In what I hope will be a new feature from yours truly, I will be exploring the UK home film chart each week to see what films people are watching at home – and they may just inspire your next watch. The data presented will be gathered from Official Charts and will include UK sales of DVDs, Blu-rays, and digital downloads. So, let’s begin!
Military Wives dethrones Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man from the top spot as it jumps up 8 places on the chart this week. The film is inspired by true events and sees a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves a supportive network of friends and in the limelight, as they get the opportunity to perform at the Royal Albert Hall, all the while dealing with the fact their partners are away serving in Afghanistan.
Also racing back up the chart this week is Sonic the Hedgehog, which moves up 3 places to claim the silver medal in its 14th week in the UK Film Chart Top 40. Frozen II, which is a ‘gorgeously animated, strongly performed, and surprisingly mature sequel‘, climbs one place to take the bronze medal this week. Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey only moves down one spot this week to remain in the top half of the chart, whilst The Invisible Man slips from 1st to 6th, just behind Dolittle which sits bang on the middle of the Top 10.
Todd Phillips’ Joker is this week’s only re-entry into the Top 10 as it finds itself in 8th place (up from 16th) in its 24th week in the Top 40. Just missing out on a spot in this week’s Top 10 in rank #11-15 are Bad Boys For Life, Le Mans ’66, Jumanji: The Next Level, Knives Out and The Hunt.
Dark Waters and Onward both move two ranks down the chart this week into 9th and 10th. Will we be seeing them in the chart next week? With the upcoming home releases of Trolls World Tour (which is already sitting at the top of the UK iTunes film chart), Life With Music, and Deep Blue Sea 3 next week – we will have to wait and see.
|1||Military Wives||↑ 9|
|2||Sonic the Hedgehog||↑ 5|
|3||Frozen II||↑ 4|
|4||Birds of Prey||↓ 3|
|6||The Invisible Man||↓ 1|
|9||Dark Waters||↓ 7|
*Data from The Official Film Chart is a rundown of the UK’s favourite films of the week, as bought on DVD, Blu-Ray and download and is compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on sales across a seven day period through outlets including mail order, entertainment shops, supermarkets and download stores.