Disney’s ‘Onward’ Atop U.K. Weekly Official Film Chart

After five months and four stints as runner-up, Disney Pixar Animation’s Onward finished atop the U.K.’s Official Film Chart for the week ending Oct. 21. The animated fantasy adventure stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt as brother elves Ian and Barley Lightfoot, who set off on a quest to reunite with their late father for one day.

Onward pushed Warner Home Video’s four-week chart topper Scoob! to No. 2, as Disney’s Frozen 2 finished at No. 3. Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith enter the chart for the first time at No. 4 thanks to a limited edition Blu-ray Disc Steelbook release.

Signature Entertainment’s Papillon, starring Rami Malek and Charlie Hunnam, dropped one place to No. 5; The Greatest Showman (20th Century Home Entertainment) held on to No. 6, and record-breaking former chart topper Trolls World Tour (universal Pictures Home Entertainment) dropped to No. 7.

Blumhouse horror movie You Should Have Left, starring Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried, debuted at No. 8. In the film, a former banker (Bacon) and his actress wife (Seyfried) book a holiday in the remote Welsh countryside with their daughter (Avery Essex). The perfect retreat turns into a nightmare when banker Bacon loses his grasp on reality, and suspects a sinister force is within the house.

Finally, two Paramount Home Entertainment releases, Elton John biopic Rocketman and Sonic The Hedgehog moved into No. 9 and No. 10 spots for the week.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Oct. 21, 2020

LW Pos. Title Label
2 1 Onward Disney
1 2 Scoob! Warner
3 3 Frozen 2 Disney
New 4 Star WarsRevenge of The Sith  Disney
4 5 Papillon Signature Entertainment
6 6 The Greatest Showman 20th Century Home Entertainment
5 7 Trolls World Tour DreamWorks Animation
New 8 You Should Have Left Universal
17 9 Rocketman Paramount
7 10 Sonic The Hedgehog Paramount

‘Scoob!’ Remains Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart

Warner Bros.’ Scoob! scored a fourth straight week at No. 1 on the weekly Official Film Chart (through Oct. 14) in the United Kingdom, fending off competition from Disney’s Onward.

With just 500 unit sales separating the top two during the week, Scoob! narrowly denied Onward — which climbed five places to No. 2 — a chance atop the podium. This is the fourth time Onward has reached its peak of runner-up since its retail release in May.

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Disney’s Frozen II rebounded 27 places to No. 3, the first of several big climbers this week. Based on the autobiography of Henri Charrière, prison escape drama remake Papillon (Signature Entertainment), starring Charlie Hunnam and Academy Award winner Rami Malek, leaped 19 places to land at No. 4.

Universal Pictures’ animated record-breaker Trolls World Tour dropped three spots to No. 5, to land just ahead of 2018’s best-selling film The Greatest Showman (20th Century Studios) — which sang and danced up 14 places to No. 6. Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog rose two places to No. 7.

Universal Pictures’ Yesterday returned to the top 10 after climbing eight places to No. 8,and Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home landed at No. 9. Finally, Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures) rounded off the top 10 after tumbling six spots from last week.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 Oct. 14, 2020

LW Pos Title Label
1 1 Scoob! Warner
7 2 Onward Disney
30 3 Frozen II
Disney
25 4 Papillon Signature Entertainment
2 5 Trolls World Tour DreamWorks Animation
20 6 The Greatest Showman 20th Century Studios
9 7 Sonic the Hedgehog Paramount
16 8 Yesterday Universal
10 9 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony
4 10 Bad Boys for Life Sony

 

Disc Sales Keep ‘Scoob!’ Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Following its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, Warner’s Scoob! achieved its third week at No. 1 on the Official Film Chart’s weekly home entertainment sales report through Oct. 7. The animated title outsold all four titles among the Top 5 combined, with 72% of sales coming from packaged media.

Universal Pictures Trolls World Tour moved up a spot to finish ahead of the week’s highest new entry, animated romantic fantasy film Weathering With You, which finished No. 3. The film is set in Japan during an exceptionally rainy period, and tells the story of a young boy who runs away to Tokyo and meets a girl who appears to be able to control the weather.

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Bad Boys for Life finished No. 4, while eOne’s 1917 moved up six places to No. 5. At No. 6, The Secret: Dare To Dream (Lionsgate) enters on digital downloads only. Starring Katie Holmes, the film is based on the bestselling book by Rhonda Byrne. Miranda (Holmes), a young widow and mother of three trying to make ends meet, meets a mysterious man who reignites the family’s spirit — but he holds a secret that will change everything for Miranda’s young family.

Disney’s Onward rose six spots to No. 7, A Star Is Born (Warner) moved up seven spots to No. 8, and Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog dropped two spots to No. 9. Finally, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home dropped five places to No. 10.

Rank Last Week Title Studio
1 1 Scoob! Warner
3 2 Trolls World Tour DreamWorks Animation
New 3 Weathering With You Anime
4 4 Bad Boys for Life Sony Pictures
11 5 1917 Entertainment One
New 6 The Secret: Dare to Dream Lionsgate
13 7 Onward Disney
15 8 A Star Is Born (2018) Warner
7 9 Sonic the Hedgehog Paramount
5 10 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures

Warner’s ‘Joker’ Most-Rented Digital Movie in the U.K.

The Official Film Chart in the United Kingdom has launched a monthly digital rental chart and data service for the British video sector. The new service claims to be the first video-on-demand (VOD) chart service in the world, based on data from digital retailers such as Amazon, Apple TV, Rakuten, Sky Store and Talk Talk TV, with the service supported by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) in tandem with U.K. video trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE).

The launch of the inaugural chart follows a period of accelerated growth in rental activity during the COVID-19 lockdown, with data for the first half of 2020 showing an average of 600,000 rentals per week before lockdown, rising to more than 1 million rentals weekly after lockdown was implemented. During the two weeks leading up to lockdown, pandemic-themed thriller Contagion (2011) was the most rented title in the U.K.

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More than 21 million rental transactions were made in the first six months of 2020. Joker, starring Oscar-winning Joaquin Phoenix, was the most popular title with more than 600,000 rental transactions through June 30, leading its closest competition Jumanji: The Next Level by 150,000 rentals. Rian Johnson’s Knives Out was third at the half-year mark.

The monthly Official Film Rental Chart will be published in the middle of each month, beginning in October.

Rank Title Studio
1 Joker Warner
2 Jumanji: The Next Level Sony Pictures
3 Knives Out Lionsgate
4 1917 Entertainment One
5 Frozen II Disney
6 Contagion Warner
7 Angel Has Fallen Lionsgate
8 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Sony Pictures
9 Le Mans ’66 (aka Ford v Ferrari) 20th Century
10 Gemini Man Paramount

British Home Entertainment Wants the ’80s Back.

“The ’80s called. They want their store back,” was a memorable line from RadioShack’s 2014 Super Bowl ad. Now, the British Association for Screen Entertainment is launching a marketing campaign pushing top movies and music albums from the 1980s onto coronavirus-rattled consumers in the 21st Century.

The trade group Oct. 5 announced that its “Must See Movies ’80s marketing event is slated for Oct. 10 at major supermarkets and retailers in the region, including Amazon. The campaign is joining the Official Film Chart and  National Album Day 2020 — the latter looking to do the same themed marketing with packaged music.

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Retailers will showcase range of classic ’80s titles on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and transactional VOD, including BigBlade RunnerBill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, CocktailConan The Destroyer, Dirty Dancing, Dune, E.T.GhostGhostbustersThe GooniesLabyrinthThe Lost BoysPurple RainRobocopStand By MeTop Gun and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, among others.

“Great music and cinematic stories have always gone hand in hand and the ’80s is a perfect example,” Toyah Willcox, British musician and National Album Day 2020 ambassador, said in a statement. “Cinema in the ’80s was revolutionary for bringing high octane action and rock music together and I am proud to have been a part of this era. Cinema in ’80s was also about bringing the audience thrills, thrills and even more thrills. Never has there been a more appropriate time to revisit this celluloid adventures.”

 

Warner’s ‘Scoob!’ Again Atop U.K. Weekly Home Entertainment Chart

Warner Home Video’s Scoob! held its place atop the weekly (through Sept. 30) Official Film Chart in the United Kingdom for a second week. The title led based on digital download sales, finishing ahead of its closest competition by 2,900 transactions.

Disney’s Star Wars: Attack of the Clones was the week’s highest new entry, as the 2002 movie made its Official Film Chart debut thanks a limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Steelbook release. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour dropped one spot to third, as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Bad Boys for Life jumped three spots to fourth. Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony Pictures) climbed one spot to fifth.

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The week’s second new entry in the sixth spot was Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 war-time epic, Full Metal Jacket, which also entered the chart for the first time due to a 4K re-release. Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog (No. 7) and Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level (No. 8) both climbed two spots to land just ahead of another classic film’s first stint in the top 10: Warner’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) in ninth following the streaming release of its prequel series, “Ratched.” The Chart said 89% of the Oscar-winning film’s sales came from digital downloads.

Finally, the 2019 adaptation of Little Women, starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Florence Pugh, dropped five spots to No. 10.

LW Pos Title Label
1 1 Scoob! Warner
NEW 2 Star Wars: Attack of the  Clones Walt Disney
2 3 Trolls World Tour DreamWorks Animation
7 4 Bad Boys for Life Sony Pictures
6 5 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures
NEW 6 Full Metal Jacket Warner
9 7 Sonic The Hedgehog Paramount
10 8 Jumanji: The Next Level Sony Pictures
NEW 9 One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Warner
5 10 Little Women (2019) Sony Pictures

Warner’s ‘Scoob!’ Tops U.K. Weekly Home Entertainment Chart

Warner Bros.’ Scoob! nabbed the top spot on the weekly U.K. Official Film Chart through Sept. 23, knocking off perennial leader Trolls World Tour (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment).

Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker held the third spot ahead of eOne’s Oscar winner 1917, with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Little Women in fifth. The studio continues to score with Spider-Man: Far From Home (No. 6) and Bad Boys For Life (No. 7), ahead of Warner’s A Star Is Born in eighth.

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Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog ended in ninth, while Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level rounded out the Top 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – 23rd September 2020

LW Pos Title Label
NEW 1 SCOOB! WARNER BROS.
1 2 TROLLS WORLD TOUR DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
3 3 STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER WALT DISNEY
5 4 1917 ENTERTAINMENT ONE
10 5 LITTLE WOMEN (2019) SONY PICTURES
6 6 SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME SONY PICTURES
7 7 BAD BOYS FOR LIFE SONY PICTURES
19 8 A STAR IS BORN WARNER BROS.
8 9 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG PARAMOUNT
9 10 JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL SONY PICTURES

Disney’s ‘Black Panther’ Tops British Home Video Chart

The passing of actor Chadwick Boseman continues to refuel consumer interest in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, which rose eight places to top the weekly Official Film Chart in Britain through Sept. 9.

The Disney movie, which was first released before the Official Film Chart launched, entered the Top 10 last week in ninth spot as Panther fans continue to look back at the career of Boseman, who died on Aug. 28.

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog (2), Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour (3), eOne’s 1917 (4) and Warner Home Video’s Joker (5) held their respective chart positions, with Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker moving up four spots to sixth.

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Warner’s Birds of Prey (7) and Universal’s Dolittle (8) each fell one spot as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jumanji: The Next Level moved up three spots to ninth, followed by the studio’s Bad Boys For Life at No. 10.

Further notable Top 20 entries include Warner’s 2001: A Space Odyssey at No. 13; The Goonies (1985) at No. 16 following the retail release of a new Steelbook edition, and Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, which shot up 16 spots to No. 18.

‘The Fifth Element’ 4K UHD Blu-ray Release Tops U.K.’s Weekly Home Video Chart

Thanks to a release in 4K UHD Blu-ray in the United Kingdom, The Fifth Element, the 1997 sci-fi thriller starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich, entered in the top spot in The Official Film Chart through Sept. 2. Packaged media, which includes DVD and Blu-ray, accounted for 64% of the title’s weekly sales.

The movie ended the record six-week reign for Universal Pictures Trolls World Tour atop the weekly retail chart for packaged and digital media. The animated hit dropped to third behind Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog. Sam Mendes’ personal World War I movie, 1917, moved to the fourth spot, while Warner Home Video’s  Joker and Birds of Prey moved up to fifth and sixth, respectively. Universal’s Dolittle fell three spots to seventh.

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Sci-fi horror Deep Blue Sea 3 shot up nine spots to eighth, entering the Top 10 for the first time. Tania Raymonde stars as a marine biologist studying the effects of climate change with her team off the coast of Mozambique when they are confronted by three genetically enhanced bull sharks.

The passing of actor Chadwick Boseman contributed renewed consumer interest in Marvel Studio’s Black Panther, which re-entered the chart in the ninth spot.

Finally, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker soared 23 spots to return to the Top 10 following the title’s limited edition Steelbook release.

This week’s chart video features a sneak peek at comedy drama Misbehaviour, which tells the true story of a group of women who plan to protest the 1970 Miss World beauty contest. The movie will be released on disc in the U.S. on Election Day (Nov. 3) from Shout! Factory.

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Universal’s ‘Trolls World Tour’ Remains U.K.’s Longest Top-Selling Movie

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour remained atop The Official Film Chart in the United Kingdom for the week ending Aug. 26. The animated title’s stint at No. 1 for the sixth consecutive week is the longest-reigning movie chart topper since the Film Chart’s inception in 2018.

Trolls World Tour has held the top spot longer than Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame and musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which held the top spot for four consecutive weeks. This year, Frozen II and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker claimed the No. 1 position for three consecutive weeks.

To date, Trolls World Tour has generated 195,000 sales on digital and disc with 59% of its total made up of digital downloads.

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Meanwhile, eOne’s 1917 climbed back up to No. 2, Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog rose three places to No. 7 and Universal’s Dolittle jumped five spots to fourth.

Downtown Abbey: The Motion Picture (Universal) jumped 10 places to No. 5 — its first stint in the top five since March — while Warner’s Joker moved up six spots to sixth, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn ascended seven places in Birds of Prey at No. 7.

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jumanji: The Next Level held steady at eighth, as Disney’s Onward fell six spots to ninth, with Frozen II in 10th.

This week’s Official Film Chart featured a sneak peek of musical comedy-drama The High Note (Universal) starring Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross, available to buy on DVD from Aug. 31. The movie hit retail shelves in the U.S. Aug. 11.