Figures released yesterday by the Official Charts Company show that The Hobbit features as one of the UK‘s best-selling DVDs of the decade (so far).
For the 2010s decade so far, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ranks 10th with 2.49 million sales, whilst The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug currently ranks at no. 31 with 1.67 million sales. The top three spots on the list are currently occupied by Frozen, Avatar and Skyfall.
This comes ahead of the news that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was second behind Skyfall for the 2013 calendar year, whilst The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug came second behind Frozen in 2014. For comparison, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King all topped the years 2002, 2003 and 2004 respectively. In the 2000s decade, The Fellowship of the Ring was the third best-selling DVD behind Mamma Mia! and Gladiator whilst The Two Towers came in 9th.
Shaun is the current Chair of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2013, Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien’s works whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time can be found in the cinema, playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter.