Original ‘Top Gun’ Earns Third Week as U.K.’s No. 1 Selling Movie

It’s a third week at No. 1 for Paramount Home Entertainment’s 1986 original Top Gun as the title soared on the Official Film Chart the week ended June 15 following a close race against Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Batman.

With just 500 unit sales separating the two titles, Tom Cruise’s chart topping reign could be ending with the release this week of The Batman on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Disc.

Other highlights in this week’s top 10 include a three-place rebound for Warner’s The Matrix Resurrections (No. 4) while two former chart toppers re-entered the top 10. James Bond’s latest adventure No Time to Die soared 10 spots to No. 8, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom thrashed up eight spots to No. 9 following the release of Jurassic World: Dominion in theaters.

Rounding off the countdown at No. 10 was Ryan Gosling’s modern cult classic Drive; originally released in 2011, the neo-noir action drama entered the Official Film Chart for the first time following its release on 4K UHD, including a new limited-edition boxset.

Outside the top 10, two more “Jurassic” franchise favorites are on the rise. The original Jurassic Park (1993) jumped eight spots to No. 11, while Jurassic World (2015) moved up 13 spots to No. 14.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – June 15, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 TOP GUN PARAMOUNT
2 2 THE BATMAN WARNER
3 3 SING 2 UNIVERSAL
7 7 THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS WARNER
4 4 UNCHARTED SONY PICTURES
5 5 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES
8 8 DUNE (2021) WARNER
18 18 NO TIME TO DIE UNIVERSAL/MGM
17 17 JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM UNIVERSAL
NEW NEW DRIVE SECOND SIGHT

© Official Charts Company 2022

Reelgood: 36-Year-Old ‘Top Gun’ Movie Again Tops ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi,’ ‘Stranger Things’ in Weekly Streaming

Paramount Pictures’ 1986 movie Top Gun was the most streamed title for a second time the week ended June 8, and has been on the weekly top 10 chart for the past five weeks, according to new data from Reelgood, which tracks first-party data about how 5 million users in the United States interact with movies and TV shows on the platform in real-time.

Disney+’s much-anticipated series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” finished No. 2 in its second week of release. Netflix’s season four debut of “Stranger Things” again ranked No. 3, followed by season three of “The Boys” on Amazon Prime Video, and The Northman streaming on Peacock Premium. Hulu series “The Orville” ranked No. 8, HBO Max movie Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was No. 9, and the Prime Video movie Emergency was No. 10.

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Top 10 Shows and Movies of the Week

  1. Top Gun (Paramount+ and Amazon Prime Video)
  2. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” (Disney+)
  3. “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
  4. “The Boys” (Amazon Prime Video)
  5. The Northman (Peacock)
  6. “The Lincoln Lawyer” (Netflix)
  7. The Lost City (Paramount+)
  8. “The Orville” (Hulu)
  9. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (HBO Max)
  10. Emergency (Amazon Prime Video)

‘The Batman’ Remains No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s The Batman remained No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended June 4.

The latest reboot of DC Comics’ Caped Crusader from director Matt Reeves, which finds Batman confronting the Riddler after several Gotham City officials are murdered, earned $369 million at the domestic box office. 

The No. 2 overall disc seller, and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart, was Paramount’s 1986 action classic Top Gun, getting a home viewing boost as audiences flock to theaters see its new sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s video game adaptation Uncharted slipped to No. 3 on the overall disc chart, but remained No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

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Sony Pictures’ Marvel Cinematic Universe entry Spider-Man: No Way Home slipped to No. 4 on both charts in its eighth week on shelves.

Universal Pictures’ animated sequel Sing 2 rose five spots to No. 5 on the overall sales chart, and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray Disc seller (No. 8 on the overall chart) was the 1987 crime drama The Untouchables, which was re-released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc May 31 by Paramount. The 4K disc accounted for 98.8% of all unit sales for The Untouchables during the week.

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended June 5 had Uncharted return to No. 1, pushing The Batman to No. 2.

Warner/MGM’s Dog held onto the No. 3 spot, followed by Spider-Man: No Way Home at No. 4, and Paramount’s sci-fi actioner Infinite at No. 5.

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‘Top Gun’ Reclaims No. 1 on U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart

Paramount Pictures’ 1986 aerial actioner Top Gun reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the Official Film Chart the week ended June 8, holding off the previous week’s No. 1, Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Batman, which dropped to No. 2.

Featuring Tom Cruise in the prequel to current box office juggernaut Top Gun: Maverick, the original movie returned atop the U.K. sales chart due to sales of DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray and digital downloads.

Universal Pictures’ Sing 2 (No. 3), Sony Pictures’ Uncharted (No. 4) and Spider-Man: No Way Home (No. 5) held their places from last week, finishing ahead of this week’s highest new entry Lancaster (Altitude), which tells the story of the WW2 bomber through the words of the last surviving crew members, archive material and aerial footage.

Warner’s The Matrix Resurrections (No. 7) and Dune (No. 8) finished ahead of Paramount’s Clifford: The Big Red Dog (No. 9), which climbed three spots to finish ahead of Disney’s Encanto (No. 10).

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – June 8, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 2 TOP GUN PARAMOUNT
2 1 THE BATMAN WARNER
3 3 SING 2 UNIVERSAL
4 4 UNCHARTED SONY PICTURES
5 5 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES
6 NEW LANCASTER ALTITUDE
7 7 THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS WARNER
8 8 DUNE (2021) WARNER
9 12 CLIFFORD: THE BIG RED DOG PARAMOUNT
10 6 ENCANTO DISNEY

© Official Charts Company 2022

JustWatch: ‘Top Gun,’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Again Top Weekly Streaming

Paramount Pictures’ original 1986 movie Top Gun was the most-streamed feature film through June 5, according to new data from JustWatch, which tracks more than 20 million users’ monthly streaming choices across 54 countries. New Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” was the most-streamed series.

Rounding out the podium across movies and TV shows was Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and The Northman. TV shows included “Better Call Saul” and “Stranger Things.”

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Reelgood: Original ‘Top Gun’ Movie Dominated Weekly Streaming Through June 1

Paramount Pictures’ original 1986 movie Top Gun was the most streamed title for the week ended June 1 following the May 27 theatrical release of Top Gun: Maverick, according to new data from Reelgood, which tracks first-party data how its 5 million users in the United States interact with movies and TV shows on the platform in real-time.

Disney+’s much-anticipated series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” finished No. 2 in its first week of release. Netflix’s season four debut of “Stranger Things” ranked No. 3, followed by The Lost City on Paramount+ and Netflix’s “The Lincoln Lawyer” at No. 4. At No. 8 was HBO Max’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.

Top 10 Shows and Movies of the Week

1. Top Gun (Paramount+ and Amazon Prime Video)
2. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” (Disney+)
3. “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
4. The Lost City (Paramount+)
5. “The Lincoln Lawyer” (Netflix)
6. “Better Call Saul” (Netflix and AMC+)
7. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Paramount+)
8. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (HBO Max)
9. “Night Sky” (Amazon Prime Video)
10. Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (Disney+)

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Samba TV: Original ‘Top Gun’ Movie Tracked 2 Million Viewers on Paramount+

As Paramount Pictures’ sequel Top Gun: Maverick dominated the box office in its debut weekend, the original 1986 Tom Cruise actioner Top Gun continues appeal to streamers as well.

New data from Samba TV found that 2 million U.S. households watched the original movie on Paramount+ over the seven-day period ended May 30. Samba, which tracks an addressable footprint of 46 million opted-in devices worldwide, said the U.S. audience skewed wealthy (income over $200,000+ +27%) and white (+13%). Of the top 25 largest designated market areas, Pittsburgh over-indexed the most (+34%), followed by Portland, Ore., (+25%) and Cleveland (+21%).

Paramount+ added 6.8 million subscribers in the most-recent fiscal period. The hybrid SVOD/AVOD platform (formerly CBS All Access) ended the period with almost 40 million subs — up 140% from 16.5 million in the previous-year period.

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JustWatch: ‘Top Gun,’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Top Weekly Streamed Content

Paramount Pictures’ original Top Gun movie from 1986 was the most-streamed movie through May 29, according to new data from JustWatch, which tracks more than 20 million users’ monthly streaming choices across 54 countries. New Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” was the most-streamed series.

Rounding out the podium across movies TV shows was Goodfellas (co-starring the recently deceased Ray Liotta) and Sonic the Hedgehog 2. TV shows included “Better Call Saul” and “Stranger Things.”

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36-Year-Old ‘Top Gun’ Tops U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart

With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend theatrical release of oft-delayed sequel Top Gun: Maverick, the 1986 original Top Gun bumped up to No. 1 on the Official Film Chart through May 25 as consumers reconnect with the franchise. In the process, the Tom Cruise-starring Paramount Home Entertainment original becomes the oldest movie to ever rank atop the Official Film Chart.

Leading with 70% of its sales coming from digital downloads, the movie’s success reflects the U.K.’s enduring love of the franchise. The sequel received strong applause at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The growing wealth and breadth of content available on digital formats afford classic films such as Top Gun to enjoy a resurgence with new generations decades after their initial release.

Meanwhile, the previous week’s chart-topper, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Uncharted, moved down to the No. 2 spot, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Sing 2 dropped to No. 3, and Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home fell to No. 4.

This week’s highest new entry came from EIV comedy-drama Dog, starring Channing Tatum and directed by Tatum and Reid Carolin — both of whom make their directorial debuts with the film. In the film an army ranger (Tatum) must transport the beloved military working dog of a fellow soldier to his funeral, which becomes the road-trip of a lifetime.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Dune finished at No. 6, while The Matrix Resurrections dropped to No. 7, and Universal’s biographical drama Belfast finished at No. 8. Disney animated musical Encanto rebounded to No. 9, and J-Lo and Owen Wilson round off the top 10 with Marry Me.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – May 25, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 5 TOP GUN PARAMOUNT
2 1 UNCHARTED SONY PICTURES
3 2 SING 2 UNIVERSAL PICTURES
4 3 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES
5 NEW DOG EIV
6 4 DUNE (2021) WARNER
7 6 THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS WARNER
8 7 BELFAST UNIVERSAL
9 10 ENCANTO DISNEY
10 9 MARRY ME UNIVERSAL

© Official Charts Company 2022

Paramount Announces Pact With YouTube for Global Livestream Touting ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Paramount Global on May 2 announced an exclusive partnership with YouTube to livestream the world premiere event of the Paramount Pictures theatrical release Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise.

Produced by MTV News and Velocity, MTV News correspondents Josh Horowitz, Dometi Pongo and Simone Boyce will host the livestream and provide fans at home with the opportunity to view real-time exclusive content and red-carpet moments from the film’s San Diego premiere event on May 4. Fans can tune-in at 3:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. ET, via Paramount’s branded channels around the world.

Movie cast members and creative talent who will be in attendance, include Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Joe Kosinski (director), and Jerry Bruckheimer (producer), among others.

Paramount is seeking to harness the global YouTube footprint across its portfolio of consumer brands to distribute the event in real-time to millions of subscribers of the MTV, Comedy Central, BET and additional Paramount brand channels. The event will utilize YouTube’s new Live Redirect feature and direct global audiences from nearly 150 Paramount branded YouTube channels to the livestream.

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“Through our partnership with YouTube, for the first-time Paramount will fully capture the collective power of our global YouTube channels from our brands,” Lee Sears, EVP and head of velocity international, and GM of international events, digital, ad sales and integrated marketing for Paramount Global, said in a statement.

The partnership encompasses multiple touchpoints, with YouTube creators, such as Ian Boggs, attending the event’s red-carpet celebration in-person and offering subscribers exclusive behind-the-scenes moments. Regional channel managers across the globe will be interacting live with fans from the MTV YouTube channels in their native languages, to give fans a more engaging and inclusive global experience. The livestream will be promoted on Google TV carousel, and there will be an exclusive screening for creators later in May.

“This livestream event is such a powerful and innovative use of Paramount’s global reach across their network of YouTube channels,” said Fede Goldenberg, global head of TV and movie AVOD partnerships for YouTube. “We’re proud to partner with such an iconic brand on an experience that will delight fans around the world through exclusive access to the Top Gun: Maverick red carpet.”