This week, as the Official Film Chart celebrates its 100th show, it’s been announced that the chart can now also be found onFindAnyFilm.com – the ultimate site for Film and TV fans to discover all the legal ways to buy the entertainment they want on disc and digital formats.
In further news, The Official Charts Company has also announced the launch of the world’s first monthly digital rental chart, showcasing the films audiences are renting from video on demand services alongside the Official Film Chart’s view of what audiences are buying to keep.
Monthly Digital Film Rental Chart
The Official Charts Company has announced the launch of a brand new digital rental chart and data service for the British video sector. The new service will provide the first Video-On-Demand (VOD) chart service in the world, based on data from digital retailers including Amazon, Apple, Rakuten, Sky Store and Talk Talk TV, with the service supported by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) in tandem with UK video trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE).
The launch of the inaugural chart follows a period of accelerated growth in rental activity during the COVID-19 lockdown, with data for the first half of 2020 showing an average of 600,000 rentals per week before lockdown, rising to more than 1m rentals a week after lockdown was implemented. During the two weeks leading up to lockdown, pandemic-themed thriller Contagion (2011) was the most rented title in the UK.
More than 21 million rental transactions were made in the first six months of 2020. Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix was the most popular title with over 600,000 rental transactions up to June 30, leading its closest competition Jumanji: The Next Level by 150,000 rentals. Rian Johnson’s Knives Out lands at Number 3 in the half-year chart.
The monthly Official Film Rental Chart will be published in the middle of each month, beginning in October.
The Official Film Rental Chart – January-June 2020
|1||JOKER||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|2||JUMANJI – THE NEXT LEVEL||SONY PICTURES HE|
|5||FROZEN 2||WALT DISNEY|
|6||CONTAGION||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|7||ANGEL HAS FALLEN||LIONSGATE|
|8||ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD||SONY PICTURES HE|
|9||LE MANS ’66||20TH CENTURY FOX HE|
© Official Charts Company 2020
Official Film Chart Rundown
Following its release on DVD & Blu-ray, Scoob! lands a third week at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart. Outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined, the film finishes the week with 72% of its sales made up of physical copies.
At Number 2, Trolls World Tour rebounds one place to land just ahead of this week’s highest new entry at Number 3, animated romantic fantasy film Weathering With You. The film is set in Japan during an exceptionally rainy period, and tells the story of a young boy who runs away to Tokyo and meets a girl who appears to be able to control the weather.
Bad Boys for Life holds on at Number 4 as 1917 flies six places to Number 5. At Number six, The Secret: Dare To Dream enters on digital downloads only. Starring Katie Holmes, the film is based on the bestselling book by Rhonda Byrne. Miranda (Holmes), a young widow and mother of three trying to make ends meet, meets a mysterious man who reignites the family’s spirit – but he holds a secret that will change everything for Miranda’s young family.
Onward rises six places to Number 7, A Star Is Born rebounds up seven places to land at 8, and Sonic The Hedgehog drops two to Number 9. Finally, Spider-Man: Far From Home drops five places to Number 10.
On this week’s online show, take a look at Amanda Seyfried & Kevin Bacon in psychological horror You Should Have Left, which is available to buy across disc and digital from October 12 – view all retailers and pre-order on FindAnyFilm.com.
The Official Film Chart Top 10 – 7th October 2020
|1||1||SCOOB||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|3||2||TROLLS WORLD TOUR||DREAMWORKS ANIMATION|
|NEW||3||WEATHERING WITH YOU||ANIME|
|4||4||BAD BOYS FOR LIFE||SONY PICTURES HE|
|NEW||6||THE SECRET – DARE TO DREAM||LIONSGATE|
|15||8||A STAR IS BORN||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|7||9||SONIC THE HEDGEHOG||PARAMOUNT|
|5||10||SPIDER-MAN – FAR FROM HOME||SONY PICTURES HE|
© Official Charts Company 2020
VIEW THE FULL TOP 40 – https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/film-chart/
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