‘Ocean’s 8’ Tops Redbox Disc and Digital Charts

Ocean’s 8, the newly released comedy from Warner Bros., was the top physical and digital movie at Redbox the week ended Sept. 17.

The film, an all-female spinoff of the Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s” trilogy, was No. 1 on both Redbox’s kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals, and the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital purchases (EST) and rentals (TVOD).

Ocean’s 8 grossed nearly $140 million in North American theaters and features an ensemble cast that includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, and Awkwafina.

Ocean’s 8 was released digitally Aug. 21 and on disc Sept. 11.

Two other new releases also debuted in the top 10, one on the Redbox kiosk chart and the other on the Redbox On Demand digital chart.

On the Redbox kiosk chart, the DVD and Blu-ray Disc of SuperFly bowed at No. 4. A remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film Super Fly, the theatrical underperformer stars Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell,  Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Wire”), Lex Scott Davis, Jennifer Morrison, Kaalan Walker, Esai Morales, and Andrea Londo.

On the Redbox on Demand chart, Vertical Entertainment’s much-maligned mobster film Gotti, with John Travolta portraying notorious New York gangster John Gotti, debuted at No. 7.

Twentieth Century Fox’s superhero spoof Deadpool 2 dropped to No. 3 on Redbox’s disc rental chart after two weeks at No. 1, while Warner’s Tag held firm at No. 2.

Rounding out the top five on the kiosk chart was Universal Pictures’ Adrift, which debuted at No. 4 the prior week. The film, about two seafaring adventurers who unwittingly sail into a hurricane, earned just under $31.5 million domestically.

On the Redbox On Demand chart, Paramount’s Annihilation, originally released back in May, made a surprise return to the chart at No. 2.

Tag, the top digital title the prior week, slipped to No. 3.

Rounding out the top five on the Redbox On Demand digital chart for the week ended Sept. 17 were Adrift at No. 4 (down from No. 2 the previous week) and  Deadpool 2 at No. 5 (down from No. 3).

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending September 17

  1. Ocean’s 8 (new)
  2. Tag
  3. Deadpool 2
  4. SuperFly (new)
  5. Adrift
  6. Hereditary
  7. Life of the Party
  8. Book Club
  9. Avengers: Infinity War
  10. Breaking In

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending September 17

  1. Ocean’s 8 (new)
  2. Annihilation
  3. Tag
  4. Adrift
  5. Deadpool 2
  6. Book Club
  7. Gotti (new)
  8. SuperFly
  9. Life of the Party
  10. Destination Wedding

 

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‘Black Panther’ Reigns Over Home Video Sales for Third Week

Marvel’s Black Panther, distributed by Walt Disney Studios, topped the national home video sales charts the week ended June 2, marking its third consecutive week as the country’s top-selling DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

The sci-fi horror film Annihilation, a theatrical underperformer from Paramount Pictures, debuted at No. 2 on both the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart. According to VideoScan, the film, which earned just over $32 million in U.S. theaters, sold 38% as many units its first week in stores as Black Panther did in the latter film’s third week of availability.

Annihilation stars Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh as members of a group of military scientists who enter “The Shimmer,” a quarantined zone of mutating landscapes and  creatures.

The spy thriller Red Sparrow, from 20th Century Fox, slipped a spot on both charts to No. 3 after debuting in the second spot the prior week. The film, with a $47 million domestic gross, stars Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina who becomes a seductive secret agent after an injury cuts short her dancing career.

Another 20th Century Fox film, The Greatest Showman, rose a spot to No. 4 on both charts in its eighth week on disc.

Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales chart was Warner’s Game Night, down from No. 3 the prior week. The Jason Bateman-starring comedy finished the week at No. 7 on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, where Disney’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi moved back up a notch to finish the week at No. 5.

Annihilation generated 69% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc; 11% of its total were in the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format, which is exclusively available at Best Buy until Oct. 29.

For the third week of Black Panther, Blu-ray contributed 64% to its total copies sold, with 11% from UHD Blu-ray.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended June 3, Game Night was No. 1 for the second consecutive week, with Red Sparrow shooting up to No. 2 now that its week-long holdback from Redbox is over.

Black Panther slipped a spot to No. 3, with Annihilation bowing at No. 4 and Warner’s The 15:17 to Paris moving up to No. 5 now that its seven-day holdback from Redbox has ended.

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Paramount Brings ‘Annihilation’ Home in May

Paramount Home Media Distribution will release Annihilation digitally May 22 and on Blu-ray and DVD May 29.

Directed by Alex Garland, the sci-fi film stars Natalie Portman as a biologist who leads a team to investigate a beautiful but mysterious phenomenon that threatens all life on Earth. Annihilation, which earned $32.7 million at the domestic box office, also stars Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Tuva Novotny.

The Blu-ray includes a digital copy of the film and several behind-the-scenes featurettes.