Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife launched at No. 1 on the U.K.’s Official Film Chart, which tracks packaged-media and digital retail sales, for the week ended Jan. 19.
Afterlife knocked Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage off the pole position, with the Tom Hardy sequel dropping down to the No. 3 spot behind MGM’s No Time to Die (distributed by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) at No. 2.
In the latest Ghostbusters release, the group has long since disbanded, but when a single mother (Carrie Coon) and her two kids (Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace) move into their late grandfather’s farm, and with the help of teacher Mr. Grooberson (Paul Rudd), they discover the secret legacy their grandfather, Ghostbuster Egon Spengler, left behind.
At No. 4, Disney/Marvel Studios’ Eternals, which follows a group of ancient aliens, who have been secretly living on earth, who are forced out of the shadows following an unexpected tragedy.
Disney’s Encanto – the soundtrack to which is currently set to claim an Official Number 1 single this week in the U.K., – takes another week in the Top 5 at No. 5, finishing ahead of yet another new chart entry, Universal/Dreamworks Animation’s The Boss Baby 2: Family Business at No. 6.
Universal’s spooky sequel, The Addams Family 2 climbed nine spots to No. 7, a new peak for the animated title, while Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie held on at No. 8.
The 2006 Bond film Casino Royale (Daniel Craig’s first as Agent 007) re-entered the chart at No. 9 following the release of a new 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Steelbook edition, and finally, Warner Home Video’s The Suicide Squad rounded off the chart at No. 10.
The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Jan. 19, 2022
|NEW||1||GHOSTBUSTERS – AFTERLIFE||SONY PICTURES HE|
|2||2||NO TIME TO DIE||UNIVERSAL PICTURES|
|1||3||VENOM – LET THERE BE CARNAGE||SONY PICTURES HE|
|NEW||6||THE BOSS BABY 2 – FAMILY BUSINESS||DREAMWORKS ANIMATION|
|16||7||THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2||UNIVERSAL PICTURES|
|8||8||PAW PATROL – THE MOVIE||PARAMOUNT|
|6||10||THE SUICIDE SQUAD||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
© Official Charts Company 2022