Hollywood Blockbusters Upped 2022 U.K. Home Entertainment Retail Revenue 6% to $775.5 Million
February 1, 2023
Entertainment consumers in the United Kingdom still love to purchase movies and TV shows across digital and physical formats. New data from the British Association for Screen Entertainment found that consumers spent more than $775 million acquiring video content — led by Paramount Home Entertainment’s Top Gun: Maverick and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Maverick was the biggest-selling home entertainment title with 1.566 million combined unit sales across transactional VOD, electronic sellthrough, Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The original 1986 Top Gun was a top-selling transactional VOD title.
No Way Home, the 2021 global box office champion, sold 1.365 million combined unit sales across all transactional formats. HBO’s House of the Dragon: Season One was the top-selling TV show on disc.
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More than 50 movies were released on premium electronic sellthrough (PEST) and PVOD, a 6.3% rise from 2021, with the average theatrical window per movie hovering around 35 days.
Electronic sellthrough (digital purchase) generated $281 million, with 13 titles selling more than 100,000 units. Transactional VOD revenue increased 6.1% to $162.4 million, from $153 million in 2021.
Packaged media generated $257.2 million in sales across DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray, with 13 titles selling more than 100,000 units. Blu-ray and Blu-ray 4K UHD upped their physical market share to 40%, with 4K UHD demonstrating 14.7% growth from 2021.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment was the leading transactional content studio distributor across physical (34% market share) and digital (17.8% share) channels.