‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Enters U.K. Home Entertainment Chart No. 1

The Lionsgate U.K. action-comedy Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard made its U.K. retail debut atop the weekly home entertainment sales chart for the period ended Sept. 15. The sequel to the 2017 buddy actioner The Hitman’s Bodyguard, co-starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, led all titles in packaged-media and digital unit sales. A combo of the two movies ranked No. 9 in sales.

Warner’s horror sequel The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It remained at No. 2 for a second week, while fantasy adventure newcomer Monster Hunter, starring Milla Jovivich, Tony Jaa and Ron Perlman, debuted at No. 3, driven by digital sales.

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The former headliner, Paramount Home Entertainment sequel A Quiet Place Part II, dropped to No. 4. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Nobody was No. 5, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Peter Rabbit 2 finished No. 6 — both falling one place on the chart since last week.

Disney’s Cruella remained at No. 7, while Oscar winner The Father (Lionsgate) dropped five spots to No. 8. Finally, Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Warner) climbed three spots to return to No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Sept. 15, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 NEW HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD LIONSGATE
2 2 THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT WARNER
3 NEW MONSTER HUNTER SONY PICTURES
4 1 A QUIET PLACE PART II PARAMOUNT
5 4 NOBODY UNIVERSAL
6 5 PETER RABBIT 2 SONY PICTURES
7 7 CRUELLA DISNEY
8 3 THE FATHER LIONSGATE
9 NEW THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD/HITMAN’S WIFE’S LIONSGATE
10 13 ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE WARNER

 

‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Scores Third Week Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place Part II held on to score a third week at No. 1 on the U.K. Official Film Chart through Sept. 8, following its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

With 71% of its total this week made up of physical copies, A Quiet Place Part II denied Warner Home Video’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It the top spot, though the horror sequel did take the title of the week’s biggest digital download.

Oscar-winner The Father (Lionsgate) climbed four places to No. 3, thanks to its release on disc, landing just ahead of the highest new chart entry, Universal Pictures’ Nobody at No. 4.

The actioner stars Bob Odenkirk as Hutch Mansell, a dad who finds himself the target of a vengeful drug lord after he intervenes to help a woman being harassed by a group of men. The formerly non-confrontational father is then forced to head down a brutal path in order to save his family.

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David Lynch’s original 1984 Dune (Sanctuary) made a top 10 debut at No. 6 thanks to its re-release via a new 4K Ultra HD package. Finally, A Quiet Place:2-Movie Collection soared 23 places to a new peak at No. 8 thanks to its release on physical formats.

This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a preview of crime thriller The Birthday Cake starring Ewan McGregor, available to download and keep from Sept. 13.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Sept. 8, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 A QUIET PLACE PART II PARAMOUNT
2 2 THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT WARNER
3 7 THE FATHER LIONSGATE
4 New NOBODY UNIVERSAL
5 4 PETER RABBIT 2 SONY PICTURES
6 New DUNE SANCTUARY
7 5 CRUELLA DISNEY
8 31 A QUIET PLACE 2-MOVIE COLLECTION PARAMOUNT
9 3 LUCA DISNEY
10 6 GODZILLA VS KONG WARNER

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Paramount’s ‘A Quiet Place 2’ Tops First Week in U.K. Home Entertainment Sales

Paramount Home Entertainment’s A Quiet Place Part II made a strong debut across the pond, finishing No. 1 on the Official Film Chart in the U.K. on digital downloads only through Aug. 25. The sequel to 2018’s Oscar-nominated A Quiet Place topped fellow new chart member, Disney’s Cruella (No. 2) and last week’s chart topper, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Peter Rabbit 2 (No. 3).

Based after the events of A Quiet Place, the grieving Abbott family is forced to face the terrors of the outside world as they venture into the unknown, and realize that there is more than one threat lurking out in the open.

The sequel’s success lifted the original A Quiet Place to No. 12 — which peaked at No. 3 back in June following the sequel’s release in U.K. cinemas.

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Live-action prequel Cruella, starring Emma Stone, opened at No. 2 following its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, becoming the U.K.’s biggest disc seller in the week. Spinning up eight places, Lionsgate U.K.’s mystery-horror Spiral: From the Book Of Saw landed at No. 4 following its release on disc.

Further down the chart, action-thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead, starring Angelina Jolie, made its chart debut at No. 7, and Mortal Kombat rebounded to No. 10. Both Warner Bros. Home Entertainment titles, again solidified the studio’s ongoing retail chart dominance.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Aug. 25, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 New A QUIET PLACE PART II PARAMOUNT
2 New CRUELLA DISNEY
3 1 PETER RABBIT 2 SONY PICTURES
4 12 SPIRAL FROM THE BOOK OF SAW LIONSGATE
5 8 GODZILLA VS. KONG WARNER
6 3 THE CROODS UNIVERSAL/DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
7 New THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD WARNER
8 6 ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE WARNER
9 7 TOM & JERRY (2021) WARNER
10 11 MORTAL KOMBAT (2021) WARNER

© Official Charts Company 2021

Warner vs. Sony: ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Tops ‘Batman’ on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway continued its hold atop the U.K,’s Official Film Chart through Aug. 18, holding off strong competition from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Batman: The Long Halloween — Part Two.

It was Sony’s lone win in a week that saw Warner again dominate retail movie sales across the pond, grabbing seven of the top 10 chart spots as its 2021 theatrical slate continues to resonate on packaged media and digital sellthrough.

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Live-action Peter Rabbit 2 lead the chart for a fourth week, while the second installment of the animated Batman: The Long Halloween adaptation soared 36 spots to No. 2 following its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Croods placed No. 3, with Warner’s Space Jam (No. 4) and Birds of Prey (No. 5) all hold firm. A collection of Peter Rabbit 1 & 2 continued to sell at No. 10.

The week’s highest new entry went to Lionsgate U.K.’s Spiral: From the Book of Saw, the horror film that serves as the ninth installment in the venerable “Saw” film series, at No. 12.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 –Aug. 18,  2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 PETER RABBIT 2 SONY PICTURES
2 38 BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN: PART TWO WARNER
3 2 THE CROODS UNIVERSAL/DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
4 3 SPACE JAM WARNER
5 7 BIRDS OF PREY WARNER
6 8 ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE WARNER
7 9 TOM & JERRY – THE MOVIE (2021) WARNER
8 10 GODZILLA VS KONG WARNER
9 11 JOKER WARNER
10 4 PETER RABBIT 1 & 2 SONY PICTURES

© Official Charts Company 2021

Sony’s ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart for Third Week

What a difference packaged media makes.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway finished No. 1 on the Official Film Chart in the U.K. following the sequel’s release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. With 87,000 unit sales, Sony’s family feature finished ahead of all other releases on digital and physical formats for the week ending Aug. 11.

Peter Rabbit 2 streets on disc in the U.S. on Aug. 24.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Croods finished No. 2, while Warner’s Space Jam was No. 3. The Peter Rabbit 1 & 2 collection moved up to No. 4, while Universal’s Oscar-winning Promising Young Woman moved up to No. 5 position.

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At No. 6, the week’s highest new entry came from Disney’s Luca, about a boy named Luca and his best friend Alberto, who spend an unforgettable summer having the time of their lives with their new friend Giulia. But their fun is threatened by a pretty big secret: They’re actually sea monsters from a different world just below the water’s surface.

Warner’s Birds of Prey climbed two spots to No. 7, while Zack Snyder’s Justice League dropped four spots to No. 8, and Tom & Jerry fell three spots to No. 9. Finally, Godzilla vs. Kong rounded out the Top 10 releases of the week.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Aug. 11, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 PETER RABBIT 2 SONY PICTURES
2 2 THE CROODS UNIVERSAL/DREAMWORKS
3 3 SPACE JAM WARNER
4 5 PETER RABBIT 1 & 2 SONY PICTURES
5 10 PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN UNIVERSAL
6 NEW LUCA DISNEY
7 9 BIRDS OF PREY … WARNER
8 4 ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE WARNER
9 6 TOM & JERRY (2021) WARNER
10 7 GODZILLA VS. KONG WARNER

© Official Charts Company 2021

‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart For Second Week

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway held onto the No. 1 spot on the Official Film Chart in the United Kingdom for a second consecutive week, ending Aug. 4.

The live-action animated sequel is still connecting with consumers on digital downloads only. The James Corden and Rose Byrne-led movie continues to hold as the U.K.’s biggest film, beating competition from the 2013 animated adventure The Croods at No. 2, which has enjoyed a recent resurgence thanks to the release of its own sequel in theaters.

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The original Space Jam (Warner) held at No. 3 for a third consecutive week, as Zack Snyder’s Justice League jumped four spots to No. 4, and double feature set Peter Rabbit 1 & 2 dropped to No. 5. The animated and real world collide in Tom & Jerry, which chased its way back up four spots to No. 6. Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong dropped to No. 7 and the studio’s Mortal Kombat sank to No. 8.

Warner’s Birds of Prey climbed 13 spots to No. 9, returning to the Top 10 for the first time since March, thanks to the release of the recent Suicide Squad sequel, and Universal Pictures’ critically-acclaimed Promising Young Woman rounded out the top 10.

Overall, Warner again dominated retail channels with 60% of the top-selling titles, followed by Sony (20%) and Universal/DreamWorks Animation (20%).

The highest new entry on the Official Film Chart came from British thriller Six Minutes To Midnight at No. 15. Written by Eddie Izzard and Celyn Jones, and written and directed by Andy Goddard, the WWII-set drama includes Izzard, Judi Dench and Nigel Lindsay among its cast.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Aug. 4, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY SONY PICTURES
2 7 THE CROODS UNIVERSAL/DREAMWORKS
3 3 SPACE JAM WARNER
4 8 ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE WARNER
5 2 PETER RABBIT 1 & 2 SONY PICTURES
6 10 TOM & JERRY (2021) WARNER
7 6 GODZILLA VS. KONG WARNER
8 5 MORTAL KOMBAT (2021) WARNER
9 22 BIRDS OF PREY … WARNER
10 9 PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN UNIVERSAL

© Official Charts Company 2021

‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Tops U.K. Home Entertainment Chart Through July 28

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway hopped to No. 1 on the Official Film Chart in the United Kingdom for the retail week ended July 28.

The family film with CGI characters — featuring the voice of James Corden as the title character — claimed the top spot based on digital sales only, ahead of its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Aug. 2. Meanwhile, a boxed set of both “Peter Rabbit” movies entered the chart at No. 2, while the first 2018 film appeared as a standalone release at No. 17.

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A 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc re-release of Quentin Tarantino-written True Romance sent the 1993 romantic crime drama onto the chart at No. 4, and the previous week’s chart topper Mortal Kombat (2021) dropped to No. 5, followed by Godzilla vs. Kong (No. 6), The Croods (No. 7), Zack Snyder’s Justice League (No. 8), Promising Young Woman (No. 9) and Tom & Jerry (No. 10).

Warner again dominated among distributors with 50% of the week’s Top 10 selling titles.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – July 28, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 New PETER RABBIT 2 Sony Pictures
2 New PETER RABBIT 2-MOVIE COLLECTION Sony Pictures
3 3 SPACE JAM Warner
4 New TRUE ROMANCE Arrow Films
5 1 MORTAL KOMBAT (2021) Warner
6 2 GODZILLA VS. KONG Warner
7 4 THE CROODS Universal/DreamWorks
8 5 ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE Warner
9 7 PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN Universal
10 8 TOM & JERRY (2021) Warner

© Official Charts Company 2021

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Top-Selling Movie of 2021 in U.K. Through June

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wonder Woman 1984 is the top-selling home entertainment movie in the United Kingdom of 2021 so far, according to Official Charts Company data. The film tops out the year-to-date chart, which lays out the top 40 biggest films in the U.K. across disc and digital sales of the first six months of 2021.

WW84 has racked up 216,000 sales over the first six months of the year, with 67% of its total made up of DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD, and the other 33% on digital download. The DC films production starring Gal Gadot spent six consecutive weeks atop the Official Film Chart, and 18 weeks in the Top 10.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League sits at No. 2, though it’s closely followed by Godzilla vs. Kong at No. 3, with a difference of just 1,600 unit sales between the two films, which have each spent several weeks each at No. 1 on the chart.

Other new releases for 2021 include Roald Dahl’s The Witches (No. 7), Bill & Ted Face the Music (No. 9), Raya and the Last Dragon (No. 15) and The Secret Garden (No. 17).

The biggest movie on the chart not released this year is Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, from 2019, which landed at No. 4, and Warner’s 2020 Christopher Nolan thriller Tenet at No. 5. Still one of the U.K.’s most successful films more than three years post-release, 20th Century’s The Greatest Showman sits at No. 6.

While animated films such as Universal’s Trolls World Tour (No. 14), Sing (No. 20), Soul (No. 24) and Scoob! (No. 25) are among the most popular of the last six months, several live-action/animation hybrid releases also are performing well in 2021, with Tom & Jerry at No. 13, Sonic the Hedgehog at No. 16, Peter Rabbit hopping to No. 27 and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu landing at No. 37.

U.K. Top Home Entertainment Movies Through June 30

Position Movie
1 WONDER WOMAN 1984
2 ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE
3 GODZILLA VS KONG
4 SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
5 TENET
6 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
7 ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES
8 JOKER
9 BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC
10 GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS

© Official Charts Company 2021

Warner’s ‘Mortal Kombat’ Claims Second Week Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Martial arts fantasy Mortal Kombat claimed a second week at No. 1 on the U.K.’s Official Film Chart the week ended July 21. Outselling the competition on physical formats and performing strongly on digital, the Warner Home Video release comfortably holds onto its lead from the prior week, while the studio’s Godzilla vs. Kong held on at No. 2.

Meanwhile, the cinematic release of sequels sent two movies up the chart: 1996’s Space Jam climbs to a new peak at No. 3 thanks to the cinematic release of its long-awaited sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy — this week’s biggest title on digital downloads — while The Croods also saw an uplift following the launch of The Croods: A New Age, rising two spots to No. 4.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Warner) dropped to No. 5, and Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon rebounded to No. 6.

Promising Young Woman (Universal Pictures) made its Official Film Chart debut at No. 7 on digital downloads only. Starring Carey Mulligan as a woman traumatized by events from her past and dressed to kill, seeks revenge on those who wronged her and her loved ones.

Tom & Jerry dropped three spots to No. 8, landing just ahead of 2000 Guy Ritchie crime-comedy Snatch (Sony Pictures), which lands on the chart for the very first time at No. 9 following the release of a 20th Anniversary 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc re-release.

Finally, Academy Award-winning Nomadland (20th Century’s Searchlight Pictures) dropped three spots to No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – July 21, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 MORTAL KOMBAT (2021) WARNER
2 2 GODZILLA VS KONG WARNER
3 4 SPACE JAM WARNER
4 6 THE CROODS UNIVERSAL
5 3 ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE WARNER
6 9 RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON DISNEY
7 New PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN UNIVERSAL
8 5 TOM & JERRY (2021) WARNER
9 New SNATCH SONY PICTURES
10 7 NOMADLAND 20TH CENTURY

© Official Charts Company 2021

Warner’s ‘Mortal Kombat’ Fights to Top of U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Warner Home Video’s Mortal Kombat fought its way up to No. 1 on the U.K.’s weekly Official Film Chart (ended July 14) following its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray.

With 82% of its total sales this week on physical formats, the video game-inspired movie relegated the previous week’s four-week chart topper Godzilla vs. Kong to No. 2, while Zack Snyder’s Justice League held on for a third consecutive week at No. 3 — underscoring Warner’s ongoing domination (70%) of home entertainment retail.

This week’s highest new entry, classic 1996 Looney Tunes-meets-real-life comedy Space Jam, launched straight to No. 4 thanks to a brand new 4K UHD Blue-ray Disc release, as the franchise gears up for the long-awaited sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy featuring LeBron James, which releases in U.K. cinemas July 16.

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Warner’s Tom & Jerry scampered up one spot to No. 5, finishing narrowly ahead of the week’s highest chart climber, Universal Pictures’ The Croods, which rocketed 25 spots to No. 6, a brand-new peak for the franchise, which also sees its sequel released in cinemas this week.

Multi-Oscar winner Nomadland (20th Century Studios’ Searchlight Pictures) fell two spots to No. 7, followed by 2017 “X-Men” spinoff Logan at No. 8, which entered the chart for the very first time thanks to a new 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc release.

Finally, Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon finished at No. 9, while Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner) bowed at No. 10 for a second week.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – July 14, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 2 Mortal Kombat (2021) Warner
2 1 Godzilla vs. Kong Warner
3 3 Zack Snyder’s Justice League Warner
4 New Space Jam Warner
5 6 Tom & Jerry (2021) Warner
6 31 The Croods Universal
7 5 Nomadland 20th Century
8 New Logan 20th Century
9 8 Raya and the Last Dragon Disney
10 10 Wonder Woman 1984 Warner

© Official Charts Company 2021