Hocus Pocus flies up the UK Film Chart
James R | On 04, Nov 2020
Hocus Pocus magicsits way up the UK’s Official Film Chart this week, following the weekend’s Halloween festivities.
The film has taken the top spot in the chart – the only weekly chart in the world to count both physical disc and digital download sales – for the first time, as purchases and downloads of spooky films have seen a seasonal boost from families and flatmates across the UK prevented from the usual parties and trick-or-treating taking to their sofas for a ghostly movie night.
In total, 12 films in the Top 20 are spooky titles, varying from classic horrors including Scream and Halloween to more family-friendly entries like Scoob! and Casper. Hocus Pocus flies up three to take its place at Number 1, just ahead of Tim Burton classic The Nightmare Before Christmas which also rises three to Number 2 – knocking both Onward (4) and Frozen 2 (5) down three places each from last week. Scoob! holds on at Number 3.
Ghostbusters (1984) also enters the chart for the first time this spooky season, landing at Number 6 just ahead of Casper at 7, which rockets 17 places. Thanks to a recent remake, the original 1990 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches soars 20 places to Number 8, and The Invisible Man creeps up four to Number 9. IT: Chapter Two rounds things off at Number 10, floating up seven places.
Other seasonal entries in the Top 20 include The House With A Clock In Its Walls (13), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15), Beetlejuice (16), Halloween (17) and Scream (20).
Read for the full top 10, plus the Official Film Chart show, which features a sneak peek at 1955 Ealing Studios comedy caper The Ladykillers, which is being re-released on 4k to buy from 9th November.
|2||5||The Nightmare Before Christmas|
|8||28||The Witches (2020)|
|9||13||The Invisible Man|
|10||17||IT: Chapter 2|