James Bond No Match for ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ in the U.K.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage took the No. 1 spot on the U.K.’s weekly Official Film Chart through Jan. 12 following its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

The Marvel-inspired sequel starring Tom Hardy supplanted the previous week’s chart-topper, MGM/Universal Pictures’ No Time to Die, and also saw a second placing at No. 5, as part of a collection containing the original 2018 Venom.

Separately, Encanto — Disney’s new animated musical hit — rose one spot to reach a new peak at No. 3, while Sony’s 2004 Spider-Man 2 (starring Tobey Maguire) swooped up nine spots to No. 4, its first entrance into the Top 10.

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Warner Bros. Pictures/DC’s The Suicide Squad fell three spots to No. 6, while Spider-Man: Far From Home (starring Tom Holland) rose one spot to No. 7, and Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie landed at the No. 8 spot.

Debuting at No. 9 was Universal’s Halloween Kills, the 12th installment in the cult series, and a direct sequel to 2018’s Halloween. Unstoppable killer Michael Myers escapes once again to continue his murderous spree, but Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) inspires local residents to take matters into their own hands to hunt down the killer and end his reign of terror — once and for all.

Finally, The Last Duel, co-starring Matt Damon and Adam Driver, dropped four spots to round off the countdown at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Jan. 12, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 2 VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE SONY PICTURES
2 1 NO TIME TO DIE UNIVERSAL/MGM
3 4 ENCANTO DISNEY
4 13 SPIDER-MAN 2 SONY PICTURES
5 23 VENOM 2-MOVIE COLLECTION SONY PICTURES
6 3 THE SUICIDE SQUAD WARNER
7 8 SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME SONY PICTURES
8 5 PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE PARAMOUNT
9 NEW HALLOWEEN KILLS UNIVERSAL
10 6 THE LAST DUEL 20TH CENTURY

© Official Charts Company 2022

‘No Time to Die’ Tops U.K.’s First 2022 Weekly Home Entertainment Chart

James Bond is off to a good start in 2022. MGM/UA Releasing’s No Time to Die was the top-selling retail movie release in the U.K. for the week ended Jan. 5, according to new data from the Official Film Chart.

Distributed by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment in the U.K., the movie marks the fifth (and reportedly) last film with actor Daniel Craig playing Agent 007. The title ended 2021 as the top-selling retail release in the world’s No. 2 home entertainment market.

No Time to Die generated 294,000 sales, with two-thirds (67%) of the week’s total made up of digital formats. Despite the significant unit sales, the movie’s biggest retail was actually the last week of 2021 when it racked up 780,000-unit sales across disc and digital.

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With 621,000 Blu-ray Disc and DVD copies sold in its opening week, it became the biggest week one release on disc since 2017, and additionally was the biggest-selling title of the year in digital downloads.

Separately, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage debuted at No. 2. The sequel to 2018’s Venom claimed the biggest new entry of the week on digital downloads only. Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Suicide Squad climbed three spots to No. 3, while Disney’s latest animated musical Encanto was the week’s second brand new entry at No. 4.

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie rebounded two spots to No. 5, landing ahead of 20th Century Studio’s The Last Duel, up seven spots to a new peak at No. 6. Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures’ The French Dispatch jumped 13 spots to No. 7.

Finally, three more entries are back in the top 10 post-Christmas; Spider-Man: Far From Home (No. 8), Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (No. 9) and Peter Rabbit 2 (No. 10).

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Jan. 5, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 NO TIME TO DIE UNIVERSAL
2 NEW VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE SONY PICTURES
3 6 THE SUICIDE SQUAD WARNER
4 NEW ENCANTO DISNEY
5 7 PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE PARAMOUNT
6 13 THE LAST DUEL 20TH CENTURY
7 20 THE FRENCH DISPATCH SEARCHLIGHT
8 15 SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME SONY PICTURES
9 18 HARRY POTTER: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION WARNER
10 21 PETER RABBIT 2 SONY PICTURES

James Bond Actioner ‘No Time to Die’ Tops Weekly U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

MGM/United Artists Releasing’s latest James Bond actioner, No Time to Die, easily topped the Official Film Chart in its first retail week through Dec. 28 in the United Kingdom.

Actor Daniel Craig’s reported last go-around as Agent 007 ranks among the top-grossing theatrical releases in 2021 with more than $774 million at the global box office. The title easily topped other new retail releases that included Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Ron’s Gone Wrong at No. 16 and Searchlight Pictures’ The French Dispatch at No. 20, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Respect at No. 26.

Meanwhile, veteran Christmas-themed titles The Grinch (Universal), Elf (Warner Bros.), The Polar Express (Warner), the live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Universal) and Arthur Christmas (Sony Pictures) all factored in the weekly Top 10.

Other chart toppers included Warner’s The Suicide Squad at No. 6, Paramount Pictures’ Paw Patrol: The Movie at No. 7, Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings at No. 9, and Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga at No. 10.

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Rank Previous Week Movie Peak
Position
Weeks on Chart
1 New
NO TIME TO DIE
 
MGM
1 1  
2
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000)
 
UNIVERSAL
2 25
 
3
ELF
 
WARNER
1 28
 
4
THE GRINCH (ANIMATED)
 
UNIVERSAL
1 35
 
5
THE POLAR EXPRESS
 
WARNER
4 24
 
6 6
THE SUICIDE SQUAD
 
WARNER
1 8
 
7
PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE
 
PARAMOUNT
1 8
 
8
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
 
SONY PICTURES
8 7
 
9 10 
SHANG-CHIAND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
 
DISNEY/MARVEL
1 6
 
10 11 
F9: THE FAST SAGA
 
UNIVERSAL
1 12

 

James Bond Breaks Christmas Spell as ‘No Time to Die’ Tops U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

After weeks of Christmas-themed movies topping U.K. home entertainment retail sales, the debut of MGM’s latest James Bond thriller No Time to Die topped the Official Film Chart through Dec. 22.

The fifth and final chapter in Daniel Craig’s run as Agent 007, which was delayed theatrically until September following a 22-month pandemic break, saw more than 74,000-unit sales, dominated by digital downloads.

Meanwhile, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Grinch (2018) saw its three-week reign at No. 1 end, finishing the week at No. 4, behind the studio’s holiday catalog title How the Grinch Stole Christmas (No. 2) and Warner’s Elf (No. 3).

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Warner’s 2004 release The Polar Express moved up to No. 5, while Warner/DC films’ The Suicide Squad remained at No. 6. Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Arthur Christmas and Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings all climbed one spot to No. 7, No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.

Finally, Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga returned to the No. 10 spot, marking the film’s 11th week in the top 10.

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor  
1 New
NO TIME TO DIE
 
 
MGM  
 
2
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
 
 
UNIVERSAL
 
 
3
ELF
 
 
WARNER  
 
4
THE GRINCH
 
 
UNIVERSAL
 
 
5
THE POLAR EXPRESS
 
 
WARNER  
 
6 6
THE SUICIDE SQUAD
 
 
WARNER    
7
PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE
 
 
PARAMOUNT
 
 
8
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
 
 
SONY PICTURES
 
 
9 10 
SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
 
 
DISNEY/MARVEL    
10 11 
F9: THE FAST SAGA
 
 
UNIVERSAL
 

‘The Grinch’ Holds Off ‘Elf’ to Claim Third Week Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Christmas remains a dominant theme to U.K. home entertainment consumers. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Grinch (2018) finished atop the Official Film Chart through Dec. 15 — the third-straight week for the animated film featuring the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch.

Despite close competition from Warner catalog title Elf, which climbed one spot to No. 2, The Grinch held tight with 80% of its sales this week coming from digital download.

Universal’s 2000 live-action How The Grinch Stole Christmas dropped to No. 3, landing just ahead of Warner’s The Polar Express, which jumped four spots to No. 4.

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Climbing six spots to No. 5, 20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel entered the top 10 for the first time. Starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jody Comer, and based on the true story of France’s last trial by combat in the Middle Ages, knight Sir Jean De Carrouges (Damon) challenges squire Jacques Le Gris (Driver) to a duel after his wife Marguerite (Comer) accuses Le Gris of assault. The story is told across the different points of view of the three characters.

Warner’s The Suicide Squad dropped one spot to No. 6, while Signature Entertainment’s Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins entered the top 10 for the first time at No. 7. Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie slid down one spot to No. 8, while Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Arthur Christmas climbed to a new peak at No. 9.

Finally, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings rounded off the week’s countdown at No. 10.

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

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 THE GRINCH (2018) UNIVERSAL
2 3 ELF WARNER
3 2 HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000) UNIVERSAL
4 8 THE POLAR EXPRESS WARNER
5 11 THE LAST DUEL 20TH CENTURY
6 5 THE SUICIDE SQUAD WARNER
7 15 RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER: ORIGINS SIGNATURE
8 7 PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE PARAMOUNT
9 10 ARTHUR CHRISTMAS SONY PICTURES
10 4 SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS DISNEY/MARVEL

© Official Charts Company 2021

Another ‘Grinch’ Week Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

The sneaky Grinch kept his hold on the U.K. home entertainment market with two separate movies — Universal Pictures’ 2018 animated feature The Grinch and 2000 live-action How The Grinch Stole Christmas — holding the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the Official Film Chart through Dec. 8.

Warner Home Video’s Elf leaped six spots to No. 3, underscoring consumer interest in Christmas-themed content. The movement pushed Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings down two spots to No. 4, and The Suicide Squad (Warner) to No. 5.

Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga sped up two spots to No. 6, and Paramount Pictures’ Paw Patrol: The Movie dropped three spots to No. 7. Animated catalog title The Polar Express (Warner) climbed three spots to No. 8, while Marvel’s Black Widow fell two spots to No. 9.

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Finally, Sony Pictures’ Arthur Christmas climbed six spots to No. 10. The animated film, released originally in 2011 has seen a new wind of popularity this year, cracking the Top 20, and now Top 10, for the very first time in 2021.

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

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 THE GRINCH (2018) UNIVERSAL
2 5 HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000) UNIVERSAL
3 9 ELF WARNER
4 2 SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS DISNEY/MARVEL
5 3 THE SUICIDE SQUAD WARNER
6 8 F9: THE FAST SAGA UNIVERSAL
7 4 PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE PARAMOUNT
8 11 THE POLAR EXPRESS WARNER
9 7 BLACK WIDOW DISNEY/MARVEL
10 16 ARTHUR CHRISTMAS SONY PICTURES

© Official Charts Company 2021

‘The Grinch’ Steals Top Rung on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s catalog title The Grinch snagged the top spot on the Official Film Chart in the United Kingdom through Dec. 1, underscoring the beginning of the festive season.

The 2018 animated film, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as The Grinch, saw strong digital download sales help it climb three spots and bump Disney/Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to the No. 2 spot.

Warner’s The Suicide Squad and Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie both moved down one spot, while Jim Carrey’s live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Universal) leaped nine spots to No. 5 to return to the top 10.

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The week’s highest new entry was Arsene Wenger: Invincible, a documentary about the legendary Arsenal FC team manager who spent 22 years with the soccer club, ranked No. 6 following the film’s debut on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray.

Disney’s Black Widow held on at No. 7, while Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga stopped at No. 8. Will Ferrell’s holiday classic Elf moved up one spot to No. 9. Finally, Warner’s Space Jam: A New Legacy returned to the top 10 after rebounding six spots.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Dec. 1, 2021

Rank Previous week Movie Distributor
1 4 THE GRINCH UNIVERSAL PICTURES
2 1 SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS DISNEY/MARVEL
3 2 THE SUICIDE SQUAD WARNER
4 3 PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE PARAMOUNT
5 14 HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS UNIVERSAL PICTURES
6 NEW ARSENE WENGER – INVINCIBLE NOAH SPIRIT
7 7 BLACK WIDOW DISNEY/MARVEL
8 6 F9: THE FAST SAGA UNIVERSAL PICTURES
9 10 ELF WARNER
10 16 SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY WARNER

© Official Charts Company 2021

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Tops Weekly U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

It was a good week for sales of DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the United Kingdom.

Disney/Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings fought off the competition to finish atop this week’s Official Film Chart in the U.K. through Nov. 24.

The film outsold the combined total of previous chart toppers Warner’s The Suicide Squad (No. 2) and Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie (No. 3) this week, following its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc — with 78% of its total sales made up of packaged media.

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Meanwhile, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Grinch (2018) climbed two spots to No. 4, the first of two winter holiday chart entries with Warner’s Elf at No. 10.

Paramount’s Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins returned to the chart following its release on disc, climbing nine spots at No. 5. Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga and Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow each dropped two spots at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively, and Warner’s magical boxed set Harry Potter: The Complete Collection floated up one spot to No. 8 as consumers continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first film.

Finally, Disney’s Jungle Cruise drifted down two spots to No. 9.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Nov. 24, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
3 3 SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS DISNEY/MARVEL
1 1 THE SUICIDE SQUAD WARNER
2 2 PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE PARAMOUNT
6 6 THE GRINCH (ANIMATED) UNIVERSAL
16 16 SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS PARAMOUNT
4 4 F9: THE FAST SAGA UNIVERSAL
5 5 BLACK WIDOW DISNEY/MARVEL
9 9 HARRY POTTER: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION WARNER
7 7 JUNGLE CRUISE DISNEY
18 18 ELF WARNER

© Official Charts Company 2021

‘The Suicide Squad’ Defeats ‘Paw Patrol’ for U.K.’s Top-Selling Movie of the Week

Warner Bros.’ The Suicide Squad finished No. 1 on the Official Film Chart in the United Kingdom through Nov. 17, following its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD.

With 88% of its total weekly unit sales made up of physical copies, the DC film outsold the top five combined titles, denying Paramount Pictures’ Paw Patrol: The Movie a third week at the top.

The week’s highest new chart entry was Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings at No. 3. Universal Pictures’ F9: The Fast Saga (No. 4) and Marvel’s Black Widow (No. 5) both dropped one spot, landing just ahead of Universal’s animated family film The Grinch, which became the chart’s first Christmas top 10 entry at No. 6.

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Disney’s Jungle Cruise sailed down two spots to No. 7, and Warner’s Space Jam: A New Legacy scored another week on the chart at No. 8.

Warner’s Harry Potter: The Complete Collection climbed six spots to No. 9 as consumers celebrated the 20th anniversary of the very first “Harry Potter” film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone in the U.S.) — which landed at No. 12. The following four “Harry Potter films” also feature in the top 40, charting chronologically: The Chamber of Secrets (No. 22), The Prisoner of Azkaban (No. 29), The Goblet of Fire (No. 33) and The Order of the Phoenix (No. 36).

Finally, Universal’s The Croods: A New Age rounded of the Top 10 at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Nov. 17, 2021

Rank Previous Rank Movie Distributor
1 2 THE SUICIDE SQUAD WARNER
2 1 PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE PARAMOUNT
3 NEW SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS DISNEY/MARVEL
4 3 F9: THE FAST SAGA UNIVERSAL
5 4 BLACK WIDOW DISNEY/MARVEL
6 13 THE GRINCH UNIVERSAL
7 5 JUNGLE CRUISE DISNEY
8 7 SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY WARNER
9 15 HARRY POTTER: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION WARNER
10 8 THE CROODS: A NEW AGE UNIVERSAL

© Official Charts Company 2021

Paramount’s ‘Paw Patrol’ Remains Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie remained atop the Official Film Chart, the U.K.’s weekly home entertainment retail tracker through Nov. 10.

The live-action animation movie sold 20,000 more combined digital/disc units than its closest competitor, Warner Bros.’ The Suicide Squad, which moved up one spot to No. 2.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s F9: The Fast Saga sped up one spot to No. 3, while Disney’s Black Widow jumped six spots to No. 4, and the studio’s Jungle Cruise remained anchored at No. 5.

The week’s biggest mover was Lionsgate’s The Courier, which climbed 30 spots to No. 6. Based on a true story, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the unassuming filed operator who is recruited into the Cold War by the British and U.S. secret services to act as their liaison and work with a Soviet officer to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Warner Bros.’ Space Jam: A New Legacy (No. 7) and Universal’s The Croods: A New Age (No. 8) both fell this week, landing just ahead of new entry, Paramount’s Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (No. 9), which made its debut on digital downloads only. The film is a spin-off of the G.I. Joe series centered on the character of Snake Eyes, played by Henry Golding.

Finally, 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy rounded off the week at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Nov. 10, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE PARAMOUNT
2 3 THE SUICIDE SQUAD WARNER
3 4 FAST & FURIOUS 9 UNIVERSAL PICTURES
4 10 BLACK WIDOW DISNEY/MARVEL
5 5 JUNGLE CRUISE DISNEY
6 36 THE COURIER LIONSGATE
7 2 SPACE JAM – A NEW LEGACY WARNER
8 6 THE CROODS – A NEW AGE UNIVERSAL
9 NEW SNAKE EYES – GI JOE ORIGINS PARAMOUNT
10 8 FREE GUY 20TH CENTURY

© Official Charts Company 2021