‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Tops Disc and Digital Redbox Charts

Crazy Rich Asians, the surprise blockbuster from Warner Bros. about an American professor who travels to meet her boyfriend’s family in Singapore and is surprised to find they are, well crazy rich, topped both Redbox charts the week ended Nov. 25.

The romantic dramedy, which earned nearly $174 million in North American theaters, took the No. 1 spot on both the Redbox kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red disc vending machines, and the Redbox On Demand digital chart, which tracks digital transactions, both electronic sellthrough (EST) and transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) streaming.

The monster shark movie The Meg, also from Warner Bros., slipped to No. 2 on both charts after debuting at No. 1 the prior week.

Mile 22, a spy thriller from Universal Pictures about a CIA task force that has to escort an Indonesian police officer on the run from the government 22 miles to an extraction point, slipped to No. 3, again on both charts. The film debuted at No. 2 the prior week.

Alpha, a historical adventure film about a young hunter who befriends an injured wolf during the last Ice Age, finished the week at No. 5 on the Redbox kiosk chart and No. 4 on the Redbox On Demand digital chart, down a spot from its debut the prior week.

On the Redbox kiosk chart, the No. 4 spot went to Walt Disney’s The Incredibles 2, down from No. 3 the previous week.

Rounding out the top five on the Redbox On Demand digital chart was Lionsgate’s The Spy Who Dumped Me, an action comedy with Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon as two best friends on the run from assassins. The film spent two weeks at No. 1 before slipping to No. 4 last week.

Another new release, Lionsgate’s Kin, debuted at No. 6 on the disc-rental chart and No. 9 on the digital chart. Kin is a science-fiction film about a young boy who finds a strange weapon and his newly paroled brother. The film earned less than $10 million at the domestic box office.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending November 25

  1. Crazy Rich Asians (new)
  2. The Meg
  3. Mile 22
  4. The Incredibles 2
  5. Alpha
  6. Kin (new)
  7. Christopher Robin
  8. The Spy Who Dumped Me
  9. Skyscraper
  10. Ant-Man and the Wasp

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending November 25

  1. Crazy Rich Asians
  2. The Meg
  3. Mile 22
  4. Alpha
  5. The Spy Who Dumped Me
  6. Creed
  7. Skyscraper
  8. Life of the Party
  9. Kin
  10. Ocean’s 8

 

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‘The Meg,’ ‘Mile 22’ Top Redbox Disc Rental and Digital Charts

The Meg, the hit Warner Bros. movie about a giant killer shark, rode its $143 million domestic gross to a No. 1 debut on both Redbox charts for the week ended Nov.19.

Centered around a team of scientists who face off against a 75-foot-long prehistoric megalodon shark on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, The Meg took the No. 1 spot on both the Redbox kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red disc vending machines, and the Redbox On Demand digital chart, which tracks digital transactions, both electronic sellthrough (EST) and transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) streaming.

Mile 22, a spy thriller from Universal Pictures that stars Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, and Ronda Rousey, debuted at No. 2, also on both charts. The film, about a CIA task force that has to escort an Indonesian police officer on the run from the government 22 miles to an extraction point, earned $36.1 million in North American movie theaters.

A third new releases, Alpha, a historical adventure film about a young hunter who befriends an injured wolf during the last Ice Age, debuted at No. 4 on the Redbox kiosk chart and No. 3 on the Redbox On Demand digital chart.

The film earned just over $35 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters.

On the Redbox kiosk chart, the No. 3 spot went to Walt Disney’s The Incredibles 2, which had debuted the prior week at No. 1.

Rounding out the top five on the disc-rental chart was Lionsgate’s The Spy Who Dumped Me, an action comedy with Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon as two best friends on the run from assassins. ad debuted in the top spot the prior week on both charts. The film was No. 2 the previous week.

On the Redbox On Demand digital chart, The Spy Who Dumped Me slipped to No. 4 after two weeks at No. 1.

Rounding out the top five on the digital Redbox chart was Universal Pictures’  Skyscraper, down from No. 3 the previous week.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending November 18

  1. The Meg (new)
  2. Mile 22 (new)
  3. The Incredibles 2
  4. Alpha (new)
  5. The Spy Who Dumped Me
  6. Christopher Robin
  7. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  8. Skyscraper
  9. Hotel Transylvania 3
  10. BlacKkKlansman

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending November 18

  1. The Meg
  2. Mile 22
  3. Alpha
  4. The Spy Who Dumped Me
  5. Skyscraper
  6. BlacKkKlansman
  7. Hotel Transylvania 3
  8. Ocean’s 8
  9. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  10. The Darkest Minds

 

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Sony Sets Digital, DVD, Blu-ray Disc Release Dates for ‘Alpha’

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set home release dates for Alpha, a historical adventure film directed and co-written by Albert Hughes and written by Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt.

The film, based on a story by Hughes, earned $35.5 million in North American theaters. Set in the last Ice Age, it stars Kodi Smit-McPhee as a young Cro-Magnon hunter who befriends an injured wolf, with Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as his father.

The film will be made available on digital and redeemable via the Movies Anywhere App on Oct. 30 and on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on Nov. 13.

Alpha also stars Leonor Varela (Blade II), Marcin Kowalcyk (“You are God” and “Hardkor Disco”), Jens Hultén (“M15 Rogue Nation”), Natassia Malthe (Elektra) and Spencer Bogaret (Vincent).

The Blu-ray Disc and Digital release contain never-before-seen content, including a director’s cut, an alternate opening, alternate endings, three additional deleted scenes with director commentaries, and four behind-the-scenes featurettes. In “The Wolf Behind Alpha,” fans learn all about Chuck, the dog-wolf hybrid cast as Alpha. Audiences get an inside look into the training that Chuck and Smit-McPhee went through to create a real-life bond in “Boy & Wolf.” In “Building the World,” the cast and crew discuss creating the film with insights into the creation of the visuals with visual effects, new language, extensive research on artifacts, costumes and more. And in “Hero’s Journey,” Smit-McPhee leads the conversation about what it was like playing such an emotional character and his character’s development through the film.

The DVD release includes two of the featurettes, “The Wolf Behind Alpha” and “Boy & Wolf.”