Paramount Ups Q2 Home Entertainment, Licensing Revenue $2 Million to $589 Million

Paramount Global Aug. 7 reported it upped “licensing and other” segment revenue by $2 million to $589 million in the second quarter (ended June 30). That compared with segment revenue of $587 million in the prior-year period. The segment includes home entertainment revenue from sales of packaged media and digital sales of movies and TV shows.

Both Top Gun: Maverick and the original 1986 Top Gun generated the highest packaged-media unit sales in the quarter.

The “licensing and other” segment was Paramount’s lone growth area in the filmed entertainment business as theatrical revenue dropped 70% to $231 million, from $764 million in the prior-year period when mega hit Top-Gun: Maverick ruled the box office. Overall segment revenue, including home entertainment, licensing and advertising, dropped 39% to $831 million, from $1.36 billion in the prior-year period.

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Through the first six months of the fiscal year, “licensing and other” posted a 3% revenue dip to $1.045 billion, from revenue of $1.078 billion in the same period of the previous year. The filmed-entertainment segment’s overall revenue fell 29% to $1.42 billion, from $1.98 billion a year ago.

Paramount Dominates 2023 Home Entertainment Media Play Awards With ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘The Godfather’

Paramount Home Entertainment’s The Godfather Trilogy 50 Years Collector’s Edition earned the top prize in the annual Home Entertainment Media Play Awards, which honor the best home entertainment packaged-media, digital and streaming releases of 2022, taking Title of the Year and Best Movie Boxed Set. The 4K edition of the original 1972 film won Best Restoration.

Meanwhile, Paramount’s hit film Top Gun: Maverick spearheaded a haul of nine awards. The fighter pilot actioner won Best Fan-Favorite Title of the Year, Best New Movie on Disc, Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc, Best Audio/Visual Quality, Best Action/Adventure Release, Best Digital Sellthrough Release, and Best Marketing Initiative for promotional efforts at a NASCAR event. A two-movie boxed set of the 1986 original Top Gun and the sequel won Blu-ray Disc of the Year and Best Packaging.

As a studio, Paramount ended up with 20 total trophies.

Among other major awards, Sony Pictures’ Better Call Saul: The Complete Series won TV on Disc of the Year, as well as Best Complete-Series Set. Universal Pictures’ E.T. — The Extra-Terrestrial 40th anniversary 4K release won Best Catalog Movie on Disc, and Warner’s House of the Dragon: Season One won Best Recent TV Season on Disc.

On the digital side, Paramount’s Orphan: First Kill was named Best PVOD Release. Among stream­ing content, Shout! Factory TV was named Best Niche Streaming Channel, while Disney+ took Best Major SVOD Original Series with season one of the “Star Wars” series “Andor.”

Winners were chosen by a panel of judges in conjunction with an online consumer vote for eligible titles submitted for consideration by studios, distributors and industry professionals. This is the 13th year of the annual home entertainment industry honors, and the sixth year they have been presented by Media Play News.

2023 Home Entertainment Media Play Awards Complete List of Winners:

Title of the Year
The Godfather Trilogy 50 Years Collector’s Edition
Paramount Home Entertainment

TV on Disc of the Year
Better Call Saul: The Complete Series
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Blu-ray Disc of the Year
Top Gun 2-Movie Special Collectors Steelbook 
Paramount Home Entertainment

 

Fan-Favorite Title of the Year
Top Gun: Maverick
Paramount Home Entertainment

 

PACKAGED MEDIA

Best New Movie on Disc
Top Gun: Maverick
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Catalog Movie on Disc
E.T. — The Extra-Terrestrial 40th Anniversary 4K
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Best Recent TV Season on Disc
House of the Dragon: Season One
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment

Best Disc Release of a Vintage TV Series
Magnum P.I. — The Complete Series Blu-ray
Mill Creek Entertainment

Best Movie Boxed Set
The Godfather Trilogy 50 Years Collector’s Edition
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Complete-Series Set
Better Call Saul: The Complete Series
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc
Top Gun: Maverick
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Box Art
Coraline 4K Steelbook
Shout! Factory

Best Packaging
Top Gun 2-Movie Special Collectors Steelbook 
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Extras/Bonus Material
Clerks III
Lionsgate

Best Extended Edition/Alternate Cut
Star Trek: The Motion Picture — The Director’s Edition
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Audio/Visual Quality
Top Gun: Maverick
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Restoration
The Godfather 4K
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Disc Upgrade
Pulp Fiction 4K
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Indie Studio Disc Release
Blood for Dracula
Severin Films
MVD Entertainment Group

Best International Release
Alienoid
Well Go USA

Best Steelbook
The Hunger Games: The Ultimate Steelbook Collection
Lionsgate

Best Web Exclusive
Veni Vidi Depraviti: The Caligsploitation Box Set
Severin Films

Best Marketing Initiative
Top Gun: Maverick NASCAR Event
Paramount Pictures

GENRE

Best Documentary Release
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment

Best Action/Adventure Release
Top Gun: Maverick
Paramount Home Entertainment

 Best Comedy Release
Clerks III
Lionsgate

Best Drama Release
1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Release
seaQuest DSV: The Complete Series
Mill Creek Entertainment

Best Horror/Thriller Release
Smile
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Release of a Western
1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Animation Release
Encanto
Walt Disney Studios

Best Kidvid Release
Sesame Street: Potty Time Plus! Getting Ready With Elmo
Shout! Factory

Best Faith-Based Content Release
Lifemark
Mill Creek Entertainment

 Best Release of a Musical
Back to the Beach Blu-ray
Paramount Presents
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Music/Performance Home Release
The Beatles: Get Back
Walt Disney Studios

Best Anime Release
Dragon Ball Super: Series Complete Edition
Crunchyroll

Best Reality TV Series
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 14
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Superhero Disc Release
The Batman
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment

DIGITAL & STREAMING

Best Digital Sellthrough Release
Top Gun: Maverick
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Premium Video on Demand Release
Orphan: First Kill
Paramount Pictures

Best Niche Streaming Channel, Overall
Shout! Factory TV

Best Niche Streaming Channel, Non-Fiction
DOX
Magnolia Pictures

Best Niche Streaming Channel, Horror
Monsters & Nightmares
Magnolia Pictures

Best Niche Streaming Channel, Retro
Shout! Factory TV

Best FAST Channel (Free Ad-Supported Streaming Channel)
“Mystery Science Theater 3000”
Shout! Factory

Best Binge Series
“Sherlock”
Crackle
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment

Best Nonfiction Streaming Series or Movie
The U.S. and the Holocaust: A Film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein
PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel

Best Niche-Channel Scripted Series
All Creatures Great and Small: Season 2
PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel

Best MAJOR SVOD Original Series
Star Wars: Andor — Season 1
Disney+

Judges’ Awards for Excellence
FilmRise True Crime FAST Channel

 

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Skyrockets Q4 Paramount Home Entertainment Revenue 28%

Paramount Pictures’ box office hit Top Gun: Maverick remains a fiscal gift that keeps on giving throughout the distribution ecosystem.

Paramount Global’s “licensing and other” business segment, which includes home entertainment, saw fourth-quarter (ended Dec. 31, 2022) revenue increase 28% to $833 million, from $651 million in the previous-year period. For the fiscal year, revenue topped $2.46 billion, from $2.42 billion in 2021.

Maverick ended 2022 as the No. 2 best-selling packaged-media release, despite only launching in retail channels on Oct. 31. The movie was released on premium VOD and premium electronic sellthrough on Aug. 23.

Paramount Pictures recorded six No. 1 box office movies in 2022, which included Smile, the studio’s biggest global horror movie and the studio’s third biggest revenue driver behind Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Oscar-nominated Maverick.

Quarterly revenue increased 35% year-over-year to $936 million, from $694 million in the previous-year period. Theatrical revenue for the year increased 149% year-over-year to $3.7 billion, from $2.68 billion in 2021.

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Hollywood Blockbusters Upped 2022 U.K. Home Entertainment Retail Revenue 6% to $775.5 Million

Entertainment consumers in the United Kingdom still love to purchase movies and TV shows across digital and physical formats. New data from the British Association for Screen Entertainment found that consumers spent more than $775 million acquiring video content — led by Paramount Home Entertainment’s Top Gun: Maverick and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: No Way Home

Maverick was the biggest-selling home entertainment title with 1.566 million combined unit sales across transactional VOD, electronic sellthrough, Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The original 1986 Top Gun was a top-selling transactional VOD title.

No Way Home, the 2021 global box office champion, sold 1.365 million combined unit sales across all transactional formats. HBO’s House of the Dragon: Season One was the top-selling TV show on disc. 

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More than 50 movies were released on premium electronic sellthrough (PEST) and PVOD, a 6.3% rise from 2021, with the average theatrical window per movie hovering around 35 days.

Electronic sellthrough (digital purchase) generated $281 million, with 13 titles selling more than 100,000 units. Transactional VOD revenue increased 6.1% to $162.4 million, from $153 million in 2021.

Packaged media generated $257.2 million in sales across DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray, with 13 titles selling more than 100,000 units. Blu-ray and Blu-ray 4K UHD upped their physical market share  to 40%, with 4K UHD demonstrating 14.7% growth from 2021. 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment was the leading transactional content studio distributor across physical (34% market share) and digital (17.8% share) channels.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Led Disc Sellers in December; ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ No. 1 for 2022

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Top Gun: Maverick was No. 1 on the top 10 list of physical-media sales for December 2022, according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service that compiles DVD and Blu-ray transactions. That’s the second-straight month Maverick as been No. 1 and the expected outcome after the sequel topped the weekly sales charts for nine consecutive weeks since its debut at the beginning of November, a streak that encompassed every week in both months to end the year and wasn’t snapped until the first week of 2023.

Despite such dominance, Maverick still managed to finish only No. 2 for 2022 as a whole, behind Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home, which had topped the year-to-date chart pretty much since its Blu-ray and DVD release in April. That Maverick couldn’t dislodge Spidey with its late push speaks more to the relatively weaker market conditions at the time of its release than earlier in the year — Maverick didn’t face much competition in November and December, making it easier for it to retain the No. 1 position on the weekly charts, while No Way Home continued to sell well throughout the year and was buoyed a bit by a theatrical release of an extended cut in September.

Indeed, the remainder of the December top sellers chart was dominated by Christmas catalog titles, with only two movies released on disc during the month selling enough to make the list. Both were from Sony Pictures: the family musical Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile was No. 6, and the historical drama The Woman King was No. 8.

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The final list of top 10 sellers for 2022 as a whole didn’t shift much since the end of November. The top eight sellers maintained their positions, while the 1986 original Top Gun, continuing to ride a boost from its sequel, moved up to No. 9, pushing Sony Pictures’ Uncharted to No. 10.

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According to NPD, the December 2022 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount)
  2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (Universal)
  3. The Grinch (Universal)
  4. A Charlie Brown Christmas (Paramount)
  5. Elf (Warner)
  6. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Sony Pictures)
  7. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Warner)
  8. The Woman King (Sony Pictures)
  9. A Christmas Story (Warner)
  10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) (Warner)

 

2022 Top 10:

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures)
  2. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount)
  3. Jurassic World Dominion (Universal)
  4. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Sony Pictures)
  5. Dune: Part One (Warner)
  6. The Batman (Warner)
  7. Sing 2 (Universal)
  8. Encanto (Disney)
  9. Top Gun (Paramount)
  10. Uncharted (Sony Pictures)

 

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Leads November Disc Sellers

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Earns 11th Week Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Top Gun: Maverick saw its 11th week on top of the Official Film Chart, the U.K.’s home entertainment sales barometer, through Jan. 11.

Dominating both physical copies and digital sales, the sequel to the 1986 original Top Gun extended its record-breaking non-consecutive reign as the top-selling home entertainment release in 2022 and early 2023.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Elvis biopic, starring Austin Butler as the King of Rock ‘n Roll, moved up two spots to No. 2. The critically-acclaimed movie reached No. 1 on the chart upon its Aug. 9, 2022, retail release.

Separately, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Croods: A New Age is back on the Official Film Chart at No. 3 for the first time since 2021. The movie helped jumpstart premium VOD releases after generating $100 million in in-home revenue during the pandemic.

Universal’s Jurassic World Dominion dropped one spot to No. 4, while Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore moved up one spot to No. 5. Warner’s The Batman was No. 6, with Universal’s Downton Abbey: A New Era (No. 7), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: No Way Home (No. 8) and Bullet Train (No. 10) rounding out the top 10.

The week’s highest new entry was Sony Pictures’ Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile at No. 9. The live-action adaptation of the children’s book of the same name is voiced by Shawn Mendes, with Javier Badem and Winslow Fegley in co-starring roles.

Position Last Week Movie Studio Peak Position Weeks on Chart
1 1 Top Gun: Maverick Paramount 1 20
2 Elvis Warner 1 16
3 Return The Croods: A New Age Universal 2 25
4 Jurassic World Dominion Universal 1 16
5 Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Warner 1 26
6 The Batman Warner 1 33
7 10  Downton Abbey: A New Era Universal 1 22
8 Spider-Man: No Way Home Sony Pictures 1 42
9 New Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Sony Pictures 9 1
10 Bullet Train Sony Pictures 1 14

U.K. Home Entertainment Market Revenue Topped Record $12.5 Billion in 2022 — Driven by Streaming

Sales of movies, music and video games across digital and physical formats in the United Kingdom soared to a record $12.5 billion (£11.1 billion) in 2022, according to preliminary figures from digital entertainment and retail association ERA. The total was up 6.9% from $11.7 billion in 2021, and an impressive 39% spike from almost $9 billion in sales in pre-pandemic 2019. 

The main driver of growth continues to be streaming and digital formats, which reached $12.28 billion (£10.1 billion), up 8.4% from $11.32 billion in 2021. Packaged-media sales fell an average of 6% across video, games and music. 

The fastest growing sector in 2022 was video, up 14.4% to $5.4 billion (£4.4 billion), followed by music, up 3% to $2.4 billion (£2 billion), and games, up 2.3% to $5.7 billion (£4.7 billion).

Games continues to represent the largest sector of sales, accounting for 42.1% of the total, with video within touching distance on 40.0% and music on 17.9%.

The leading titles in each sector were FIFA 23 (games), Top Gun: Maverick featuring Tom Cruise (video), and Harry’s House by Harry Styles (music).

HOW ENTERTAINMENT FARED IN 2022 ($ million)
2021 2022 % change vs 2021
Music Physical $354.5 million $340.9 million -3.8%
Downloads $66.9 million $55.2 million -17.5%
Streaming $1.83 billion $1.94 billion 5%
Total Music $2.3 billion $2.4 billion 3%
Video Physical Retail $287 million $254 million -11.5%
Physical Rental $15 million $12 million -19.4%
Digital $4.4 billion $5.1 billion 16.2%
Total Video $4.6 billion $5.4 billion 14.4%
Games Physical $621.5 million $594 million -4.5%
Digital $4.9 billion $5 billion 3.1%
Total Games $5.5 billion $5.6 billion 2.3%
Total Entertainment Physical $1.2 billion $1 billion -6.0%
Digital (streaming) $11.3 billion $13.4 billion 8.4%
Total Entertainment $12.5 billion $13.4 billion 6.9%

 

HOW ENTERTAINMENT HAS FLOURISHED
THROUGH PANDEMIC AND RECESSION
2019 2022 % Change
Video £2,610.6m £4,432.2m +69.8%
Games £3,764.6m £4,664.4m +23.9%
Music £1,599.4m £1,986.9m +24.2%
Home Entertainment £7,974.6m £11,083.4m +39%

“Despite pandemic, political uncertainty and recession, entertainment has continued to soar,” ERA Chairman Ben Drury said in a statement. “Growth of nearly 40% since 2019 is extraordinary. Few would have believed we would retain the huge bounce in revenues seen when the pandemic lockdown kept people at home, but these numbers show that even amid recession, people are determined to maintain their spending on entertainment.”

Video had another bumper year in 2022 with revenue up 14.4% to $5.35 billion, from $4.67 billion, driven mainly by subscription streaming from Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Now TV.

Subscription video on demand revenue grew by 17.6% to $4.6 billion, compared with $3.9 billion in 2021, and now accounts for 87% of the video market.

The largest physical format, DVD, fell 22.1% to $142.3 million, from $161.8 million, but sales of premium formats Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray spiked 7% to $111.4 million, from $104.1 million in 2021.

The biggest-selling video title of the year was Paramount Home Entertainment’s Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise’s sequel to the 1986 original, which sold 1.1 million copies, more than 800,000 of them as digital sales.

“Video has faced the double whammy of a dearth of new releases caused by the pandemic lockdown on top of the [consumer] change from physical to digital, but 2022 saw the sector at an another all-time high and well-ahead of its 2008 physical peak of $3.5 billion,” said ERA CEO Kim Bayley. “The success of Top Gun: Maverick and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: No Way Home shows the centrality of new releases to drive excitement in the video market.”

Video games remain the largest of entertainment’s three core sectors, accounting for 42.1% of total entertainment revenue in 2022. Sales grew by 2.3% to $5.6 billion, compared with $5.5 billion in 2021.

Games is the most fragmented of the three sectors with channels ranging from traditional packaged discs to console downloads, PC games, mobile and tablet games and a variety of other subscription and token-based playing mechanisms.

As expected, physical games sales were soft, falling 4.5% to $594 million, compared with $622 million in 2021 and now account for just 10% of the overall sector.

Conversely, the best performer was console downloads, up 12.2% to $880.5 million, from $785 million in 2021. These are still significantly smaller, however, than mobile and tablet games, which were up 3.2% to $1.7 billion and “other digital” up 0.2% to $2 billion, from $1.99 billion. 

The biggest-selling console game was FIFA 23, which sold 2.4 million units across digital and physical formats in the final installment of the 29-year partnership between publisher EA and the FIFA world soccer governing body.

“Gaming remains the often-unheralded leader of the entertainment market,” Bayley said. “While growth at 2.3% was lower than that of video or music, its scale is enormous and in terms of innovation and excitement it continues to set the pace for the entire entertainment sector.”

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts for Ninth Week; ‘Halloween Ends’ Tops Blu-ray Chart

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Top Gun: Maverick remained No. 1 for the ninth consecutive week on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended Dec. 31.

The reign matches the nine weeks Disney’s Frozen held the top spot in the first half of 2014, when it was No. 1 for eight straight weeks after its debut and added a ninth week later in the year). Maverick‘s run of nine consecutive weeks is the longest for a single title in decades.

However, Maverick‘s streak of topping the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart came to an end after eight weeks, a record for the longest reign in the format’s history.

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The No. 1 Blu-ray Disc the week ended Dec. 31 was Universal Pictures’ Halloween Ends, the concluding chapter of the trilogy of rebooted sequels to the original 1978 Halloween. The film was also the top newcomer on the list of overall disc sellers for the week, at No. 2.

Cinedigm’s trendy horror sequel Terrifier 2 debuted at No. 3 on both charts.

Halloween Ends had 66% of its total unit sales come from Blu-ray Disc formats (31% 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 35% regular Blu-ray), while Terrifier 2 had 70% (26% 4K, 44% regular Blu-ray). 

Halloween Ends was No. 1 on the chart of dedicated 4K Ultra HD discs, with Maverick at No. 2, and Terrifier 2 at No. 3.

Warner’s House of the Dragon: The Complete First Season was No. 4 on all three charts.

Rounding out the top five overall and Blu-ray Disc sellers was Sony Pictures’ The Woman King. Paramount’s Pulp Fiction re-release was No. 5 on the 4K disc chart.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 1 had Universal’s Ticket to Paradise in the top spot for a third week, again followed by Woman King at No. 2.

Top Gun: Maverick was No. 3, followed by Halloween Ends at No. 4, and Sony Pictures’ Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile at No. 5.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 12-31-22
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 1-1-23
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 12-31-22
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 12-31-22
Sales Report for Week Ended 12-31-22
Digital Transactions Snapshot for Week Ended 1-2-23

‘Top Gun’ Movies Ruled 2022 U.K. Home Entertainment Sales, Rentals

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Top Gun movie franchise dominated 2022 U.K. home entertainment sales and rentals, according to new data released Jan. 5 by the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and the Official Charts Company.

Top Gun: Maverick was the biggest-selling home entertainment title in 2022, with more than 1.2 million sales across DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and digital sellthrough. The original Top Gun (1986) was the most-rented title with nearly half a million digital transactions. 

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: No Way Home (the 2021 global box office champ) finished No. 2 with more than 900,000 sales across DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales, plus a rental performance of more than 450,000 transactional VOD units. 

BASE said more than 50 titles were released on premium VOD and sellthrough.

Meanwhile, subscription VOD continues to resonate with U.K. consumers, who ended 2022 with nearly 50 million subscriptions, up 6.4% from 2021. Disney+ and Netflix introduced lower-cost ad-supported options, while Paramount+ launched in the U.K., and FAST channels like Paramount’s Pluto TV continued to grow. Animated musical Encanto was the best-selling children’s title alongside it’s release on Disney+. 

HBO Max’s “House of the Dragon” dominated the TV charts, snatching the No. 1 spot with its home video release at Christmas. Longtime British favorite series, “Doctor Who” also dominated the TV disc chart with three titles in the top 10, including the last series starring Jodie Whittaker in the title role in “Doctor Who: Flux,” and “The Abominable Snowmen,” animated episodes of the lost classic set to the surviving 1967 audio recordings. 

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Downton Abbey: A New Era underscored the resilience of DVD with more than 190,000 unit sales.  BASE said that more than 680 million DVDs have been sold over the last 10 years. In 2022, more than 40% of packaged-media sales were Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray, with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s 2021 release Dune the top-selling title for the high-definition format. 

 “U.K. home entertainment has evolved at an electrifying speed to meet the needs of savvy audiences,” Liz Bales, CEO of BASE, said in a statement.

Bales said that with myriad home entertainment distribution choices, the box office still remains the greatest indicator of movie’s retail success.

“So, it was fantastic to see Top Gun: Maverick convert its outstanding cinema performance into the biggest sales of the year, and the original Top Gun prove once again that audiences love nostalgia,” Bales said. 

Official Video Chart 2022 (Blu-ray Disc and DVD, Digital Sellthrough, TVOD)

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  2. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Home Entertainment)
  3. No Time to Die (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)
  4. Top Gun (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  5. Uncharted (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

 

Official Video Chart 2022 (All Digital Retail; Blu-ray Disc and DVD, Digital Sellthrough)

  1. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Home Entertainment)
  2. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  3. Dune (2021) (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
  4. The Batman (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
  5. Ghostbusters – Afterlife (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

 

Official Video Chart 2022 (All Blu-ray Disc & DVD)

  1. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Home Entertainment)
  2. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  3. No Time to Die (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)
  4. Dune (2021) (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
  5. The Batman (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

 

Official DVD Chart 2022

  1. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Home Entertainment)
  2. Downton Abbey: A New Era (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)
  3. No Time to Die (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)
  4. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  5. Elvis (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

 

Official Blu-ray Disc Chart 2022

  1. Dune (2021) (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
  2. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  3. The Batman (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
  4. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Home Entertainment)
  5. No Time to Die (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)

 

Official Film Download Chart: Digital Sellthrough 2022

  1. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Home Entertainment)
  2. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  3. Sing 2 (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)
  4. Ghostbusters – Afterlife (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  5. Dune (2021) (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

 

Official Film Download Chart: Digital Rental 2022

  1. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Home Entertainment)
  2. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  3. Uncharted (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  4. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  5. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

 

Official Film on Video Chart 2022

  1. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Home Entertainment)
  2. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  3. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  4. Dune (2021) (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
  5. The Batman (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

 

Official Children’s Video Chart 2022

  1. Encanto (Walt Disney Home Entertainment)
  2. Sing 2 (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)
  3. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Paramount Home Entertainment) 
  5. The Boss Baby 2: Family Business (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)

 

Official Catalog Video Chart 2022 on Disc

  1. Dune (2021) (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
  2. No Time to Die (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)
  3. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Home Entertainment)
  4. The Batman (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
  5. Encanto (Walt Disney Home Entertainment)

 

Top-Selling Boxed Sets (Disc and Digital Sellthrough)

  1. Harry Potter: The Complete Collection
  2. Jurassic World: Ultimate Collection
  3. The Hobbit Trilogy
  4. The Godfather Trilogy
  5. Hobbit Trilogy/Lord of the Rings Trilogy

 

© The British Association for Screen Entertainment, The Official Charts

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ to Surpass ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ as Top-Grossing 2022 Theatrical Release

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ pricey sequel Avatar: The Way of Water is projected to pass Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster sequel Top Gun: Maverick as the top-grossing global theatrical release in 2022.

With The Way of Water generating almost $39 million on Jan. 3, estimates suggest the James Cameron-directed sequel to his 2009 original Avatar can reach $1.5 billion by end of Jan. 4. Top Gun: Maverick ended its theatrical run with $1.488 billion in ticket sales. The Way of Water launched theatrically just three weeks ago on Dec. 14, while Maverick hit the big screen over the Memorial Day weekend.

Avatar 2 has topped the $1 billion threshold internationally, and more than $457 million across North American screens, becoming the 11th theatrical release in history to reach $1.5 billion. Maverick still holds the North American lead with more than $718.5 million in ticket sales.

Avatar 2’s international box office success comes despite ongoing COVID-19 infection concerns in China, which have shuttered many theaters. The Way of Water’s China box office remains the movie’s No. 1 foreign market at $165 million. That’s just $65 million more than France, which has seen its moviegoers flock to the cinema in record numbers to see the film.

Other top foreign box office markets for The Way of Water include Germany and South Korea at $75 million each, the U.K. at $59 million, and India ($51 million).

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