Joker Was UK’s biggest Selling 2020 Home Entertainment Title


The 2020 Pandemic certainly changed our way we viewed new and favourite films and TV Shows. Our televisions (and Laptops) most of last year became our source of entertainment. 2021 looking like business as usual as we enter a new lockdown.

Throughout 2020 and the difficult set of circumstances we continue to find ourselves in as 2021 starts, the British public have increasingly turned to transactional home entertainment (including disc, digital purchase and digital rental) to provide some much-needed moments of distraction.

So what was the UK’s best selling film? Todd Phillips Joker! Cinephiles put on there happy face with the film selling 1.4 million copies of the film (a combo of Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital sales).

The British Association for Screen Entertainment, we’ve pulled out some key stats on what we we’re watching, buying and what film, what essentially entertained us entitled Home Entertainment – A Year In Numbers

Related: Film Review – Joker (2019)

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
5.7 million copies of TV titles sold on disc
Consumers spent over £80 million on catalogue TV Content on disc – the top 3 best-selling titles were Game of Thrones: Complete 8th Season, The Crown: Season 1 & 2 and Chernobyl
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 copiesJoker, Frozen 2, Jumanji: The Next Level and 1917 – while the entire top 15 titles each sold over 500,000
The most-searched title on was Summerland
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 £30

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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
SPORT: Champions: Liverpool Football Club, The End Of The Storm, Joe Wicks: The Body Coach Workout, Everton: Howard’s Way, Joe Wicks: Lean In 15 – Workouts
TV: Game of Thrones: Complete 8th Season, The Crown: Season One & Two, The Crown: Season Three, Chernobyl, Mrs Brown’s Boys: Merry Mishaps
KIDS NON-FILM: The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Paw Patrol Ultimate Rescue, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, The Snail and the Whale, Paw Patrol Ready Race Rescue