Warner’s ‘Dune: Part Two’ Tops U.K. Weekly Home Entertainment Sales Chart Through May 1

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s sci-fi sequel Dune: Part Two remained atop the U.K. home entertainment sales chart — the Official Film Chart — a second time for the week ended May 1. The movie, starring Timothée Chalamet , Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Javier Bardem, is the highest-grossing theatrical release of 2024 so far.

The week’s highest new chart entry was Paramount Home Entertainment’s Bob Marley: One Love at No. 2. The biopic tells the story of Jamaican reggae legend, played by Kingsley Ben-Adir, chronicling his rise to fame from the mid-1970s until his death in 1981. The film, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, also stars Lashana Lynch as Rita Marley and James Norton as Chris Blackwell.

A special edition 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc re-release of Aliens entered the chart at No. 3. The James Cameron-directed sci-fi horror sequel to Alien stars Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of an alien attack on her ship.

New to the chart was Umbrella Entertainment’s Late Night With the Devil at No. 8. The 2023 supernatural horror, starring David Dastmalchian, Laura Gordon and Ian Bliss, follows a 1977 live television broadcast as it takes an unexpected — and unexplained — turn on Halloween.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – May 1, 2024

Rank Previous Week Movies Distributor
1 1 DUNE: PART TWO WARNER
2 NEW BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE PARAMOUNT
3 NEW ALIENS 20TH CENTURY
4 18 MIGRATION UNIVERSAL
5 7 THE HOLDOVERS SONY PICTURES
6 2 DUNE: PART ONE WARNER
7 3 OPPENHEIMER UNIVERSAL
8 NEW LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL UMBRELLA
9 14 THE EQUALIZER 3 SONY PICTURES
10 6 WONKA WARNER

© Official Charts Company 2024

‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Remains Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Weekly Sales Chart Through Sept. 13

Disney’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny remained the best-selling home entertainment title in the United Kingdom for a second week, according to new data from the Official Film Chart through Sept. 13. Dial of Destiny kept Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Fast X in the No. 2 spot due to higher digital sales.

Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment’s sequel The Meg 2: The Trench, entered the chart at No. 3, also due to digital download sales.

Meanwhile, Disney’s Elemental dropped two spots to No. 4, and Paramount Home Entertainment’s Transformers: The Rise of the Beasts moved down one spot to No. 5. Jennifer Lawrence’s summer comedy No Hard Feelings (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) dropped to No. 6, just ahead of the studio’s animated adventure Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse at No. 7, and Universal’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie at No. 8.

Rounding out the top 10 were Lionsgate U.K.’s World War 2 drama Sisu, up four spots to a new peak at No. 9 following its release on disc, and Sony’s The Equalizer 2, which moved back into the top 10 for the first time since January 2019 following the theatrical release of The Equalizer 3.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Sept. 13, 2023

Last Week Position Movie Distributor
1 1 INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY WALT DISNEY
6 2 FAST X UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
NEW 3 MEG 2: THE TRENCH WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY HOME ENTERTAINMENT
2 4 ELEMENTAL DISNEY/PIXAR
4 5 TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
3 6 NO HARD FEELINGS SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
5 7 SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE SONY
7 8 THE SUPER MARIOS BROS. MOVIE UNIVERSAL
13 9 SISU LIONSGATE U.K.
12 10 THE EQUALIZER 2 SONY

© Official Charts Company 2023

Warner’s ‘Black Adam’ Retains Spot as Top-Selling U.K. Home Entertainment Title for Week Ended Feb. 1

Warner Bros.’s DC Comics antihero film Black Adam retained the No. 1 sales ranking in the United Kingdom for the week ended Feb. 1.

Starring Dwayne Johnson as the eponymous character, the movie leads the Official Film Chart on digital sales for another week, with 57% of its revenue made up of electronic sellthrough.

Separately, 20th Century Studios’ Oscar-nominated The Banshees of Inisherin moved up two spots to No. 2, with Paramount Home Entertainment’s former chart topper Top Gun: Maverick climbing back up to No. 3 for the week ahead of Warner’s Elvis at No. 4.

Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures’ The Menu, led by Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes and Nicholas Hoult, moved up four spots to No. 5, while Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion jumped two spots to No. 6, ahead of Halloween Ends (No. 7) and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (No. 8).

Lionsgate’s demonic horror Prey For The Devil (No. 9) entered the top 10 for the first time from No. 14. In the film, a nun (Jacqueline Byers) believes she is answering a call to become an exorcist. As she battles to save the soul of a young girl, she discovers mysterious ties to her own past.

Finally, rounding out the top 10 was Universal’s family favorite Sing 2.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Feb. 1, 2023

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 BLACK ADAM WARNER
2 4 THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN DISNEY/SEARCHLIGHT
3 5 TOP GUN: MAVERICK PARAMOUNT
4 3 ELVIS WARNER
5 9 THE MENU DISNEY/SEARCHLIGHT
6 8 JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION UNIVERSAL
7 2 HALLOWEEN ENDS UNIVERSAL
8 7 LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE SONY PICTURES
9 13 PREY FOR THE DEVIL LIONSGATE
10 11 SING 2 UNIVERSAL

© Official Charts Company 2023

‘The King’s Man’ No. 1 on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ The King’s Man took over the No. 1 spot on the Official Film Chart in the U.K. through March 2.

The third installment of the “Kingsman” franchise moved up the chart after its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray, unseating the previous week’s chart topper, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s House of Gucci (No. 2), with a 5,000-unit sale advantage, including 55% of its sales made up of discs.

The King’s Man is a prequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), and tells the story of how the agency was formed during World War I.

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Meanwhile, Disney’s Encanto racked up a ninth week in the top 10 at No. 3, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Dune finished at No. 4, MGM’s No Time to Die (distributed by Universal in the U.K.) marked its 10th week on the chart at No. 5, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife slipped a spot to No. 6.

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie rebounded four spots to No. 7. It was closely followed by Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage at No. 8, Disney/Marvel’s Eternals at No. 9, and Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – March 2, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 3 THE KING’S MAN DISNEY/20TH CENTURY
2 1 HOUSE OF GUCCI UNIVERSAL
3 2 ENCANTO DISNEY
4 4 DUNE (2021) WARNER HOME
5 6 NO TIME TO DIE UNIVERSAL
6 5 GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE SONY PICTURES
7 11 PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE PARAMOUNT
8 8 VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE SONY PICTURES
9 7 ETERNALS DISNEY/MARVEL
10 10 F9: THE FAST SAGA UNIVERSAL

© Official Charts Company 2022

Netflix to Be Featured in an Exhibit at London Museum

Netflix has announced a new partnership with the Design Museum in London — a museum devoted to contemporary design — for a new exhibit celebrating the service’s “design journey,” according to a blog post by Steve Johnson, Netflix VP of product and studio design.

“Our new immersive exhibition will take a closer look at the key elements of the Netflix experience, its evolution over time, and our underpinning design philosophy,” Johnson wrote. “The exhibit will also showcase this design journey from a different perspective through fan favourites.

“When something is designed well, it makes life easier, gives us joy and brings people together. And just like entertainment, design can fundamentally change the way we live our lives. 

“At Netflix, building an intuitive, seamless experience has been at the heart of our business for the last 25 years: from our very early days as a mail-order DVD company, to our role today bringing entertainment to homes and devices around the world. Design plays a key role in connecting our members with great stories.”

It’s Netflix’s 10th year in the United Kingdom, he noted.

“We couldn’t think of a better moment to look back at the evolution of the Netflix experience and celebrate our journey together,” he wrote.

Distribution Solutions Inks Distribution Deal With Powerhouse Films Label

Distribution Solutions, a division of Alliance Entertainment, has inked a physical media partnership with Powerhouse Films’ U.K.-based label Indicator.

Distribution Solutions will handle sales and distribution of all Powerhouse Films sellthrough releases in the United States and Canada.

The first physical Powerhouse Films releases distributed by Distribution Solutions will be available for purchase in January 2022.

Powerhouse Films has an extensive collection of classic films that includes limited-edition boxed sets and single-title releases, as well as standard-edition reissues of limited-edition titles that have gone out of print, such as John Carpenter’s Christine, Jacques Tourneur’s Night of the Demon and Dennis Hopper’s The Last Movie.

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“We are very excited to be in business with Powerhouse Films,” Distribution Solutions president Ben Means said in a statement. “Partnering internationally with a film label like Indicator, which has such a driven passion for physical media, helps expand the quality and coverage of classic films we distribute to the U.S. and Canada.”

“We’re thrilled to be bringing our unique blend of cult and classic cinema to audiences in the U.S. and Canada in partnership with the fantastic team at Distribution Solutions,” Powerhouse Films’ co-founder Sam Dunn said in a statement. “We’ve been working hard unearthing and restoring a raft of incredible titles in order to put together a schedule that will surprise and delight even the most adventurous viewer.”

“Indicator lovingly curates and enshrines obscure, precious gems for the obsessive collector and the genre connoisseur,” award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro said in a statement.

‘Black Widow’ Tops U.K. Home Entertainment Chart for Second Week

Disney/Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Black Widow remained atop the Official Film Chart in the U.K. for the second week, ended Sept. 29, driven by packaged-media sales, including DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray.

The Scarlett Johansson starrer held off Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Monster Hunter, which climbed two spots to No. 2.

The week’s highest new entry was John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi horror The Thing, which made its chart debut at No. 3 thanks to a brand-new re-issue on 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc. The movie knocked Lionsgate’s Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard down to No. 4, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Nobody to No. 5.

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Warner’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (No. 6) and Paramount Home Entertainment’s A Quiet Place Part II (No. 7) both fell one spot, while Sony Pictures’ Peter Rabbit 2 (No. 8) and Warner’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League (No. 9) held onto their positions from the previous week. Rounding off the top 10 was Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner), which climbed 11 spots.

Rank Previous Week Movie, Studio Peak
Position
Week on Chart
1 1
BLACK WIDOW, DISNEY/MARVEL
1 2
2
MONSTER HUNTER, SONY PICTURES
2 3
3 NEW
THE THING, UNIVERSAL
3 1
4
HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD, LIONSGATE
1 3
5
NOBODY, UNIVERSAL
2 4
6
THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT, WARNER
2 5
7
A QUIET PLACE PART II, PARAMOUNT
1 6
8 8
PETER RABBIT 2, SONY PICTURES
1 10
9 9
ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, WARNER
1 23
10 21 
GODZILLA VS. KONG, WARNER
1 18

 

Netflix Picks Up Three U.K. Reality Shows for Its Global Audience

Netflix has picked up three reality shows from the United Kingdom for its global audience.

“Over our past couple of years at Netflix, we have been thrilled by the ideas pitched to us from production companies in the U.K.; ideas that are fresh, thought-provoking and playful, a perfect combination for our unscripted slate,” wrote Ben Kelly, manager of unscripted series for the U.K., and Daisy Lilley, manager of unscripted series for the U.K., in an online blog. “We look for series that have a unique take on a familiar concept and put innovative twists on shows that you wouldn’t find anywhere else, so that we can deliver something truly original.

“The line-up includes a monstrous new VFX dance competition that gives talented budding dancers a chance to perform like no one’s watching, a reality series that puts a group of failure-to-launch youngsters through their paces in a wilderness camp, and a dating show with a seriously uncomfortable twist.”

They also confirmed that season three of “Too Hot to Handle” will launch early in the new year.

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The new shows include “Snowflake Mountain,” “Dance Monsters” and “Dated and Related.”

“Snowflake Mountain” takes a bunch of clueless kidults who aren’t yet living to their full potential and puts them through their paces at a wilderness survival retreat to try and kickstart them into standing on their own two feet. At stake is a transformative cash prize for the lucky winner. There’s no running water, no parents to wait on them, and no Wi-Fi. The series, which was filmed in the Lake District (North West England), features an international cast.

“Dance Monsters” is a large-scale dancing competition with a monster twist. Through the power of VFX, live motion capture and facial recognition, competitors will transform into fantastical dance monsters that come to life in front of an expert panel of judges and a live studio audience. For their time on stage they get to escape reality, become something truly extraordinary and stand out from the crowd.

In “Dated and Related,” pairs of siblings will be seeing each other’s love life up close and personal as they search for “the one” together. The series is filmed in France with an international cast.

‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart For Second Week

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway held onto the No. 1 spot on the Official Film Chart in the United Kingdom for a second consecutive week, ending Aug. 4.

The live-action animated sequel is still connecting with consumers on digital downloads only. The James Corden and Rose Byrne-led movie continues to hold as the U.K.’s biggest film, beating competition from the 2013 animated adventure The Croods at No. 2, which has enjoyed a recent resurgence thanks to the release of its own sequel in theaters.

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The original Space Jam (Warner) held at No. 3 for a third consecutive week, as Zack Snyder’s Justice League jumped four spots to No. 4, and double feature set Peter Rabbit 1 & 2 dropped to No. 5. The animated and real world collide in Tom & Jerry, which chased its way back up four spots to No. 6. Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong dropped to No. 7 and the studio’s Mortal Kombat sank to No. 8.

Warner’s Birds of Prey climbed 13 spots to No. 9, returning to the Top 10 for the first time since March, thanks to the release of the recent Suicide Squad sequel, and Universal Pictures’ critically-acclaimed Promising Young Woman rounded out the top 10.

Overall, Warner again dominated retail channels with 60% of the top-selling titles, followed by Sony (20%) and Universal/DreamWorks Animation (20%).

The highest new entry on the Official Film Chart came from British thriller Six Minutes To Midnight at No. 15. Written by Eddie Izzard and Celyn Jones, and written and directed by Andy Goddard, the WWII-set drama includes Izzard, Judi Dench and Nigel Lindsay among its cast.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Aug. 4, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY SONY PICTURES
2 7 THE CROODS UNIVERSAL/DREAMWORKS
3 3 SPACE JAM WARNER
4 8 ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE WARNER
5 2 PETER RABBIT 1 & 2 SONY PICTURES
6 10 TOM & JERRY (2021) WARNER
7 6 GODZILLA VS. KONG WARNER
8 5 MORTAL KOMBAT (2021) WARNER
9 22 BIRDS OF PREY … WARNER
10 9 PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN UNIVERSAL

© Official Charts Company 2021

‘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