‘House of Gucci’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals; ‘Ghostbusters’ Still Leads on Digital Chart

MGM’s House of Gucci, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, took over the top spot on Redbox’s disc rental chart the week ended Feb. 27.

The film, directed by Ridley Scott, stars Lady Gaga and Adam Driver as members of the Gucci fashion empire who get caught up in complicated family politics, leading to a murder scheme. The film earned $53.8 million at the domestic box office.

However, on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions, Gucci could only rise to No. 2, as Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife was the top digital title for a fourth-consecutive week.

The franchise relaunch from director Jason Reitman, a sequel to the 1980s “Ghostbusters” films, tells the story of a family moving to Oklahoma and uncovering their connection to one of the original Ghostbusters. It dropped to No. 3 on the disc rental chart after three weeks in the top spot.

No. 2 on Redbox’s disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, was Lionsgate’s American Underdog. The biopic about Kurt Warner’s rise to becoming an unlikely NFL hall of famer was No. 3 on the digital chart.

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Eternals slipped a spot to No. 4 on the disc rental chart, and was No. 5 on the digital chart.

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The No. 4 digital title was Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ The King’s Man, a prequel to the “Kingsman” action franchise.

The No. 5 disc rental was Universal’s female-driven actioner The 355.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Feb. 27:

  1. House of Gucci — Universal/MGM
  2. American Underdog — Lionsgate
  3. Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Sony Pictures
  4. Eternals — Disney/Marvel
  5. The 355 — Universal
  6. Clifford the Big Red Dog — Paramount
  7. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City — Sony Pictures
  8. Encanto — Disney
  9. King Richard — Warner
  10. Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Feb. 27:

  1. Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Sony Pictures
  2. House of Gucci — MGM
  3. American Underdog — Lionsgate
  4. The King’s Man — 20th Century
  5. Eternals — Disney/Marvel
  6. F9: The Fast Saga — Universal
  7. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City — Sony Pictures
  8. Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Sony Pictures
  9. The Ledge — Paramount
  10. King Richard — Warner

 

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‘House of Gucci’ No.1 on Weekly U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart

Universal Pictures’ House of Gucci was the U.K.’s No. 1 home entertainment release for the week ended Feb. 23. Soaring up five places based on digital sales, the Oscar-nominated movie (for best makeup and hairstyling) knocked Disney’s Encanto (No. 2) off the top after just one week, with Gucci finishing 9,000 unit sales ahead.

Meanwhile, The King’s Man (Disney’s 20th Century Studios) climbed to a new peak of No. 3, pushing Warner Bros. Pictures’ Dune down to No. 4. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife held at No. 5, ahead of perennial top 10 title No Time to Die (No. 6, MGM/Universal Pictures), Marvel’s Eternals (No. 7, Disney/Marvel) and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage (No. 8).

Two previous top 10 movies zoomed back into this week’s countdown: Universal’s The Boss Baby: Family Business jumped five spots to No. 9, and the studio’s F9: The Fast Saga sped back up to No. 10.

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Elsewhere in the top 20, Warner’s Oscar-nominated King Richard (No. 12) climbed to a new peak. The biopic about the early lives of Venus and Serena Williams and their father/coach Richard entered the top 40 for the first-time last week on digital downloads only.

Finally, there was a new entry at No. 20 with Clint Eastwood’s latest drama Cry Macho.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Feb. 23, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 6 HOUSE OF GUCCI UNIVERSAL
2 1 ENCANTO DISNEY
3 4 THE KING’S MAN 20TH CENTURY STUDIOS
4 2 DUNE (2021) WARNER
5 5 GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE SONY PICTURES
6 7 NO TIME TO DIE UNIVERSAL
7 3 ETERNALS DISNEY/MARVEL
8 9 VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE SONY PICTURES
9 14 THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS UNIVERSAL/DREAMWORKS
10 12 F9: THE FAST SAGA UNIVERSAL

© Official Charts Company 2022

‘House of Gucci’ Available for Digital Purchase Feb. 1, on Disc Feb. 22

MGM and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release House of Gucci for digital purchase Feb. 1, followed by a Blu-ray Disc and DVD release Feb. 22.

From director Ridley Scott, the film is inspired by the true story of the family behind the Italian Gucci fashion empire. When Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge and, ultimately, murder.

The cast also includes Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Salma Hayek and Al Pacino.

It earned $50 million at the domestic box office.

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Extras include the featurettes “The Rise of the House of Gucci, a look behind the scenes; “The Lady of the House,” about Lady Gaga’s performance; and “Styling House of Gucci,” about the film’s aesthetics.

‘Encanto’ Again Leads North American Weekend Box Office

The second weekend of Disney’s Encanto held off Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife to top a slow North American weekend box office (through Dec. 5) with $12.3 million in projected revenue across less than 4,000 screens. The tally ups the animated title’s domestic haul to $57.6 million.

Encanto will be released on the Disney+ SVOD platform on Christmas Eve (Nov. 24).

Runner-up Afterlife generated $10.3 million to see its stateside exhibition gross top $100 million. The second weekend of Lady Gaga-starrer House of Gucci saw $6.7 million in ticket sales, upping the drama’s total to $33.6 million.

Fathom Events faith-based newcomer, Christmas With the Chosen: The Messengers, realized an estimated $4 million in ticket sales, $8.9 million in overall revenue, making it Fathom’s top-grossing release.

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The box office is expected to see an upcoming spark with the Dec. 10 release of Steven Spielberg’s musical West Side Story from 20th Century Studios, followed by the Dec. 17 bow of Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home and Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Matrix: Resurrections on Dec. 22.

While West Side Story has strong reviews, No Way Home broke advance ticket sale records at AMC Theaters, Regal and Cinemark, in addition to online ticket platform Fandango. The superhero movie will be the first webslinger release in more than two years.

‘Encanto,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ Repeats to Headline Early December Box Office Lull

With no major studio new releases to open the early December weekend box office, Disney’s Encanto and Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife are projected to lead the domestic box office through Dec. 5.

Encanto, which opened to $40 million, remains a strong family-themed attraction, while Afterlife has shown consistency entering its third weekend with about $91 million in domestic ticket sales, $119 million worldwide.

While the major studios allow existing releases to widen their box office haul, Fathom Events is debuting faith-based Christmas With The Chosen: The Messengers across more than 1,500 screens nationwide. Fathom, which has created a niche market re-releasing classic movies in theaters backed by a live-event promotion, reported $1.5 million in advanced ticket sales for The Chosen.

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Other returning weekend box office titles include Lada Gaga in House of Gucci with a projected $7.5 million box office in its second weekend of release, Disney/Marvel Studios’ Eternals ($4.1 million), Sony Pictures’ Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City ($2.7 million), and Paramount Pictures’ Clifford the Big Red Dog with $2.8 million.

‘Encanto,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ Lead Subdued Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office

Walt Disney Studios’ animated family film Encanto generated a projected $40.3 million in North American ticket sales to become the top theatrical earner during the extended Thanksgiving weekend, which began Nov. 24.

The No. 2 spot went to the second weekend of Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which had $35 million.

MGM-United Artists Releasing’s drama House of Gucci, co-starring Lady Gaga, sold $21.8 million in tickets, a strong debut for a movie for older audiences in a family themed weekend. Sony’s latest franchise release, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, saw $8.8 million across the five-day period.

Disney/Marvel Studios’ Eternals rounded out the top five weekend theatrical earners with $11 million in revenue to bring its North American total to $150 million and $368 million globally.

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Overall, the domestic box office generated a total of $141 million in estimated ticket sales, down 45% from the $256 million generated over the pre-pandemic 2019 Thanksgiving weekend, but well ahead of last year’s disastrous $20.2 million, when most screens remained dark or operated at reduced capacity. The numbers suggest moviegoers are returning to the theaters — albeit cautiously.

It should also be noted that more than half the 2019 Thanksgiving weekend box office gross came from a single film, Disney’s Frozen 2.