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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Tops U.K. Home Entertainment Chart in Debut

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife launched at No. 1 on the U.K.’s Official Film Chart, which tracks packaged-media and digital retail sales, for the week ended Jan. 19.

Afterlife knocked Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage off the pole position, with the Tom Hardy sequel dropping down to the No. 3 spot behind MGM’s No Time to Die (distributed by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) at No. 2.

In the latest “Ghostbusters” release, the group has long since disbanded, but when a single mother (Carrie Coon) and her two kids (Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace) move into her late father’s farm, and with the help of teacher Mr. Grooberson (Paul Rudd), they discover the secret legacy one Ghostbuster left behind.

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At No. 4, Disney/Marvel Studios’ Eternals, which follows a group of ancient aliens who have been secretly living on Earth and are forced out of the shadows following an unexpected tragedy.

Disney’s Encanto — the soundtrack to which is currently set to claim an Official No. 1 single this week in the U.K. — takes another week in the top 5 at No. 5, finishing ahead of yet another new chart entry, Universal/Dreamworks Animation’s The Boss Baby: Family Business at No. 6.

Universal’s spooky sequel The Addams Family 2 climbed nine spots to No. 7, a new peak for the animated title, while Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie held on at No. 8.

The 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale (Daniel Craig’s first as Agent 007) re-entered the chart at No. 9 following the release of a new 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Steelbook edition, and finally, Warner’s The Suicide Squad rounded off the chart at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Jan. 19, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 NEW GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE SONY PICTURES
2 2 NO TIME TO DIE UNIVERSAL
3 1 VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE SONY PICTURES
4 NEW ETERNALS DISNEY/MARVEL
5 3 ENCANTO DISNEY
6 NEW THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS UNIVERSAL/DREAMWORKS
7 16 THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 UNIVERSAL/MGM
8 8 PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE PARAMOUNT
9 RE-RELEASE CASINO ROYALE MGM
10 6 THE SUICIDE SQUAD WARNER

© Official Charts Company 2022

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