The Official Film Chart Crowns Its 2021 King And Queen!

James Bond and Wonder Woman lead the charge on the Official Film Chart as the Home Entertainment value soars thanks to lockdown.

The Official Film Chart has crowned its yearly champion. And what a twelve months we had on home entertainment during 2021. We had a few big hitters come home to roost. We saw classics dominate the listings week in, week out. And we enjoyed our fill of decent movies and TV shows we purchased or rented across the formats. Thanks to the lockdown, the value of home entertainment rose by £3.7billion in 2021. That’s an increase of 13.3% from 2020. Blu-ray disc sales made up almost a quarter of the 21.1-million-disc sales in the UK.

The final week of 2021 saw the biggest week ever for digital buy and keep, with 17.7 million digital transactions being made throughout the year. The biggest distributor of home entertainment last year was Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. And now 16 million households have access to some kind of subscription account.

THE BIGGEST HITS

Out of all of the titles we saw inside the top ten charts of last year, one stood out amongst them all, sales-wise. Even though it hit digital on 15th December and the disc formats on December 20th, the biggest title of the year was ‘No Time To Die.’ The latest James Bond film, featuring Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007 sold 1.148 million copies. It had the largest week one sales since 2017. And it even notched up the biggest ever week one sales on 4K UHD. The film had the biggest download and keep sales week since records began at Christmas. Not bad for a film that finally hit cinema screens in the UK on September 30th, 2021 before making a splash on PVOD.

No Time To Die (© 2020 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.)

The best-selling rental title of 2021 came in the shape of Wonder Woman 1984.’ The film had the misfortune to open in cinemas a few days before the UK went into lockdown in December of 2020. It was then, wisely, debuted on PVOD before it emerged onto the retail formats. The DC comic book sequel, once again starring Gal Gadot as the title character, notched up an impressive 27.4 million digital rentals. Considering the PVOD transactions are usually around £15.99 per rental, that is a large chunk of cash the film managed to make. It seems that the UK public didn’t want to wait to see the film in cinemas when they reopened and rented it instead.

Gal Gadot In Wonder Woman 1984, A Warner Bros. Pictures Release.
THE OFFICIAL RUNDOWNS OF 2021

We now present the complete rundown of the charts for 2021. Each chart comes to us courtesy of The Official Charts Company.

OFFICIAL VIDEO CHART 2021 (ALL DIGITAL, BLU-RAY, AND DVD, EST, AND VOD)

(1) NO TIME TO DIE

(2) WONDER WOMAN 1984

(3) PETER RABBIT 2

(4) GODZILLA VS KONG

(5) TENET

No-Time-To-Die-022
Daniel Craig As Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 In No Time To Die, A Universal Pictures Release.
OFFICIAL VIDEO CHART 2021 (ALL DIGITAL RETAIL, BLU-RAY, AND DVD, EST)

(1) NO TIME TO DIE

(2) PETER RABBIT 2

(3) WONDER WOMAN 1984

(4) GODZILLA VS KONG

(5) ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE

Peter Rabbit 2
Peter Rabbit 2, A Sony Pictures Release
OFFICIAL VIDEO CHART 2021 (ALL BLU-RAY AND DVD)

(1) NO TIME TO DIE

(2) BLACK WIDOW

(3) WONDER WOMAN 1984

(4) PETER RABBIT 2

(5) FAST & FURIOUS 9

Black Widow Official Still
(L-R): Yelena (Florence Pugh), Alexei (David Harbour), and Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW.  Photo by Jay Maidment. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
OFFICIAL DVD CHART 2021

(1) NO TIME TO DIE

(2) PETER RABBIT 2

(3) BLACK WIDOW

(4) FAST & FURIOUS 9

(5) WONDER WOMAN 1984

F9 The Fast Saga 001
Vin Diesel In Fast & Furious 9: The Fast Saga, A Universal Pictures Release
OFFICIAL BLU-RAY CHART 2021

(1) NO TIME TO DIE

(2) ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE

(3) BLACK WIDOW

(4) WONDER WOMAN 1984

(5) THE SUICIDE SQUAD

Zack Snyder's Justice League - United
Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot And Jason Momoa In Zack Snyder’s Justice League, A Warner Bros. Pictures Release
OFFICIAL FILM DOWNLOAD CHART: EST 2021

(1) NO TIME TO DIE

(2) PETER RABBIT 2

(3) THE GRINCH (ANIMATED)

(4) THE GRINCH (LIVE ACTION)

(5) ELF

The Grinch
The Grinch (© 2020 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.)
OFFICIAL FILM DOWNLOAD CHART: DIGITAL RENTAL 2021 (JANUARY TO SEPTEMBER)

(1) WONDER WOMAN 1984

(2) TENET

(3) HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE

(4) GODZILLA VS KONG

(5) A QUIET PLACE

Wonder Woman 1984 - 001
Wonder Woman 1984 (© 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
OFFICIAL FILM ON VIDEO CHART 2021

(1) NO TIME TO DIE

(2) BLACK WIDOW

(3) WONDER WOMAN 1984

(4) FAST & FURIOUS 9

(5) ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE

Daniel Craig In No Time To Die
Daniel Craig As James Bond 007 In No Time To Die, An MGM/ Universal Pictures Release.
OFFICIAL CHILDREN’S VIDEO CHART 2021

(1) PETER RABBIT 2

(2) RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON

(3) SOUL

(4) LUCA

(5) PAW PATROL-THE MOVIE

Raya And The Last Dragon
Raya And The Last Dragon, A Walt Disney Pictures Release
OFFICIAL TV ON VIDEO CHART 2021

(1) STAR TREK: PICARD-SEASON ONE

(2) THE CROWN: SEASON FOUR

(3) THE CROWN: SEASON THREE

(4) GAME OF THRONES: COMPLETE 8TH SEASON

(5) SUPERNATURAL: THE COMPLETE 15TH SEASON

Patrick Stewart In Star Trek: Picard, A CBS/Amazon Prime Release
OFFICIAL MUSIC ON VIDEO CHART 2021

(1) THE GREAT 80 TOUR

(2) BACK TOGETHER-LIVE IN CONCERT

(3) MAGICAL MAASTRICHT

(4) AMERICAN UTOPIA

(5) LES MISERABLES: THE STAGED CONCERT

Cliff Richard: The Great 80 Tour, A Spirit Entertainment Release
OFFICIAL SPORTS AND FITNESS VIDEO CHART 2021

(1) JOE WICKES-THE BODY COACH WORKOUT

(2) THE UNITED WAY

(3) WWE-WRESTLEMANIA 37

(4) WWE-ROYAL RUMBLE 2021

(5) WWE-SURVIVOR SERIES 2020

Joe Wickes-The Body Coach Workout, A 2entertain Release
OFFICIAL SPECIAL INTEREST VIDEO CHART 2021

(1) THE BLITZ: 80TH ANNIVERSARY

(2) SEAN LOCK: KEEP IT TIGHT-LIVE

(3) BILL BAILEY: LIMBOLAND-LIVE

(4) PETER KAY: LIVE-THE TOUR THAT DIDN’T TOUR TOUR

(5) MICKEY FLANAGAN: COMPLETE LIVE COLLECTION

The Blitz: 80th Anniversary, A Reel2Reel Release
OFFICIAL CATALOGUE VIDEO CHART 2021 ON DISC

(1) HARRY POTTER: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

(2) JOKER

(3) BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN)

(4) 1917

(5) THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Part Of The Harry Potter: The Complete Collection, A Warner Bros. Pictures Release
HIGH-VALUE BOXSETS-DISC & DIGITAL EST

(1) HARRY POTTER: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

(2) THE LORD OF THE RINGS: TRILOGY

(3) THE COMPLETE MATRIX TRILOGY

(4) THE JAMES BOND COLLECTION (2017)

(5) THE HOBBIT-TRILOGY

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, Part Of The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Boxset, A Warner Bros/ New Line Cinema Release
LOOKING FORWARD

So, there we have it. The complete listings for what we watched, bought and rented during 2021. There is quite a mix of genres that made up our viewing habits. And so, we must now look towards 2022 and what we will be buying from this point forward. Apart from ‘No Time To Die.’ which is currently still ruling the top ten chart, we can now download and keep films such as ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’, and ‘Halloween Kills.’ But coming in the next few weeks, we will see ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ from January 10th. And the week after, we can grab ‘Dune’ for ourselves. And that is before the release of the box office smash that is ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘The Matrix Resurrections.’

Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.

The outlook for this year looks extremely promising. And I raise my glass in anticipation of what 2022 will bring us on home entertainment.

The Official Film Chart | The UK Top Ten (16th October)

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