‘No Time to Die’ Tops Disc Sales Charts for Third Week

MGM’s No Time to Die spent a third-consecutive week at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Jan. 8.

Distributed on Blu-ray Disc and DVD by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, No Time to Die is the 25th James Bond film from EON Productions and the fifth to star Daniel Craig as Agent 007, his final turn in the role. The film earned $160.8 million at the domestic box office.

Sony Pictures’ Marvel Comics-inspired Venom: Let There Be Carnage stayed at No. 2 on both charts for a third week in its in its fourth week on shelves, while Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings remained No. 3 on both charts.

The week’s top newcomer was Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures’ Antlers, at No. 4 on both charts. Directed by Scott Cooper and produced by Guillermo del Toro, the film explores the myth of the dreaded “wendigo” as a small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, seek to help a troubled young boy who possesses a strange secret. It earned $10.6 million at the domestic box office.

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The No. 5 overall disc seller was Paramount’s first season of the Kevin Costner drama “Yellowstone.” Season two was No. 8 and season three was No. 6.

The No. 5 Blu-ray seller (No. 15 on the overall disc chart) was Funimation’s Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 9 saw Venom: Let There Be Carnage return to the No. 1 spot, pushing No Time to Die to No. 2.

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel remained the No. 3 rental, while Lionsgate’s Dangerous rose two spots to No. 4, and Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy remained No. 5.

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‘No Time to Die’ Tops Disc Sales Charts for Second Week

MGM’s No Time to Die spent a second-consecutive week at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Jan. 1.

Distributed on Blu-ray Disc and DVD by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, No Time to Die is the 25th James Bond film from EON Productions and the fifth to star Daniel Craig as Agent 007, his final turn in the role. The film earned $160.8 million at the domestic box office.

Sony Pictures’ Marvel Comics-inspired Venom: Let There Be Carnage stayed at No. 2 on both charts for a second week in its in its third week on shelves, while Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was No. 3 on both charts.

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The No. 4 overall disc seller (No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart) was Universal Pictures’ F9: The Fast Saga, while the No. 4 Blu-ray (No. 9 on the overall disc chart) was Funimation’s Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.

The week’s top newcomer was Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures’ The French Dispatch, the latest quirky comedy from director Wes Anderson. No. 5 on both charts, the film is an anthology built around a fictional American magazine in a small town in France printing its final issue following the death of its editor (Bill Murray). It earned $16 million at the domestic box office. Blu-ray Disc accounted for 72% of its total unit sales.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 2 also had No Time to Die at No. 1 for a second week, with Venom: Let There Be Carnage again at No. 2.

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel remained the No. 3 rental, while Warner’s Cry Macho remained No. 4, and Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy climbed three spots to No. 5.

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‘No Time to Die’ Tops U.K.’s First 2022 Weekly Home Entertainment Chart

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.

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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

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 NO TIME TO DIE UNIVERSAL
2 NEW VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE SONY PICTURES
3 6 THE SUICIDE SQUAD WARNER
4 NEW ENCANTO DISNEY
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

‘No Time to Die,’ ‘Venom’ Continue to Hold Top Spots on Weekly Redbox Charts

MGM’s No Time to Die remained No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended Jan. 2, and stayed No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart during the week as well.

The latest James Bond actioner, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, is the fifth and final film to feature Daniel Craig as Agent 007 and earned $160.8 million at the domestic box office.

Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage, stayed No. 2 on the disc rental chart, but maintained the top spot for a third week on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions.

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel remained No. 3 on the Redbox disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, and rose a spot to No. 5 on the digital chart. The drama from Ridley Scott tells the story of the last sanctioned duel in France in the 14th century.

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The No. 4 disc rental was once again Warner’s Cry Macho, meaning the top four remained the same from the previous week. The film was directed by and stars Clint Eastwood as an aging former rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder in 1979 who takes a job from an ex-boss (Dwight Yoakam) to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico. It was No. 10 on the digital chart.

No. 5 on the Redbox disc rental chart was Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy, which was No. 3 on the digital chart.

The No. 4 digital title was Universal’s Copshop, which was No. 10 on the disc rental chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Jan. 2:

  1. No Time to Die — Universal/MGM
  2. Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Sony Pictures
  3. The Last Duel — 20th Century
  4. Cry Macho — Warner
  5. Free Guy — Disney/20th Century
  6. Dangerous — Lionsgate
  7. Jungle Cruise — Disney
  8. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — Disney/Marvel
  9. Fortress — Lionsgate
  10. Copshop — Universal

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Jan. 2:

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Sony Pictures
  2. No Time to Die — MGM
  3. Free Guy — Disney/20th Century
  4. Copshop — Universal
  5. The Last Duel — Disney/20th Century
  6. Old — Universal
  7. Dangerous — Lionsgate
  8. F9: The Fast Saga — Universal
  9. 13 Minutes — Quiver
  10. Cry Macho — Warner

 

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2021: U.K. Home Entertainment Revenue Up 13% to $5 Billion, More than 21 Million Discs Sold

Consumers in the United Kingdom continued to embrace home entertainment in 2021, spending more than $5 billion across physical and digital media, which was up 13.3% from $4.4 billion spent in 2020, according to new year-end data from the British Association for Screen Entertainment. The trade group bases data from the Official Charts Company, Futuresource Consulting, Omdia, and Kantar, among other sources.

More than 21.1 million discs were sold in the U.K., the world’s No. 2 home entertainment retail market — underscoring resilience of disc sales
despite challenging retail market conditions. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment was the biggest distributor in the U.K.

Meanwhile, more than 50% of U.K. households have embraced subscription video-on-demand (SVOD), with 16 million households subscribing to at least one service. That said, the growth of SVOD slowed in 2021, with growth of 28%, down from 44% in 2020.

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MGM/UA Releasing’s No Time to Die was the biggest retail title of the year with 1.15 million unit sales, including 717,500 combined DVD/Blu-ray Discs sold in two weeks, generating the largest first-week disc sales since 2017, and the biggest ever on 4K UHD Blu-ray. On Blu-ray, the movie sold 237,000 units, of which 15% was 4K UHD — surpassing the previous No. 1, Disney’s Avengers: Endgame.

The last movie with Daniel Craig as Agent 007 was also the biggest-selling title of the year on digital retail with sales of over 430,000 units.

The cross-format performance of No Time to Die underscores the home entertainment options now available to consumers, with an initial release in theaters, followed by premium video-on-demand (PVOD), electronic sellthrough, DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD, with traditional VOD still to come.

“2021 has no doubt been one of the most challenging on record for the U.K. home video sector, but continued consumer thirst for transactional content in 2021 was evident despite a more limited slate, with digital library sales growing year-over-year once more,” David Sidebottom, principal analyst, entertainment at Futuresource Consulting, said in a statement. “The sector remains incredibly robust heading into 2022, with transactional digital video sales set to bounce back, potentially to record levels, boosted by a plethora of new movie releases.”

Indeed, the ongoing impact of the pandemic, including shuttered theaters earlier this year drove home entertainment retail the first six months of 2021, and the consequent lack of big-screen content was felt throughout the
year. The traditional content pipeline was fractured for the first time, and the U.K. gross box office stood at 40% of pre-pandemic levels, with just over half the number of theatrical releases compared to 2019.

With the reopening of cinemas in May, the big screen experience re-emerged and began its build back steadily across the second half of 2021, as audiences grew in confidence and a blockbuster slate began to land.

This culminated in a game-changing $130 million U.K./Irish box office for
No Time to Die. The title’s success across digital and physical formats demonstrated the new landscape of co-existing multi-format screen entertainment.

Across the digital landscape, the final week of the 2020 saw the biggest value week ever for electronic sellthrough, at just under $11 million, and the Christmas week saw the biggest combined value for the home entertainment sector since the pandemic began, with a value of $30 million.

The success of PVOD and digital sellthrough underscored the ongoing transactional role at the heart of the home entertainment experience for consumers. There were 17.7 million digital sale transactions in 2021, where Peter Rabbit 2 (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) was the second-biggest selling title following No Time to Die. There were more than 27 million VOD transactions in the first 9 months of 2021, with Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group) ahead of the pack as the No. 1 VOD title.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group)
was the No. 2 Blu-ray Disc seller with almost 26,000 units in the format. Black Widow (The Walt Disney Company), The Thing (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment), Wonder Woman 1984, The Suicide Squad, Godzilla vs Kong and Tenet (Warner) all sold more than 10,000 units at the higher price-point in the premium format. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy delivered the highest value for 4K UHD sales, with over $1.7 million against 19,200-unit sales.

“The figures released today show what we at Sony Pictures firmly believe: that despite a challenging period for the industry due to the pandemic, the consumer appetite for Film and TV remains as strong and vital as ever,” said Rob Marsh, BASE chairman and SVP of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Official Video Chart 2021 (All Digital; Blu-ray and DVD, EST and VOD)
1. NO TIME TO DIE
2. WONDER WOMAN 1984
3. PETER RABBIT 2
4. GODZILLA VS. KONG
5. TENET

Official Video Chart 2021 (All Digital Retail; Blu-ray and DVD, EST)
1. NO TIME TO DIE
2. PETER RABBIT 2
3. WONDER WOMAN 1984
4. GODZILLA VS KONG
5. ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE

Official Video Chart 2021 (All Blu-ray; DVD)
1. NO TIME TO DIE
2. BLACK WIDOW
3. WONDER WOMAN 1984
4. PETER RABBIT 2
5. F9: THE FAST SAGA

Official DVD Chart 2021
1. NO TIME TO DIE
2. PETER RABBIT 2
3. BLACK WIDOW
4. F9: THE FAST SAGA
5. WONDER WOMAN 1984

Official Blu-ray Chart 2021
1. NO TIME TO DIE
2. ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE
3. BLACK WIDOW
4. WONDER WOMAN 1984
5. THE SUICIDE SQUAD

Official Film Download Chart: EST 2021
1. NO TIME TO DIE
2. PETER RABBIT 2
3. THE GRINCH (ANIMATED)
4. THE GRINCH
5. ELF

Official Film Download Chart: DIGITAL RENTAL 2021 (JANUARY TO SEPTEMBER)
1. WONDER WOMAN 1984
2. TENET
3. HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE
4. GODZILLA VS. KONG
5. A QUIET PLACE

Official Film on Video Chart 2021
1. NO TIME TO DIE
2. BLACK WIDOW
3. WONDER WOMAN 1984
4. F9: THE FAST SAGA
5. ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE

Official Children’s Video Chart 2021
1. PETER RABBIT 2
2. RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON
3. SOUL
4. LUCA
5. PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE

Official TV on Video Chart 2021
1. STAR TREK: PICARD — SEASON ONE
2. THE CROWN: SEASON FOUR
3. THE CROWN: SEASON THREE
4. GAME OF THRONES: COMPLETE 8TH SEASON
5. SUPERNATURAL: THE COMPLETE 15TH SEASON

James Bond Actioner ‘No Time to Die’ Takes No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

MGM’s No Time to Die debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Dec. 25.

Distributed on Blu-ray Disc and DVD by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, No Time to Die is the 25th James Bond film from EON Productions and the fifth to star Daniel Craig as Agent 007, his final turn in the role. The film earned $160.8 million at the domestic box office and more than $774 million worldwide, where it was the top Hollywood earner before Spider-Man: No Way Home came along.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 74% of total No Time to Die unit sales, with 47% from the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, 27% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack, and 26% from the standalone DVD.

The previous week’s top seller, Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage, slipped to No. 2 on both charts in its second week on shelves. The Marvel Comics-inspired sequel sold about 66% as many discs during the week as the newly released No Time to Die.

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings picked up a spot on the overall disc sales chart, to No. 4, but slipped a spot to No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

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The only other newcomer to crack the top 20 on the overall chart was Funimation’s Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, which arrived on Blu-ray from Universal Pictures more than a year after beginning its theatrical run in Japan, and landed at No. 17 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart. Based on the popular Japanese “Demon Slayer” manga, Mugen Train was a bit of a theatrical sensation during the pandemic, earning $47.7 million domestically and, by some reports, $503 million worldwide, where it was the top-grossing film of 2020, the first non-Hollywood production to achieve the feat of topping the yearly earnings list.

Another newcomer, Warner’s The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel movie to the popular HBO mobster series “The Sopranos,” was No. 18 on the Blu-ray Disc chart and No. 33 on the overall disc chart. It earned $8.2 million at the domestic box office. Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 60% of its first-week unit sales, with 48% from regular Blu-ray and 12% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The No. 3 overall disc seller (No. 17 on the Blu-ray chart) was Warner’s Elf, the 2003 Christmas movie starring Will Ferrell that continues to benefit from a holiday-season boost. Similarly, Universal’s 2000 live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas was No. 5 overall, while the same studio’s 2018 animated The Grinch was No. 6 (No. 10 Blu-ray).

Rounding out the top five Blu-ray sales list was Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga, which was No. 12 on the overall disc chart.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Dec. 26 also had No Time to Die at No. 1, pushing Venom: Let There Be Carnage to No. 2.

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel made its way to the rental charts at No. 3 a week following its disc release, while Warner’s Cry Macho slipped a spot to No. 4, and Lionsgate’s Dangerous slid three spots to No. 5.

Many Saints of Newark was the No. 11 rental.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 12-25-21
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 12-26-21
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 12-25-21
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 12-25-21
Sales Report for Week Ended 12-25-21
Digital Transactions Snapshot for Week Ended 12-27-21

‘No Time to Die,’ ‘Venom’ Lead Redbox Charts

MGM’s No Time to Die debuted at No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended Dec. 26, and climbed to No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart as well.

The latest James Bond actioner, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, is the fifth and final film to feature Daniel Craig as Agent 007 and earned $160.8 million at the domestic box office.

The previous week’s top disc rental, Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage, slipped to No. 2 on the disc rental chart, but maintained the top spot on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions.

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel landed at No. 3 on the Redbox disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, and slid a spot to No. 6 on the digital chart. The drama from Ridley Scott tells the story of the last sanctioned duel in France in the 14th century. It was released on disc Dec. 14 but didn’t make its way to Redbox kiosks until a week later.

Down a spot from the previous week, to No. 4, was Warner’s Cry Macho, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood as an aging former rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder in 1979 who takes a job from an ex-boss (Dwight Yoakam) to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico. 

No. 5 on the Redbox disc rental chart was Lionsgate’s Dangerous, a thriller with Scott Eastwood as an ex-con who violates his parole to investigate how his brother died. The cast also includes Mel Gibson, Famke Janssen, Kevin Durand and Tyrese Gibson.

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The Redbox On Demand chart saw Universal’s 2000 live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas slide to No. 3, and the same studio’s 2018 animated The Grinch was No. 4, each down a spot from the previous week.

Another movie getting a boost just before Christmas was Warner’s Elf, up three spots to No. 5 on the digital chart.

New to the digital chart, at No. 10, was True to the Game 3, a thriller from Premiere Digital Services that continues the crime trilogy.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Dec. 26:

  1. No Time to Die — Universal/MGM
  2. Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Sony Pictures
  3. The Last Duel — 20th Century
  4. Cry Macho — Warner
  5. Dangerous — Lionsgate
  6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — Disney/Marvel
  7. Fortress — Lionsgate
  8. Free Guy — Disney/20th Century
  9. Jungle Cruise — Disney
  10. Copshop — Universal

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Dec. 26:

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Sony Pictures
  2. No Time to Die — MGM
  3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) — Universal
  4. The Grinch — Universal
  5. Elf — Warner
  6. The Last Duel — Disney/20th Century
  7. Free Guy — Disney/20th Century
  8. Spider-Man: Far From Home — Sony Pictures
  9. Copshop — Universal
  10. True to the Game 3 — Premiere

 

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James Bond Actioner ‘No Time to Die’ Tops Weekly U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

MGM/United Artists Releasing’s latest James Bond actioner, No Time to Die, easily topped the Official Film Chart in its first retail week through Dec. 28 in the United Kingdom.

Actor Daniel Craig’s reported last go-around as Agent 007 ranks among the top-grossing theatrical releases in 2021 with more than $774 million at the global box office. The title easily topped other new retail releases that included Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Ron’s Gone Wrong at No. 16 and Searchlight Pictures’ The French Dispatch at No. 20, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Respect at No. 26.

Meanwhile, veteran Christmas-themed titles The Grinch (Universal), Elf (Warner Bros.), The Polar Express (Warner), the live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Universal) and Arthur Christmas (Sony Pictures) all factored in the weekly Top 10.

Other chart toppers included Warner’s The Suicide Squad at No. 6, Paramount Pictures’ Paw Patrol: The Movie at No. 7, Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings at No. 9, and Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga at No. 10.

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Rank Previous Week Movie Peak
Position
Weeks on Chart
1 New
NO TIME TO DIE
 
MGM
1 1  
2
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000)
 
UNIVERSAL
2 25
 
3
ELF
 
WARNER
1 28
 
4
THE GRINCH (ANIMATED)
 
UNIVERSAL
1 35
 
5
THE POLAR EXPRESS
 
WARNER
4 24
 
6 6
THE SUICIDE SQUAD
 
WARNER
1 8
 
7
PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE
 
PARAMOUNT
1 8
 
8
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
 
SONY PICTURES
8 7
 
9 10 
SHANG-CHIAND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
 
DISNEY/MARVEL
1 6
 
10 11 
F9: THE FAST SAGA
 
UNIVERSAL
1 12

 

James Bond Breaks Christmas Spell as ‘No Time to Die’ Tops U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

After weeks of Christmas-themed movies topping U.K. home entertainment retail sales, the debut of MGM’s latest James Bond thriller No Time to Die topped the Official Film Chart through Dec. 22.

The fifth and final chapter in Daniel Craig’s run as Agent 007, which was delayed theatrically until September following a 22-month pandemic break, saw more than 74,000-unit sales, dominated by digital downloads.

Meanwhile, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Grinch (2018) saw its three-week reign at No. 1 end, finishing the week at No. 4, behind the studio’s holiday catalog title How the Grinch Stole Christmas (No. 2) and Warner’s Elf (No. 3).

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Warner’s 2004 release The Polar Express moved up to No. 5, while Warner/DC films’ The Suicide Squad remained at No. 6. Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Arthur Christmas and Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings all climbed one spot to No. 7, No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.

Finally, Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga returned to the No. 10 spot, marking the film’s 11th week in the top 10.

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor  
1 New
NO TIME TO DIE
 
 
MGM  
 
2
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
 
 
UNIVERSAL
 
 
3
ELF
 
 
WARNER  
 
4
THE GRINCH
 
 
UNIVERSAL
 
 
5
THE POLAR EXPRESS
 
 
WARNER  
 
6 6
THE SUICIDE SQUAD
 
 
WARNER    
7
PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE
 
 
PARAMOUNT
 
 
8
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
 
 
SONY PICTURES
 
 
9 10 
SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
 
 
DISNEY/MARVEL    
10 11 
F9: THE FAST SAGA
 
 
UNIVERSAL
 

Merchandising: Retailers Break Out ‘No Time to Die’ Exclusives

The arrival of MGM’s No Time to Die on Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 21 saw exclusive editions offered at each of the big three major retail chains.

The fifth and final film featuring Daniel Craig as secret agent James Bond, and the 25th Bond film from EON Productions, features Agent 007 confronting a disfigured poisons expert named Safin who has stolen a biological weapon of mass destruction. Disc configurations from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment included a DVD set with a bonus disc; a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with bonus features on a third Blu-ray; and a 4K Ultra HD combo pack with a 4K disc containing the movie and bonus material, and a regular Blu-ray of the film without bonus material (the bonus disc from the Blu-ray combo pack isn’t included in the 4K set).

Best Buy offered its typical Steelbook treatment of the film, with the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack offered in the collectible casing for $34.99.

Walmart’s exclusive was the Blu-ray/DVD set packed with a keychain of Safin’s mask for $29.96.

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Target had a No Time to Die Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with a booklet of photos from the film and behind-the-scenes information for $26.99. The configuration involved the three-disc Blu-ray set packed with the booklet in a slipcover with new box art. Promotional photos of the set caused some confusion as it depicted only two discs being included — a DVD and a Blu-ray, which would have meant no bonus features. However, it does include the Blu-ray bonus disc.

Separately, Target was running a pre-Christmas sale offering many recent Blu-ray Disc releases for $15, and was selling select video games for up to 50% off.