September 2, 2020
Thanks to a release in 4K UHD Blu-ray in the United Kingdom, The Fifth Element, the 1997 sci-fi thriller starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich, entered in the top spot in The Official Film Chart through Sept. 2. Packaged media, which includes DVD and Blu-ray, accounted for 64% of the title’s weekly sales.
The movie ended the record six-week reign for Universal Pictures Trolls World Tour atop the weekly retail chart for packaged and digital media. The animated hit dropped to third behind Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog. Sam Mendes’ personal World War I movie, 1917, moved to the fourth spot, while Warner Home Video’s Joker and Birds of Prey moved up to fifth and sixth, respectively. Universal’s Dolittle fell three spots to seventh.
Sci-fi horror Deep Blue Sea 3 shot up nine spots to eighth, entering the Top 10 for the first time. Tania Raymonde stars as a marine biologist studying the effects of climate change with her team off the coast of Mozambique when they are confronted by three genetically enhanced bull sharks.
The passing of actor Chadwick Boseman contributed renewed consumer interest in Marvel Studio’s Black Panther, which re-entered the chart in the ninth spot.
Finally, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker soared 23 spots to return to the Top 10 following the title’s limited edition Steelbook release.
This week’s chart video features a sneak peek at comedy drama Misbehaviour, which tells the true story of a group of women who plan to protest the 1970 Miss World beauty contest. The movie will be released on disc in the U.S. on Election Day (Nov. 3) from Shout! Factory.