‘The New Mutants’ Rises to No. 1 on U.K. Official Film Chart

Disney/20th Century Studios’ The New Mutants rose to the top spot on the U.K.’s Official Film Chart through Jan. 13 following the film’s release on DVD and Blu-ray in the world’s No. 2 home entertainment market.

Counting Anya Taylor-Joy, of the acclaimed Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Game Of Thrones'” Maisie Williams, and “Stranger Things”’ Charlie Heaton among its cast, the superhero horror’s success this week means previous week’s chart topper Tenet (Warner) is pushed to second place despite a strong retail sales.

Brand new at No. 3 is the long-awaited sequel Bill & Ted Face the Music. Starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves as the eponymous characters, the pair reunite for new antics in the present day —and beyond. The now-middle aged dads of teenage girls are on their biggest adventure yet, still trying to crank out a hit song and save the world.

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Roald Dahl’s The Witches (Warner) dropped to No. 4, while Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner) returned to the Top 10 after climbing nine places to No. 5. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Far From Home (No. 6), Bad Boys for Life (No. 7) and Little Women (No. 8) all fell one place.

Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures) remained on the chart at No. 9, and finally, The Greatest Showman (20th Century) zoomed back up 25 places to No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Jan. 13, 2021

Rank Previous
Week
Title Studio
1 2 The New Mutants 20th Century Studios
2 1 Tenet Warner
3 New Bill & Ted Face the Music Jelly Fish Bloom
4 3 Roald Dahl’s The Witches Warner
5 14 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Warner
6 5 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures
7 6 Bad Boys for Life Sony Pictures
8 7 Little Women (2019) Sony Pictures
9 9 Jumanji: The Next Level Sony Pictures
10 35 The Greatest Showman 20th Century

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Warner’s ‘Tenet’ Atop first Official U.K. Film Chart of 2021

Warner Home Video’s Tenet held on to the No. 1 spot on home entertainment’s first Official Film Chart of 2021 in the U.K. The time-bending epic starring David Washington had more than double the unit sales (physical and digital) of its closest competition, Disney/Marvel’s The New Mutants at No. 2.

The New Mutants entered the chart as the highest new entry of the week on digital downloads only. A dark spin-off of the X-Men series, the superhero horror movie stars Maisie Williams and Anna Taylor-Joy.

Roald Dahl’s The Witches (Warner) dropped to No. 3, as festive classic Love Actually (Universal) held on for another week at No. 4. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Far From Home re-entered the chart for the first time since October at No. 5. Bad Boys For Life (Sony) also returned to the Top 10, at No. 6, while Little Women (Sony) climbed to No. 7.

Last Christmas (Universal) dropped two places to No. 8, as Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) rose to No. 9, and Warner’s Birds of Prey finished at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Jan. 6, 2021

Rank Previous Week Title Studio
1 1 Tenet Warner
2 New The New Mutants Disney/Marvel Films
3 2 Roald Dahl’s The Witches Warner
4 4 Love Actually Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
5 Return Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
6 25 Bad Boys For Life SPHE
7 18 Little Women (2019) SPHE
8 6 Last Christmas UPHE
9 40 Jumanji: The Next Level SPHE
10 24 Birds of Paradise and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn Warner

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Warner’s ‘Tenet’ Tops U.K.’s Final 2020 Home Entertainment Chart

In a new-release-starved home entertainment market, consumers covet fresh content. Warner’s release of Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi espionage thriller Tenet turned the U.K. weekly Official Film Chart on its head through Dec. 23. The title outsold the other top-five titles combined with nearly 150,000 packaged-media/digital unit sales. The title also ended the ride of Warner’s Elf (No. 5) atop the charts at three weeks.

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Warner’s The Witches entered the chart at No. 2, with the remake starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci. Jim Carey’s The Grinch (2000) remained No. 3, followed by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Love Actually at No. 4.

Universal’s Last Christmas (No. 6), 20th Century’s Home Alone (No. 7), Warner’s The Polar Express (No. 8), and Jim Henson Video’s The Muppet Christmas Carol (No. 9) rounded out the Top 10, with the 2018 animated version of The Grinch moving up one spot to No. 10.

Rank Previous Week Title, Studio Peak
Position
Weeks on Chart
1 New
Tenet
Warner Home Video
1 1
2 New
Roald Dahl’s The Witches 
Warner
2 1
3 3
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Universal Pictures
2 18
4 4
Love Actually
Universal
4 10
5
Elf
Warner
1 21
6
Last Christmas
Universal
1 11
7
Home Alone
20th Century Home Entertainment
5 15
8
The Polar Express
Warner
6 18
9
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Jim Henson Video
8 8
10 11 
The Grinch (animated)
Universal
10 23

Warner’s ‘Elf’ Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart for Third Straight Week

Warner Home Video’s enduring 2003 catalog release Elf finished atop the Official Film Chart in the U.K. for the third consecutive week (ended Dec. 16) — driven by transactional VOD, which accounted for 75% of the title’s unit sales.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Last Christmas again finished No. 2, spurred by strong DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales. Separately, Universal’s holiday-themed releases The Grinch (No. 3) and Love Actually (No. 4) maintained their positions for another week.

Disney-owned 20th Century Home Entertainment’s Home Alone, and Warner’s The Polar Express moved up one spot, respectively at No. 5 and No. 6. Disney’s Mulan dropped two places to No. 7, while 1992’s The Muppet Christmas Carol entered the chart at No. 8 for the first time.

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Finally, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (20th Century) soared 20 places to No. 9, while Disney’s Frozen II climbed three places to round off the countdown at No. 10.

Rank Previous Week Title, Studio Peak
Pos.
Week on Chart
1 1
Elf
Warner Home Video
1 20
2 2
Last Christmas
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
1 10
3 3
The Grinch
Universal
2 17
4 4
Love Actually
Universal
4 9
5
Home Alone
20th Century Home Entertainment
5 14
6
The Polar Express
Warner
6 17
7
Mulan
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
1 5
8 28 
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Jim Henson Video
8 7
9 29 
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
20th Century Home Entertainment
9 5
10 13 
Frozen II
Disney
1 39

 

Warner’s ‘Elf’ Stands Tall Again on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Christmas is officially here, as Warner Home Video’s Elf stands tall at No. 1 on the Official Film Chart in the United Kingdom through Dec. 9, as the 2003 comedy with  Will Ferrell marks a second week atop the Top 10. The title added 30,000 unit sales, with 73% made up of digital downloads.

Meanwhile, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Last Christmas improved one place to No. 2, just a few thousand sales behind, while the studio’s The Grinch inched closer to the top, rising five places to No. 3.

One of the U.K.’s most treasured Christmas flicks, Love Actually, entered the Top 10 for the first time, landing at No. 4, while Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan dropped three to No. 5. Home Alone (20th Century Home Entertainment) soared up 28 places to its highest peak yet of No. 6, and Warner’s The Polar Express climbed eight spots to No. 7. Sam Mendes’ critically acclaimed World War I drama 1917 dropped one place to No. 8.

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A Christmas Gift From Bob — the sequel to 2016’s feel-good biographical film A Street Cat Named Bob — debuted at No. 9 following its release on disc by Lionsgate U.K. Finally, a 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc release from Warner of the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy entered the Official Film Chart for the first time at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Dec. 9, 2020

Rank Previous Week
Title Studio
1 1 Elf Warner
2 3 Last Christmas Universal
3 8 The Grinch Universal
4 11 Love Actually Universal
5 2 Mulan (2020)
Disney
6 34 Home Alone Disney/20th Century
7 15 The Polar Express Warner
8 7 1917 Entertainment One
9 New A Christmas Gift From Bob Lionsgate U.K.
10 New The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Warner

© Official Charts Company 2020

Warner’s ‘Elf’ Climbs Atop Official U.K. Film Chart

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Elf climbed to No. 1 on the U.K. home entertainment Official Film Chart through Dec. 2. The 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell finished atop the weekly chart for the first time since the chart’s inception in 2018.

Disney’s live action remake of Mulan dropped to No. 2 after two weeks on the top rung. Last Christmas (Universal) held on at No. 3 as The Greatest Showman (20th Century) climbed seven spots to No. 4. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm) soared 10 spots to No. 5 following the release of a new 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Steelbook edition.

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This week’s highest new entry was psychological thriller Unhinged (No. 6), starring Russell Crowe and Caren Pistorious. Entertainment One’s 1917 moved down one spot to No. 7, as did Jim Carrey in The Grinch at No. 8. Universal’s Trolls World Tour climbed seven spots to No. 9. Finally, Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis’ new festive rom-com, Happiest Season debuted at No. 10 on digital downloads only.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Dec. 2, 2020

Rank Last Week Title Studio
1 2 Elf Warner
2 1 Mulan Disney
3 3 Last Christmas Universal
4 11 The Greatest Showman 20th Century
5 15 Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker Disney
6 New Unhinged Altitude Spirit
7 6 1917 eOne
8 7 The Grinch Universal
9 16 Trolls World Tour DreamWorks Animation
10 New Happiest Season eOne

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Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Remains Atop U.K. Weekly Home Entertainment Sales Chart

Packaged-media sales of Disney’s erstwhile theatrical release Mulan helped the live-action movie stay atop the U.K. Official Film Chart through Nov. 25. Disney’s first-ever PVOD release exceeded all other movies by 6,600 unit sales (physical and digital), holding off Warner’s Elf at No. 2 and relegating former No. 1, Last Christmas (Universal) to No. 3.

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Chart newcomer Dawn of the Dead (Arrow Films) underscored the dearth of new releases in 2020, with George A. Romero’s 1978 zombie classic entering the chart for the first time at No. 4 following a remastered packaged-media release.

The middle of the world’s No. 2 home entertainment market included perennial chart mainstays such as Disney’s Frozen II at No. 5; eOne’s 1917 at No. 6; 2000’s The Grinch (Universal) featuring Jim Carrey at No. 7; and Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi at No. 8 due to a 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Steelbook release.

Another chart newcomer at No. 9: sci-fi thriller Tremors: Shrieker Island, starring Michael Gross, Jon Heder and Jackie Cruz. Rounding out the Top 10: Disney’s Onward.

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Lands Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Retail Chart

Disney’s digital/packaged media retail release of the live-action Mulan finished atop the U.K. weekly Official Film Chart through Nov. 18. The title, the studio’s first PVOD experiment, is one of the few new releases in 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Indeed, Disney had no home entertainment releases in its most recent fiscal quarter.

Mulan stars Yifei Liu as the eponymous character, who disguises herself as a male soldier in order to save her ailing father from being conscripted.

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The previous week’s No. 1, Last Christmas dropped to No. 2 and is the first of several Christmas entries on the Nov. 18 chart. Comedy Elf climbed 12 places to No. 3, and the 2018 animated The Grinch re-entered the chart at No. 9. Further down the Top 20, The Polar Express (No. 15) and Love Actually (No. 16) returned as viewers gear up for the festive season.

Entertainment One’s 1917 returned to the Top 10, climbing nine places to No. 4, while Disney’s Frozen II dropped to No. 5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens entered the Top 10 at No. 6 following a new 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc re-release, as Onward dropped to No. 7.

Universal’s Dolittle, starring Robert Downey Jr., zoomed up 25 places to No. 8, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker rounded off the chart at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 Nov. 18, 2020:

Rank Last Week Title Studio
1 New Mulan Disney
2 1 Last Christmas Universal
3 15 Elf Warner
4 13 1917 Entertainment One
5 3 Frozen II
Disney
6 New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Disney
7 5 Onward Disney
8 33 Dolittle Universal
9 Return The Grinch Universal
10 11 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Disney

 

Christmas Comes Early to U.K. Weekly Home Entertainment Chart

The Christmas season came early to home entertainment in the U.K., as Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Last Christmas finished atop the weekly Official Film Chart through Nov. 10.

Starring Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding and Emma Thompson, Last Christmas features the music of George Michael and Wham! — George Michael gave his blessing for the production ahead of his untimely death in 2016 — the movie, which was first released in 2019, was re-released on Blu-ray Oct. 27.

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Disney/Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story finished No. 2 following a 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc re-release; the 2016 spin-off of the “Star Wars” franchise stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn among its cast and is set directly before Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope.

Frozen II (Disney) climbs to No. 3 as V for Vendetta (Warner) enters the chart at No. 4; the 2005 movie starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving entered the chart for the first time following a 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc re-release.

Onward (Disney) dropped to No. 5, while The Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney) fell to No. 6, landing just ahead of crime-drama classic The Untouchables (Paramount) at No. 7, which entered the chart following the passing of Sean Connery at age 90.

The Invisible Man (Universal) spent another week in the Top 10 at No. 8, while the preious week’s chart-topper Hocus Pocus (Disney) dropped to No. 9. Finally, Scoob! (Warner) rounded off the chart at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 Nov. 10, 2020

Rank Previous Week Title Studio
1 Re-release Last Christmas Universal Pictures
2 New Rogue One – A Star Wars Story Disney
3 5 Frozen 2 Disney
4 New V For Vendetta Warner
5 4 Onward Disney
6 2 The Nightmare Before Christmas Touchstone
7 New The Untouchables Paramount
8 9 The Invisible Man Universal Pictures
9 1 Hocus Pocus Disney
10 3 Scoob! Warner

 

1993 Movie ‘Hocus Pocus’ Tops U.K. Weekly Home Entertainment Chart — For the First Time

Twenty-seven-year-old Halloween-themed comedy Hocus Pocus topped the U.K.’s home entertainment Official Film Chart through Nov. 4 for the first time following last weekend’s Halloween festivities.

Indeed, spooky films flooded the Top 20, with families and flat mates across the U.K. prevented from the usual parties and trick-or-treating due to lockdown measures, moviegoers took to their sofas for a ghostly entertainment on disc and digital. In total, 12 films in the Top 20 ranged from classic horrors, including Scream and Halloween, to more family-friendly entries like Casper and Scoob!.

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Disney’s Hocus Pocus flew up three spots from the previous week, just ahead of The Nightmare Before Christmas, which also rose three spots to No. 2 — knocking both Onward (No. 4) and Frozen II (No. 5) down three places each from last week. Scoob! held on at No. 3.

Ghostbusters (1984) entered the Official Film Chart for the first time, landing at No. 6 just ahead of Casper at No. 7, which rocketed 17 places. Thanks to a recent remake, the original 1990 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches soared 20 places to No. 8, and the remake of The Invisible Man creeped up four spots to No. 9. It: Chapter Two rounded things off at No. 10, floating up seven spots from the previous week.

Other seasonal entries in the Top 20 included The House With a Clock in Its Walls (No. 13), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (No. 15), Beetlejuice (No. 16), Halloween (No. 17) and Scream (No. 20).

Rank Previous Week Title Studio
1 4 Hocus Pocus Disney
2 5 The Nightmare Before Christmas Touchstone
3 3 Scoob! Warner
4 1 Onward Disney
5 2 Frozen II
Disney
6 New Ghostbusters Sony
7 24 Casper Universal
8 28 The Witches Warner
9 13 The Invisible Man (2020)
Universal
10 17 It: Chapter Two Warner