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‘The Grinch’ Holds Off ‘Elf’ to Claim Third Week Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Christmas remains a dominant theme to U.K. home entertainment consumers. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Grinch (2018) finished atop the Official Film Chart through Dec. 15 — the third-straight week for the animated film featuring the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch.

Despite close competition from Warner catalog title Elf, which climbed one spot to No. 2, The Grinch held tight with 80% of its sales this week coming from digital download.

Universal’s 2000 live-action How The Grinch Stole Christmas dropped to No. 3, landing just ahead of Warner’s The Polar Express, which jumped four spots to No. 4.

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Climbing six spots to No. 5, 20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel entered the top 10 for the first time. Starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jody Comer, and based on the true story of France’s last trial by combat in the Middle Ages, knight Sir Jean De Carrouges (Damon) challenges squire Jacques Le Gris (Driver) to a duel after his wife Marguerite (Comer) accuses Le Gris of assault. The story is told across the different points of view of the three characters.

Warner’s The Suicide Squad dropped one spot to No. 6, while Signature Entertainment’s Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins entered the top 10 for the first time at No. 7. Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie slid down one spot to No. 8, while Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Arthur Christmas climbed to a new peak at No. 9.

Finally, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings rounded off the week’s countdown at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Dec. 15, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 THE GRINCH (2018) UNIVERSAL
2 3 ELF WARNER
3 2 HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000) UNIVERSAL
4 8 THE POLAR EXPRESS WARNER
5 11 THE LAST DUEL 20TH CENTURY
6 5 THE SUICIDE SQUAD WARNER
7 15 RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER: ORIGINS SIGNATURE
8 7 PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE PARAMOUNT
9 10 ARTHUR CHRISTMAS SONY PICTURES
10 4 SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS DISNEY/MARVEL

© Official Charts Company 2021

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