‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Bow in Two Top Spots on Redbox Charts

Once again, two new releases debuted in the two top spots on both Redbox charts the week ended Oct. 14.

Universal Pictures’ Skyscraper, an action film starring Dwayne Johnson as a former FBI agent out to rescue his family from a newly built skyscraper that has been taken over by criminals and set on fire, debuted at No. 1 on both the Redbox kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals, and the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital purchases (EST) and rentals (TVOD).

Bowing at No. 2, also on both charts, was Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania 3, the third film in computer-animated comedy film franchise and, with a worldwide gross of $517 million ($167 million domestic), the top earner among the three.

Both films were released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Oct. 9 and on digital two weeks earlier, on Sept. 25.

Skyscraper, which earned nearly $68 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, also features Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Noah Taylor, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber and Hannah Quinlivan.

Hotel Transylvania 3, in which Dracula falls in love with a ship captain named Ericka Van Helsing while on a vacation cruise only to learn she’s the great-granddaughter his arch-enemy, features an all-star voice cast reprising their role: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, and Mel Brooks.

Sony Pictures’ Sicario: Day of the Soldado, a thriller centered around the drug war at the U.S.-Mexico border and a sequel to 2015’s Sicario, slipped to No. 3 on both charts, after having debuted at No. 1 the week before.

Universal Pictures’ The First Purge, the fourth film in the “Purge” franchise, slipped to No. 4 on the Redbox kiosk chart and No. 5 on the Redbox On Demand chart. The film,  a prequel that explains the origin of the annual 12-hour span in which Americans are invited to get out their aggressions, no matter how violent,  had debuted the prior week at No. 2 on both charts.

Rounding out the top five was Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which finished the week at No. 5 on the disc rental chart and No. 4 on the digital chart.

One more newcomer debuted in the top 10 on both charts: Hotel Artemis, a thriller from Global Road Entertainment about a nurse who runs a secret hospital for criminals in a futuristic Los Angeles. The film debuted at No. 6 on the disc rental chart and No. 7 on the digital chart.


Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending October 14

  1. Skyscraper (new)
  2. Hotel Transylvania 3 (new)
  3. Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  4. The First Purge
  5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  6. Hotel Artemis (new)
  7. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  8. Ocean’s 8
  9. Uncle Drew
  10. Tag


Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending October 14

  1. Skyscraper
  2. Hotel Transylvania 3
  3. Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  5. The First Purge
  6. Ocean’s 8
  7. Hotel Artemis (new)
  8. Tag
  9. Life of the Party
  10. Uncle Drew


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