past glory instead of what they are served here.
ELVIS WIGGLES THOSE HIPS AGAIN!
The king of rock and roll wiggles these snake hips again and rises two places to number four. The Baz Luhrmann biopic Elvis continues its winning run inside the top ten. Despite some questionable modern music choices early on, the film manages to settle down and give us a brilliant time. Austin Butler is out of this world with his portrayal of Elvis in a surefire Oscar Nominated performance. Tom Hanks gives another great supporting performance as Colonel Tom Parker in a film that is perfect for all fans of the king.
A NEW ERA RETURNS TO THE CHART!
The second big screen outing for the cast of Downton Abbey rises six places to round out this week’s top five. The film, Downton Abbey: A New Era is a former number one and has been a great success on the home formats. In the film, Tom Branson marries Lucy Smith. Violet Crawley astonishes the family by revealing that long ago she was gifted a villa in the South of France by the Marquis de Montmirail. while a film production company wants to use Downton to shoot a silent film. It is perfect for all fans of the series and makes for a great gift.
NOPE SAYS YES TO A TOP-TEN PLACE!
Rising twenty-six places to make its top ten chart debut is writer/ director Jordan Peele’s NOPE. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer as horse-wrangling siblings attempting to capture evidence of an unidentified flying object. As you would expect, the film is another brilliantly classy affair from Peele. Much of the imagery and events seen in the film will live long in the memory after the film has ended. The movie manages to make its debut thanks to hitting the disc formats as it enters in the sixth position.
MAVERICK DOESN’T GET IT ALL HIS OWN WAY!
After spending a few weeks holding position at number two, this week sees the Top Gun/ Top Gun: Maverick Box Set lose its engine power as it falls five places to end the week down in the seventh position.
THE BATMAN STILL WATCHES OVER THE CHART!
The epic comic book movie The Batman continues its watch over the chart. The film decides it doesn’t want to move again this week as it holds onto the eighth spot.
THE MINIONS ARE ABOUT TO SAY GOODBYE INSTEAD OF BELLO!
Those lovable creatures drop another two places this week. The animated sequel Minions: The Rise Of Gru now entertains us, and makes us laugh from the ninth spot on the chart.
YOU’RE A MEAN ONE, MR GRINCH!
And finally, it DEFINATELY is getting near Christmas as the 2018 animated version of The Grinch makes a welcome reappearance into the chart by rising three places to land the tenth and final position this week.
And that is it for yet another week. It is a little over five weeks until Christmas and, as such, we can expect to see some big titles head our way before the big day, as well as the traditional Christmas movies. It’ll be interesting to see what will hit the chart over the coming weeks. But until next time…
Whatever you decide, whatever you buy, stay safe, be kind, look after each other, and happy viewing!
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Carl Roberts is the News Editor of 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!