Lionsgate’s ‘Hell Fest’ Only New Release to Crack Redbox Top 10

Lionsgate’s newly released Hell Fest is the only new release to make the Redbox charts for the week ended Jan. 13.

The slasher film,  about a group of teens who are stalked by a serial killer at a Halloween carnival, debuted at No. 9 on the Redbox kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red vending machines, and No. 10 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks transactional video-on-demand (TVOD), both electronic sellthrough (EST) and transactional streaming.

Universal Pictures’ Night School once again scored a double win, remaining at No. 1 for the third consecutive week on the Redbox kiosk chart and the second week on the digital chart.

Venom, a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, remained at No. 2 on the kiosk chart but slipped to No. 4 on the digital chart.

Universal Pictures’ The House With a Clock in Its Walls, a family fantasy about a young boy who is sent to live with his uncle in a spooky old house, remained at No. 3 on the kiosk chart but slipped to No. 9 from No. 5 on the digital chart.

White Boy Rick, from Sony Pictures, moved up to No. 4 on the Redbox disc-rental chart after debuting at No. 7 the prior week.

Bowing at No. 5 was 20th Century Fox’s Bad Times at the El Royale, which became available to Redbox one week after its street date.

On the Redbox digital chart, Paramount’s Book Club, released back in August, reappeared in the top 10 at No. 2.

Bad Times at the El Royale was No. 3, with White Boy Rick rounding out the top five.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending January 13

  1. Night School
  2. Venom
  3. The House With a Clock in Its Walls
  4. White Boy Rick
  5. Bad Times at the El Royale
  6. The Equalizer 2
  7. The Predator
  8. Peppermint
  9. Hell Fest (new)
  10. Smallfoot

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending January 13

  1. Night School
  2. Book Club
  3. Bad Times at the El Royale
  4. Venom
  5. White Boy Rick
  6. A Simple Favor
  7. Peppermint
  8. The Equalizer 2
  9. The House With a Clock in Its Walls
  10. Hell Fest

 

Visit the Redbox website

Buy or rent Redbox On Demand movies

Paramount Pictures Q4 Home Entertainment Revenue Declines

Paramount Home Media Distribution Nov. 16 reported fourth-quarter (ended Sept. 30) revenue of $157 million – down 17% from revenue of $190 million from the previous-year period.

Domestic revenue from sales of physical and digital movies and TV shows reached $103 million, compared to $118.5 million last year. International sales totaled $54 million, down 22% from $65.9 million in the previous-year period.

The studio attributed the drop in part to timing of releases and product mix.

Indeed, Book Club, starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, has generated $6.8 million in combined DVD, Blu-ray Disc sales since its Aug. 28 retail release. The title ranks just 54thin sales in 2018, according to The-Numbers.com.

A Quiet Place, the top-performing theatrical horror/thriller in the past decade, ranks 25thon the year with $12.6 million in disc sales.

By comparison, top home entertainment releases in 2017 included Star Trek Beyond, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and Arrival, among others.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Paramount’s top-performing theatrical title of 2018 – and highest grossing title in the franchise – doesn’t reach retail shelves until Dec. 4.

For the fiscal year, Paramount Home Media Distribution sales topped $622 million – down about 27% from $849 million last year.

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Tops Redbox Disc, Digital Charts; Lionsgate’s ‘Siberia’ Makes Strong Debut

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the latest installment in the blockbuster dinosaur franchise from Universal Pictures, topped both Redbox charts the week ended Sept. 24.

The film, the fifth in the “Jurassic Park” series and a sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World, grossed $416.6 million in the United States and Canada and another $887.1 million in other territories for a total worldwide gross of $1.304 billion.

No surprise, then, that the film would debut at 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).

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Sept. 18 and on digital two weeks earlier.

One other new release debuted in the top 10 on the Redbox disc chart: Lionsgate’s Siberia, bowing at No. 5. The film, about an American diamond dealer who travels to Russia to sell rare blue diamonds, only to fall in love with a café owner as the deal goes south, stars Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Molly Ringwald, and Wagner Moura.

Taking the No. 2 spot on both Redbox charts was Warner’s Ocean’s 8, the comedy heist film that debuted at No. 1 the prior week, also on both charts. 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.

Warner’s Tag finished the week at No. 3 on both charts, slipping from No. 2 on the disc rental chart and holding firm on the digital chart.

Twentieth Century Fox’s superhero spoof Deadpool 2 dropped to No. 4 on both charts.

Rounding out the top five on the Redbox On Demand digital chart was Universal Pictures’ Adrift, about two seafaring adventurers who unwittingly sail into a hurricane. The film, which earned just under $31.5 million domestically, had been No. 4 the prior week. On Redbox’s kiosk chart, Adrift slipped to No. 7 from No. 5.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending September 24

  1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (new)
  2. Ocean’s 8
  3. Tag
  4. Deadpool 2
  5. Siberia (new)
  6. Avengers: Infinity War
  7. Adrift
  8. Hereditary
  9. SuperFly
  10. Life of the Party

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending September 24

  1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (new)
  2. Ocean’s 8
  3. Tag
  4. Deadpool 2
  5. Adrift
  6. Sherlock Gnomes
  7. Book Club
  8. Gotti
  9. Life of the Party
  10. Destination Wedding

 

Visit the Redbox website.

Buy or rent Redbox On Demand movies.

Viacom CEO: We’re Seeing Incredible Turnaround at Paramount

Among major studios, Paramount Pictures has taken an outsized share of fiscal hits in recent years — only generating its first operating profit since 2015 in March.

Speaking Sept. 12 at Goldman Sachs 27th Annual Communacopia confab in New York, Bob Bakish, CEO of corporate parent Viacom, said Paramount is a very different place today — thanks in part to a trio of theatrical hits and increased television content production, among other initiatives.

Specifically, low budget titles A Quiet Place and romantic comedy Book Club, together with Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the sixth installment in the Tom Cruise-starring franchise, overperformed at the box office – with A Quiet Placeand Book Club now generating significant sellthrough revenue.

Indeed, A Quiet Place grossed more than $188 million domestically, making it the second-highest grossing horror film in the U.S. over the past decade. The film has earned more than $332 million worldwide with a production cost of approximately $20 million.

Released in May 2018, Book Club earned more than $68 million at the domestic box office — more than six times its $10 million acquisition cost. The titles were released in retail (digital and physical) channels on July 10 and Aug. 28, respectively.

“Both those films are killing it in transactions for us right now,” Bakish said.

The executive said that when combined with the global box office of Fallout– the largest in Mission: Impossible franchise history, Paramount has turned the fiscal corner.

“Take those three things together, and there’s no question the [Paramount] mountain is back,” Bakish said.

In addition to movies, Paramount Television has upped content production from nine series on broadcast and online to 16 shows this year and is poised to generate $400 million in revenue.

Notable series include “13 Reasons Why” for Netflix; “The Alienist” for TNT and “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” from Amazon Prime Video. Original movie production for third-party SVOD players has begun with announcements pending, according to Bakish.

“Paramount is not only back in the TV production business, it’s a hit maker,” said Bakish. “It’s a great opportunity.”

What Viacom is not doing is developing a mass market SVOD service to compete with Netflix.

“That business is looking more and more crowded,” Bakish said. “It is a very capital-intensive game if you look what program expenses at those platforms are.”

Instead Viacom is approaching over-the-top video with strategy targeting niche SVOD services such as Noggin.com and distribution through third-party platforms such as Amazon Channels.

“Putting Noggin on Amazon Channels more than doubled subs rather quickly,” Bakish said. “And we’re in the late stages of adding other distributors. We think that’s a very effective strategy.”

Viacom is launching an ad-supported OTT video service featuring library content, and creating third-party licensed content featuring Viacom brands MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, etc.

Bakish says its “part promotion, part revenue,” with digital initiatives produced under Viacom Digital Studios, which launched nine months ago.

“We’re feeling very good about the momentum we have going into the [current] fourth quarter. We are very focused on operating the assets we already own. It’s a quest for scale both inside and outside the company,” he said.

 

 

 

‘Adrift,’ ‘Hereditary,’ ‘Destination Wedding’ New to Redbox Charts

Twentieth Century Fox’s Deadpool 2 and Warner’s Tag remained at No. 1 on Redbox’s disc rental and digital charts for the week ended Sept. 10.

Deadpool 2, a superhero spoof that earned $318.5 million in U.S. theaters, topped the Redbox kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals, for the second consecutive week.

Tag, a comedy about a group of grown men who spend one month each year playing the game of tag, accomplished the same feat on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital purchases (EST) and rentals (TVOD).

Tag also repeated at No. 2 on the Redbox disc-rental chart, while on the digital chart Deadpool 2 – which was released digitally two weeks before it came out on DVD and Blu-ray Disc – slipped to No. 3.

Taking its place at No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart was Adrift, from Universal Pictures, about two seafaring adventurers who unwittingly sail into a hurricane. The film, with a domestic box office gross of just under $31.5 million, debuted at No. 4 on the disc-rental chart.

Adrift was released digitally on Aug. 21 and on disc two weeks later.

Hereditary, a supernatural horror film from Lionsgate about a family haunted after the death of their grandmother, debuted at No. 3 on the Redbox kiosk chart. The film premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to earn $44 million in U.S. theaters.

Rounding out the top five on the Redbox kiosk chart:  Paramount’s Book Club, which bowed the prior week at No. 3.

On the digital chart, Book Club slipped to No. 4 from No. 3, while the Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party, from Warner, remains at No. 5.

Book Club, with a domestic gross of $68.6 million, is a romantic comedy that stars Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen as four friends who read Fifty Shades of Grey for their monthly book club, with a pronounced change in how they view their personal relationships.

Universal Pictures’ Destination Wedding, newly released on digital Sept. 7, debuted at No. 7 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending September 10

  1. Deadpool 2
  2. Tag
  3. Hereditary (new)
  4. Adrift (new)
  5. Book Club
  6. Avengers: Infinity War
  7. Life of the Party
  8. Breaking In
  9. Overboard (2018)
  10. Rampage

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending September 10

  1. Tag
  2. Adrift
  3. Deadpool 2
  4. Book Club
  5. Life of the Party
  6. Upgrade
  7. Destination Wedding (new)
  8. Rampage
  9. Breaking In
  10. Overboard (2018)

 

Visit the Redbox website.

Buy or rent Redbox On Demand movies.

‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘Tag’ Top Redbox Charts

Twentieth Century Fox’s Deadpool 2 debuted at No. 1 on Redbox’s kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals, for the week ended Sept. 3.

Meanwhile, on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital purchases (EST) and rentals (TVOD), the No. 1 spot went to Warner’s Tag. Deadpool 2, the No. 1 digital title the prior week, slipped to No. 2.

(Deadpool 2 was released digitally two weeks before it came out on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.)

On Redbox’s kiosk chart, the No. 2 spot went to Tag, also newly available on disc.

Deadpool 2 is a superhero spoof and the 11th installment in the X-Men film series. Ryan Reynolds stars as the title character, a disfigured and deeply disturbed mercenary and assassin with superhuman healing ability and strength. Deadpool 2 came to the home sector with $318.5 million in domestic theatrical earnings.

Tag is a comedy based on a true story about a group of grown men who spend one month a year playing the game of tag. The film grossed $53.6 million at the box office.

Paramount’s Book Club, with a domestic gross of $68.6 million, debuted at No. 3 on both the disc rental and the digital chart. The romantic comedy stars Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen as four friends who read Fifty Shades of Grey for their monthly book club, with a pronounced change in how they view their personal relationships.

On the kiosk chart, Walt Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War slipped to No. 4 from No. 1 the previous week. Disney is the only studio that does not sell product directly to Redbox, forcing the company to send crews into stores to buy copies at retail.

On the Redbox On Demand chart, Universal Pictures’ Upgrade came in at No. 4. The horror film, about a man – paralyzed in a mugging – who is implanted with a chip that lets him control his body, was released digitally on Aug. 14, the same day as Book Club.

Upgrade was released on disc on Aug. 28 and is the fourth new release to debut among the top 10 on the Redbox kiosk chart, bowing at No. 7.

Rounding out the top five on both charts is the Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party, from Warner Bros., down from No. 2 the prior week.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending September 3

  1. Deadpool 2 (new)
  2. Tag (new)
  3. Book Club (new)
  4. Avengers: Infinity War
  5. Life of the Party
  6. Breaking In
  7. Upgrade
  8. Overboard (2018)
  9. Rampage
  10. Show Dogs

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending September 3

  1. Tag (new)
  2. Deadpool 2
  3. Book Club
  4. Upgrade
  5. Life of the Party
  6. Overboard (2018)
  7. Rampage
  8. Breaking In
  9. A Quiet Place
  10. I Feel Pretty

 

Visit the Redbox website.

Buy or rent Redbox On Demand movies.