Sony Pictures’ Men in Black: International debuted at No. 1 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended Sept. 8.
The Redbox disc rental chart tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks. The Redbox On Demand chart tracks digital transactions, including both electronic sellthrough and streaming rentals.
The fourth “Men in Black” film, but the first with new cast members Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, earned $79.8 million at the domestic box office.
Universal Pictures’ Ma debuted at No. 2 on both charts. The horror movie earned $45.4 million in U.S. theaters.
Each of the big three major retailers put their own spin on Sony Pictures’ new Men in Black: International Blu-ray upon its Sept. 3 release.
Best Buy offered a Steelbook edition of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of the fourth “Men in Black” film for $29.99.
Target had the Blu-ray combo pack with an exclusive 48-page companion mini-book at $22.99.
And Walmart had a $29.96 bundle that included the Blu-ray combo pack of the new film and digital copies of the first three “MIB” films redeemable through the Vudu digital service.
Walmart also had exclusive availability of Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue DVD with Vudu digital copy for $14.96, from Paramount.
In addition, Walmart appears to have early availability of Warner’s Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island animated movie on DVD for $12.96. The movie was widely released digitally Sept. 3 and will be available everywhere else on DVD Oct. 1.
Total motion pictures revenue topped $738 million, which was 18% above the $624 million generated during the previous-year period.
The studio attributed the gain in part to global box office revenue from Men in Black: International and initial sales of Spider-Man: Far from Home — the latter recently topping $1 billion in global ticket sales.
The latest web crawler superhero release, coupled with Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Angry Birds Movie 2, are expected to drive box office and home entertainment through the rest of the fiscal year.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse generated $375 million in box office tickets worldwide, including $190 million domestically. It was released into retail channels March 19.