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‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ Returns Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart Following Release on Disc

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 raced back to No. 1 on the Official Film Chart, the U.K. weekly home entertainment chart through Aug. 17.

The live-action video game adaptation sequel marked a second, non-consecutive week as the top-selling movie at retail, after moving up 16 spots following its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray.

The physical release comes some nine weeks after its original launch on digital and coordinated with the announcement of the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 theatrical release in December 2024.

The Paramount franchise also sees a second placing in the top 10 this week, as a packaged-media set of both “Sonic” movies landed in at No. 10.

Meanwhile, the previous week’s chart topper, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, dropped to No. 2, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Downton Abbey: A New Era rounded out the podium at No. 3.

At No. 4 was the 1978 release Grease, which entered the top 10 for the first time following death from cancer of Olivia Newton-John on Aug. 8 at age 73. The movie musical launched Newton-John’s career from moderate fame into superstardom after she took on the lead role of Sandy.

Warner’s latest DC adaptation The Batman was down one spot (No. 5) just ahead of Disney/Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (No. 6).

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ 1995 action-drama Heat — which stars Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer — made its Official Film Chart debut at No. 7, following a newly-refreshed 4K UHD release.

Finally, Paramount’s The Lost City fell three spots to No. 8, and Warner’s Dune scored another week on the chart at No. 9.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Aug. 17, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 17 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 PARAMOUNT
2 1 FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE WARNER
3 2 DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA UNIVERSAL
4 NEW GREASE PARAMOUNT
5 4 THE BATMAN WARNER
6 3 DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS DISNEY/MARVEL
7 NEW HEAT 20TH CENTURY
8 5 THE LOST CITY PARAMOUNT
9 7 DUNE (2021) WARNER
10 NEW SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2-MOVIE COLLECTION PARAMOUNT

© Official Charts Company 2022

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