‘News of the World’ Debuts at No. 1 on Redbox Disc and Digital Charts

Universal Pictures’ News of the World debuted at No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended March 28, and also moved into the top spot on the Redbox On Demand chart for the week.

The Western stars Tom Hanks as a Civil War veteran who makes a living reading newspapers to people in frontier towns, whose travels get sidetracked when he is encounters a young white girl who had been captured and raised by Indians, and is tasked with returning her to her family. It earned $12.6 million at the domestic box office.

That pushed Universal’s The Croods: A New Age to the No. 2 spot on both charts. The DreamWorks Animation sequel had been the top disc rental for the previous two weeks.

No. 3 on both charts was Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s video game adaptation Monster Hunter.

The No. 4 title on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, was the Redbox exclusive SAS: Red Notice, an action movie in which a British officer confronts a mercenary who has hijacked a high-speed train in the Channel Tunnel.

The No. 5 disc rental was Universal’s Promising Young Woman. The Oscar nominee was No. 4 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions.

Warner’s The Little Things, a crime drama starring Denzel Washington, Jared Leto and Rami Malek, entered the On Demand chart at No. 5 after becoming available for premium VOD viewing March 19. It will be available for digital sellthrough April 20 and on disc May 4.

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A couple other newcomers landed on both charts as well. One was the Redbox exclusive The Seventh Day, a horror film starring Guy Pearce. It tells the story of a renowned exorcist who teams up with a rookie priest to battle demons.

Another was Lionsgate’s Hero Dog: The Journey Home, a family adventure about a blind man lost in the cold wilderness, who is aided by a brave malamute in his efforts to return to his family.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended March 28:

  1. News of the World — Universal
  2. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  3. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  4. SAS: Red Notice — Redbox
  5. Promising Young Woman — Universal
  6. The Seventh Day — Redbox
  7. Greenland — Universal/STX
  8. Soul — Disney/Pixar
  9. Hero Dog: The Journey Home — Lionsgate
  10. Breaking News in Yuba County — Warner

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended March 28:

  1. News of the World — Universal
  2. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  3. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  4. Promising Young Woman — Universal
  5. The Little Things — Warner
  6. Fatale — Lionsgate
  7. Greenland — STX
  8. Wrong Turn (2021) — Lionsgate
  9. Hero Dog: The Journey Home — Lionsgate
  10. The Seventh Day — Redbox

 

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