‘The Hunt’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals for Third Week

Universal Pictures’ The Hunt remained No. 1 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart the week ended June 28, its third consecutive week in that spot.

For the fourth consecutive week, the top spot on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions, was Warner’s Just Mercy, a civil rights-themed legal drama that the studio is offering for free via VOD during June to support current social justice movements.

Universal Pictures’ The Invisible Man remained No. 2 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart and rose to No. 2 on the On Demand chart. The Hunt remained No. 3 on the digital chart.

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The top new release on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, was Universal’s Burden, about a man who tries to leave the Ku Klux Klan and seeks refuge with a black church congregation. It was No. 6 on the On Demand chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended June 28:

  1. The Hunt — Universal
  2. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  3. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  4. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  6. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  7. Impractical Jokers: The Movie — Warner
  8. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  9. Burden — Universal
  10. Birds of Prey … — Warner

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended June 28:

  1. Just Mercy — Warner
  2. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  3. The Hunt — Universal
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  5. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  6. Burden — Universal
  7. Blindspotting — Lionsgate
  8. Brian Banks — Universal
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  10. Fantasy Island — Sony Pictures

 

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‘The Hunt’ Remains Atop Redbox Disc Rental Charts

Universal Pictures’ The Hunt remained No. 1 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart the week ended June 21, its second consecutive week in that spot.

For the third consecutive week, the top spot on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions, was Warner’s Just Mercy, a civil rights-themed legal drama that the studio is offering for free via VOD during June to support current social justice movements.

Universal Pictures’ The Invisible Man remained No. 2 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart and rose to No. 2 on the On Demand chart. The Hunt slipped to No. 3 on the digital chart.

The newly released Impractical Jokers: The Movie, from Warner Bros., debuted at No. 3 on the rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks. The film is a big-screen adventure for the team behind the TruTV comedy prank series.

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The No. 4 disc rental was Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot, while Disney-owned Fox’s The Call of the Wild was No. 5.

The No. 4 On Demand title was Universal’s Brian Banks, with No. 5 being Universal’s Monsters and Men, a 2018 drama about the police’s relationship with the minority community.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended June 21:

  1. The Hunt — Universal
  2. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  3. Impractical Jokers: The Movie — Warner
  4. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  5. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  6. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  7. Birds of Prey … — Warner
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  9. Fantasy Island — Sony Pictures
  10. 2 Minutes of Fame — Lionsgate

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended June 21:

  1. Just Mercy — Warner
  2. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  3. The Hunt — Universal
  4. Brian Banks — Universal
  5. Monsters and Men — Universal
  6. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  7. The Hate U Give — Fox
  8. Selma — Paramount
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  10. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures

 

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TNT, TBS, and truTV Airing ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Just Mercy’ Special Combo Event to Promote Social Justice

In an affort to continue dialog on social justice, WarnerMedia’s TNT, TBS, and truTV June 19 are partnering for a special one-night-only on-air broadcast of critically acclaimed movies, Disney/Marvel Studios’ Black Panther and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Just Mercy, along with reflections from distinguished guests about the personal impact these films had on their lives and the culture.

With limited commercial interruption, Black Panther, which won three Oscars in 2019, will air at 7 p.m., followed by Just Mercy.

Host Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”) will be joined by guests, including Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative (whom Just Mercy is based on), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and CNN’s W. Kamau Bell. Additionally, Andra Day will perform her Grammy-nominated song “Rise Up.”

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Reginald Hudlin, who wrote for the “Black Panther” graphic novel series, serves as executive producer of the special content, along with executive producer Phil Gurin and co-executive producer Byron Phillips.

In Black Panther, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to the hidden high-tech African nation of Wakanda to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king, following the death of his father. But when a man named Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) appears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and Black Panther — is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger.

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Just Mercy is based on the thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Brie Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the main testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings, as well as overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds — and the system — stacked against them.

‘The Hunt’ Reaches Top of Redbox Disc Rental Charts

Universal Pictures’ The Hunt debuted at No. 1 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart the week ended June 14, but was only No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

For the second consecutive week, the top spot on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions, was Warner’s Just Mercy, a civil rights-themed legal drama that the studio is offering for free via VOD during June to support current social justice movements.

Universal Pictures’ The Invisible Man dropped to No. 2 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart and No. 3 on the On Demand chart.

Disney-owned Fox’s The Call of the Wild adaptation starring Harrison Ford dropped to No. 3 on the rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

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The No. 4 disc rental was Warner’s Birds of Prey, while Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life was No. 5.

The No. 4 On Demand title was Fox’s The Hate U Give, with No. 5 being Paramount’s Selma, another title offered as on VOD for free during June.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended June 14:

  1. The Hunt — Universal
  2. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  3. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  4. Birds of Prey … — Warner
  5. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  7. Fantasy Island — Sony Pictures
  8. The Way Back — Warner
  9. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended June 14:

  1. Just Mercy — Warner
  2. The Hunt — Universal
  3. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  4. The Hate U Give — Fox
  5. Selma — Paramount
  6. Brian Banks — Universal
  7. The King of Staten Island — Universal
  8. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  10. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures

 

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‘The Invisible Man’ Remains Atop Redbox Disc Rental Charts

Universal Pictures’ The Invisible Man held onto the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart for a second consecutive week. However, the modernized horror remake slipped to No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart for the week ended June 7.

Taking over the top spot on Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions, was Warner’s Just Mercy, a civil rights-themed legal drama that the studio is offering for free via VOD during June to support current social justice movements.

Similarly, Paramount’s Selma, also offered as a free VOD rental in June, was No. 10 on the digital chart. And Universal’s Brian Banks, about a black high school football star falsely accused of rape, was No. 6.

Disney-owned Fox’s The Call of the Wild adaptation starring Harrison Ford remained in the No. 2 spot on the rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

The No. 3 disc rental was Warner’s Birds of Prey. The No. 3 On Demand title was Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life, which remained the No. 7 disc rental.

The No. 4 disc rental was Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot, which was No. 7 on the digital chart.

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Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog eased into the No. 5 disc rental slot and was No. 4 on the digital list.

Sony Pictures’ Fantasy Island horror reboot was the No. 5 On Demand title, and No. 6 on the disc chart.

Screen Media’s Robert the Bruce, a docudrama about the 14th century Scottish king, debuted as the No. 9 disc rental.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended June 7:

  1. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  2. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  3. Birds of Prey … — Warner
  4. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  6. Fantasy Island — Sony Pictures
  7. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  8. The Way Back — Warner
  9. Robert the Bruce — Screen Media
  10. Dolittle — Universal

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended June 7:

  1. Just Mercy — Warner
  2. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  3. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  5. Fantasy Island — Sony Pictures
  6. Brian Banks — Universal
  7. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  8. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  9. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  10. Selma — Paramount

 

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Warner Offering Free ‘Just Mercy’ Digital Rental to Promote Social Justice

Warner Bros. is making feature film Just Mercy available for free to stream on digital platforms through the month of June.

The studio said the promotion is an attempt to foster understanding as the country deals with civil unrest following the death of a black man — George Floyd — at the hands of Minneapolis police on Memorial Day.

“We believe in the power of story. #JustMercy is one resource we can offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, #JustMercy will be available to rent for free on digital platforms in the U.S.,” Warner tweeted.

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The studio also issued a statement saying that to be part of the change required in the country, it encourages people to learn more about the country’s racist past and the “countless injustices” that have “led us to where we are today.”

Warner thanked the filmmakers for their collaborative efforts in making the movie about black attorney Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael B. Jordan), founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a human rights organization in Montgomery, Ala. Co-stars include Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson.

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“We stand with our Black colleagues, talent, storytellers and fans — and all affected by senseless violence. Your voices matter, your messages matter,” Warner said in a May 31 statement.

Just Mercy generated about $50 million at the global box office. It has sold about $2.6 million in combined DVD/Blu-ray Disc units since its April 14 packaged media debut.

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Tops ‘Watched at Home’ Chart for Third Week

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final installment in Disney’s “Star Wars” sequel trilogy, was No. 1 for the third consecutive week on the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended April 18.

The film’s run at the top of the weekly chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, has been extended by the lack of any high-profile theatrical releases coming into the home video pipeline, due to the closure of movie theaters more than a month ago as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic’s stay-at-home orders.

The Rise of Skywalker vaunted into the top spot on the chart — which measures disc sales, digital purchase (electronic sellthrough, or EST) and digital rental — three weeks ago in the wake of its release on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD.

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Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life shot up to No. 2 from No. 4 on the “Watched at Home” chart, its popularity perhaps fanned by marketing in support of the film’s April 21 debut on disc. The third “Bad Boys” film was released digitally on March 31 due to the pandemic but had already grossed more than $200 million in North American theaters, making it the top box office earner in the franchise.

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog slipped to No. 3  on the “Watched at Home” chart after two weeks in the second spot. The film, based on the iconic video game character, was another early digital release (March 31) and is scheduled to come out on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on May 21.

Universal Pictures’ Dolittle, a fantasy comedy adventure film about a veterinarian (played by Robert Downey Jr.) who can communicate with animals, slipped to No. 4 from No. 3, while Sony Pictures’  Jumanji: The Next Level remained at No. 5 for the second week.

Fox’s Underwater and Warner’s Just Mercy both debuted in the top 20 for the first time after they were released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

Underwater, which bowed at No. 13 on the “Watched at Home” chart, is a science-fiction horror film, starring Kristen Stewart, that grossed just over $40 million at the domestic box office.

Just Mercy, which entered the chart at No. 15, is a legal drama starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx with a $50 million North American theatrical take.

Stay-at-home orders also appear to be making people rediscover older movies, as evidenced by the “Watched at Home” chart debut, at No. 20, of Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection, from Warner. The boxed set also is No. 1 on Amazon’s “Kids & Family” best sellers.

  1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
  2. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  4. Dolittle (Universal)
  5. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  6. The Call of the Wild (Disney, 2020)
  7. The Gentlemen (STX/Universal, 2019)
  8. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  9. 1917 (Universal)
  10. Little Women (Sony, 2019)
  11. Bloodshot (Sony, 2020)
  12. The Way Back (Warner)
  13. Underwater (Fox)
  14. Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  15. Just Mercy (Warner)
  16. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  17. Spies in Disguise (Fox)
  18. Onward (Disney)
  19. Frozen II (Disney)
  20. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)

 

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 April 18