The Official Film Chart | The UK Top Ten (10th February)
This week on The Official Film Chart, The Woman King battles her way into the chart, and it’s Groundhog Day once again, but it’s The Banshees Of Inisherin that take the chart honors!
Welcome to The Official Film Chart. And our apologies for the chart being late this week.
THE OFFICIAL CHART
The chart this week doesn’t change too much. Titles come and go, and move around as they want. But as always, some titles discover there is no room inside the top ten. And this week, it’s the turn of Prey For The Devil, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, and Sing 2 to depart. But what is occupying the top spot? Has the DC anti-hero managed to secure another week on his throne? Have the Banshees screamed their way to the top? Has the British buying public picked a tasty treat off The Menu? It is time to find out.
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN SCREAM THEIR WAY TO THE TOP!
Ok, admit it, you didn’t see this one coming, did you? Neither did I. But in a surprise move, the award-winning comic drama The Banshees Of Inisherin have taken the top spot. Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, the film stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two lifelong friends who find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them. The film took many honors at the recent 43rd London Critics’ Circle awards and has been nominated for several Academy Awards.
BLACK ADAM HAS BEEN DEFEATED!
The new anti-hero of the DCU, Black Adam has been defeated this week by the Banshees. As a result, the Dwayne Johnson-starring comic book movie falls a place to become this week’s number two. I have to admit that I loved the film when I saw it at the cinema back in October of last year. And feel sorry that it appears to be a one-and-done movie, thanks to James Gunn and his plans for the new DCU. As it is, the film is a dark comic book movie that will entertain families across the country, despite some scenes that may upset younger viewers.
THE WOMAN KING BATTLES HER WAY INTO THE CHART!
The highest new entry this week has fought its way into the third place. And it’s hello to The Woman King. It is a historical action drama film about the Agojie, the all-female warrior unit that protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey during the 17th to 19th centuries. Set in the 1820s, the film stars Viola Davis as a general who trains the next generation of warriors to fight their enemies. The film also stars Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and John Boyega. The film was widely praised by critics but was given mixed reviews by historians. However, it is a fascinating movie and one that is elevated by an incredible performance from Viola Davis.
MAVERICK IS STILL FLYING HIGH!
Tom Cruise and his magnificent sequel Top Gun: Maverick continues to fly high in this week’s chart, despite falling back a place to fourth. The film has been a sensation ever since it flew into cinemas last summer. The film is a former number-one title that dominated the sales on all the formats last year and into this one. It is also currently available to watch for all subscribers on both Sky Movies and Paramount Plus. But it seems that the buying public just has to own a physical copy of the film. And I can’t blame them.
ELVIS IS STILL ROCKING!
The top five this week are rounded out by the Baz Luhrmann musical drama Elvis. The film continues to rock on the home entertainment formats, despite losing a place to fall to number five. However, with Oscar nominations under its belt, including a much-deserved one for Austin Butler as the king of rock and roll, the film is bound to gain a new lease of life once the statuettes have been handed out. And fans of Elvis Presley will lap the movie up in their droves.
JURASSIC WORLD STANDS STILL!
As we move into the bottom five places in the chart, we find a bunch of stubborn dinosaurs in our path. Their film, Jurassic World: Dominion manages to dig its prehistoric claws into sixth place once again. The finale of thirty years of dinosaur mayhem has seemingly found a new lease of life on home entertainment.
THE MENU LOSES ITS FLAVOUR!
The dark comedy horror movie The Menu finds itself to be a bit unpalatable this week. The film, featuring Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor-Joy takes a two-place fall as it presents itself at the number seven dinner table.
GROUNDHOG DAY REPEATS ITSELF! GROUNDHOG DAY REPEATS ITSELF!
Yes, I know I put the heading in twice! That’s because the classic comedy from 1993, Groundhog Day has hit the chart as a new entry at number eight. The film tells the story of Phil Connors (Bill Murray), a cynical television weatherman covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, who becomes trapped in a time loop, forcing him to relive February 2 repeatedly. Every year, the film turns up on Sky Movies and plays back-to-back all day long! But who can argue with this comedy classic that stands up to scrutiny every time we watch it?
THE BATMAN RETURNS AGAIN!
You can’t keep a good superhero down for too long. And thanks to a digital price cut, Matt Reeves’ comic book noir superhero film The Batman returns to the top ten once more. The film, featuring Robert Pattinson as the dark knight, rises six places to return to the ninth position.
HALLOWEEN ENDING ITS TIME IN THE TOP TEN!
And finally, Michael Myers and Laurie Strode’s final battle drops three places to become the tenth and final title on the chart. The finale to Blumhouse’s trilogy, Halloween Ends looks certain to drop out of the chart placings next week.
END OF THE LINE!
And that is that for another week. Some of the big movies that opened at the back end of last year are gearing up for their chart assault. Films such as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Violent Night, Matilda: The Musical, and of course, Avatar: The Way Of Water will be heading our way in the coming months. And then we will have a proper chart battle on our hands. But until next week…
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!