'No Time To Die' was the biggest selling film of 2021

·Editor, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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No Time To Die hits UK cinemas on 30 September (MGM/Universal Pictures/EON)
Rami Malek starred as Safin in No Time To Die (MGM/Universal Pictures/EON)

No Time To Die, the latest James Bond film, continues to set records having been named the best-selling film of 2021 despite only being released for home viewing at the end of December.

The film, which saw 007 being drawn out of retirement to tackle a new global threat, has already been named the most successful film of the pandemic era taking over $750m (£571m) at the global box office. It took £96m in the UK alone, making it the third most successful film in the UK ever.

Data released by the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) shows that Daniel Craig's 007 swansong was the biggest selling title of the year across all retail, and contributed to the biggest Download and Keep week since records began when it was released on 20 December.

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The data shows that the film shifted 1,148,000 units across all formats, giving it the biggest Blu-ray and DVD week one release since 2017. It also delivered the largest week one sales for a 4K UHD title.

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Wonder Woman 1984 was the best-selling rental title of the year.

BASE also says that the value of home entertainment sales rose to £3.7 billion in 2021, which is up 13.3% year on year.

Official Video Chart 2021 (All Digital; Blu-ray and DVD, EST and VOD)

  1. No Time To Die

  2. Wonder Woman 1984

  3. Peter Rabbit 2

  4. Godzilla Vs Kong

  5. Tenet

Early forecasts suggest that 2022 may be the biggest year on record for Home Entertainment. Liz Bales, Chief Executive, BASE said: Throughout this pandemic, entertainment at home was the refuge that many chose to take from an uncertain world, and it became clearer than perhaps ever before: audiences are the life-blood that fuels our industry.

Detail from the new Spider-Man: No Way Home poster (Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios)
Detail from the new Spider-Man: No Way Home poster (Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios)

"Serving audiences the content they love is driving a new, innovative world of Home Entertainment. Last year, faced with challenge, our industry was forced to adapt, but now, because of those changes, 2022 may be the biggest and best year for Home Entertainment ever.’

The annual data shows that streaming continues to be popular in the UK, with 16m of the 27m total households having at least one streaming subscription by autumn.

The average household has 2.3 streaming subscriptions with Netflix remaining the most popular subscription service, followed by Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, NOW and Apple TV+.

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