Warner’s ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Scores Third Week Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart

It was a Warner Bros. week in home entertainment in the U.K.

Warner Home Video’s Godzilla vs. Kong finished atop the the Official Film Chart in the U.K. through June 30, more than doubling the sales of its closest competition. The title saw 75% of its weekly sales made up of DVD and Blu-ray Disc units.

At No. 2, the week’s highest new entry was Batman: The Long Halloween — Part 1. The DC animated movie is the first of a two-part series, starring Jensen Ackles, Josh Duhamel, Troy Baker and the late Naya Rivera.

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Former chart topper Zack Snyder’s Justice League dropped two spots to No. 3, while Tom & Jerry sustained its No. 4 spot. Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard moved up four spots to No. 5, thanks to its sequel, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, being released theatrically.

Wonder Woman 1984 dropped three spots to No. 6, while Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place fell two spots to No. 7, and Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon spent a second week at No. 8, while Tenet climbed one spot to No. 9.

Finally, Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw jumped nine spots to No. 10, due to the popularity of F9: The Fast Saga in theaters.

Rank Previous Week Movie Peak
Position
Weeks on Chart
1 1
Godzilla v. Kong
Warner Home Video
1 5
2 New
Batman: The Long Halloween — Part 1
Warner
2 1
3
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Warner
1 10
4 4
Tom & Jerry (2021)
Warner
2 6
5
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Lionsgate
5 3
6
Wonder Woman 1984
Warner
1 16
7
A Quiet Place
Paramount
3 21
8 8
Raya and the Last Dragon
Disney
1 6
9 10 
Tenet
Warner
1 26
10 19 
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Universal
1 42

Warner’s ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Posts Fifth Week Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Warner Bros.’ Zack Snyder’s Justice League returned to No. 1 on the U.K.’s Official Film Chart the week ended June 16 following a photo-finish race with the studio’s Godzilla vs. Kong.

With just 550 unit sales separating the two titles, Zack Snyder’s Justice League scooped its fifth non-consecutive week at the top, boasting this week’s highest sales on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, while Godzilla vs. Kong at No. 2 is the week’s biggest seller on digital download.

Paramount’s A Quiet Place snuck up one place to No. 3 as fans of the post-apocalyptic franchise catch up with the original following its sequel’s theatrical release, knocking Warner’s Tom & Jerry: The Movie to No. 4. Disney’s animated adventure Raya and the Last Dragon held on at No. 5, and Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner) swooped up one place to No. 6.

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Paramount’s classic action-adventure collection of four “Indiana Jones” movies entered the chart at No. 7 thanks to the release of a new 4K Blu-ray Disc boxed set. Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking dropped two places to No. 8, landing just ahead of this week’s highest brand new entry, Universal’s 2 Hearts, at No. 9.

Entering on digital downloads only, 2 Hearts is a romantic drama telling the stories of two couples whose narratives unfold in different decades and different places — until a hidden connection brings them together in unimaginable ways, challenging the audience to believe that anything is possible.

Finally, former chart-topper Tenet (Warner) returned to the Top 10 after climbing six places to No. 10.

Warner dominated the week comprising 50% of the top-selling titles, followed by Paramount with 20%.

 

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – June 16, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Studio
1 2 Zack Snyder’s Justice League Warner
2 1 Godzilla vs. Kong Warner
3 4 A Quiet Place Paramount
4 3 Tom & Jerry: The Movie (2021) Warner
5 5 Raya and the Last Dragon Disney
6 7 Wonder Woman 1984 Warner
7 New Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection
Paramount
8 6 Chaos Walking Lionsgate
9 New 2 Hearts Universal
10 16 Tenet Warner

© Official Charts Company 2021

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Fights to No. 1 on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong battled to No. 1 on the U.K. home entertainment’s Official Film Chart through June 9, stomping up two places from its No. 3 debut the previous week.

On digital downloads only the movie bested two recent releases, former No. 1 Zack Snyder’s Justice League (No. 2) — the biggest title of the week on physical formats — and Tom & Jerry at No. 3.

The 2018 suspense thriller A Quiet Place climbed 15 spots to No. 4, landing in the top 10 for the very first time. Starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, alongside Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, the critically acclaimed film sees a new U.K. chart peak following the release of its sequel released in cinemas last week.

Meanwhile, Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon dropped one spot to No. 5, while Lionsgate’s dystopian action film Chaos Walking climbed one spot to No. 6; Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner) landed at No. 7; and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Peter Rabbit is down two spots to No. 8.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990 sci-fi classic Total Recall re-entered the chart at No. 9, marking a new peak for the film and its first stint in the top 10 thanks to a surge of digital downloads. Finally, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Homecoming rounds off the countdown at No. 10.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – June 9, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Studio
1 3 Godzilla v Kong Warner
2 1 Zack Snyder’s Justice League Warner
3 2 Tom & Jerry (2021) Warner
4 19 A Quiet Place Paramount
5 4 Raya and the Last Dragon Walt Disney
6 7 Chaos Walking Lionsgate
7 5 Wonder Woman 1984 Warner
8 6 Peter Rabbit Sony Pictures
9 Return Total Recall Studiocanal
10 8 Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony Pictures

© Official Charts Company 2021

Warner’s ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Sits Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart for Third Week

Warner Bros. dominated home entertainment sales in the U.K. for the week ending May 12 — with a mixture and new and catalog titles.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League finished atop the Official Film Chart for a third consecutive week via digital downloads. The four-hour director’s cut held off competition from DC Extended Universe sister film and former chart topper Wonder Woman 1984.

Horror reboot Wrong Turn made its Top 10 debut at No. 3. A group of friends hiking the Appalachian Trail venture off the beaten track, and find themselves confronted by the deadly ‘Foundation’ — a group of settlers who have lived in the mountains for over 150 years.

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Far From Home swung up eight spots to No. 4, while Jumanji: The Next Level moved up four spots to No. 5. Warner’s award-winning Judas and the Black Messiah finished strong at No. 6; Joker dropped two spots to No. 7, while the mind-bending Tenet upped six spots to No. 8.

The 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford, entered the Official Film Chart for the first time at No. 9, thanks to a new 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Steelbook edition. Finally, Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame rose six spots to No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – May 12, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 Zack Snyder’s Justice League Warner
2 2 Wonder Woman 1984 Warner
3 35 Wrong Turn (2021)
Signature Entertainment
4 12 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures
5 9 Jumanji: The Next Level Sony
6 6 Judas and the Black Messiah Warner
7 5 Joker Warner
8 14 Tenet Warner
9 New Blade Runner Warner
10 16 Avengers: Endgame Disney/Marvel

© Official Charts Company 2021

Packaged Media Keeps ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Atop Weekly U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Warner Home Video’s Wonder Woman 1984 continues to resonate with consumers in the U.K. thanks to packaged media. The DC superhero marked a fourth week at No. 1 on the Official Film Chart through April 7. The title was assisted with 84% of its sales made up of DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray copies, despite strong competition from the chart’s highest new entry: Disney Pixar’s Soul, which finished No. 2.

Spurred by the theatrical success of Godzilla vs. Kong, Warner’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters climbed seven spots to No. 3; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Far From Home remained at No. 4; while Warner’s Scoob! shot up 18 spots to No. 5. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour finished No. 6, while a double feature of Wonder Woman/Wonder Woman 1984 finished at No. 7.

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Moving up 13 spots to No. 8 was Warner’s Roald Dahl’s The Witches, which finished just ahead of Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ (Icon Home Entertainment) at No. 9 following the Easter weekend — the first time the movie has earned a spot in the Official Film Chart. Finally, Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (Warner) jumped to No. 10, marking the first time the full collection of eight movies in the franchise entered the Top 10.

Rank Previous Week Movie Peak
Position
Week on Chart
1 1
Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
1 4
2 New
Soul (Disney/Pixar)
2 1
3 10 
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Warner)
2 22
4 4
Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony Pictures)
1 72
5 23 
Scoob! (Warner)
1 24
6
Trolls World Tour (Universal)
1 37
7
Wonder Woman/Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
2 2
8 21 
Roald Dahl’s The Witches (Warner)
2 15
9 New
The Passion of the Christ (Icon)
9 1
10 13 
Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (Warner)
9 17

 

‘The Secret Garden’ Again Tops Weekly U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Secret Garden retained its No. 1 position on the weekly Official Film Chart in the U.K., with the biggest physical sales tally through March 3. 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 title has spent the past two weeks atop the chart as it led on DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales — with only a few hundred sales between its closest competition.

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Following the title announcement of Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home, its predecessor Spider-Man: Far From Home shot up to No. 2. Former chart topper Sing (Universal) — and the biggest digital download of the week — held on at No. 3, while Warner’s Roald Dahl’s The Witches dropped to No. 4.

Elton John biopic Rocketman (Paramount) re-emerged on the chart to No. 5, landing just ahead of this week’s highest new entry at No. 6, a limited-edition re-release of 1980’s cult horror Demons Collection 1 & 2. Sci-fi action, and the last film in the Skyline trilogy, Skylines (Vertical Entertainment) at No. 7.

Despicable Me 3 (Universal) dropped to No. 8, The Greatest Showman (20th Century) rebounded to No. 9, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s  Jumanji: The Next Level fell four places to No. 10.

This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a preview of Gal Gadot in Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984, which is available in the U.K. to “Download & Keep” from March 8, having previously been only available at a premium rental price.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – March 3, 2021

Rank Previous Week Title Studio
1 1 The Secret Garden Universal Pictures
2 4 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures
3 3 Sing Universal
4 2 Roald Dahl’s The Witches Warner
5 12 Rocketman Paramount
6 New Demons Collection 1 & 2 Arrow Films
7 New Skylines Vertical
8 5 Despicable Me 3 Universal
9 10 The Greatest Showman 20th Century
10 6 Jumanji: The Next Level Sony Pictures

© Official Charts Company 2021

BritBox Streaming New ‘Up’ Installment Showcasing Lives of 14 Brits Since 1964

BritBox Feb. 11 announced it would exclusively premiere of the latest installment of the acclaimed “Up” series, 63 Up, on March 9. The series began in 1964 called 7 Up, showcasing the lives of 14 British children, with follow-up docu-series every seven years thereafter. 

Directed by Emmy-nominated, DGA and BAFTA award-winning director Michael Apted (The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Coalminer’s Daughter, Gorky Park, The World is Not Enough, Amazing Grace), the documentary anthology series aims to offer insight into the premise of whether or not our adult lives are pre-determined by our earliest influences and by the social class in which we are raised. 

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Following a successful theatrical run, The New York Times’ Manohla Dargis wrote, “there’s a great pleasure in revisiting this series, seeing who turned out just fine and sometimes better than you might have expected or hoped.” 

“Michael Apted brought one of the most astonishing and innovative documentary series into our homes and hearts,” Emily Powers, head of BritBox North America, said in a statement. “We are honored to be the exclusive home to the entire ‘Up’ series and to offer Michael’s last installment of this important feat in storytelling on BritBox.”

The original 7 Up was broadcast as a one-off “World in Action Special” inspired by the founding editor Tim Hewat’s interest in the Jesuit saying, “Give me the child until he is seven, and I will give you the man,” and his anger at what he saw as the rigidity of social class in England. The series featured select children talking about their hopes and dreams for the future. As members of the generation who would be running the country by the year 2000, what did they think they would become?

The result was groundbreaking and the follow-up films every seven years have won an array of awards. Over six decades, the films have documented the group as they became adults and entered middle-age, dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between. Now, as the group reaches retirement age, the film is back to discover what they are doing. 

Apted died Jan. 7 at age 79.

The entire “Up” Series (7 Up, 7 + 7 Up, 21 Up, 28 Up, 35 Up, 42 Up, 49 Up, 56 Up and 63 Up) as well as a documentary about the impact of the series, “7 Up and Me are available on BritBox. 

BritBox is available for $6.99 per month/ $69.99 annually — after an introductory free trial period—on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV 4th Gen, Samsung, LG and all iOS and Android devices, AirPlay, Chromecast, and online at www.britbox.com. BritBox is also available on Amazon Channels for Prime members and on Apple TV Channels.

‘New Mutants’ Reclaims No. 1 Spot on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

The New Mutants retook the No. 1 spot on the weekly U.K. home entertainment Official Film Chart through Jan. 27. The Disney-owned 20th Century Studios superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics series returned atop the chart after claiming the top spot earlier this month following its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The movie stars Maisie Williams (“Game Of Thrones”), Charlie Heaton (“Stranger Things”) and Anya Taylor-Joy from Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit.”

The previous week’s No. 1, Bill & Ted Face the Music, dropped to No. 2, while another Warner Bros. release, science-fiction thriller Tenet remained at No. 3.

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Meanwhile, The Greatest Showman (20th Century Home Entertainment) continued to prove popular, back at No. 4, while Warner’s remake of Roald Dahl’s The Witches — starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci — completed the week’s Top 5.

Further down, Warner’s Joker rebounded 10 places to No. 9 and Jojo Rabbit (20th Century Home Entertainment) returned to the Top 10 after climbing two spots to No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 — Jan. 27, 2021

Rank Last Week Title Studio
1 3 The New Mutants 20th Century
2 1 Bill & Ted Face the Music Warner
3 2 Tenet Warner
4 7 The Greatest Showman 20th Century
5 5 Roald Dahl’s The Witches Warner
6 4 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures
7 8 Jumanji: The Next Level Sony Pictures
8 6 Bad Boys for Life Sony Pictures
9 19 Joker Warner
10 12 Jojo Rabbit 20th Century

© Official Charts Company 2021

‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ Atop U.K. Official Film Chart

Long-awaited Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s sequel Bill & Ted Face the Music rose to No. 1 on the weekly (through Jan. 20) Official Film Chart in the United Kingdom — the world’s No. 2 home entertainment market — thanks to digital downloads.

The third instalment of the much-loved pairing of Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves debuted at No. 3 before rising to the top of the chart this week, fighting off competition from recent pole sitters, including Warner’s Tenet (No. 2) and last week’s chart topper, The New Mutants (Disney’s 20th Century Studios), which pushed to No. 3.

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Far From Home was back in the top five, rising two places to No. 4, while Roald Dahl’s The Witches (Warner) slipped down to No. 5. Bad Boys for Life (Sony) climbed to No. 6, while The Greatest Showman (20th Century) jumped three spots to No. 7. Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level (No. 8) and Little Women (No. 9) switched places on this week’s chart.

Finally, Le Mans ’66 (the international title of 20th Century’s Ford v Ferrari) sped up seven places to rebound to No. 10. The film, based on the true story of the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race, last featured in the Official Film Chart Top 10 in August 2020.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Jan. 20, 2021

Rank Previous Week Title Studio
1 3 Bill & Ted Face The Music Warner
2 2 Tenet Warner
3 1 The New Mutants 20th Century
4 6 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures
5 4 Roald Dahl’s The Witches Warner
6 7 Bad Boys For Life Sony
7 10 The Greatest Showman 20the Century
8 9 Jumanji – The Next Level Sony
9 8 Little Women (2019) Sony
10 17 Le Mans ’66 (Ford v Ferrari)
20th Century

© Official Charts Company 2021

‘The New Mutants’ Rises to No. 1 on U.K. Official Film Chart

Disney/20th Century Studios’ The New Mutants rose to the top spot on the U.K.’s Official Film Chart through Jan. 13 following the film’s release on DVD and Blu-ray in the world’s No. 2 home entertainment market.

Counting Anya Taylor-Joy, of the acclaimed Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Game Of Thrones'” Maisie Williams, and “Stranger Things”’ Charlie Heaton among its cast, the superhero horror’s success this week means previous week’s chart topper Tenet (Warner) is pushed to second place despite a strong retail sales.

Brand new at No. 3 is the long-awaited sequel Bill & Ted Face the Music. Starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves as the eponymous characters, the pair reunite for new antics in the present day —and beyond. The now-middle aged dads of teenage girls are on their biggest adventure yet, still trying to crank out a hit song and save the world.

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Roald Dahl’s The Witches (Warner) dropped to No. 4, while Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner) returned to the Top 10 after climbing nine places to No. 5. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Far From Home (No. 6), Bad Boys for Life (No. 7) and Little Women (No. 8) all fell one place.

Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures) remained on the chart at No. 9, and finally, The Greatest Showman (20th Century) zoomed back up 25 places to No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Jan. 13, 2021

Rank Previous
Week
Title Studio
1 2 The New Mutants 20th Century Studios
2 1 Tenet Warner
3 New Bill & Ted Face the Music Jelly Fish Bloom
4 3 Roald Dahl’s The Witches Warner
5 14 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Warner
6 5 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures
7 6 Bad Boys for Life Sony Pictures
8 7 Little Women (2019) Sony Pictures
9 9 Jumanji: The Next Level Sony Pictures
10 35 The Greatest Showman 20th Century

© Official Charts Company 2021