The school half-term last week may have worked in Marc Munden’s favour as his latest film The Secret Garden – which stars Julie Walters and Colin Firth – finally arrived on DVD this week (after previously premiering on Sky in October last year) and has found itself sat at the top of this week’s DVD and Blu-ray chart, which features 3 new entries and 2 re-entries.
Before we get to those, two other films released this week make up second and third place in this week’s chart and they are DC’s latest animated film Batman – Soul of the Dragon and John Suits’ Anti-Life (titled Breach elsewhere), which stars Riverdale‘s Cody Kearsley & Bruce Willis and follows a junior mechanic aboard an interstellar ark to New Earth must outwit a malevolent cosmic terror intent on using the spaceship as a weapon.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange both surprisingly re-enter this week’s chart in 4th and 8th place respectively. Given that WandaVision is currently blowing peoples minds on a weekly basis on Disney Plus, Doctor Strange re-appearing in the chart could be a sign of excitement for the upcoming sequel, In the Multiverse of Madness, which will see Stephen Strange and Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) team-up. In the Multiverse of Madness is said to follow the events of WandaVision, which is why rumours have been floating around the internet the past few weeks that Benedict Cumberbatch could be the big cameo in next week’s WandaVision finale. Whoever the big cameo may be, we don’t have much longer to wait until we see it for ourselves!
For the third week in a row, The Witches refuses to budge from its spot in 5th place despite every other film that was in last week’s chart dropping down it. Christopher Nolan’s Tenet drops from 2nd to 6th this week but remains above Bill and Ted Face the Music, which falls from 3rd to 7th. The 2017 family hit The Greatest Showman remains in the Top 10 again this week in 9th, whilst Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey clinches 10th place to remain in this week’s chart.
This week’s new releases that unfortunately didn’t make it into the chart include Mogul Mowgli, Sator, MLK/FBI, Criterion’s The Grand Budapest Hotel‘s, and 2001: A Space Odyssey‘s 4K release. Rob Savage’s Zoom horror-hit Host – which was released on Shudder last year – also had a limited edition released by Second Sight this week.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Rob Savage and Jed Shepherd about their unexpected hit for Issue 2 of our digital magazine, and we also spoke to the film’s lead star, Haley Bishop, in Issue 3 about the process of making the film during lockdown and the film’s reception.
Next week’s new physical releases include Irish crime-caper Pixie, starring Olivia Cooke and Alec Baldwin (who plays a gangster priest, so obviously, a must-watch), Julius Berg’s The Owner, starring Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams and Sylvester McCoy, and Max Winkler’s Jungleland starring Charlie Hunnam and Jack O’Connell. Also out next week ahead of its long-awaited sequel’s release, Coming to America is getting a 4k release. Could these releases shake up the chart next week? We’ll have to wait and see.
|1||The Secret Garden||NEW|
|2||Batman – Soul of the Dragon||NEW|
|7||Bill and Ted Face the Music||↓3|
|9||The Greatest Showman||↓6|
|10||Birds of Prey||↓7|
*Compiled by the Official Charts Company, the UK’s biggest films on videos of the week, based on sales of DVDs, Blu-rays and other physical formats, across a seven-day period. For more information visit their website.