‘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

Packaged Media Keeps Warner’s ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Warner Bros. Pictures’ Godzilla vs. Kong remained atop the U.K.’s Official Film Chart for the week period ended July 7 — thanks to sales on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

Warner’s Mortal Kombat entered the chart at No. 2 spot due to the title’s built-in video game fanbase and the week’s biggest seller on digital downloads. The relatively unknown ensemble cast plays in a high-stakes battle for the universe, in which a young MMA fighter has to seek out planet Earth’s greatest champions to face off with their enemies in Outworld.

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Warner holdover Zack Snyder’s Justice League ended the week at No. 3, as the studio’s 50-year-old catalog title, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory entered the chart for the first time at No. 4. The classic starring Gene Wilder flies into the chart thanks to a new 50th Anniversary reissue and brand new 4K restoration.

In all, Warner secured seven of the top 10-selling movies of the week.

Another new chart entry included Oscar-winning American drama Nomadland from Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures, which finished No. 5 following its release on disc. Tom & Jerry (Warner) dropped two spots to No. 6, while the previous week’s highest new entry, Batman: The Long Halloween — Part One (Warner) stumbled five spots to No. 7.

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon held at No. 8, while Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw climbed to No. 9, and Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984 dropped to No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – July 7, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 Godzilla vs. Kong Warner
2 New Mortal Kombat (2021) Warner
3 3 Zack Snyder’s Justice League  Warner
4 New Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Warner
5 New Nomadland 20th Century
6 4 Tom & Jerry (2021) Warner
7 2 Batman: The Long Halloween — Part 1 Warner
8 8 Raya and the Last Dragon Disney
9 10 Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Universal
10 6 Wonder Woman 1984 Warner

© Official Charts Company 2021

Warner’s ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Scores Third Week Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart

It was a Warner Bros. week in home entertainment in the U.K.

Warner Home Video’s Godzilla vs. Kong finished atop the the Official Film Chart in the U.K. through June 30, more than doubling the sales of its closest competition. The title saw 75% of its weekly sales made up of DVD and Blu-ray Disc units.

At No. 2, the week’s highest new entry was Batman: The Long Halloween — Part 1. The DC animated movie is the first of a two-part series, starring Jensen Ackles, Josh Duhamel, Troy Baker and the late Naya Rivera.

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Former chart topper Zack Snyder’s Justice League dropped two spots to No. 3, while Tom & Jerry sustained its No. 4 spot. Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard moved up four spots to No. 5, thanks to its sequel, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, being released theatrically.

Wonder Woman 1984 dropped three spots to No. 6, while Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place fell two spots to No. 7, and Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon spent a second week at No. 8, while Tenet climbed one spot to No. 9.

Finally, Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw jumped nine spots to No. 10, due to the popularity of F9: The Fast Saga in theaters.

Rank Previous Week Movie Peak
Position
Weeks on Chart
1 1
Godzilla v. Kong
Warner Home Video
1 5
2 New
Batman: The Long Halloween — Part 1
Warner
2 1
3
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Warner
1 10
4 4
Tom & Jerry (2021)
Warner
2 6
5
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Lionsgate
5 3
6
Wonder Woman 1984
Warner
1 16
7
A Quiet Place
Paramount
3 21
8 8
Raya and the Last Dragon
Disney
1 6
9 10 
Tenet
Warner
1 26
10 19 
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Universal
1 42

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Back Atop Weekly U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Warner Home Video’s Godzilla vs. Kong roared back to No. 1 on the U.K.’s weekly Official Film Chart June 23 following its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

Outselling the rest of the Top 10 combined, and with 89% of its sales on disc, Godzilla vs. Kong celebrated a second total week at the top of the chart as it knocked Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Warner) back to No. 2.

Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner) rebounded three spots to No. 3, landing just ahead of Tom & Jerry: The Movie (Warner) at No. 4 and Paramount Home Entertainment’s  A Quiet Place at No. 5.

This week’s highest new entry was classic neo-noir thriller Basic Instinct (Studiocanal), which entered the Official Film Chart for the very first time at No. 6 thanks to the release of a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc collector’s edition.

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Ammonite (Lionsgate U.K.) climbed 19 spots to No. 7, making its first entry into the Top 10. Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan star in the period romantic drama set in the 1840s. In the film, when acclaimed fossil hunter Mary Anning (Winslet) is entrusted with the recovery of the wealthy Charlotte Murchison (Ronan), the two form an intense bond.

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon dropped three spots to No. 8, as 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate) climbed seven spots to No. 9, thanks to the release of its sequel in cinemas. Finally, Tenet (Warner) held on at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – June 23, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Studio
1 2 Godzilla vs. Kong Warner
2 1 Zack Synder’s Justice League Warner
3 6 Wonder Woman 1984 Warner
4 4 Tom & Jerry – The Movie (2021) Warner
5 3 A Quiet Place Paramount Home Entertainment
6 New Basic Instinct Studiocanal
7 26 Ammonite Lionsgate U.K.
8 5 Raya and the Last Dragon Walt Disney
9 16 The Hitman’s Bodyguard Lionsgate
10 10 Tenet Warner

© Official Charts Company 2021

U.K. Tops 100M Digital Movie Sales, Led by ‘The Greatest Showman’

The United Kingdom recorded its 100 millionth digital movie sale through June 23, according to the British Association for Screen Entertainment, the country’s home entertainment trade group. The milestone was tabulated by the Official Chart Company, which has been tracking digital movie sales in the U.K. since 2016.

“This is a huge moment of celebration for the home entertainment category as it shows just how much audiences have embraced the freshest ways to grow their film library, with a number that translates to around five film downloads per household in the U.K.,” Liz Bales, CEO of BASE and DEGE: The Digital Entertainment Group Europe, said in a statement. “It’s also so exciting to see digital formats snapping at the heels of the nation’s long held favorite, the DVD, and sister premium formats Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray. Today’s news, coupled with the billions of physical film sales since the inceptions of those formats, continue to demonstrate just how much audiences love watching their favorite films at home as well as in cinemas”.

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The top-selling digital release was 20th Century Film’s The Greatest Showman, which has generated 1.1 million unit sales. It was the first film to ever reach 500,000 “Download & Keep” sales, and was the first — and only — film to surpass the 1 million mark on the digital format.

The rock group Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody took the second spot, followed closely by Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame — which became the fastest-selling digital film of all time after selling more than 335,000 digital downloads in its first week back in 2019. Its predecessor Avengers: Infinity War landed at No. 4.

Musical films were among the most popular with the U.K. public, with five of the top 10 musically influenced. Family favorite musicals  Moana (No. 5), Frozen 2 (No. 6) and Trolls (No. 7) also appeared in the top tier.

Action, adventure and sci-fi sequels were also among the U.K.’s favorite genre on digital, as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens landed at No. 8 and No. 9 respectively. The 2000 Dr. Seuss adaptation How The Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey rounded out the chart at No. 10.

The U.K.’s Official Top 10 biggest films on digital download

Position Movie
1 The Greatest Showman
2 Bohemian Rhapsody 
3 Avengers: Endgame
4 Avengers: Infinity War
5 Moana
6 Frozen 2
7 Trolls
8 Jurassic World:  Fallen Kingdom
9 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
10 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

© Official Charts Company 2021

Warner’s ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Posts Fifth Week Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Warner Bros.’ Zack Snyder’s Justice League returned to No. 1 on the U.K.’s Official Film Chart the week ended June 16 following a photo-finish race with the studio’s Godzilla vs. Kong.

With just 550 unit sales separating the two titles, Zack Snyder’s Justice League scooped its fifth non-consecutive week at the top, boasting this week’s highest sales on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, while Godzilla vs. Kong at No. 2 is the week’s biggest seller on digital download.

Paramount’s A Quiet Place snuck up one place to No. 3 as fans of the post-apocalyptic franchise catch up with the original following its sequel’s theatrical release, knocking Warner’s Tom & Jerry: The Movie to No. 4. Disney’s animated adventure Raya and the Last Dragon held on at No. 5, and Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner) swooped up one place to No. 6.

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Paramount’s classic action-adventure collection of four “Indiana Jones” movies entered the chart at No. 7 thanks to the release of a new 4K Blu-ray Disc boxed set. Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking dropped two places to No. 8, landing just ahead of this week’s highest brand new entry, Universal’s 2 Hearts, at No. 9.

Entering on digital downloads only, 2 Hearts is a romantic drama telling the stories of two couples whose narratives unfold in different decades and different places — until a hidden connection brings them together in unimaginable ways, challenging the audience to believe that anything is possible.

Finally, former chart-topper Tenet (Warner) returned to the Top 10 after climbing six places to No. 10.

Warner dominated the week comprising 50% of the top-selling titles, followed by Paramount with 20%.

 

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – June 16, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Studio
1 2 Zack Snyder’s Justice League Warner
2 1 Godzilla vs. Kong Warner
3 4 A Quiet Place Paramount
4 3 Tom & Jerry: The Movie (2021) Warner
5 5 Raya and the Last Dragon Disney
6 7 Wonder Woman 1984 Warner
7 New Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection
Paramount
8 6 Chaos Walking Lionsgate
9 New 2 Hearts Universal
10 16 Tenet Warner

© Official Charts Company 2021

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Fights to No. 1 on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong battled to No. 1 on the U.K. home entertainment’s Official Film Chart through June 9, stomping up two places from its No. 3 debut the previous week.

On digital downloads only the movie bested two recent releases, former No. 1 Zack Snyder’s Justice League (No. 2) — the biggest title of the week on physical formats — and Tom & Jerry at No. 3.

The 2018 suspense thriller A Quiet Place climbed 15 spots to No. 4, landing in the top 10 for the very first time. Starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, alongside Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, the critically acclaimed film sees a new U.K. chart peak following the release of its sequel released in cinemas last week.

Meanwhile, Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon dropped one spot to No. 5, while Lionsgate’s dystopian action film Chaos Walking climbed one spot to No. 6; Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner) landed at No. 7; and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Peter Rabbit is down two spots to No. 8.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990 sci-fi classic Total Recall re-entered the chart at No. 9, marking a new peak for the film and its first stint in the top 10 thanks to a surge of digital downloads. Finally, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Homecoming rounds off the countdown at No. 10.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – June 9, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Studio
1 3 Godzilla v Kong Warner
2 1 Zack Snyder’s Justice League Warner
3 2 Tom & Jerry (2021) Warner
4 19 A Quiet Place Paramount
5 4 Raya and the Last Dragon Walt Disney
6 7 Chaos Walking Lionsgate
7 5 Wonder Woman 1984 Warner
8 6 Peter Rabbit Sony Pictures
9 Return Total Recall Studiocanal
10 8 Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony Pictures

© Official Charts Company 2021