What the pandemic did for 2020 Home Entertainment ……..


With 2020 being a pretty barren time for theatrical releases as the pandemic forced the shutting down of cinemas. Consequently there was a marked increase in 2020 Home Entertainment sales and we now have the full facts and figures for the UK …….

What the pandemic did for 2020 Home Entertainment......

  • Video category now worth £3.3 billion, up 26% from 2019
  • Consumers spent £194 million on digital film downloads, up 16% from 2019
  • For the first time ever, over 56% of transactional copies were digital
  • More than £21 million was spent on 564 4K UHD titles. The top 3 best-selling titles were Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Joker and 1917
  • More than 30.8 million VOD digital rental transactions1 – the top 3 titles were Joker, Jumanji: The Next Level and Knives Out
  • Best-selling title JOKER sees more than 1.4 million transactions on disc and digital (including digital EST and rental)
  • Four titles exceeded a million copies – Joker, Frozen 2, Jumanji: The Next Level and 1917 – while the entire top 15 titles each sold over 500,000
  • High value box sets thrived this year, with the top three best-sellers The Harry Potter Complete Collection, IT & IT Chapter Two and Jumanji & Jumanji Next Level, while franchise collections Star Wars: Skywalker Saga, Harry Potter Complete Collection and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy generated the most cash
  • 51% of box set spend was from Blu-ray formats, up from 36% in 2019 and 56% of this was on content worth more than £30What the pandemic did for 2020 Home Entertainment......
  • The Top 5 best-sellers across physical and digital formats by genre were:
  • HORROR: It: Chapter Two, Zombieland: Double Tap, Doctor Sleep, The Invisible Man, Us
  • SCI-FI: Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Terminator: Dark Fate, Tenet, Gemini Man, Avengers: Endgame
  • COMEDY: Last Christmas, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, Love Actually, Jojo Rabbit, Yesterday
  • FAMILY: Frozen 2, Onward, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Trolls World Tour, Dolittle
  • DRAMA: Downton Abbey: The Movie, Le Mans ’66, Knives Out, Rocketman, Little Women (2019)
  • MUSICAL: The Greatest Showman, Cats, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Grease
  • DOCUMENTARY: Apollo 11, They Shall Not Grow Old, Finding Jack Charlton, Diego Maradona, Seven Worlds One Planet

You can check reviews of many of these titles on our Home Entertainment page HERE


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