‘Oppenheimer’ Tops ‘Love Actually’ on U.K. Weekly Home Entertainment Sales Chart

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Oppenheimer topped the studio’s new release Love Actually for a fourth week atop the U.K.’s Official Film Chart through Dec. 20.

Golden Globe-nominated Oppenheimer generated 2,700 more unit sales, due in part to packaged media, while Love Actually sold the most digital units.

At No. 3, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Equalizer 3 moved up two spots, with Warner’s former chart topper Elf remaining at No. 4, just ahead of Lionsgate’s Expend4bles at No. 5.

Disney’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny fell four spots to No. 6, with Paramount’s new release Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie at No. 7.

Rounding out the Top 10 were two radically different holiday movies: Warner’s The Polar Express (No. 8) and Universal’s Violent Night (No. 9) and the Michael Caine film The Great Escaper at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Dec. 20, 2023

Last Week Position Movie Distributor
1 1 OPPENHEIMER UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
3 2 LOVE ACTUALLY UNIVERSAL
5 3 THE EQUALIZER 3 SONY PICTURES HE
4 4 ELF WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
RE 5 EXPEND4BLES LIONSGATE U.K.
2 6 INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY DISNEY
NEW 7 PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
7 8 THE POLAR EXPRESS WARNER
6 9 VIOLENT NIGHT UNIVERSAL
RE 10 THE GREAT ESCAPER WARNER

© Official Charts Company 2023

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‘Oppenheimer’ Posts Third-Highest 2023 Sales Debut on Weekly U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Oppenheimer generated the third-highest retail debut of the year on the U.K.’s Official Film Chart. The Christopher Nolan-directed theatrical blockbuster realized 113,800 unit sales across both disc and digital downloads for the week ended Nov. 29. The tally trails Lionsgate U.K.’s John Wick: Chapter 4 with 126,000 unit sales, and 20th Century Studios’ Avatar: The Way of Water with 175,000 opening week sales.

The movie stars Cillian Murphy as theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer – the “father of the atom bomb” – in this biographical thriller documenting his life and career, including his direction of the Manhattan Project during World War II. The movie has been the U.K.’s second highest-grossing film theatrically of 2023.

Disney’s former chart topper The Creator dropped one spot landing ahead of DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls Band Together at No. 3. The follow-up to 2020’s Trolls World Tour, which broke records as the first film to spend six consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the chart, debuted on digital downloads only.

Former chart-toppers, Paramount Home Entertainment’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 (4) and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Barbie (5) both dropped one spot, while the studio’s horror sequel The Nun II returns to the Top 10 following its release on disc (6).

Universal’s 2022 theatrical hit, Violent Night, jumped 10 spots, approaching its previous chart peak at No. 9.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Nov. 29, 2023

Last Week Position Movie Distributor
NEW 1 OPPENHEIMER UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
1 2 THE CREATOR WALT DISNEY
NEW 3 TROLLS BAND TOGETHER DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
3 4 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING PT 1 PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
4 5 BARBIE WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
RE 6 THE NUN II WARNER
7 7 THE SUPER MARIO BROS MOVIE UNIVERSAL
2 8 A HAUNTING IN VENICE DISNEY
6 9 GRAN TURISMO .SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
20 10 VIOLENT NIGHT UNIVERSAL

© Official Charts Company 2023

‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Remains Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Weekly Sales Chart Through Sept. 13

Disney’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny remained the best-selling home entertainment title in the United Kingdom for a second week, according to new data from the Official Film Chart through Sept. 13. Dial of Destiny kept Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Fast X in the No. 2 spot due to higher digital sales.

Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment’s sequel The Meg 2: The Trench, entered the chart at No. 3, also due to digital download sales.

Meanwhile, Disney’s Elemental dropped two spots to No. 4, and Paramount Home Entertainment’s Transformers: The Rise of the Beasts moved down one spot to No. 5. Jennifer Lawrence’s summer comedy No Hard Feelings (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) dropped to No. 6, just ahead of the studio’s animated adventure Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse at No. 7, and Universal’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie at No. 8.

Rounding out the top 10 were Lionsgate U.K.’s World War 2 drama Sisu, up four spots to a new peak at No. 9 following its release on disc, and Sony’s The Equalizer 2, which moved back into the top 10 for the first time since January 2019 following the theatrical release of The Equalizer 3.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Sept. 13, 2023

Last Week Position Movie Distributor
1 1 INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY WALT DISNEY
6 2 FAST X UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
NEW 3 MEG 2: THE TRENCH WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY HOME ENTERTAINMENT
2 4 ELEMENTAL DISNEY/PIXAR
4 5 TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
3 6 NO HARD FEELINGS SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
5 7 SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE SONY
7 8 THE SUPER MARIOS BROS. MOVIE UNIVERSAL
13 9 SISU LIONSGATE U.K.
12 10 THE EQUALIZER 2 SONY

© Official Charts Company 2023

Paramount’s ‘Scream VI’ Claims Second Week Atop Weekly U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Scream VI secured its second-straight No. 1 position on the Official Film Chart, the U.K. weekly home entertainment sales listing, through May 24.

Again, driven by digital retail, the movie held off 20th Century Studios’ Avatar: The Way of Water at No. 2, and the resurgence of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Fast & Furious 9, which raced up six spots to No. 3 following the release of Fast X last week in theaters. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish dropped one spot to No. 4 as a result.

New to the chart at No. 5, and the highest entry of the week is Universal’s Vampiric comedy-horror Renfield. Starring Nicholas Hoult as the title character and loyal servant to the narcissistic Dracula (Nicholas Cage), and based in the modern day, after centuries of servitude Renfield decides to see if there’s a life outside of his codependent relationship with his boss — and all the demands and bloodshed that comes with it.

Universal’s horror-mystery Knock at the Cabin finished No. 6, moving up 13 spots to enter the top 10 for the first time. M Night Shyamalan directs a strong cast, including Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, and Ben Aldridge, telling the story of a young family who must decide whether they live or die to save the world from an impending apocalypse.

The studio’s Cocaine Bear storms back into the chart at No. 7, ahead of MGM Studios’ Creed III (No. 8) and Universal’s Downton Abbey: A New Era (No. 9).

Finally, StudioCanal’s new rom-com What’s Love Got To Do With It? zoomed up 18 spots to No. 10. Documentary-maker and dating app addict Zoe (Lily James) decides to chronicle her childhood friend’s (Shazad Latif) journey from London to Lahore, as he opts for an arranged marriage in Pakistan to a bride chosen by his parents.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – May 24, 2023

Rankk Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 SCREAM VI PARAMOUNT
2 2 AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER 20TH CENTURY
3 9 FAST & FURIOUS 9 UNIVERSAL
4 3 PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH UNIVERSAL
5 NEW RENFIELD UNIVERSAL
6 18 KNOCK AT THE CABIN UNIVERSAL
7 RETURN COCAINE BEAR UNIVERSAL
8 4 CREED III MGM
9 8 DOWNTON ABBEY – A NEW ERA UNIVERSAL
10 28 WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT STUDIOCANAL

© Official Charts Company 2023

Warner’s ‘Elvis’ Biopic Returns Atop Weekly U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment award-winning Elvis biopic returned to the top of the U.K. home entertainment sales chart for the week ended Jan. 18. The month has been an emotionally trying time for the Elvis Presley legacy, including the legend’s 88th birthday on Jan. 8, the movie’s  success at the Golden Globes and the untimely passing of Presley’s lone child, Lisa Marie, just days later.

Following Austin Butler’s Globes win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama portraying Elvis, the biopic saw a rise in both digital retail and physical sales, according to the Official Film Chart.

That meant that Paramount Home Entertainment’s perennial chart-topper Top Gun: Maverick dropped to the No. 2 spot, while critically-acclaimed dark comedy-drama The Banshees of Inisherin moved up to No. 3 as the most-downloaded film of the week. Starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, the movie generated extra consumer attention following its three Globe wins (and eight nominations) for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, Best Actor (Farrell) and Best Screenplay.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s book adaptation Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile moved up five spots to No. 4, while Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion ended the period at No. 5, and the studio’s The Croods: A New Age returned to the top 10 at No. 6.

Paramount’s drama-fantasy book adaptation The Lovely Bones, originally released in 2009, moved into the top 10 for the very first time, finishing in the No. 7 spot.

Rounding out the chart were chart Warner’s regulars The Batman (No. 8) and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (No. 9), followed by Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home (No. 10).

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Jan. 18, 2023

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 2 ELVIS WARNER
2 1 TOP GUN: MAVERICK PARAMOUNT
3 27 THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN SEARCHLIGHT
4 9 LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE SONY PICTURES
5 4 JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION UNIVERSAL
6 3 THE CROODS: A NEW AGE UNIVERSAL
7 34 THE LOVELY BONES PARAMOUNT
8 6 THE BATMAN WARNER
9 5 FANTASTIC BEASTS: SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE WARNER
10 8 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES

© Official Charts Company 2023

U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart Debuts ‘No. 1 Award’ for Weekly Top-Selling Movies

The Official Charts Company, which reports weekly U.K. sales of music and video content, has introduced a new addition to its line of awards, this time celebrating the home entertainment sector with the Official Film Chart Number 1 Award.

A decade since the launch of the Official Singles Chart Number 1 Award, the Official Film Chart Number 1 Award now arrives for studios, directors and producers to honor their No. 1 success on the U.K.’s Official Film Chart.

The new initiative in the home entertainment sector gives the industry the opportunity to acknowledge the biggest-selling No. 1 movies on disc and download.

From major blockbusters such as Paramount Home Entertainment’s Top Gun: Maverick and Disney/Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, to seasonal classics such as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Elf and Disney’s Hocus Pocus, more than 100 titles across a spectrum of audiences and genres have reached the top of the Official Film Chart, being crowned the U.K.’s biggest home entertainment title of the week on disc and download.

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The 2022 Official Charts No. 1 Sellers Thus Far:

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End of first week on chart Movie Weeks at No.1
12/28/2021 NO TIME TO DIE

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment/MGM Studios

2
1/18/2022 VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

1
1/25/2022 GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE

Paramount Home Entertainment

3
2/15/2022 DUNE (2021)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

1
2/22/2022 ENCANTO

Disney

1
01/03/2022 HOUSE OF GUCCI

Universal

1
3/8/2022 THE KING’S MAN

Disney/20th Century Studios

2
3/22/2022 CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG

Paramount

1
3/29/2022 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME

Sony

5
5/3/2022 SING 2

Universal

1
5/10/2022 UNCHARTED

Sony

3
5/31/2022 TOP GUN

Paramount

1
6/7/2022 THE BATMAN

Warner

1
6/14/2022 TOP GUN

Paramount

2
6/28/2022 THE BATMAN

Warner

1
7/5/2022 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2

Paramount

1
7/12/2022 THE LOST CITY

Paramount

2
7/26/2022 FANTASTIC BEASTS: SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE

Warner

1
8/2/2022 DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF

Disney

1
8/9/2022 FANTASTIC BEASTS: SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE

Warner

2
8/23/2022 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2

Paramount

1
8/30/2022 DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA

Universal

1
9/6/2022 TOP GUN: MAVERICK

Paramount

2

© Official Charts Company 2022. All rights reserved.

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Retains No. 1 on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart for Third Week

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife scored a third week as the U.K.’s No. 1 home entertainment movie release. The title, starring Paul Rudd, maintained its lead based on digital sales. Bridging the gap, however, was Warner’s Dune in the No. 2 spot.

MGM’s No Time to Die (distributed in the U.K. by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) held onto the No. 3 spot, while Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage rebounded to No. 4, as Disney’s Encanto held at No 5.

Dreamworks Animation’s sequel The Boss Baby: Family Business dropped two spots at No. 6 in its third week on the chart, while Universal’s Halloween Kills held the No. 7 spot. Disney/Marvel’s Eternals finished No. 8, while Universal’s Nobody, starring Bob Odenkirk, held at No. 9.

Finally, the chart’s highest new entry of the week featured STX Entertainment’s Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana. Haunted by rumors of her partner’s infidelity and a hidden mental health struggle, Diana decides to end her marriage with Prince Charles while keeping up appearances for the season.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Feb. 2, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE SONY PICTURES
2 2 DUNE (2021) WARNER
3 3 NO TIME TO DIE UNIVERSAL
4 5 VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE SONY PICTURES
5 6 ENCANTO DISNEY
6 8 THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS UNIVERSAL/DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
7 4 HALLOWEEN KILLS UNIVERSAL
8 7 ETERNALS DISNEY MARVEL
9 9 NOBODY UNIVERSAL
10 NEW SPENCER STX ENTERTAINMENT

© Official Charts Company 2022

Universal’s ‘Trolls World Tour’ Tops British Home Entertainment Sales Chart for Seventh Time

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour finished atop the weekly Official Chart through Sept. 16 in the United Kingdom for the seventh time. The animated sequel has sold more than 215,000 units across DVD, Blu-ray Disc and digital download.

This week’s highest new entry, Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace (Disney) finished No. 2 — with the 1999 movie entering the chart for the first time following its release on a limited edition 4K Steelbook version. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) at No. 3 sits just a handful of unit sales behind its predecessor after climbing three places up from last week.

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The previous week’s No. 1, Black Panther (Disney), dropped to No. 4, landing just ahead of eOne’s 1917 at No. 5. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, starring Tom Holland, swung up nine places to No. 6; Bad Boys for Life (Sony) rose three to No. 7.

Paramount Pictures Sonic the Hedgehog dropped to No. 8, while Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level held on at No. 9. Finally, Greta Gerwig’s 2019 adaptation of Little Women returned to the top 10 for the first time since June. Starring Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen, this adaptation was nominated for six academy awards this year, winning one for Best Costume Design.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – 16th September 2020

LW Pos Title Label
3 1 TROLLS WORLD TOUR DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
NEW 2 STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE WALT DISNEY
6 3 STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER WALT DISNEY
1 4 BLACK PANTHER MARVEL FILMS
4 5 1917 ENTERTAINMENT ONE
15 6 SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME SONY PICTURES HE
10 7 BAD BOYS FOR LIFE SONY PICTURES HE
2 8 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG PARAMOUNT
9 9 JUMANJI – THE NEXT LEVEL SONY PICTURES HE
14 10 LITTLE WOMEN (2019) SONY PICTURES HE

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Speeds to No.1 on U.K. Official Film Chart

Packaged media proved to be the perfect spark to push Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog to the top of the U.K. Official Film Chart through June 17.

The video game adaptation entered the chart in April at No. 3 when it was released on digital download early due to the COVID-19 crisis. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Bloodshot returned to the chart in the fifth spot following its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD.

Bloodshot, which stars Vin Diesel, was first released digitally in March, two weeks after its theatrical bow. Entertainment One’s Oscar-winning war drama 1917 jumped to No. 2, while the previous week’s No. 1, Dolittle (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) fell to No. 3, and Disney’s Onward dropped to No. 4.

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Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys For Life finished No. 6, while the studio’s Jumanji: The Next Level remained strong at No. 7. Sony Pictures’ Little Women came in at No. 8, while Disney’s Frozen II followed at No. 9, and Universal’s Cats fell four spots to No. 10.