‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Still No. 1 on Redbox Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wonder Woman 1984 remained No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart and the Redbox On Demand chart the week ended April 11.

In fact, the charts featured many of the same top titles as the previous week. Universal Pictures’ News of the World remained No. 2 on both charts, while Universal’s The Croods: A New Age remained the No. 3 disc rental and slipped a spot to No. 4 on the On Demand chart.

The new No. 3 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions, was Lionsgate’s Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar, which arrived on disc April 6. The comedy stars Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo as aloof middle-age friends who stumble upon a zany supervillain’s plot to take revenge on a Florida resort town. It was No. 5 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

The No. 4 disc rental was Screen Media’s Skyfire, about a scientist who invents a volcano early warning system and returns to home to a tropical island, where a new volcano theme park is threatened by an eruption.

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The No. 5 digital title was Screen Media’s Willy’s Wonderland, a comedic horror film starring Nicolas Cage who must escape an abandoned family fun center where the animatronic characters have come to life.

The No. 6 On Demand title was Lionsate’s City of Lies, in which a police detective and a reporter team up to look into the murders of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur 20 years later.

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

  1. Wonder Woman 1984 — Warner
  2. News of the World — Universal
  3. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  4. Skyfire — Screen Media
  5. Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar — Liosngate
  6. The Seventh Day — Redbox
  7. Soul — Disney/Pixar
  8. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  9. Greenland — Universal/STX
  10. Promising Young Woman — Universal

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended April 11:

  1. Wonder Woman 1984 — Warner
  2. News of the World — Universal
  3. Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar — Liosngate
  4. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  5. Willy’s Wonderland — Screen Media
  6. City of Lies — Lionsgate
  7. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  8. Promising Young Woman — Universal
  9. The Vault — Paramount
  10. Greenland — Universal/STX

 

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Takes Over Redbox Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wonder Woman 1984 debuted at No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended April 4, and also moved into the top spot on the Redbox On Demand chart for the week.

The film arrived on Blu-ray and DVD formats March 30 after becoming the beta test for WarnerMedia’s bold strategy of releasing its film slate in theaters with simultaneous month-long availability on HBO Max. Premiering on Christmas, it earned $46.11 million at the domestic box office before bowing on PVOD in February.

The sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot reprising the superheroine, this time coming up against a corrupt businessman in the 1980s who gains the power to grant wishes from a magical stone.

The previous week’s top Redbox title, Universal Pictures’ News of the World, slid to No. 2 on both charts. The Western stars Tom Hanks as a Civil War veteran who makes a living reading newspapers to people in frontier towns, whose travels get sidetracked when he is encounters a young white girl who had been captured and raised by Indians, and is tasked with returning her to her family.

That pushed Universal’s The Croods: A New Age to the No. 3 spot on both charts.

The No. 4 title on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, was the Redbox exclusive The Seventh Day, a horror film starring Guy Pearce. It tells the story of a renowned exorcist who teams up with a rookie priest to battle demons. The Seventh Day was No. 10 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions.

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s video game adaptation Monster Hunter dropped to No. 5 on the disc rental chart and No. 4 on the digital chart.

The No. 5 digital title was the newly released The Vault, a heist film from Paramount that stars Freddie Highmore. It was released on VOD March 26.

Other newcomers on the disc rental chart include No. 7 Our Friend, a drama from Universal about a man who moves in with his best friend’s family when his friend’s wife is diagnosed with cancer; and No. 10 The Toll, from Lionsgate, about a cab that wanders onto a dark route where the driver and passenger are stalked by a mysterious presence.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended April 4:

  1. Wonder Woman 1984 — Warner
  2. News of the World — Universal
  3. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  4. The Seventh Day — Redbox
  5. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  6. Soul — Disney/Pixar
  7. Our Friend — Universal
  8. Greenland — Universal/STX
  9. Promising Young Woman — Universal
  10. The Toll — Lionsgate

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended April 4:

  1. Wonder Woman 1984 — Warner
  2. News of the World — Universal
  3. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  4. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  5. The Vault — Paramount
  6. Promising Young Woman — Universal
  7. Our Friend — Universal
  8. Fatale — Lionsgate
  9. The Little Things — Warner
  10. The Seventh Day — Redbox

 

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‘News of the World’ Debuts at No. 1 on Redbox Disc and Digital Charts

Universal Pictures’ News of the World debuted at No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended March 28, and also moved into the top spot on the Redbox On Demand chart for the week.

The Western stars Tom Hanks as a Civil War veteran who makes a living reading newspapers to people in frontier towns, whose travels get sidetracked when he is encounters a young white girl who had been captured and raised by Indians, and is tasked with returning her to her family. It earned $12.6 million at the domestic box office.

That pushed Universal’s The Croods: A New Age to the No. 2 spot on both charts. The DreamWorks Animation sequel had been the top disc rental for the previous two weeks.

No. 3 on both charts was Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s video game adaptation Monster Hunter.

The No. 4 title on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, was the Redbox exclusive SAS: Red Notice, an action movie in which a British officer confronts a mercenary who has hijacked a high-speed train in the Channel Tunnel.

The No. 5 disc rental was Universal’s Promising Young Woman. The Oscar nominee was No. 4 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions.

Warner’s The Little Things, a crime drama starring Denzel Washington, Jared Leto and Rami Malek, entered the On Demand chart at No. 5 after becoming available for premium VOD viewing March 19. It will be available for digital sellthrough April 20 and on disc May 4.

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A couple other newcomers landed on both charts as well. One was the Redbox exclusive The Seventh Day, a horror film starring Guy Pearce. It tells the story of a renowned exorcist who teams up with a rookie priest to battle demons.

Another was Lionsgate’s Hero Dog: The Journey Home, a family adventure about a blind man lost in the cold wilderness, who is aided by a brave malamute in his efforts to return to his family.

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

  1. News of the World — Universal
  2. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  3. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  4. SAS: Red Notice — Redbox
  5. Promising Young Woman — Universal
  6. The Seventh Day — Redbox
  7. Greenland — Universal/STX
  8. Soul — Disney/Pixar
  9. Hero Dog: The Journey Home — Lionsgate
  10. Breaking News in Yuba County — Warner

 

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

  1. News of the World — Universal
  2. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  3. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  4. Promising Young Woman — Universal
  5. The Little Things — Warner
  6. Fatale — Lionsgate
  7. Greenland — STX
  8. Wrong Turn (2021) — Lionsgate
  9. Hero Dog: The Journey Home — Lionsgate
  10. The Seventh Day — Redbox

 

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DEG Panel: Transactional Business Still Hardy — and Poised for Takeoff

Despite being squeezed by the pandemic, the transactional business is still sturdy and is poised to take off once new releases in the pipeline grow from a trickle to a steady stream.

That’s according to Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox, and Eddie Cunningham, the former Universal Pictures Home Entertainment president who now runs Studio Distribution Services, the Universal-Warner Bros. disc distribution joint venture. The two executives spoke on a virtual DEG Expo panel March 24 moderated by Media Play News publisher and editorial director Thomas K. Arnold.

As industry pundits have observed, content in the transactional arena, which includes physical disc and digital purchases and rentals, dwarfs what consumers can find via subscription or other streaming services. That content has helped the transactional business survive recent jolts, the executives said.

Even the Blu-ray Disc and DVD business, which has been steadily declining for the last decade, remains a viable business, Cunningham said.

“In 2020 despite a pandemic and despite all the pressure of retail closures around the world … and pretty much no new releases after the first couple of months of the year — there’s still a $7 billion retail market, globally,” Cunningham said of the disc business.

“Obviously the last few months, there haven’t been that many new releases. But as that starts to come back in the second half of this year I think you’re going to see a real resurgence,” Smith added, noting that Redbox, with kiosk rentals driven by new releases, is looking forward to a more consistent flow of new content.

Cunningham said he’s been getting a similar message from the big retailers.

“Everybody’s incredibly excited about the new releases starting to come back into this business,” he said. “And I think we feel good about the fact that the big retailers … seem very, very committed to this category. We’ve got new titles every single week. We spend marketing money. We drive people into stores. We introduce fun. We introduce theater into the stores. … So a lot of them are pretty excited about us getting back into the new-release business. … Maybe we could even find a way of sort of growing this [physical] business or certainly hugely flattening the decline over the next year or two after the numbers we made during the pandemic.”

In the meantime, Cunningham said catalog has been picking up the slack, with such series as “Harry Potter,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Office” and even children’s stalwart “Curious George” selling well despite streaming availability.

“If content is available on subscription services, you can still sell a lot of content physically on those same franchises,” Cunningham noted.

“Then there’s a huge amount, about 40% of consumers, who’ve never ever until this day ever transacted digitally, so they’re a huge target for us,” he said, adding “I think physical’s going to be around for a long time to come.”

The disc rental business, which Redbox dominates with thousands of kiosks in the United States, is here to stay as well, added Smith.

“We obviously have a view that it’s going to be sustainable for the long term,” he said. “It’s a great value to consumers. It’s incredibly convenient. … The fact that we’ve got 41,000 kiosks around the U.S. really helps with that. I think what we’ve been able to do is augment that experience. We’ve got this massive loyalty program with over 37 million people in it, and so we’re rewarding them for behavior and then rewarding them with things like free content and so it gives up a great opportunity for us to reinforce that value ecosystem.”

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Redbox marketing makes sure to let consumers know when new releases are available and doesn’t discriminate between the different ways a consumer might access content. The company offers consumers both physical and digital transaction options, letting them choose.

“We’re communicating with them on a regular basis in terms of what are those [new release] movies, and again, however you want to watch it, physically or digitally, we can be there to serve you with that,” he said.

Even though the company is offering a digital alternative, physical transactions aren’t suffering, Smith noted.

“Even when our customers started to transact digitally, it didn’t mean they stopped transacting physically,” he said. “They actually started transacting physically more. It reminded them again of all these great new movies that are available.”

As head of the disc distribution joint venture, Cunningham said he’s tasked with creating efficiencies and providing a focus on the physical business. The joint venture’s mantra is “two plus two equals five,” to make a bigger whole from the combined parts, he said.

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“The coming together of Universal and Warner and other third-party distribution partners is going to enable us to do things like share boxes coming out of Technicolor, which in turn saves a lot of in-store labor, transport costs and so on,” he said. “I think we’re in a position to start maybe talking a bit more again about some front-of-store displays in some of these big retailers where we’ve lost that.”

Two plus two equals five also means finding ways to leverage the studios’ combined content.

“Over the next year or 18 months you’re going to see some amazing things coming out of [the joint venture],” Cunningham said. “There’s going to be huge opportunities on Middle Earth, DC, Bond, classic monsters. It’s actually the 90th anniversary of Dracula coming up, so we’ve got an opportunity around anniversaries. ‘Fast and Furious,’ ‘Jurassic,’ ‘Dune,’ ‘Halloween,’ there are huge opportunities to draft off these kinds of things.”

He also envisioned boxed sets of titles from different studios as an added bonus for consumers.

“We’re going to work incredibly hard to see how we can put the two studios’ content promotions together and make something bigger,” he said.

Redbox, too, is looking to combine the advantages of different businesses. In addition to its digital and physical transactional offerings, the company also has ad-supported streaming and even a content acquisition and production arm.

“In terms of Redbox Entertainment, we have a ton of data obviously about what actors work, what genres work, and so what we want to do is say, ‘OK, we’re seeing a little less product from the studios, let’s go ahead and buy it, acquire it, produce it ourselves,’” Smith said. “We’re basically making sure that we program to our consumers what we know they are going to want. And we’re agnostic so we’re releasing it across all the digital retailers and then we’re actually selling it to streamers as well on the backend. We just want to make sure there’s good content made for consumers.”

‘Croods’ Maintains Lead on Redbox Charts; ‘Promising Young Woman’ Top Newcomer

Universal Pictures’ The Croods: A New Age remained No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended March 21, its second consecutive week in the top spot and third time in four weeks since it arrived on disc.

The DreamWorks Animation sequel also returned to the top spot on the Redbox On Demand chart after two weeks at No. 2. It had been No. 1 for a week at the end of February upon its sellthrough debut, and had previously topped the chart in December when it was in its premium VOD phase.

The week’s top newcomer was Universal’s Promising Young Woman at No. 2 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, and No. 3 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions.

Promising Young Woman, which is nominated for five Oscars, stars Carey Mulligan as Cassie, whose promising future was derailed by a mysterious event. Wickedly smart and tantalizingly cunning, she’s now living a secret double life by night — and is eager to avenge the wrongs of the past. It earned $5.7 million at the domestic box office and $10.8 million worldwide, which in the pandemic-hampered release year makes it the highest-grossing film among the eight Best Picture Oscar nominees.

The previous week’s top digital title, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s video game adaptation Monster Hunter, slipped to No. 2 on the Redbox on Demand chart and no. 3 on the disc rental chart.

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No. 4 on the disc chart and No. 7 on the digital chart was the Redbox-exclusive SAS: Red Notice, an action movie in which a British officer confronts a mercenary who has hijacked a high-speed train in the Channel Tunnel.

Also new to the disc chart, at No. 9, was Universal Pictures’ Songbird, an STX Films release about a couple in the near future continuing to struggle with the pandemic.

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

  1. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  2. Promising Young Woman — Universal
  3. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  4. SAS: Red Notice — Redbox
  5. Greenland — Universal/STX
  6. Fatale — Lionsgate
  7. Crisis — Redbox
  8. Brothers by Blood — Lionsgate
  9. Songbird — Universal/STX
  10. Freaky — Universal

 

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

  1. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  2. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  3. Promising Young Woman — Universal
  4. Fatale — Lionsgate
  5. Wrong Turn (2021) — Lionsgate
  6. Greenland — STX
  7. SAS: Red Notice — Redbox
  8. Vanguard — Lionsgate
  9. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run — Paramount
  10. Crisis — Quiver

 

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‘Law & Crime’ Network Arrives on Redbox Free Live TV

Law & Crime, a leading legal and true crime network, is now available on Redbox Free Live TV, Redbox announced in a March 18 news release.

Law & Crime is the only network featuring multiple trials daily plus original programs like “Brian Ross Investigates,” hosted by former ABC Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross; “Trial File”; “Law&Crime Daily”; and “Prime Crime.”

“The Redbox brand has long been synonymous with an engaging entertainment experience,” said Alex Kopacz, head of content distribution and licensing at Law & Crime. “We feel that they are uniquely positioned for ongoing growth in the free ad-supported streaming space and Law & Crime’s inclusion on the service will further enhance a content category that remains highly sought-after.”

Redbox’s Free Live TV service, which launched last year, is available on Redbox.com, Roku, iOS and Android devices; Android TV, Vizio Smart TVs, LG TVs, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Chromecast. The service does not require a login; just download the app onto an enabled device, click “Free Live TV,” choose a channel, and start watching.

Law & Crime was created by TV legal commentator and attorney Dan Abrams and is backed by A+E Networks. Law & Crime is available on most major OTT services including fuboTV, Sling, Philo, Vidgo, Xfinity, XUMO and TV Plus as well as on basic cable packages in most states in the country.

‘Croods’ Returns Atop Redbox Disc Rental Chart; ‘Monster Hunter’ Still No. 1 On Demand

Universal Pictures’ The Croods: A New Age returned to the No. 1 spot on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended March 14. It had debuted at No. 1 two weeks earlier before dropping to No. 2 in its second week.

The animated sequel remained No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions.

The No. 1 digital title for a second week was Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s video game adaptation Monster Hunter, which slipped to No. 2 on the Redbox disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

Quiver’s Crisis, available as a Redbox exclusive on disc until April 20, rose to No. 3 on the disc rental chart and remained No. 6 on the On Demand chart. The film tells multiple stories about people dealing with how drug trafficking and drug abuse affects their lives.

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Rounding out the top five discs were Lionsgate’s Fatale at No. 4, and STX Films’ Greenland, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures, at No. 5.

On the On Demand chart, Fatale was No. 3 and Greenland was No. 4, followed by Lionsgate’s Wrong Turn reboot at No. 5 (Wrong Turn was the No. 9 disc rental).

The week’s top newcomer was the Lionsgate’s Vanguard, a Chinese actioner starring Jackie Chan as the CEO of a covert security firm tasked with protecting a wealthy businessman who rats out his corrupt partner in an arms deal. It was No. 6 on the disc chart and No. 7 on the digital chart.

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

  1. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  2. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  3. Crisis — Redbox
  4. Fatale — Lionsgate
  5. Greenland — Universal/STX
  6. Vanguard — Lionsgate
  7. Freaky — Universal
  8. Half Brothers — Universal
  9. Wrong Turn (2021) — Lionsgate
  10. Let Him Go — Universal

 

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

  1. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  2. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  3. Fatale — Lionsgate
  4. Greenland — STX
  5. Wrong Turn (2021) — Lionsgate
  6. Crisis — Quiver
  7. Vanguard — Lionsgate
  8. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run — Paramount
  9. Cosmic Sin — Paramount
  10. Freaky — Universal

 

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‘Monster Hunter’ Captures Top Spot on Redbox Charts

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Monster Hunter debuted at No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental and Redbox On Demand charts the week ended March 7.

Based on the video game franchise, Monster Hunter stars Milla Jovovich as Capt. Artemis, whose unit is caught in a sandstorm that transports them to a world ruled by dangerous and powerful monsters. As they fight to survive, they encounter the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. It earned $14.4 million at the domestic box office.

The previous week’s top title, Universal Pictures’ The Croods: A New Age, dropped to No. 2 on both charts. The Redbox disc rental chart tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, while the Redbox On Demand chart tracks digital rental transactions.

No. 3 on both charts was another new disc release, Lionsgate’s Fatale. The psychological thriller stars Michael Ealy as a sports agent who gets entangled in the murder investigation of a police detective (Hilary Swank) with whom he had a one-night stand. It earned $6.3 millon from U.S. theaters.

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STX Films’ Greenland, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures, was No. 4 on the disc chart and No. 5 on the digital chart. Another Universal release, the horror/comedy hybrid Freaky, was No. 5 on the disc chart and No. 9 on the On Demand chart.

Lionsgate’s Wrong Turn reboot was No. 4 on the On Demand chart and No. 6 on the disc rental chart.

Quiver’s Crisis, available as a Redbox exclusive on disc until April 20, debuted at No. 8 on the disc rental chart and No. 6 on the On Demand chart. The film tells multiple stories about people dealing with how drug trafficking and drug abuse affects their lives. The cast includes Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriguez, Kid Cudi, Luke Evans, Lily-Rose Depp, Indira Varma and Mia Kirshner.

No. 7 on the digital chart and No. 10 on the On Demand chart was Universal’s Half Brothers, a comedy about two long-lost brothers who come together for a road trip to trace the path their father took as an immigrant from Mexico to the United States.

Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, which arrived on premium-video-on-demand March 4, landed at No. 7 on the On Demand chart.

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

  1. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  2. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  3. Fatale — Lionsgate
  4. Greenland — Universal/STX
  5. Freaky — Universal
  6. Wrong Turn (2021) — Lionsgate
  7. Half Brothers — Universal
  8. Crisis — Redbox
  9. Let Him Go — Universal
  10. The War With Grandpa — Universal

 

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

  1. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  2. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  3. Fatale — Lionsgate
  4. Wrong Turn (2021) — Lionsgate
  5. Greenland — STX
  6. Crisis — Quiver
  7. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run — Paramount
  8. Let Him Go — Universal
  9. Freaky — Universal
  10. Half Brothers — Universal

 

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Redbox Giving Away Office ‘Stuff’

Redbox, the kiosk DVD rental chain and online TV streaming service, is looking to pad its social media followers. The company took to Twitter offering to give away branded merchandise and other “stuff” from its Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based headquarters if it gets to 350,000 followers.

“My boss said that if we got to 350K followers, I can start giving away things I find in the office,” read the tweet.

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The post attracted 309 likes, 53 retweets and 49 comments. Among the more amusing posts:

OrangeCrushtina (@OrangeCrushtina) wrote, “Show me what we’re working with before I RT this.”

@Redbox: “a mug, posters, movies and i can probably find a handful of used highlighters too”

Scott Ottersen (@scottersen), who seemed to have inside knowledge of Redbox offices, wrote: “Is the electronic basketball hoop still in the Oakbrook office? If so, dibs.”

@Redbox: “Noted”

Bruhzinga (@TweetsBostons) wrote: “Save me a Tape Dispenser and Pencil Sharpener, also I assume working at Redbox means you can hook me up with Avengers: Age of Ultron”

@Redbox: “i don’t think i could find a pencil if i tried”

 

‘The Croods: A New Age’ Arrives at No. 1 on Redbox Charts

DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age debuted at No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental and Redbox On Demand charts the week ended Feb. 28.

Distributed by Universal Pictures, the computer-animated sequel to 2013’s The Croods, A New Age features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Peter Dinklage, and deals with the caveman Crood family encountering the more civilized Bettermans. It has earned $52.5 million at the domestic box office.

The top title the previous two weeks, STX Films’ Greenland, distributed on Blu-ray Disc and DVD by Universal Pictures, dropped to No. 2 on the Redbox disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, and No. 3 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions.

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The newly released Wrong Turn reboot, from Lionsgate, was No. 2 on the On Demand chart and No. 4 on the disc rental chart.

Two other Universal-distributed movies rounded out the top five. The comedy/horror hybrid Freaky remained the No. 3 disc rental and was No. 5 on the digital chart, while Let Him Go was No. 5 on the disc chart and No. 4 on the digital chart.

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

  1. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  2. Greenland — Universal/STX
  3. Freaky — Universal
  4. Wrong Turn (2021) — Lionsgate
  5. Let Him Go — Universal
  6. Horizon Line — Universal
  7. Shadow in the Cloud — Redbox
  8. Breach — Paramount
  9. Redemption Day — Paramount
  10. The War With Grandpa — Universal

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Feb. 28:

  1. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  2. Wrong Turn (2021) — Lionsgate
  3. Greenland — STX
  4. Let Him Go — Universal
  5. Freaky — Universal
  6. Shadow in the Cloud — Redbox
  7. Wonder Woman 1984 — Warner
  8. The War With Grandpa — Universal
  9. Songbird — STX
  10. Honest Thief — Universal

 

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