January 6, 2022
James Bond is off to a good start in 2022. MGM/UA Releasing’s No Time to Die was the top-selling retail movie release in the U.K. for the week ended Jan. 5, according to new data from the Official Film Chart.
Distributed by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment in the U.K., the movie marks the fifth (and reportedly) last film with actor Daniel Craig playing Agent 007. The title ended 2021 as the top-selling retail release in the world’s No. 2 home entertainment market.
No Time to Die generated 294,000 sales, with two-thirds (67%) of the week’s total made up of digital formats. Despite the significant unit sales, the movie’s biggest retail was actually the last week of 2021 when it racked up 780,000-unit sales across disc and digital.
With 621,000 Blu-ray Disc and DVD copies sold in its opening week, it became the biggest week one release on disc since 2017, and additionally was the biggest-selling title of the year in digital downloads.
Separately, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage debuted at No. 2. The sequel to 2018’s Venom claimed the biggest new entry of the week on digital downloads only. Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Suicide Squad climbed three spots to No. 3, while Disney’s latest animated musical Encanto was the week’s second brand new entry at No. 4.
Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie rebounded two spots to No. 5, landing ahead of 20th Century Studio’s The Last Duel, up seven spots to a new peak at No. 6. Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures’ The French Dispatch jumped 13 spots to No. 7.
Finally, three more entries are back in the top 10 post-Christmas; Spider-Man: Far From Home (No. 8), Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (No. 9) and Peter Rabbit 2 (No. 10).
The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Jan. 5, 2022
|1||1||NO TIME TO DIE||UNIVERSAL|
|2||NEW||VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE||SONY PICTURES|
|3||6||THE SUICIDE SQUAD||WARNER|
|5||7||PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE||PARAMOUNT|
|6||13||THE LAST DUEL||20TH CENTURY|
|7||20||THE FRENCH DISPATCH||SEARCHLIGHT|
|8||15||SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME||SONY PICTURES|
|9||18||HARRY POTTER: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION||WARNER|
|10||21||PETER RABBIT 2||SONY PICTURES|