May 25, 2022
With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend theatrical release of oft-delayed sequel Top Gun: Maverick, the 1986 original Top Gun bumped up to No. 1 on the Official Film Chart through May 25 as consumers reconnect with the franchise. In the process, the Tom Cruise-starring Paramount Home Entertainment original becomes the oldest movie to ever rank atop the Official Film Chart.
Leading with 70% of its sales coming from digital downloads, the movie’s success reflects the U.K.’s enduring love of the franchise. The sequel received strong applause at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The growing wealth and breadth of content available on digital formats afford classic films such as Top Gun to enjoy a resurgence with new generations decades after their initial release.
Meanwhile, the previous week’s chart-topper, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Uncharted, moved down to the No. 2 spot, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Sing 2 dropped to No. 3, and Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home fell to No. 4.
This week’s highest new entry came from EIV comedy-drama Dog, starring Channing Tatum and directed by Tatum and Reid Carolin — both of whom make their directorial debuts with the film. In the film an army ranger (Tatum) must transport the beloved military working dog of a fellow soldier to his funeral, which becomes the road-trip of a lifetime.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Dune finished at No. 6, while The Matrix Resurrections dropped to No. 7, and Universal’s biographical drama Belfast finished at No. 8. Disney animated musical Encanto rebounded to No. 9, and J-Lo and Owen Wilson round off the top 10 with Marry Me.
The Official Film Chart Top 10 – May 25, 2022
|3||2||SING 2||UNIVERSAL PICTURES|
|4||3||SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME||SONY PICTURES|
|7||6||THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS||WARNER|
© Official Charts Company 2022