Original ‘Top Gun’ Earns Third Week as U.K.’s No. 1 Selling Movie

It’s a third week at No. 1 for Paramount Home Entertainment’s 1986 original Top Gun as the title soared on the Official Film Chart the week ended June 15 following a close race against Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Batman.

With just 500 unit sales separating the two titles, Tom Cruise’s chart topping reign could be ending with the release this week of The Batman on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Disc.

Other highlights in this week’s top 10 include a three-place rebound for Warner’s The Matrix Resurrections (No. 4) while two former chart toppers re-entered the top 10. James Bond’s latest adventure No Time to Die soared 10 spots to No. 8, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom thrashed up eight spots to No. 9 following the release of Jurassic World: Dominion in theaters.

Rounding off the countdown at No. 10 was Ryan Gosling’s modern cult classic Drive; originally released in 2011, the neo-noir action drama entered the Official Film Chart for the first time following its release on 4K UHD, including a new limited-edition boxset.

Outside the top 10, two more “Jurassic” franchise favorites are on the rise. The original Jurassic Park (1993) jumped eight spots to No. 11, while Jurassic World (2015) moved up 13 spots to No. 14.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – June 15, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 TOP GUN PARAMOUNT
2 2 THE BATMAN WARNER
3 3 SING 2 UNIVERSAL
7 7 THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS WARNER
4 4 UNCHARTED SONY PICTURES
5 5 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES
8 8 DUNE (2021) WARNER
18 18 NO TIME TO DIE UNIVERSAL/MGM
17 17 JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM UNIVERSAL
NEW NEW DRIVE SECOND SIGHT

© Official Charts Company 2022

Netflix to Be Featured in an Exhibit at London Museum

Netflix has announced a new partnership with the Design Museum in London — a museum devoted to contemporary design — for a new exhibit celebrating the service’s “design journey,” according to a blog post by Steve Johnson, Netflix VP of product and studio design.

“Our new immersive exhibition will take a closer look at the key elements of the Netflix experience, its evolution over time, and our underpinning design philosophy,” Johnson wrote. “The exhibit will also showcase this design journey from a different perspective through fan favourites.

“When something is designed well, it makes life easier, gives us joy and brings people together. And just like entertainment, design can fundamentally change the way we live our lives. 

“At Netflix, building an intuitive, seamless experience has been at the heart of our business for the last 25 years: from our very early days as a mail-order DVD company, to our role today bringing entertainment to homes and devices around the world. Design plays a key role in connecting our members with great stories.”

It’s Netflix’s 10th year in the United Kingdom, he noted.

“We couldn’t think of a better moment to look back at the evolution of the Netflix experience and celebrate our journey together,” he wrote.

Netflix Picks Up Three U.K. Reality Shows for Its Global Audience

Netflix has picked up three reality shows from the United Kingdom for its global audience.

“Over our past couple of years at Netflix, we have been thrilled by the ideas pitched to us from production companies in the U.K.; ideas that are fresh, thought-provoking and playful, a perfect combination for our unscripted slate,” wrote Ben Kelly, manager of unscripted series for the U.K., and Daisy Lilley, manager of unscripted series for the U.K., in an online blog. “We look for series that have a unique take on a familiar concept and put innovative twists on shows that you wouldn’t find anywhere else, so that we can deliver something truly original.

“The line-up includes a monstrous new VFX dance competition that gives talented budding dancers a chance to perform like no one’s watching, a reality series that puts a group of failure-to-launch youngsters through their paces in a wilderness camp, and a dating show with a seriously uncomfortable twist.”

They also confirmed that season three of “Too Hot to Handle” will launch early in the new year.

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The new shows include “Snowflake Mountain,” “Dance Monsters” and “Dated and Related.”

“Snowflake Mountain” takes a bunch of clueless kidults who aren’t yet living to their full potential and puts them through their paces at a wilderness survival retreat to try and kickstart them into standing on their own two feet. At stake is a transformative cash prize for the lucky winner. There’s no running water, no parents to wait on them, and no Wi-Fi. The series, which was filmed in the Lake District (North West England), features an international cast.

“Dance Monsters” is a large-scale dancing competition with a monster twist. Through the power of VFX, live motion capture and facial recognition, competitors will transform into fantastical dance monsters that come to life in front of an expert panel of judges and a live studio audience. For their time on stage they get to escape reality, become something truly extraordinary and stand out from the crowd.

In “Dated and Related,” pairs of siblings will be seeing each other’s love life up close and personal as they search for “the one” together. The series is filmed in France with an international cast.