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U.S. Studios Dominate Half-Year U.K. Home Entertainment Sales

New data from the Official Charts Company and British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) finds that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: No Way Home was the top-selling home entertainment release in the U.K. through June 30.

The latest edition of the Tom Holland-starring Marvel franchise sold more than 780,000 units since its March release, more than doubling the sales of No. 2 Dune from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Sony’s sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife ranked No. 3, and is the second-biggest release on digital downloads of the year so far.

Daniel Craig’s final performance as James Bond in MGM Studios’ No Time to Die ranked No. 4 — the second-biggest packaged-media release through June 30 — while Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s animated musical Sing 2 ranked No. 5.

Recent releases finished in the top 10 included Warner’s The Batman (No. 6), despite only being released in May. Disney’s Encanto ranked No. 8, just ahead of Sony’s action/adventure Uncharted (No. 9) and Warner’s The Matrix Resurrections (No. 10).

Outside the top 10, the original Top Gun (1986) ranked No. 11 following the release of its sequel, Top Gun: Maverick in theaters; the original broke records in May when it became the oldest film to ever top the Official Film Chart.

Another recent release, Paramount Home Entertainment’s video game-based sequel Sonic The Hedgehog 2 ranked No. 14 despite having not yet been released on disc. Additionally, Sony’s Morbius ranked No. 32, only having been released in retail channels in mid-June.

“The success of (Spider-Man, along with the Dune, Ghostbusters, James Bond and Sing releases) emphasizes just how popular buying and owning movies remains in 2022, when there is so much competition for the attention of consumers,” Martin Talbot, CEO, Official Charts Company, said in a statement.

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The U.K.’s Best-Selling Movies Through June 30, 2022

Position Movie/Distributor
1 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME

Sony Pictures

2 DUNE (2021)

Warner

3 GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE

Sony Pictures

4 NO TIME TO DIE

MGM/Universal Pictures

5 SING 2

Universal

6 THE BATMAN

Warner

7 VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE

Sony Pictures

8 ENCANTO

Disney

9 UNCHARTED

Sony Pictures

10 THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS

Warner

© Official Charts Company 2022

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