'Frozen' Disc Sales Stay Hot in the U.K.28 Apr, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s animated musical Frozen remained atop the U.K. video charts, selling 108,000 discs through April 26, according to Official Charts Co.’s weekly results.
Frozen, which has generated more than $1.1 billion at the global box office, including $400 million domestically, has reportedly sold more than 1.6 million discs (DVD and Blu-ray) in the United Kingdom since its March 18 release.
Warner Home Video’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug sits in second place on the overall charts, but first in Blu-ray sales. The sequel to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has sold 950,000 discs since its April 8 release.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) finished third in its first week (April 21) of release. It bumped Fox’s Walking With Dinosaurs: The Movie to the fifth spot, just behind Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The U.K. ranks behind the U.S. and Japan as the top home video market, according to research firm IHS.