‘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 U.K.

Disney/Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi & 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 reigning 2021 box office leader outsold the combined total of previous chart topers Warner Home Video’s The Suicide Squad (2) and Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie (3) this week, following its release on DVD & 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 2 to No. 4, the first of two winter holiday chart entries with Warner’s Elf at No. 10.

Paramount’s Snake Eyes: GI 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 boxset 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

Last Week Position Movie Distributor
3 1 SHANG-CHI & LEGEND OF TEN RINGS MARVEL FILMS
1 2 THE SUICIDE SQUAD WARNER HOME VIDEO
2 3 PAW PATROL – THE MOVIE PARAMOUNT
6 4 THE GRINCH (ANIMATED) UNIVERSAL PICTURES
16 5 SNAKE EYES – GI JOE ORIGINS PARAMOUNT
4 6 FAST & FURIOUS 9 UNIVERSAL PICTURES
5 7 BLACK WIDOW MARVEL FILMS
9 8 HARRY POTTER – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION WARNER HOME VIDEO
7 9 JUNGLE CRUISE WALT DISNEY
18 10 ELF WARNER HOME VIDEO

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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

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U.S. Studios Launch U.K. Radio Campaign Touting Holiday Movie Purchases

U.S. home entertainment studios, working with the British Association for Screen Entertainment trade group, have launched a promotional radio campaign encouraging consumers in the world’s No. 2 home entertainment market to purchase packaged media and digital movies.

For the first time on British radio, the 40-second spots will deliver the Official Film Chart — the U.K.’s top weekly releases on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and digital download as compiled by the Official Charts Company — directly to consumers via an editorial-style paid campaign.

A concurrent regional PR blitz aims to drive awareness of “What to Watch at Home This Weekend,” utilizing expert interviews to reach new and lapsed packaged media consumers to the category, and let them know what their neighbors and friends are watching.

Participating U.S. studios include Lionsgate, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group.

“We are now beginning to witness the impact that the re-opening of cinemas this summer has on the new release home entertainment slate,” Liz Bales, CEO of BASE, said in a statement.

Bales said that while catalog and TV shows sold well during the pandemic, new-release movies drive most consumer purchases on disc and digital.

“Amplifying this through a national broadcast and PR campaign, and simultaneously helping customers with their content choices, is a perfect … lead up to Christmas,” she said.

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

Paramount Pictures’ Paw Patrol: The Movie entered the Official Film Chart No. 1 for the retail week ended Nov. 3. The animated feature wrested control of the U.K. home entertainment chart from Universal Pictures’ F9: The Fast Saga, which fell to the No. 4 spot.

The big-screen adaptation of the hugely popular kids’ TV series topped the chart based exclusively on digital downloads. With Tyler Perry and Ron Pardo heading up the main voice cast, the movie features star cameos from Jimmy Kimmel, who plays newscaster Marty Muckraker, and Kim Kardashian, who takes on the role of Delores, the sassy poodle.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Space Jam: A New Legacy leaped seven spots to No. 2, following its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD. DC Comics’ 2021 film The Suicide Squad bowed at No. 3, with its sales only from digital transactions.

Disney’s Jungle Cruise finished No. 5, and Universal Pictures’ animated adventure The Croods: A New Age finished No. 6. M. Night Shyamalan’s Old (Universal) climbed one spot to No. 7, following its release on disc, while 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy dropped four spots to No. 8.

Sony Pictures’ Venom fell four spots to No. 9, and Disney’s Black Widow rounded off the chart at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Nov. 3, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 NEW PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE PARAMOUNT
2 9 SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY WARNER
3 NEW THE SUICIDE SQUAD WARNER
4 1 F9: THE FAST SAGA UNIVERSAL
5 3 JUNGLE CRUISE DISNEY
6 2 THE CROODS: A NEW AGE UNIVERSAL
7 8 OLD UNIVERSAL
8 4 FREE GUY 20TH CENTURY
9 5 VENOM SONY PICTURES
10 7 BLACK WIDOW DISNEY/MARVEL

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U.K. Home Entertainment Group Bows Winter Holiday Movie Disc, Digital Gift Promo Video

It’s never too early to think about gift buying for the winter holidays. The British Association for Screen Entertainment, the U.K.’s home entertainment trade group, Oct. 14 released a promotional YouTube video designed to inspire consumer buying of movies and TV shows on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and digital platforms in the fourth quarter.

Dubbed “Give the Gift of Film & TV,” the 2:53 minute video features a montage of clips from myriad movies, including the latest James Bond actioner No Time to Die; 20th Century Studios’ action comedy Free Guy; Disney’s Jungle Cruise; Paramount Pictures’ Paw Patrol: The Movie; Warner Bros. Pictures’ Space Jam: A New Legacy, and Universal Pictures’ F9: The Fast Saga.

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TV shows include “Killing Eve” star Jodie Corner in “Help,” and “Strictly Come Dancing: Motsi & Anton’s Strictly — The Best,” and Netflix’s award-winning drama “The Crown.”

‘A Quiet Place 2’ Remains Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Paramount Home Entertainment’s A Quiet Place Part II remained atop the weekly Official Film Chart in the U.K. through Sept. 1, despite competition from new releases, Warner’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and Disney/Pixar’s Luca.

In its second week at No. 1 due to digital sales only, A Quiet Place Part II finishes 10,000 units ahead of the runner-up — the third “Conjuring” movie and eighth installment of the “Conjuring” universe franchise.

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At No. 3, animated family friendly adventure Luca entered the chart following its release on disc and is the biggest seller of the week across DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

Meanwhile, Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins star in psychological drama The Father at No. 7. Hopkins’ performance won the 2020 Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of an aging man struggling to deal with his progressing dementia.

Finally, the Tobey Maguire-starring 2002 Spider-Man film landed on the Official Film Chart for the first time ever at No. 9, thanks to the buzz around the recent trailer release for upcoming theatrical release Spider-Man: No Way Home.

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

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 A QUIET PLACE PART II PARAMOUNT
2 New THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT WARNER
3 New LUCA DISNEY
4 3 PETER RABBIT 2 SONY PICTURES
5 2 CRUELLA DISNEY
6 5 GODZILLA VS. KONG WARNER
7 New THE FATHER LIONSGATE
8 4 SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW LIONSGATE
9 New SPIDER-MAN (2002) SONY PICTURES
10 8 ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE WARNER

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Warner’s ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Returns Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart Following DVD/Blu-ray Disc Release

Warner Bros.’ Zack Snyder’s Justice League returned to the top spot on the U.K. home entertainment weekly Official Film Chart through June 2, following the film’s release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

Scoring double the sales of its closest competition, the Snyder Cut marks its fourth total week at the top with 94% of its sales tally made up of packaged media. Finishing No. 2, Tom & Jerry holds tight in the runner-up spot, also with notable physical sales.

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At No. 3 is the highest new entry of the week, Godzilla vs. Kong. The fourth installment in Legendary and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “MonsterVerse,” the two movie monsters, Godzilla and Kong, clash in a battle for the ages. Its predecessor Godzilla: King of the Monsters also landed in the week’s Top 10 at No. 9.

The previous week’s chart topper, Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney) dropped to No. 4, while Wonder Woman 1984 landed at No. 5. Peter Rabbit (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) held tight at No. 6.

Lionsgate’s sci-fi adventure Chaos Walking, starring Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming), debuted at No. 7 on digital downloads only, landing just ahead of another Tom Holland movie Spider-Man: Homecoming (SPHE), which leapt six spots to No. 8. Finally, Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom climbed three spots to No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – June 2, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Studio/Distributor
1 7 Zack Snyder’s Justice League Warner
2 2 Tom & Jerry (2021) Warner
3 New Godzilla vs. Kong Warner
4 1 Raya and the Last Dragon Disney
5 3 Wonder Woman 1984 Warner
6 6 Peter Rabbit Sony Pictures
7 New Chaos Walking Lionsgate
8 14 Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony Pictures
9 9 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Warner
10 13 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Universal Pictures

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Remains Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart For Third Week

It’s a third week at No. 1 on the Official Film Chart in the U.K. for Wonder Woman 1984, with the highest sales count of any home entertainment title released this year so far.

Racking up 72,000 sales in the week following its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD on March 22, Wonder Woman 1984 holds onto its top chart position, while a collection of the original Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984 debuted at No. 2.

The 1989 superhero classic Batman entered the chart for the first time ever at No. 3, with the Tim Burton-directed superhero movie flying into the top five following the release of a new Titans of Cult Steelbook.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Far From Home held on at No. 4, as venerable classic Dawn of the Dead stumbled onto the chart for the second time at No. 5. Warner’s Joker drops four to No. 6, as Trolls World Tour climbs three to No. 7, and Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame lands at No. 8.

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Other big re-entries onto the chart come from Sony Pictures’ Blade Runner 2049 (No. 9) which zoomed back into the Top 10 following a 4K Steelbook release, and Warner’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters at No. 10, which enjoyed a fresh resurgence as fans gear up to watch its sequel, Godzilla vs. Kong, which will be available for home rental from April 1 in the U.K.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – March 31, 2021

Last Week Previous Week Title Studio
1 1 Wonder Woman 1984 Warner
2 New Wonder Woman/WW84 Warner
3 New Batman Warner
4 4 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures
5 Return Dawn of the Dead Second Sight
6 2 Joker Warner
7 10 Trolls World Tour DreamWorks Animation
8 5 Avengers: Endgame Disney/Marvel
9 Return Blade Runner 2049 Sony Pictures
10 Return Godzilla: King of the Monsters Warner

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Remains Atop Weekly U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Warner Home Video’s Wonder Woman 1984 spent a second week at No. 1 on the U.K.’s Official Film Chart through March 24. The Gal Gadot-starring sequel led a shaken-up Top 10 following the British Association for Screen Entertainment’s weeklong “Unforgettable Entertainment” consumer marketing campaign for new and classic titles offered across all major digital retailers.

Former No. 1 Joker rocketed up 18 places to No. 2, landing just ahead of Luc Besson’s 1994 actioner Leon, which entered the Official Film Chart for the first time at No. 3. Spider-Man: Far From Home held onto No. 4, while Avengers: Endgame climbed to No. 5 to claim its 18th week in the Top 10.

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Zombieland: Double Tap made a return to the top 10 at No. 6; 2001: A Space Odyssey entered the chart for the second time at No. 7; Captain America: The First Avenger landed No. 8 thanks to a new 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook; and former No. 1 Sing zoomed back into the Official Film Chart at No. 9 after some time away. Finally, the unstoppable Trolls World Tour moved up 14 places to round off this week’s countdown at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – March 24, 2021

Rank Previous Week
Title Studio
1 1 Wonder Woman 1984 Warner Home Video
2 20 Joker WHV
3 New Leon Studiocanal
4 3 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
5 8 Avengers: Endgame Marvel Films
6 Return Zombieland – Double Tap SPHE
7 Return 2001 – A Space Odyssey  WHV
8 Return Captain America – The First Avenger Marvel
9 Return Sing Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
10 24 Trolls World Tour DreamWorks Animation

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‘The Secret Garden’ Blossoms on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

The Secret Garden finished No. 1 on the U.K. weekly Official Film Chart through Feb. 24 following its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The 2020 adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel stars Colin Firth and Julie Walters, as well as emerging actress Dixie Violet Egerickx in the lead role of Mary Lennox.

The Universal Pictures Home Entertainment release knocked off the previous week’s chart-topper, 2016 animated musical Sing, which fell to No. 3, while Warner’s Roald Dahl’s The Witches held on at No. 2. Also holding firm were Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Far From Home (No. 4) and Universal’s Despicable Me 3 (No. 5).

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Jumanji: The Next Level (No. 6) and Trolls World Tour (No. 7) both dropped one spot to land just ahead of Sonic the Hedgehog, which rocketed up 14 spots to No. 8, returning to the Top 10 for the first time since October.

Sci-fi actioner Anti-Life (known as Breach in the U.S.) claimed the chart’s highest new entry at No. 9. Bruce Willis stars as a senior mechanic on an interstellar ark facing a brand-new threat: a shape-shifting alien force intent on slaughtering what remains of humanity. Finally, former No. 1 The Greatest Showman dropped seven spots to No. 10.

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

Rank Last Week
Title Studio
1 19 The Secret Garden Universal Pictures
2 2 Roald Dahl’s The Witches  Warner Home Video
3 1 Sing Universal
4 4 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures
5 5 Despicable Me 3 Universal
6 7 Jumanji – The Next Level Sony
7 8 Trolls World Tour DreamWorks Animation
8 22 Sonic the Hedgehog Paramount
9 New Anti-Life Signature Entertainment
10 3 The Greatest Showman 20 Century Studios

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