‘Detective Pikachu’ Keeps No. 1 Spot on Redbox Disc and Digital Charts

Warner’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu held onto the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended Aug. 18.

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 “Pokémon” movie had debuted a week earlier on top of both charts.

Disney’s Avengers: Endgame debuted at No. 2 on the Redbox disc rental chart. The superhero movie, the top earner of all time at the worldwide box office, is not available through Redbox’s digital service. However, its release did help bring last year’s Avengers: Infinity War back to the disc rental chart, at No. 7.

Lionsgate’s Long Shot held onto No. 3 on the disc chart and rose to No. 2 on the On Demand chart.

The Warner Bros. horror film The Curse of La Llorona, slid to No. 4 on both charts after debuting in the second spot a week earlier.

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The Sony Pictures thriller The Intruder dropped to No. 5 on the disc chart but moved up to No. 3 on the On Demand chart.

Fox’s Breakthrough rounded out the top five on the digital chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Aug. 18:

  1. Pokémon Detective Pikachu — Warner
  2. Avengers: Endgame — Disney
  3. Long Shot — Lionsgate
  4. The Curse of La Llorona — Warner
  5. The Intruder — Sony Pictures
  6. Shazam! — Warner
  7. Avengers: Infinity War — Disney
  8. UglyDolls — Universal
  9. Alita: Battle Angel — Fox
  10. Hellboy (2019) — Lionsgate

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Aug. 18:

  1. Pokémon Detective Pikachu — Warner
  2. Long Shot — Lionsgate
  3. The Intruder — Sony Pictures
  4. The Curse of La Llorona — Warner
  5. Breakthrough — Fox
  6. Shazam! — Warner
  7. Alita: Battle Angel — Fox
  8. Little Universal
  9. Hellboy (2019) — Lionsgate
  10. UglyDolls — STX

‘Detective Pikachu’ Finds Top Spot on Home Video Charts

Warner’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Aug. 10.

Based on the popular gaming franchise about powered-up creatures that fight each other, the film earned $140.1 million at the domestic box office.

Landing at No. 2 on the overall sales chart was Disney’s Descendants 3, a Disney Channel TV movie that continues the saga of the children of Disney villains. The title, which on disc was available only on the DVD format, sold about 26% as many units as the top title.

Another newcomer, Warner’s Batman: Hush, debuted at No. 3 overall and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart. The direct-to-video animated movie, which did not receive a standalone DVD release, adapts a popular “Batman” comic book storyline pairing the caped crusader with Catwoman.

Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel, which topped the sales charts the previous two weeks, dropped to No. 4 overall and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

The horror film The Curse of La Llorona, newly released from Warner Bros., bowed at No. 5 overall and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

Rounding out the top five on the Blu-ray chart were Warner’s Shazam! at No. 4 and Disney’s Captain Marvel at No. 5.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 66% of total sales of Detective Pikachu, with the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format comprising 13% of the film’s total sales. A Best Buy-exclusive 3D combo pack contributed 1%.

The 4K UHD Blu-ray accounted for 14% of Batman: Hush sales.

The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 11 had Detective Pikachu at No. 1, with Curse of La Llorona at No. 2.

Lionsgate’s Long Shot slipped to No. 3 after topping rentals the previous week. Sony Pictures’ The Intruder dropped to No. 4 and Shazam! slid to No. 5.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 8-10-19
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 8-11-19
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 8-10-19
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 8-10-19
Digital Sales Snapshot for Week Ended 8-12-19

 

Redbox Users Choose ‘Detective Pikachu’

Warner’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu debuted at No. 1 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended Aug. 11.

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.

Based on the popular game franchise, the live-action “Pokémon” movie earned $144 million at the domestic box office.

Debuting at No. 2 on both charts was the horror film The Curse of La Llorona, from Warner Bros.

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Lionsgate’s Long Shot slid to No. 3 on both charts.

The Sony Pictures thriller The Intruder dropped to No. 4 on both charts.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Shazam! was No. 5 on both charts.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Aug. 11:

  1. Pokémon Detective Pikachu — Warner
  2. The Curse of La Llorona — Warner
  3. Long Shot — Lionsgate
  4. The Intruder — Sony Pictures
  5. Shazam! — Warner
  6. Alita: Battle Angel — Fox
  7. UglyDolls — Universal
  8. Hellboy (2019) — Lionsgate
  9. Breakthrough — Fox
  10. Pet Sematary (2019) Paramount

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Aug. 11:

  1. Pokémon Detective Pikachu — Warner
  2. The Curse of La Llorona — Warner
  3. Long Shot — Lionsgate
  4. The Intruder — Sony Pictures
  5. Shazam! — Warner
  6. Alita: Battle Angel — Fox
  7. Breakthrough — Fox
  8. Hellboy (2019) — Lionsgate
  9. UglyDolls — STX
  10. Little Universal

Merchandising: A ‘Hush’ Falls Over Retail Exclusives

Retailers offered exclusive editions for several of the new releases Aug. 6.

For Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Batman: Hush, Target offered the Blu-ray combo pack in exclusive Steelbook packaging for $19.99.

Target’s ‘Batman: Hush’ Steelbook

Best Buy offered the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of the animated Batman movie as a 29.99 gift set with a pack-in Hush character figurine.

Best Buy’s ‘Batman: Hush’ gift set with figurine

For Warner’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Best Buy offered the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in Steelbook packaging for $34.99. Best Buy also had an exclusive 3D Blu-ray combo pack for $29.99.

Best Buy’s ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ Steelbook

Walmart had a $22.96 Blu-ray of 2014’s Godzilla paired with a Vudu digital copy of Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

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