Charting A New Course

Sunday, November 11 2018
Charting A New Course

The arrival of the combined download and physical film chart chart has been one of the more eagerly awaited launches in the industry. Long-mooted, much-talked about, it’s been months in the planning, with the powers-that-be that have been pushing its introduction (a combination of the British Association for Screen Entertainment, aka BASE, the Entertainment Retailers’ […]

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2015 – The Year In Numbers

Sunday, January 10 2016
2015 – The Year In Numbers

The year’s over, the counting’s done and the figures are all in… Rather than a straightforward feature we’ve pored over stats and numbers from the video industry and other spheres of the entertainment business to pul together a whole bunch of relevant numbers for 2015. So without further ado, here is 2015 In Numbers… We’ll […]

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Paddington Stationed At Number One

Tuesday, July 7 2015
Paddington Stationed At Number One

From darkest Peru into nearly a million homes… Paddington’s rehabilitation, which has seen the character once again becoming a firm family favourite is complete, a fact highlighted by the bestselling DVD and Bu-rays of 2015 so far issues by Official Charts Company. The chart sees the marmalade-loving bear well ahead of his closest rival, selling […]

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The Top 10 Of Everything 2014

Thursday, January 22 2015
The Top 10 Of Everything 2014

It’s taken some time to get there, but, with 2014 now well and truly over, the dust settled and the counting finished, the year-end top 10s and assorted charts are done. Most critics, writers, bloggers and others worth their salt had already compiled theirs by early December, while the powers that be in the industry were […]

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Entertainment’s Greatest Hits 2013

Thursday, March 27 2014
Entertainment’s Greatest Hits 2013

The Entertainment Retailers Association Yearbook has already been covered in great depth, both by The Raygun and many other publications, online and print, consumer and trade alike. And the genuine interest in its pages and pages of information and data has also been noted. From the casual bystander to the seasoned industry observer, there’s plenty […]

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10 Things We Learned From The ERA Yearbook

Tuesday, March 25 2014
10 Things We Learned From The ERA Yearbook

The arrival of the Entertainment Retailers Association Yearbook, which landed on doormats, postboxes and pigeonholes across the industry last week, is always a great day for budding statisticians, trainspotters and, if we may be so bold, anyone who’s interested in the entertainment business, or at the very least home elements of it. The ERA Yearbook […]

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2013 So Far

Monday, July 8 2013
2013 So Far

Skyfall, Skyfall and more Skyfall – the latest adventure featuring quintessential British spy James Bond stood, colossus like, over the rest of the industry in the first half of 2013, according to the chart rundown for the opening six months of the year, issued by the Official Charts Company. The Bond behemoth was the bestselling […]

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The Top 10 Of Everything 2012

Tuesday, January 22 2013
The Top 10 Of Everything 2012

It’s taken us a few weeks to get there, but since the middle of December, we’ve been pulling together lists from all over the place to compile this, our annual look at the best of the previous 12 months. Our Top 10 Of Everything 2012 takes in the cold, hard facts, from sales data for […]

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The Top 10 Bestselling Titles Of 2012… So Far

Thursday, December 6 2012
The Top 10 Bestselling Titles Of 2012… So Far

The Official Charts Company has had a busy year, what with celebrating the 60th anniversary of the singles chart, among  other things. It is also increasing its consumer focus too, becoming as much for the public as it is the trade. This new consumer-facing strategy has seen it upping its game in the PR stakes, […]

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The Top 10 Of Everything 2011

Thursday, January 12 2012
The Top 10 Of Everything 2011

While ploughing through a pile of newspapers and magazines compiling our regular update of press coverage for DVD and Blu-ray releases, we chanced upon a fair few year end top 10s and other Best Of lists from the last year in film. “Why not pull them all together in a not too definitive list of […]

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