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Ed Sheeran tops overall entertainment retail chart for 2017 so far

By | Published on Wednesday 26 July 2017

Ed Sheeran

Whenever the Entertainment Retailers Association pumps out a stack of stats from across the UK entertainment retail sector – as it did yesterday – one of the fun by-products is the chart that puts music, video and gaming releases side-by-side and compares them based on relative performance in terms of units shifted.

When you do that for the first half of 2017, music comes out on top thanks to good old Eddie Sheeran, though video releases dominate overall. Gaming doesn’t perform so strongly, though that has more to do with the games industry stacking all the big releases in the final quarter of the calendar year than anything else.

So, here is ERA’s wider entertainment retail chart for the first half of the year, with total sales figures (adjusted to accommodate music streams) in brackets.

1. MUSIC: Ed Sheeran – Divide (Warner Music) (2,064,966)
2. VIDEO: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story (Walt Disney Studios) (1,180,496)
3. VIDEO: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Warner Bros) (1,032,525)
4. VIDEO: Bridget Jones’s Baby (Universal Pictures) (936,064)
5. VIDEO: Moana (Walt Disney Studios) (714,698)
6. MUSIC: Rag N Bone Man – Human (Sony Music) (694,194)
7. VIDEO: Trolls (20th Century Fox) (657,760)
8. MUSIC: Various – Now That’s What I Call Music 96 (Sony/Universal) (530,290)
9. VIDEO: Doctor Strange (Walt Disney Studios) (510,711)
10. VIDEO: Sing (Universal Pictures) (489,672)

11. VIDEO: The Girl On The Train (20th Century Fox) (397,619)
12. VIDEO: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar (20th Century Fox) (352,199)
13. GAME: Grand Theft Auto V (Take 2) (334,280)
14. GAME: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon – Wildlands (Ubisoft) (311,792)
15. VIDEO: La La Land (Elevation) (294,456)
16. VIDEO: Arrival (20th Century Fox) (294,171)
17. GAME: Horizon Zero Dawn (Sony Comp Ent) (286,538)
18. VIDEO: Inferno (Sony Pictures) (271,388)
19. VIDEO: Jack Reacher – Never Go Back (Universal Pictures) (268,888)
20. VIDEO: T2 Trainspotting (Sony Pictures) (259,892)

21. VIDEO: The Magnificent Seven (Sony Pictures) (257,867)
22. VIDEO: Fifty Shades Darker (Universal Pictures) (249,590)
23. VIDEO: The Lego Batman Movie (Warner Bros) (245,739)
24. GAME: FIFA 17 (EA) (242,385)
25. VIDEO: Hacksaw Ridge (Elevation Sales) (237,735)
26. VIDEO: Sully – Miracle On The Hudson (Warner Bros) (236,486)
27. VIDEO: Passengers (Sony Pictures) (229,520)
28. MUSIC: Drake – More Life (Universal Music) (228,862)
29. MUSIC: Ed Sheeran – X (Warner Music) (224,267)
30. VIDEO: Deepwater Horizon (Elevation) (220,734)

31. VIDEO: Assassin’s Creed (20th Century Fox) (219,093)
32. VIDEO: Finding Dory (Walt Disney Studios) (218,625)
33. MUSIC: Little Mix – Glory Days (Sony Music) (215,638)
34. MUSIC: Take That – Wonderland (Universal Music) (212,037)
35. VIDEO: Suicide Squad (Warner Bros) (210,642)
36. GAME: Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision Blizzard) (204,778)
37. VIDEO: Trainspotting (Spirit Entertainment) (203,000)
38. GAME: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom) (190,545)
39. VIDEO: The Secret Life Of Pets (Universal Pictures) (190,509)
40. MUSIC: Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer (Merky) (188,240)



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