The Official UK Charts | Year End Review 2019

The Official UK Charts | Year End Review 2019

Join Carl as he rounds up what was another bumper year of the top-selling movies on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Download in the UK

Hello everyone and a very happy new year to you all.

As we settle back into our routines once more after the festive season, we can look back at 2019 and what it gave us on the home entertainment front. It was a battle to the end between ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ to be named the top-selling title of the year. The lead changed hands between the two many times until the overall winner was declared today. And the congratulations go to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ on its success. In fact, the UK top ten was dominated by music-led films for the year and ‘Rhapsody‘ sold more than 1.70million copies, bringing the total market value up to 2.6billion pounds, an increase of 9.5%. Physical copies have a 56% share of the market, 4K HD now accounts for 16.3% of the total Blu-ray spend now and, as suspected, The Walt Disney Company have led the rest home with an 18.6% share of all the disc market value whereas Universal Pictures leads the field with a 19.7% share on disc volume.

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So, we come onto the breakdowns for the year. Of the 11 separate chart categories. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ leads the rest by being on top of 5 of them. The breakdowns are as follows:

Official Video Chart (All digital retail, Blu-Ray and DVD) 2019:

(1) Bohemian Rhapsody

(2) Avengers: Endgame

(3) Toy Story 4

(4) Mary Poppins Returns

(5) A Star Is Born

Bohemian Rhapsody Blu-Ray

Official Video Chart (All Blu-Ray and DVD) 2019:

(1) Bohemian Rhapsody

(2) Avengers: Endgame

(3) A Star Is Born

(4) Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

(5) Mary Poppins Returns

Bohemian Rhapsody

Official DVD Chart 2019:

(1) Bohemian Rhapsody

(2) A Star Is Born

(3) Mary Poppins Returns

(4) Avengers: Endgame

(5) Toy Story 4

Official Blu-Ray Chart 2019:

(1) Avengers: Endgame

(2) Bohemian Rhapsody

(3) Captain Marvel

(4) Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

(5) Aquaman

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Official Film Download Chart 2019:

(1) Bohemian Rhapsody

(2) Avengers: Endgame

(3) Toy Story 4

(4) Venom

(5) Aladdin

Official Film On Video Chart 2019:

(1) Bohemian Rhapsody

(2) Avengers: Endgame

(3) A Star Is Born

(4) Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

(5) Mary Poppins Returns

Official Children’s Video Chart 2019:

(1) Toy Story 4

(2) How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

(3) Ralph Breaks The Internet

(4) The Grinch

(5) The Secret Life Of Pets 2

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Official TV On Video Chart 2019:

(1) Game Of Thrones: The Complete Season 8

(2) Chernobyl

(3) The Crown: Seasons 1 &2

(4) Game Of Thrones: The Complete Season 7

(5) Descendants 3

Official Music On Video Chart 2019:

(1) Cats

(2) As It Was

(3) Western Stars

(4) My World

(5) Love In Maastricht

Cats

Official Sports And Fitness Video Chart 2019:

(1) Liverpool F.C: Season Review 2018/19

(2) Davina: Power Box & Tone

(3) Fit As Ferne

(4) The Edge

(5) Joe Wicks: The Body Coach Workout

Official Special Interest Video Chart 2019:

(1) Kevin Bridges: Brand New Tour-Live

(2) Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

(3) Kevin Bridges: The Complete Collection

(4) Bill Bailey: Limboland-Live

(5) Joe Lycett: I’m About To Close Control

And so rounds out another year for the home entertainment industry. It’s funny but the output for the last six months of the year saw a reduced slate of releases despite the summer blockbusters hitting the formats. That being said, however, the opening to 2020 sees a raft of top quality releases coming up. These include ‘Rambo: Last Blood‘, ‘IT: Chapter Two“, ‘Terminator: Dark Fate‘, ‘Joker‘, ‘Judy‘, ‘Frozen II‘ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker‘. These titles are bound to sell well upon release and could dominate the early charts of the year for at least the first few months while the cinematic fare comes and goes ahead of their own home releases later on.

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It could be another bumper year for the industry and the quality of the upcoming titles cannot be understated. My eye is already on the release dates as some of the titles listed are priorities to land in my collection. Will we see another year like 2019? That is debatable but in all honesty, the industry is in good shape going forward and after the bumper year of 2019, we can all look forward to more top-quality entertainment coming home with us once again.

Until Next Time.

 

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Carl Roberts is a Senior Staff Writer and Books and Literature Correspondent for Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!

 

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