Redbox Charts Find ‘Serenity’

Serenity came to the Redbox charts and conquered. The thriller took the top spot on both the Redbox disc rental and digital charts for the week ended May 5, breaking Glass’s two-week reign at No. 1.

The Universal film, starring Matthew McConaughy and Anne Hathaway, debuted in the No. 1 spot on the Redbox kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red vending machines, as well as the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital transactions, including both electronic sellthrough and streaming rentals. It earned just $8.5 million theatrically.

Sony’s Miss Bala debuted on both charts at No. 2. The cross-border crime thriller, starring Gina Rodriguez, made $15 million at the box office.

Universal’s Glass, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, fell two spots to No. 3 on both charts, while Sony’s Escape Room, about six strangers who find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms, also fell two spots to No. 4 on both charts.

Stubbornly staying in the top five, Warner’s The Mule, starring Clint Eastwood, came in at No. 5 on both the disc rental chart and the digital chart, dropping two spots from No. 3.

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The only other new release on the disc chart was Lionsgate’s Dragged Across Concrete, which landed at No. 10. The cop story stars Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn.

Lionsgate’s Snitch, a 2013 actioner starring Dwayne Johnson, appeared at No. 9 on the digital chart boosted by a Redbox promotion.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended May 5:

  1. Serenity (2019) (New) —Universal
  2. Miss Bala (2019) (New) — Sony
  3. Glass— Universal
  4. Escape Room (2019) — Sony
  5. The Mule— Warner
  6. Aquaman— Warner
  7. Bumblebee— Paramount
  8. A Dog’s Way Home— Sony
  9. Holmes & Watson— Sony
  10. Dragged Across Concrete (New) — Lionsgate

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended May 5:

  1. Serenity — Universal
  2. Miss Bala — Sony
  3. Glass — Universal
  4. Escape Room — Sony
  5. The Mule — Warner
  6. Aquaman — Warner
  7. Holmes & Watson— Sony
  8. Bumblebee — Paramount
  9. Snitch (2013) — Lionsgate
  10. A Dog’s Way Home — Sony

‘White Boy Rick’ Due on Digital Dec. 11, Disc Dec. 25 from Sony

White Boy Rick, starring Matthew McConaughey, will come out on digital (including Movies Anywhere) Dec. 11 and Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 25 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film earned $24 million in theaters.

Based on true events, White Boy Rick tells the story of a blue-collar father (McConaughey) and his teenage son (newcomer Richie Merritt) in the corrupt world of 1980s Detroit at the height of the War on Drugs. Fifteen-year-old Rick Wershe Jr., dubbed “White Boy Rick”, becomes the youngest FBI informant in history, and later a drug dealer, manipulated by the very system meant to protect him, abandoned by his FBI handlers, and sentenced to life in prison.

Bel Powley (Diary of a Teenage Girl), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Brian Tyree Henry (FX’s “Atlanta”), Rory Cochrane (Black Mass), RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Jonathan Majors (Hostiles), Eddie Marsan (“Ray Donovan”, Deadpool 2), Bruce Dern (Nebraska) and Piper Laurie (Carrie) also star.

Bonus features on disc and digital include six deleted scenes and three behind-the-scenes featurettes. “The Unknown True Story of Rick Wershe Jr.” features an audio interview with the real-life Rick Wershe Jr. from prison as he describes his story and shares personal photos and video from his trial. Director Yann Demange discusses how he found the diverse cast, including the unique way he discovered newcomer Merritt and how  McConaughey made the part his own in “The Three Tribes of Detroit: The Cast.” Finally, “The Making of White Boy Rick” covers what it took to recreate 1980s Detroit with insights into how filmmakers matched the tone with music and costume and production design. Also included is a pop-up trivia track with insider information on the true story and the making of the film.