January 27, 2023
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Two movies dominate the retail home entertainment charts for 2022. But what are they and who is the King of them all?

Stick a fork into 2022, it is done. And what a year it was on the home entertainment front. Coming into the year, Daniel Craig’s swansong as James Bond in No Time To Die was leading the way. The film was the biggest title of 2021, despite hitting the home formats in December. But it wasn’t the biggest film of 2022 at home. That honor falls to a film we waited thirty-six years for. Something that we loved at the cinema and couldn’t get enough of when it hit the home entertainment front. That film was Top Gun: Maverick.

Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

TOP GUN MAVERICK was the biggest-selling title on Digital Electronic Sell Through (EST), Blu-ray, and DVD in 2022

TOP GUN (1986) was the biggest rental title on Video on Demand (VOD)

SPIDERMAN: NO WAY HOME swung into second place across sales of EST, Blu-ray, and DVD, in addition to over 450k digital rentals from Jan-Sept 2022

Streaming is stronger than ever: UK consumers have nearly 50 million subscriptions in 2022, with 6.4% growth Year on Year (YoY)5 in another record 12 months for a resurgent Home Entertainment Industry

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON: Season One ruled the TV DISC charts but the Doctor still dominates: Three DOCTOR WHO titles feature in the TV DISC Top 10, including Jodie Whittaker’s final series outing in DOCTOR WHO 13: FLUX

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Tom Cruise As Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell In Top Gun, A Paramount Pictures Release.

THE DETAILS

Figures released today by the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and the Official Charts Company (OCC) show TOP GUN MAVERICK flying high as the biggest-selling home entertainment title in 2022, with over 1.2 million sales across DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital EST (electronic sell-through).

SPIDERMAN: NO WAY HOME swings into second place with over 900,000 sales across DVD, Blu-ray, and EST, plus a rental performance of over 450k on VOD.

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

The original TOP GUN (1986) was the most rented title with nearly half a million digital transactions giving audiences a much-loved nostalgia boost.

The continuing dominance of the Home Entertainment industry in the UK saw over 50 titles premiere at home, as more top titles continue to be released on Premium Video on Demand (PVOD) and/or Premium EST.

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Tom Cruise As Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell In Top Gun, A Paramount Pictures Release.

UK consumers had nearly 50 million subscriptions in 2022, with a 6.4% growth YoY. Disney+ and Netflix introduced new ad-tiered options to appeal to consumers. Major new channels like Paramount+ launched in the UK, and FAST channels like PLUTO continued to grow. ENCANTO was the bestselling children’s title alongside its release on Disney+.

GAME OF THRONES: HOUSE OF THE DRAGON ruled the TV charts, snatching the number one spot with its release at Christmas. Fan favorite Doctor Who also dominated the TV DISC chart with three titles in the top 10, including the last series outing for Jodie Whittaker in DOCTOR WHO 13: FLUX and THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN, animated episodes of the lost classic set to the surviving 1967 audio recordings.

House of the Dragon – Season 1 © 2022 Home Box Office, Inc

The success of DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA proves DVD is alive and well, with 190k sales of the second Downton Abbey film. Over 680 million DVDs have been sold over the last decade in the UK at an inflation-busting price. Amid the cost-of-living crisis, savvy consumers are seeing at-home entertainment – both physical and digital- as a great value ‘night-out-in’. In 2022, over 40% of physical sales were Blu-ray and 4k UHD, where DUNE (2021) proved the most popular title for the high-quality in-home format, the closest to the big-screen visual experience. 

DOWNTON ABBEY: A New Era
(l-r.) Samantha Bond stars as Lady Rosamund, Douglas Reith as Lord Merton, Harry Hadden-Paton as Lord Hexham, Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Hexham, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Grantham, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Talbot, Penelope Wilton as Lady Merton, Robert James Collier as Thomas Barrow and Michael Fox as Andy in DOWNTON ABBEY: A New Era, a Focus Features release. Credit: Ben Blackall / © 2021 Focus Features, LLC

LIZ BALES

Liz Bales, Chief Executive, BASE said: “UK Home Entertainment has evolved at an electrifying speed to meet the needs of savvy audiences. With so many choices available these days, film and TV lovers show us that what they are watching drives the way that they watch it. That said, a big Box Office number is still the greatest predictor of Home Entertainment success, so it was fantastic to see TOP GUN MAVERICK convert its outstanding cinema performance into the biggest sales of the year, and the original TOP GUN (1986) movie had a huge result on rental, proving once again that audiences love nostalgia.”

Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

SPIDERMAN: NO WAY HOME converted a record 2021 big-screen platform into another brilliant Home Entertainment success in 2022, proving outstandingly popular across EST, VOD, and disc. DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA showed that certain films continue to make the most sense for DVD buyers, especially as DVD offers exceptional value during the cost-of-living crisis. And ENCANTO showed that wonderful titles can perform brilliantly on disc and digital as well as driving subscribers to the streaming channels.

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Encanto, A Walt Disney Pictures Release.

BASE represents the total UK Visual Home Entertainment category and puts consumer behavior at the heart of its insights. We witnessed consumers and the industry adapt together during the pandemic. That resulted in huge growth for the streaming platforms, and across digital download and keep (EST) and digital rental (VOD), as audiences realized how simple and easy digital Home Entertainment is. The industry also introduced new release models that see some new titles premier in-home or simultaneously in cinemas, or with shorter theatrical windows. We believe that audiences and the screen industry will carry on adapting together in the future, as forecasts suggest that UK Home Entertainment will continue to deliver the growth witnessed over the last decade in the years to come.’

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THE CHARTS FOR 2022

Official Video Chart 2022 (All Digital; Blu-ray and DVD, EST, TVOD Jan-Sept)

1          SPIDER-MAN – NO WAY HOME

2          TOP GUN – MAVERICK

3          NO TIME TO DIE

4          TOP GUN

5          UNCHARTED

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

Official Video Chart 2022 (All Digital Retail; Blu-ray and DVD, EST)

1          TOP GUN – MAVERICK

2          SPIDER-MAN – NO WAY HOME

3          DUNE (2021)

4          THE BATMAN

5          GHOSTBUSTERS – AFTERLIFE

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Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) in the Ecto-1 jumpseat in Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE.

Official Video Chart 2022 (All Blu-ray & DVD)

1          TOP GUN – MAVERICK

2          SPIDER-MAN – NO WAY HOME

3          NO TIME TO DIE

4          DUNE (2021)

5          THE BATMAN

Daniel Craig As James Bond 007 In No Time To Die, A Universal Pictures Release.

Official DVD Chart 2022

1          TOP GUN – MAVERICK

2          DOWNTON ABBEY – A NEW ERA

3          NO TIME TO DIE

4          SPIDER-MAN – NO WAY HOME

5          ELVIS

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AUSTIN BUTLER as Elvis in Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “ELVIS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Official Blu-ray Chart 2022

1          DUNE (2021)

2          SPIDER-MAN – NO WAY HOME

3          THE BATMAN

4          TOP GUN – MAVERICK

5          NO TIME TO DIE

TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET as Paul Atreides in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “DUNE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary release.

Official Film Download Chart: EST 2022

1          TOP GUN – MAVERICK

2          SPIDER-MAN – NO WAY HOME

3          SING 2

4          GHOSTBUSTERS – AFTERLIFE

5          DUNE (2021)

Sing 2, A Universal Pictures/ Illumination Entertainment Release.

Official Film Download Chart: DIGITAL RENTAL 2022 (JANUARY TO SEPTEMBER)

1          TOP GUN

2          SPIDER-MAN – NO WAY HOME

3          UNCHARTED

4          NO TIME TO DIE

5          VENOM – LET THERE BE CARNAGE

Uncharted Movie
Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) and Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) look to make their move in Columbia Pictures’ UNCHARTED. photo by: Clay Enos

Official Film on Video Chart 2022

1          TOP GUN – MAVERICK

2          SPIDER-MAN – NO WAY HOME

3          NO TIME TO DIE

4          DUNE (2021)

5          THE BATMAN 

ROBERT PATTINSON as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Official Children’s Video Chart 2022

1          ENCANTO

2          SING 2

3          MINIONS – THE RISE OF GRU

4          SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2

5          THE BOSS BABY 2 – FAMILY BUSINESS

Minions: The Rise Of Gru, A Universal Pictures/ Illumination Entertainment Release.

Official TV on Video Chart 2022

1          HOUSE OF THE DRAGON – SEASON 1

2          DOCTOR WHO – SERIES 13 – FLUX

3          DOCTOR WHO – THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN

4          MRS BROWN’S BOYS HOLLY JOLLY JINGLES

5          THE CROWN – SEASON FOUR

House of the Dragon – Season 1 © 2022 Home Box Office, Inc

Official Music on Video Chart 2022

1          GET BACK

2          MOONAGE DAYDREAM

3          THE GREAT 80 TOUR

4          PULSE

5          BACK TOGETHER – LIVE IN CONCERT

Moonage Daydream
The Late, Great David Bowie In The Documentary Film, Moonage Daydream, Courtesy Of Universal Pictures

Official Sports and Fitness Video Chart 2022

1          WWE – WRESTLEMANIA 38

2          WWE – SUMMERSLAM ’92

3          WWE – ROYAL RUMBLE 2022

4          WWE – CLASH AT THE CASTLE

5          UEFA WOMEN’S EURO – ENGLAND 2022 WINNERS

WWE Wrestlemania 38

Official Special Interest Video Chart 2022

1          RHOD GILBERT – THE BOOK OF JOHN

2          TIM MINCHIN – BACK

3          CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES – THE COMPLETE

4          PETER KAY – LIVE AT THE BOLTON ALBERT

5          MICKY FLANAGAN-COMPLETE LIVE COLLECTION

Rhod Gilbert-The Book Of John

Official Catalogue Video Chart 2022 on DISC

1          DUNE (2021)

2          NO TIME TO DIE

3          TOP GUN

4          THE BATMAN

5          ENCANTO

A battle scene from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “DUNE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. COPYRIGHT: © 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

High-Value Boxsets – disc and digital EST (ASP greater than £30)

1          HARRY POTTER – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

2          JURASSIC WORLD – ULTIMATE COLLECTION

3          THE HOBBIT – TRILOGY

4          THE GODFATHER TRILOGY (CODA)

5          HOBBIT TRILOGY/LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY

RALPH FIENNES as Lord Voldemort in Warner Bros. Pictures’ fantasy “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. PHOTOGRAPHS ARE TO BE USED SOLELY FOR ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, PUBLICITY, OR REVIEWS OF THIS SPECIFIC MOTION PICTURE AND TO REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE STUDIO. NOT FOR SALE OR REDISTRIBUTION

LOOKING FORWARD

As we move into 2023, there are plenty of titles that will vie for the top spot at the end of the year. Titles such as Black Adam, Violent Night, Tad The Lost Explorer And The Curse Of The Mummy, and the juggernaut that is Avatar: The Way Of Water will be hitting home entertainment in the coming months. As we bid farewell to the biggest titles of 2022, 2023 has a massive job on its hands to match or beat it. But I’m sure that it will give it a go!

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

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