Onward tops UK home entertainment chart
James R | On 01, Nov 2020
Onward has conquered the UK’s Official Film Chart for the second week in a row, as Pixar’s animation continues to enchant audiences looking for half-term entertainment.
The fantasy adventure stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt as brother elves Ian and Barley Lightfoot, who set off on a quest to reunite with their late father for one day. While the film has made the journey to Disney+ this autumn after a summer disc release, that hasn’t stopped families picking the movie up online and on disc, with the moving holding on to its top spot in the only weekly chart in the world to count both physical disc and digital download sales.
90 per cent of Onward’s sales came from DVD and Blu-ray copies of the films, ranking it just ahead of Frozen 2 and Scoob! in the chart. Bringing in the spooky season at Number 4, Hocus Pocus starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker reaches a new peak after flying 20 places, bettering its previous placing of Number 7 in the 2019 Halloween chart. Close behind is another Halloween favourite as Tim Burton’s 1993 animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas, soars back into the chart to reach a new peak at Number 5 following a surge in sales this week.
This week’s highest new entry comes from crime-drama The Tax Collector, starring Bobby Soto and Shia LaBeouf, debuting at Number 6 on digital downloads only. Next up it’s Sonic The Hedgehog Trolls World Tour and The Greatest Showman just ahead of the return of 1917, which rises four to Number 10.
Read on below for the full top 10, plus this week’s Official Film Chart show, which features a preview of Black Water: Abyss, an Australian killer croc thriller available on digital HD from 2nd November.
|The Nightmare Before Christmas
|The Tax Collector
|Sonic the Hedgehog
|Trolls World Tour
|The Greatest Showman