The Top 10:
- Coco (£5,209,214)- I’m so pleased this film has shot straight to number one in the charts because it really deserves too. I think the story is great, the animation is slick and it deserves to be seen on the big screen for its immense attention to detail. I hope in the coming weeks it will still be able to compete for this Number 1 spot. However, this week alone there are four new releases that will be challenging for that top spot including: Downsizing, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, 12 Strong and Early Man.
- Darkest Hour (£3,295,717)- I have to say I’m not shocked by this film’s success, however, for me I just found this film quite dull and boring which I was not expecting. Gary Oldman’s performance is mesmerizing and deserves all of the credit it is getting, I think he will win the Oscar with James Franco out of the competition, but the narrative is weak and didn’t engage me for any sustained period of time.
- The Post (£2,152,977)- I haven’t seen this film yet, but with two of the biggest and most successful acting geniuses in film, I can’t imagine this will let me down. From most reviews I hear that it is supposed to be a fantastic film that really uses the main stars and the rest of the ensemble well. However, there have been a minority of reviews that have really taken against this film, so I look forward to watching it and gathering my own opinion on it.
- The Greatest Showman (£2,103,605)- I saw this film only a few days ago and I thought it was great. I really enjoyed the music, which has resulted in me re-listening to some of the songs on the soundtrack at home. I thought the acting was good- Michelle Williams is fantastic but as I said in my review “when isn’t she”, Hugh Jackman really embodies P.T Barnum and carries a lot of magic through the film and I believe special mentions should go out to: Zendaya, Zac Efron and the rest of the ensemble cast for carrying the film through so brilliantly. However despite all these positives I didn’t think it was without floors including: a confused narrative and poor ending.
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (£1,840,248)- I enjoyed this film much more than I expected to. I went to watch it with my friends and we all came out having laughed much more than when we went in. I personally found even the terrible jokes forced sniggers or full on belly chuckles that varied in enthusiasm throughout the film. Some of the plot was a little bit stupid however it was an action-adventure movie set in ‘Jumanji’ so I would have been foolish to expect anything otherwise.
- There Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (£1,621,878)- I saw this film quite a while ago and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Anybody who goes into this film expecting a hilarious, sweaty comedy will kind of get what they want, however, underlying there are extremely dark themes that are dealt with in a way that doesn’t under play them and certainly respects them enough to discuss them in an interesting way on the screen. However I didn’t think it was a perfect film, not by a long stretch. I thought that: it didn’t focus on the build up enough and also I felt the ending came either too soon if they wanted that scene in or too late if they didn’t mind. I know others will jump in defence of this film but these were minor points that otherwise didn’t hinder my enjoyment.
- The Commuter (£1,602,680)- I haven’t seen this film and don’t really plan on it after terrible reviews from almost all critics and fans. It will just be another Liam Neeson film where he picks up a big cheque to act out the same film he has done time and time again.
- Insidious: The Last Key (£1,025,740)- Similar to The Commuter I haven’t heard great reviews about this film and for me to want to go to see a Horror I have to hear very good things about it as I’m not a big fan of the genre.
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi (£861,320)- I have watched this film twice. The first time I watched this film I really enjoyed it and was singing its praises to everyone. However when I saw it again all I saw was its flaws and where the 2 and a half hour running time had previously flown past I found it dragging and I was terribly bored. I know this has been a very divisive film, really splitting the majority of people’s opinion, so if you have seen it comment what you thought.
- Pitch Perfect 3 (£374,386)- I really want to watch this film, even though it hasn’t received great support even from the fans who loved the first two. I loved how funny the other ones were so I’m sure at some time in the future, perhaps when it comes out on DVD, I will make sure to watch it.
Other notable films:
13) All the Money in the World (£182,088)- I saw this film a couple of weeks ago and I have to say I wasn’t impressed. There are so many better films out there so if you are watching a film in the coming weeks I would say to avoid this one.
15) Molly’s Game (£130,670)- I really enjoyed this film as I knew nothing else about the story behind it before I watched it. This meant as I watched the film all of the plot points and reveals were interesting and compelling because they were true.
29) Murder on the Orient Express (£9,821)- This was an okay film that left a lot to be desired. I understand that this kind of film appeals to a large demographic of people and did the job for them, so if you are one of those kind of people I hope you enjoyed it.
65) Dunkirk (£544)- Some how this film is still making money. In some isolated corner of the United Kingdom money is still being exchanged for the tickets for this film.
I hope you enjoyed this report if you like it please like and follow to support the site.