With the holidays just around the corner, the selection of films to stream is becoming that little bit more festive, as family-aimed gems new and old begin to land.
Bumblebee flies back to Number 1 on the Official Film Chart following its release on disc, outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined. The Transformers prequel bests The Favourite – which also enjoyed a surge up the charts after its release on disc this week; Olivia Colman’s Oscar-winning performance rises seven places to Number 2. Highest new entry honours go to M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, the third and final instalment of his Unbreakable series, which impacts at 3 on downloads alone. Bohemian Rhapsody holds firm at Number 4; last week’s Number 1 Mary Poppins Returns drops four places to 5; Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse lands at 6, while Avengers: Infinity War slides to Number 7. Mary Queen Of Scots climbs three to Number 8, entering the Top 10 for the first time. The historical drama stars Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie as the title character and Queen Elizabeth I respectively. Mary’s cousin Elizabeth rules both England and Scotland, but when Mary attempts to lay claim to the English throne; betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court hold both thrones in peril - and change the course of history. Aquaman drops two to Number 9, ahead of this week’s highest climber The Secret Life Of Pets - which zooms 15 places to Number 10; It’s the first time the animated adventure has reached the Top 10 and comes ahead of its sequel’s release in cinemas on May 24. This week’s Official Film Chart online show features an exclusive scene from Green Book, winner of Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, available to Download & Keep from May 25.
Bumblebee flies into Number 1 on downloads only. The Transformers prequel starring Hailee Steinfeld zooms straight into the top spot in its first week, ahead of previous Number 1 Mary Poppins Returns (2) by more than 5,000 units. In 1987, Bumblebee is on the run following the Transformers’ defeat by the Decepticons during a war on Cybertron. Sent to protect earth, the robot finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town, transforming into a yellow Volkswagon Beetle. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) discovers him, battle-scarred and broken, and revives him – quickly discovering this is no ordinary VW bug. Avengers: Infinity War enjoys a second week at Number 3 following the cinematic release of its final chapter Endgame; with Avengers: Assemble and Avengers: Age of Ultron rising to 19 and 20 on this week’s chart. Last week’s Number 1 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse creeps down to Number 4. Bohemian Rhapsody returns to the Top 5 at Number 5, pushing Aquaman down one place to six. Last week’s highest new entry The Favourite climbs to 7 while Ant-Man And The Wasp buzzes down to Number 8. Mortal Engines earns another week on the chart but drops five places to Number 9. Thor: Ragnarok feels the benefit of Endgame as it climbs into the Official Film Chart Top 10 for the first time, rounding off the chart at Number 10. This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a sneak peek of M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero finale Glass, which is available to download and keep from May 13. Glass connects the worlds of Unbreakable and Split and stars Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy,
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It’s practically common knowledge at this point that what the world needs now more than anything else is another Transformers movie. Well, Bumblebee is set to be the first Transformer to get his/her own flick and director Michael Bay wants you to know that a) he digs this development, and b) he’s very much on #brand. Transformers: The Last Knight (but clearly not the last movie) will hit theaters next summer.