Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smashes UK Blu-ray Record and Tops Google Play’s April Charts


Star Wars: The Force Awakens turned out to be as big as everyone thought it would be — and it is becoming even bigger. The film has broken another record in sales and just topped another chart. Read on for more!


According to Insideci, the home entertainment release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has set a major record for Blu-ray and DVD sales in the UK.  Figures released by the British Association for Screen Entertainment showed that 1,247,622 discs were sold in the films first week of release.

The news breaks the record of the previous best-selling James Bond film, over the same period. This officially makes the disc the UK’s fastest selling Blu-ray disc. It also makes it the title the tenth best selling UK title.


J.J. Abrams beautiful epic masterpiece has also made a huge impact in the UK home entertainment market helping push sales up 51% year-on-year, according to the Official Charts Company. The company also noted that the sales of new release Blu-rays is up 17.1% year-on-year in 2016.

Oh, it gets even better, ‘The Force Awakens’ which was recently released for purchase on Google Play and has earned the top spot for movies on Google Play’s April’s chart. Other chart-toppers include The Revenant, The Hateful Eight and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

The Force Awakens’ has proved to be the blockbuster you expect to be the number.’


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15 thoughts on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smashes UK Blu-ray Record and Tops Google Play’s April Charts

  • May 3, 2016 at 3:45 am

    Hope everyone’s learned their lesson on this one considering it sounds like all the great stuff will be on the 3D version they will probably release right before Rogue One.

    • May 3, 2016 at 7:39 am

      I will never learn my lesson.

      • May 3, 2016 at 3:31 pm

        Spoken like a true fan. It’s pretty funny to think no one reading this will ever live to see the end of the series and at some point most everyone on here will be to senile or arthritc to post anymore.

        • May 10, 2016 at 3:58 am

          I WILL have my brain frozen like Walt Disney until they can mount it onto a robot body. I will have a marathon of Star wars Episodes 27-3,237 upon my arrival.

          • May 10, 2016 at 3:11 pm

            Even after they wind up selling it to Nickleodeon?

          • May 11, 2016 at 2:23 am

            Yes. I’ll even watch the Star Wars Easter Special.

          • May 11, 2016 at 2:05 pm

            The Kwanzaa one too?

          • May 12, 2016 at 4:39 am

            ESPECIALLY the Gungan Kwanzaa Special.

          • May 12, 2016 at 2:55 pm

            Followed by the Tusken Ramadan one.

          • May 13, 2016 at 8:05 am

            The Hutt Islam Worship Special was honestly a tad awkward though.

          • May 13, 2016 at 2:51 pm

            Especially since they sponsor Twi’lek girls gone wild?

  • May 3, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I’m watched it a few more times now and though have one or two problems, overall its a great experience. Still searching for my ideal custom blu-ray covers, so may need to design my own.

  • May 3, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    I love purchasing movies on Google Play. I fell sucker to purchasing the movie more than once already. Blu-ray hands down is the best experience, but having the ability to play the movie on anything that supports YouTube is totally worth it. Not looking forward to purchasing the movie again when they release a 4k or 3D Blu-ray. But I will likely still purchase them.

  • May 4, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Could anyone tell me the bitrate and file size of the Google Play version and the presumably mp4 extra on the BluRay?

    Are the other extras not available anywhere separately? My nephew tells me they couldn’t even be obtained in his habitual non-democratic fashion. Are they not meaty enough to warrant being televised? (I saw the deleted scenes and am glad they were…)


    • May 10, 2016 at 3:57 am

      I know that the bonus features are on iTunes, but I don’t know about the PLay store.

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