Its Valentine’s Day and Official Charts have revealed the best-selling Rom-Coms on Disc of all time with Love, Actually leading the way. The multi-storylined, British romantic comedy features an all-star ensemble cast who experience love, loss and attraction. Hugh Grant plays the Prime Minister and is something of a Rom-Com staple, featuring in six of the Top 20 best-sellers on DVD and Blu-ray.
In second place is the long-awaited 2008 big screen adaptation of hit TV show Sex and the City, starring Sarah-Jessica Parker as the incomparable, fashionista Carrie Bradshaw. There are plenty of ups and downs and not one but two weddings, and it’s racked up 2.35 million sales on disc since release. Its 2010 sequel, snappily titled Sex and the City 2, is 12th bestseller with 1.25 million DVD and Blu-ray sold.
Third place brings us to Britain’s favourite singleton and Bridget Jones’s Diary, adapted from the bestselling novel, earning an Oscar nomination for leading lady Renée Zellweger, and selling 2 million copies on disc. Its sequel The Edge of Reason is a big seller too: it’s in sixth place and has sold 1.68 million. (Both movies star Love Actually‘s Hugh Grant and Colin Firth too – the ultimate romcom leading men?)
The oldest film on our countdown is 1999’s Notting Hill (13) starring Julia Roberts and… yes, Hugh Grant, on 1.17 million.
The film set the longest ago is Joe Wright’s 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (11), starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. Jane Austen’s original novel was published back in 1813, and this film version has shifted 1.34 million discs – proving that even 200-year-old Rom-Coms are still relevant today!
Biggest Selling Rom-Coms on Disc of All Time
|2||SEX AND THE CITY – THE MOVIE|
|3||BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY|
|6||BRIDGET JONES – THE EDGE OF REASON|
|8||PS I LOVE YOU|
|9||THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN|
|10||MR & MRS SMITH|
© Official Charts Company 2019. Chart shows biggest selling rom-coms on disc (DVD & Blu-Ray) up to week ending 9th February 2019.
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