August 4, 2021
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway held onto the No. 1 spot on the Official Film Chart in the United Kingdom for a second consecutive week, ending Aug. 4.
The live-action animated sequel is still connecting with consumers on digital downloads only. The James Corden and Rose Byrne-led movie continues to hold as the U.K.’s biggest film, beating competition from the 2013 animated adventure The Croods at No. 2, which has enjoyed a recent resurgence thanks to the release of its own sequel in theaters.
The original Space Jam (Warner) held at No. 3 for a third consecutive week, as Zack Snyder’s Justice League jumped four spots to No. 4, and double feature set Peter Rabbit 1 & 2 dropped to No. 5. The animated and real world collide in Tom & Jerry, which chased its way back up four spots to No. 6. Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong dropped to No. 7 and the studio’s Mortal Kombat sank to No. 8.
Warner’s Birds of Prey climbed 13 spots to No. 9, returning to the Top 10 for the first time since March, thanks to the release of the recent Suicide Squad sequel, and Universal Pictures’ critically-acclaimed Promising Young Woman rounded out the top 10.
Overall, Warner again dominated retail channels with 60% of the top-selling titles, followed by Sony (20%) and Universal/DreamWorks Animation (20%).
The highest new entry on the Official Film Chart came from British thriller Six Minutes To Midnight at No. 15. Written by Eddie Izzard and Celyn Jones, and written and directed by Andy Goddard, the WWII-set drama includes Izzard, Judi Dench and Nigel Lindsay among its cast.
The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Aug. 4, 2021
|1||1||PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY||SONY PICTURES|
|4||8||ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE||WARNER|
|5||2||PETER RABBIT 1 & 2||SONY PICTURES|
|6||10||TOM & JERRY (2021)||WARNER|
|7||6||GODZILLA VS. KONG||WARNER|
|8||5||MORTAL KOMBAT (2021)||WARNER|
|9||22||BIRDS OF PREY …||WARNER|
|10||9||PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN||UNIVERSAL|
© Official Charts Company 2021