‘Irresistible’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals for Third Week; ‘Antebellum’ No. 1 on Digital Chart

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Irresistible remained No. 1 on Redbox’s disc rental chart the for a third week the week ended Sept. 20.

But No. 1 on Redbox’s On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions, was Lionsgate’s Antebellum, the newly released thriller about a modern-day black woman who is seemingly transported into life as a slave on a Southern plantation before the Civil War. The film became available through VOD outlets Sept. 18.

Irresistible was No. 9 on the On Demand chart.

The Lionsgate action movie Rogue rose to No. 2 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

Universal’s The King of Staten Island slipped to No. 5 on the Redbox On Demand chart, and was No. 3 on the disc chart.

Redbox’s own Hard Kill rose a spot to No. 4 on the disc rental chart, followed by Warner’s Scoob! at No. 5.

The On Demand chart had Universal’s Homefront at No. 2, RLJ’s The Tax Collector at No. 3, and Paramount’s Like a Boss at No. 4.

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The top newcomer on the disc chart was Vertical’s The Bay of Silence, a thriller about a man who discovers his wife’s connection to their son’s murder.

Warner’s Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! debuted at No. 8 on the disc chart. Redbox has the disc version for rental three weeks before it becomes widely available Oct. 13.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Sept. 20:

  1. Irresistible — Universal
  2. Rogue — Lionsgate
  3. The King of Staten Island — Universal
  4. Hard Kill — Redbox
  5. Scoob! — Warner
  6. The Bay of Silence — Vertical
  7. Z — RLJ
  8. Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! — Warner
  9. The Outpost — Screen Media
  10. You Should Have Left — Universal

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Sept. 20:

  1. Antebellum — Lionsgate
  2. Homefront — Universal
  3. The Tax Collector — RLJ
  4. Like a Boss — Paramount
  5. The King of Staten Island — Universal
  6. The 2nd — Universal
  7. Justice League — Warner
  8. Alone — Magnolia
  9. Irresistible — Universal
  10. Guest House — Lionsgate

 

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‘Irresistible’ Again Tops Redbox Disc Rentals; ‘Invisible Man’ Returns as On Demand No. 1

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Irresistible remained No. 1 on Redbox’s disc rental chart the for a second week the week ended Sept. 13.

But Redbox’s On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions, had Universal’s remake of The Invisible Man at No. 1. Irresistible was No. 6.

After two weeks in the digital top spot, Universal’s The King of Staten Island slipped to No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart, but rose a spot to also take No. 2 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

The Lionsgate action movie Rogue fell to No. 3 on the disc chart, and No. 9 on the On Demand chart.

Screen Media’s war drama The Outpost stayed at No. 4 on Redbox’s disc rental chart, followed by Redbox’s own Hard Kill at No. 5.

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RLJ Films’ Z moved up four spots to No. 3 on the On Demand chart (No. 7 on the rental chart), followed on the digital chart at No. 4 by another RLJ release, The Tax Collector.

Universal’s The 2nd debuted slipped to No. 5 on Redbox’s digital transactions chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Sept. 13:

  1. Irresistible — Universal
  2. The King of Staten Island — Universal
  3. Rogue — Lionsgate
  4. The Outpost — Screen Media
  5. Hard Kill — Redbox
  6. Scoob! — Warner
  7. Z — RLJ
  8. Retaliation — Lionsgate
  9. You Should Have Left — Universal
  10. The Big Ugly — Universal

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Sept. 13:

  1. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  2. The King of Staten Island — Universal
  3. Z — RLJ
  4. The Tax Collector — RLJ
  5. The 2nd — Universal
  6. Irresistible — Universal
  7. Homefront — Universal
  8. Guest House — Lionsgate
  9. Rogue — Lionsgate
  10. You Should Have Left — Universal

 

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‘42’ Joins ‘Black Panther’ on ‘Watched at Home’ Chart as Viewers Remember Chadwick Boseman

A second movie starring Chadwick Boseman, Warner’s 42, debuted in the top 10 on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended Sept. 5, joining the Disney-distributed Black Panther, which joined the chart the prior week.

Chadwick died of cancer at the age of 43 on Aug. 28. In 42, he portrays baseball great Jackie Robinson; in Black Panther, he plays a Marvel superhero. Coincidentally, Major League Baseball Aug. 28 celebrated Jackie Robinson day, with all players wearing No. 42, which no doubt added exposure to that particular Boseman film.

The weekly Watched at Home chart, which tracks transactional video activity (both digital and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc) compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, saw 42 debut at No. 9. Black Panther, which had been No. 9 a week earlier, rose to No. 6.

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Robin’s Wish, a Vertical Entertainment documentary about the life and death of late comic actor Robin Williams, bowed at No. 16 on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart.

Two films newly released to DVD and Blu-ray Disc, Lionsgate’s action thriller Rogue, with Megan Fox as a battle-hardened mercenary, and the political satire Irresistible, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, also appear on the chart for the first time.

Rogue (No. 12) finds Samantha O’Hara (Fox) leading a team of soldiers-for-hire on a daring mission to rescue hostages from their captors in rural Africa.  They wind up stranded and have to battle not only brutal rebels but also a horde of enraged lions.

Irresistible (No. 19) was written and directed by Jon Stewart and features a cast headed by Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Chris Cooper, Mackenzie Davis and Topher Grace. Carell portrays a campaign strategist who runs a Democratic mayoral candidate (Cooper) in a small right-wing town. The film, from Focus Features, was rerouted from a May 2020 theatrical release by the coronavirus pandemic and instead debuted in June on premium VOD. It became available through regular digital channels on Aug. 18.

Both Rogue and Irresistable were released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc Sept. 1.

Also new to chart is Warner Bros.’ Beetlejuice (No. 18), spurred by the film’s Sept. 1 release on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The top five remain unchanged from the prior week. Paramount’s popular TV drama series “Yellowstone,” long a favorite among home viewers, again took the top three spots on the chart, with RLJ Entertainment’s The Tax Collector remaining at No. 4 and Universal’s The King of Staten Island again at No. 5.

  1. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  2. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  4. The Tax Collector (RLJ Entertainment)
  5. The King of Staten Island (Universal)
  6. Black Panther (Disney)
  7. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  8. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  9. 42 (Warner)
  10. The Silencing (2020, Lionsgate)
  11. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  12. Rogue (Lionsgate)
  13. The Outpost (Screen Media)
  14. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (MGM)
  15. The Vanished (2020, Paramount)
  16. Robin’s Wish (Vertical Entertainment)
  17. 1917 (Universal)
  18. Beetlejuice (Warner)
  19. Irresistible (Universal)
  20. Made In Italy  (IFC Films)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended Sept. 5.

‘Irresistible’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals; ‘King of Staten Island’ Remains On Demand No. 1

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Irresistible debuted at No. 1 on Redbox’s disc rental chart the week ended Sept. 6. The political comedy directed by Jon Stewart was No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

Universal’s The King of Staten Island remained at No. 1 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions, but slipped two spots to No. 3 on the disc chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

The Lionsgate action movie Rogue debuted at No. 2 on the disc chart, and No. 5 on the On Demand chart.

Screen Media’s war drama The Outpost slipped to No. 4 on Redbox’s disc rental chart, followed by Redbox’s own Hard Kill at No. 5.

RLJ Films’ The Tax Collector remained No. 3 on the On Demand chart.

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Universal’s The 2nd debuted at the No. 4 spot on Redbox’s digital transactions chart. Another newcomer, RLJ’s Z, was No. 7.

MGM’s Bill & Ted Face the Music slipped to No. 9.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Sept. 6:

  1. Irresistible — Universal
  2. Rogue — Lionsgate
  3. The King of Staten Island — Universal
  4. The Outpost — Screen Media
  5. Hard Kill — Redbox
  6. Scoob! — Warner
  7. You Should Have Left — Universal
  8. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  9. 21 Bridges — Universal
  10. Blood Quantum — RLJ

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Sept. 6:

  1. The King of Staten Island — Universal
  2. Irresistible — Universal
  3. The Tax Collector — RLJ
  4. The 2nd — Universal
  5. Rogue — Lionsgate
  6. Homefront — Universal
  7. Z — RLJ
  8. You Should Have Left — Universal
  9. Bill & Ted Face the Music — MGM
  10. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal

 

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‘Irresistible,’ ‘Rogue’ Top Slate of New Disc Releases, While ‘Beetlejuice,’ ‘Goonies’ Bow on 4K Ultra HD

The political satire Irresistible, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and Lionsgate’s action thriller Rogue, with Megan Fox as a battle-hardened mercenary, top the slate of new disc releases available Sept. 1.

Written and directed by Jon Stewart, Irresistible features a cast headed by Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Chris Cooper, Mackenzie Davis and Topher Grace. Carell portrays a campaign strategist who runs a Democratic mayoral candidate (Cooper) in a small right-wing town.

The film, from Focus Features, was rerouted from a May 2020 theatrical release by the coronavirus pandemic and instead debuted in June on premium VOD. It became available through regular digital channels on Aug. 18.

Read John Latchem’s review of the Irresistible Blu-ray Disc here

Rogue finds Samantha O’Hara (Fox) leading a team of soldiers-for-hire on a daring mission to rescue hostages from their captors in rural Africa.  They wind up stranded and have to battle not only brutal rebels but also a horde of enraged lions.

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Also out Sept. 1 are 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray editions of the Tim Burton ghost movie Beetlejuice and the 1980s cult favorite adventure The Goonies, both from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Beetlejuice (1988) stars Michael Keaton as a ghost who helps a recently deceased couple played by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis haunt their former home. The Goonies (1985),  based on a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg, follows a band of kids from the blue-collar “Goon Docks” neighborhood who set out to save their homes from foreclosure by following an old treasure map.

On the TV front, consumers as of Sept. 1 can buy, on disc, the complete third season of “Young Sheldon” (from Warner Bros.), the second season of “Magnum P.I.” (from Paramount/CBS), and the first season of “Blood & Treasure” (also from Paramount/CBS).

New digital releases include Guest House, from Lionsgate, and Breaking the Chain, from Virgil Films, the company headed by industry veteran Joe Amodei. Guest House is a comedy about an engaged couple whose new dream home comes with a slight drawback: a party animal who lives in the guest house. Breaking the Chain is an animal-rescue documentary that follows fieldworkers with PETA’s Community Animal Project as they visit impoverished areas of Virginia and North Carolina to give care to mistreated animals.

A complete list of new disc and digital releases, compiled each week by the Media Play News market research team, can be found here.