‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ Claims Third Week at No. 1 on U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart

Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore claimed a third non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Official Film Chart, the U.K.’s weekly home entertainment sales chart.

Thanks to strong sales on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray, the third instalment in the Fantastic Beasts movie franchise held off this week’s highest new entry, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Downton Abbey: A New Era, which finished at No. 2.

Entering the chart via digital sales only, A New Era is the sequel to 2019’s Downton Abbey: The Movie, and stars Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, and Michelle Dockery, among other series regulars.

At No. 3 was Disney/Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and at No. 4, for the third consecutive week, Warner’s gritty The Batman. Former No. 1, Paramount Home Entertainment’s The Lost City fell to No. 5.

Universal’s Sing 2 remained on the comeback as it climbed one spot (6), followed by Warner’s Dune (7), while Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: No Way Home fell two spots to No. 8.

The second new entry of the week was the Michael Caine-starring, 1971 crime thriller Get Carter, which debuted in the Top 10 following its release on Blu-ray and 4K UHD, after it was remastered by the BFI from the original camera negative.

Finally, The Northman (Universal) finished in the Top 10 despite falling five spots from last week.

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

Last Week Position Movie Distributor
1 1 FANTASTIC BEASTS – THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE WARNER HOME VIDEO
NEW 2 DOWNTON ABBEY – A NEW ERA UNIVERSAL PICTURES
3 3 DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS MARVEL FILMS
4 4 THE BATMAN WARNER HOME VIDEO
2 5 THE LOST CITY PARAMOUNT
7 6 SING 2 UNIVERSAL PICTURES
8 7 DUNE (2021) WARNER HOME VIDEO
6 8 SPIDER-MAN – NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES HE
NEW 9 GET CARTER BFI DVD
5 10 THE NORTHMAN UNIVERSAL PICTURES

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Packaged Media Sends ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ Back to No. 1 on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore returned to No. 1 on the Official Film Chart, unseating Disney/Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in unit sales through Aug. 3.

Following its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray, the third installment of the Fantastic Beasts movies scored a second week at the top with 87% of its sales this week coming from physical formats.

Meanwhile, at No. 2, former chart-topper The Lost City (Paramount Home Entertainment) moved up 13 spots, following its own release on disc. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness down two spots at No. 3.

Robert Pattinson’s turn as The Batman held at No. 4, earning its tenth week on the chart, while The Northman (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) remained in the Top 5. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) earned a landmark 20th week on the chart in the No. 6 spot.

Universal’s Sing 2 claims the No. 7 spot, while Warner’s fantasy adventure Dune jumped five spots to return to the Top 10 at No. 8. Paramount’s original Top Gun rose one spot to No. 9, followed by Sony’s action-horror movie Morbius at No. 10.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Aug. 3, 2022

Last Week Position Movie Distributor
3 1 FANTASTIC BEASTS – THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE WARNER HOME VIDEO
15 2 THE LOST CITY PARAMOUNT
1 3 DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS MARVEL FILMS
4 4 THE BATMAN WARNER HOME VIDEO
2 5 THE NORTHMAN UNIVERSAL PICTURES
5 6 SPIDER-MAN – NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES HE
6 7 SING 2 UNIVERSAL PICTURES
13 8 DUNE (2021) WARNER HOME VIDEO
10 9 TOP GUN PARAMOUNT
12 10 MORBIUS SONY PICTURES HE

© Official Charts Company 2022

Disc Releases Send ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ to No. 1 on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Disney/Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness climbed  to No. 1 on the Official Film Chart, following its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The packaged media release of the film — the 28th adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and second in the “Doctor Strange” series — sent it up three places to be the U.K.’s top-selling home release.

At No. 2, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Viking adventure The Northman, starring Alexander Skarsgård, reached a new peak following its release on disc, while last week’s chart topper, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore dropped to No. 3.

Warner’s The Batman remained in the Top 5 for another week at No. 4, while Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: No Way Home rebounded four spots to No. 5.

Also moving up the chart was Universal’s Sing 2 (6), Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (7) and Universal’s The Bad Guys (8). Warner war drama Operation Mincemeat landed at No. 9 this week, ahead of Paramount’s enduring Top Gun which movies up three spots to No. 10.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – July 27, 2022

Last Week Position Movie Distributor
4 1 DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS DISNEY/MARVEL STUDIOS
5 2 THE NORTHMAN UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
1 3 FANTASTIC BEASTS – THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
3 4 THE BATMAN WARNER
9 5 SPIDER-MAN – NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
10 6 SING 2 UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
12 7 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
11 8 THE BAD GUYS UNIVERSAL
7 9 OPERATION MINCEMEAT WARNER
13 10 TOP GUN PARAMOUNT

© Official Charts Company 2022

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ Makes No. 1 Debut on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore finished No. 1 in its debut on the Official Film Chart, the U.K. weekly home entertainment retail sales chart, through July 20.

The third installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” movie franchise, which once again stars Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law, nabbed the pole position based on sales of digital downloads only, finishing just ahead of Lionsgate’s The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which debuted at No. 2.

The comedy stars Nicholas Cage as a fictionalized version of himself who channels his iconic characters from over the years while caught between a dangerous superfan and a CIA agent.

Meanwhile, Warner’s The Batman (No. 3) and Disney/Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (No. 4) maintained their previous-week positions, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s historical action-adventure The Northman rose one spot to No. 5.

The previous week’s No. 1, The Lost City (Paramount Home Entertainment), tumbled to No. 6, and the Colin Firth-starring Operation Mincemeat (Warner) fell to No. 7 as both movies finished just ahead of Morbius (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) at No. 8.

Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home returned to the top 10 at No. 9 after climbing two spots, while rounding out the top 10 for another week: Universal’s animated musical Sing 2.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – July 20, 2022

Last Week Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 NEW FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE WARNER
2 NEW THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT LIONSGATE
3 3 THE BATMAN WARNER
4 4 DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS DISNEY/MARVEL
5 6 THE NORTHMAN UNIVERSAL
6 1 THE LOST CITY PARAMOUNT
7 2 OPERATION MINCEMEAT WARNER
8 7 MORBIUS SONY PICTURES
9 11 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES
10 10 SING 2 UNIVERSAL

© Official Charts Company 2022

U.S. Studios Dominate Half-Year U.K. Home Entertainment Sales

New data from the Official Charts Company and British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) finds that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: No Way Home was the top-selling home entertainment release in the U.K. through June 30.

The latest edition of the Tom Holland-starring Marvel franchise sold more than 780,000 units since its March release, more than doubling the sales of No. 2 Dune from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Sony’s sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife ranked No. 3, and is the second-biggest release on digital downloads of the year so far.

Daniel Craig’s final performance as James Bond in MGM Studios’ No Time to Die ranked No. 4 — the second-biggest packaged-media release through June 30 — while Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s animated musical Sing 2 ranked No. 5.

Recent releases finished in the top 10 included Warner’s The Batman (No. 6), despite only being released in May. Disney’s Encanto ranked No. 8, just ahead of Sony’s action/adventure Uncharted (No. 9) and Warner’s The Matrix Resurrections (No. 10).

Outside the top 10, the original Top Gun (1986) ranked No. 11 following the release of its sequel, Top Gun: Maverick in theaters; the original broke records in May when it became the oldest film to ever top the Official Film Chart.

Another recent release, Paramount Home Entertainment’s video game-based sequel Sonic The Hedgehog 2 ranked No. 14 despite having not yet been released on disc. Additionally, Sony’s Morbius ranked No. 32, only having been released in retail channels in mid-June.

“The success of (Spider-Man, along with the Dune, Ghostbusters, James Bond and Sing releases) emphasizes just how popular buying and owning movies remains in 2022, when there is so much competition for the attention of consumers,” Martin Talbot, CEO, Official Charts Company, said in a statement.

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The U.K.’s Best-Selling Movies Through June 30, 2022

Position Movie/Distributor
1 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME

Sony Pictures

2 DUNE (2021)

Warner

3 GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE

Sony Pictures

4 NO TIME TO DIE

MGM/Universal Pictures

5 SING 2

Universal

6 THE BATMAN

Warner

7 VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE

Sony Pictures

8 ENCANTO

Disney

9 UNCHARTED

Sony Pictures

10 THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS

Warner

© Official Charts Company 2022

Paramount’s ‘The Lost City’ Tops Second Week on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Paramount Home Entertainment’s The Lost City held onto the No. 1 spot on the U.K.’s Official Film Chart for the second week thanks to digital sales the week ended July 13.

Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum’s rom-com denied Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Operation Mincemeat the pole position, though the latter, which stars Colin Firth and Matthew MacFadyen as WWII intelligence officers who have to outwit German forces, climbed six spots following its release on disc.

Warner’s The Batman held at No. 3, finishing ahead of this week’s highest new entry, Disney/Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at No. 4. The sequel to Doctor Strange and currently available on digital downloads only, this is the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe to be made available for home entertainment (with Thor: Love and Thunder the most-recent theatrical release)

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Bad Guys climbed to No. 5, while the second new entry of the week, The Northman, debuted at No. 6. The action-adventure stars Alexander Skarsgård as a young Viking prince who heads on a quest to avenge his father’s murder.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Morbius dropped five spots to No. 7, while Paramount’s original Top Gun held strong at No. 8, as does the studio’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 at No. 9. Finally, Universal’s Sing 2 finished the week at No. 10.

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Official Film Chart Top 10 – July 13, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 THE LOST CITY PARAMOUNT
2 8 OPERATION MINCEMEAT WARNER
3 3 THE BATMAN WARNER
4 NEW DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF DISNEY/MARVEL
5 6 THE BAD GUYS UNIVERSAL
6 NEW THE NORTHMAN UNIVERSAL
7 2 MORBIUS SONY PICTURES
8 5 TOP GUN PARAMOUNT
9 4 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 PARAMOUNT
10 9 SING 2 UNIVERSAL

© Official Charts Company 2022

Paramount’s ‘The Lost City’ Debuts at No. 1 on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Paramount Home Entertainment’s romantic actioner The Lost City bowed at No. 1 the week ended July 6 on the Official Film Chart, the U.K. weekly home entertainment sales chart tracking physical and digital retail transactions.

The Lost City, whose cast includes Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Brad Pitt, among others, topped Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Morbius (No. 2), which broadened its retail reach release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray.

Separately, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s The Batman remained in the top five at the No. 3 spot, while the previous week’s chart topper, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, dropped two spots at No. 4. Paramount’s 1986 original Top Gun (No. 5) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Bad Guys (No. 6) trailed in unit sales respectively.

At No. 7, and entering the top 10 for the first time was Michael Bay’s latest actioner Ambulance, starring Jake Gyllenhall, Vanya Abou-Mateen II and Eiza Gonzáles; it climbed nine spots following its release on disc.

The week’s second new entry included war drama Operation Mincemeat, which bowed at No. 8 on digital downloads only. Rounding out the Top 10 was Universal’s former chart topper Sing 2 (No. 9) and Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home (No. 10).

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – July 6, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 NEW THE LOST CITY PARAMOUNT
2 5 MORBIUS SONY PICTURES
3 2 THE BATMAN WARNER
4 1 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 PARAMOUNT
5 3 TOP GUN PARAMOUNT
6 4 THE BAD GUYS UNIVERSAL
7 16 AMBULANCE UNIVERSAL
8 NEW OPERATION MINCEMEAT WARNER
9 7 SING 2 UNIVERSAL
10 9 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES

© Official Charts Company 2022

‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ Tops U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 moved up to No. 1 on the U.K’s Official Film Chart on digital sales only the week ended June 29. After being nipped for the top spot the previous week, the sequel co-starring Jim Carrey moved past previous week chart-topper The Batman from Warner Bros.

The caped crusader didn’t fall far, landing at the No. 2 spot, thanks to sales on physical formats, including DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc. The original 1986 Top Gun filled out the podium in the No. 3 spot.

The week’s highest new entry is Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Bad Guys at No. 4. The animated comedy heist film — whose voice cast includes Sam Rockwell, Craig Robinson, Richard Ayoade and Alex Borstein — tells the story of a group of animal criminals, who, to avoid a prison sentence, must become model citizens with disastrous and hilarious results.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Morbius (No. 5) and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Dune (No. 6) both dropped one spot, while Universal’s animated musical Sing 2 rose two spots to No. 7. Warner’s The Matrix Resurrections finished at No. 8, and Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home crawled back to No. 9.

Finally, Dr. Who & The Daleks made its Official Film Chart debut at No. 10. Released in 1965, and starring Peter Cushing in the lead role, the British sci-fi movie marked the first time character was seen on screen in color. The movie was released in a 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc collector’s edition.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – June 29, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 2 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 PARAMOUNT PICTURES
2 1 THE BATMAN WARNER
3 3 TOP GUN PARAMOUNT
4 NEW THE BAD GUYS UNIVERSAL
5 4 MORBIUS SONY PICTURES
6 5 DUNE (2021) WARNER
7 9 SING 2 UNIVERSAL
8 7 THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS WARNER
9 10 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES
10 NEW DR. WHO & THE DALEKS STUDIOCANAL

© Official Charts Company 2022

Warner’s ‘The Batman’ Returns Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart Following Disc Release

Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Batman reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the U.K. Official Film Chart the week ended June 22 following its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

Claiming the second-highest opening week on disc of the year so far, The Batman generated nearly double the sales of its closest competition, including 93% of its final tally on physical copies, including 22% on 4K UHD.

The week’s highest new entry, Paramount Pictures’ video-game sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — once again starring James Marsden and Jim Carrey, plus the voice of Ben Schwartz as Sonic — finished No. 2 based on digital sales only. It was the biggest-selling title of the week on digital, finishing well ahead of former No. 1, Top Gun, which finished in the No. 3 spot.

Also new on the chart this week is Warner’s Morbius, which finished No. 4 on digital sales only. The Marvel story, starring Jared Leto and Matt Smith, sees Leto star as the eponymous biochemist who inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism while trying to cure his own rare blood disease.

The studio’s long-running sci-fi remake Dune (No. 5) climbed two spots to land just ahead of British biographical comedy-drama The Duke (No. 6), which climbed six spots to enter the top 10 for the first time. Based on a true story, The Duke stars Jim Broadbent as a taxi driver who steals Goya’s painting The Duke of Wellington from London’s National Gallery in 1961.

Finally, several chart mainstays held their place in the top 10. Warner’s The Matrix Resurrections (No. 7) dropped three spots, while MGM/Universal’s No Time to Die held on to the No. 8 spot. Dropping six spots was the studio’s animated sequel Sing 2 (No. 9) and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s  Spider-Man: No Way Home at No. 10.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – June 22, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 2 THE BATMAN WARNER
2 NEW SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 PARAMOUNT
3 1 TOP GUN PARAMOUNT
4 NEW MORBIUS SONY PICTURES
5 7 DUNE (2021) WARNER
6 12 THE DUKE PATHE
7 4 THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS WARNER
8 8 NO TIME TO DIE UNIVERSAL
9 3 SING 2 UNIVERSAL
10 6 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES/MARVEL

© Official Charts Company 2022

Original ‘Top Gun’ Earns Third Week as U.K.’s No. 1 Selling Movie

It’s a third week at No. 1 for Paramount Home Entertainment’s 1986 original Top Gun as the title soared on the Official Film Chart the week ended June 15 following a close race against Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Batman.

With just 500 unit sales separating the two titles, Tom Cruise’s chart topping reign could be ending with the release this week of The Batman on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Disc.

Other highlights in this week’s top 10 include a three-place rebound for Warner’s The Matrix Resurrections (No. 4) while two former chart toppers re-entered the top 10. James Bond’s latest adventure No Time to Die soared 10 spots to No. 8, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom thrashed up eight spots to No. 9 following the release of Jurassic World: Dominion in theaters.

Rounding off the countdown at No. 10 was Ryan Gosling’s modern cult classic Drive; originally released in 2011, the neo-noir action drama entered the Official Film Chart for the first time following its release on 4K UHD, including a new limited-edition boxset.

Outside the top 10, two more “Jurassic” franchise favorites are on the rise. The original Jurassic Park (1993) jumped eight spots to No. 11, while Jurassic World (2015) moved up 13 spots to No. 14.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – June 15, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 TOP GUN PARAMOUNT
2 2 THE BATMAN WARNER
3 3 SING 2 UNIVERSAL
7 7 THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS WARNER
4 4 UNCHARTED SONY PICTURES
5 5 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES
8 8 DUNE (2021) WARNER
18 18 NO TIME TO DIE UNIVERSAL/MGM
17 17 JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM UNIVERSAL
NEW NEW DRIVE SECOND SIGHT

© Official Charts Company 2022