‘The Invisible Man’ Tops Redbox Charts

Universal Pictures’ critically lauded remake of The Invisible Man took over the No. 1 spot on both Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart and the Redbox On Demand chart the week ended May 31.

Directed by Leigh Whannell, the film is a mix of psychological thriller and sci-fi horror, and stars Elisabeth Moss as a woman convinced her reportedly dead abusive boyfriend is stalking her using technology that renders him invisible.

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. It was No. 8 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions.

The No. 2 On Demand title was Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life, which remained the No. 8 disc rental.

No. 3 on both charts was Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot, starring Vin Diesel as the Valiant Comics superhero.

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The No. 4 disc rental was Warner’s Birds of Prey, which was No. 7 on the digital chart.

The previous week’s top disc rental, Warner’s The Way Back, slid to No. 5.

The No. 5 On Demand title was the Paramount comedy Like a Boss.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended May 31:

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

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended May 31:

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

 

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‘The Way Back’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals; ‘Bad Boys’ Returns Atop Digital Chart

With its release on disc May 19, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s The Way Back took over the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart the week ended May 24. The drama, which stars Ben Affleck as a high school basketball coach looking to recover from alcoholism, has been available digitally since March 24 and was No. 9 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

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 rental transactions.

The top digital title available from Redbox was Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life, returning to the No. 1 spot it last held a month earlier. The action sequel was No. 8 on the disc rental chart.

The previous week’s top Redbox title, Warner’s Birds of Prey, dropped to No. 3 on the disc chart and No. 10 on the digital chart.

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Disney-owned Fox’s The Call of the Wild rose to No. 2 on the disc chart.

Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot was No. 4 on the disc rental chart and No. 2 on the On Demand chart.

The No. 5 disc rental was Vertical Entertainment’s Capone, available on disc exclusively on Redbox.

The No. 3 digital title, and No. 6 on the disc rental list, was Sony Pictures’ Fantasy Island, which was the top digital title a week earlier.

Paramount’s animated Sonic the Hedgehog was the No. 4 Redbox On Demand title, and No. 7 on the disc chart.

Warner’s animated Scoob! was the No. 5 digital title.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended May 24:

  1. The Way Back — Warner
  2. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  3. Birds of Prey … — Warner
  4. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  5. Capone — Vertical
  6. Fantasy Island — Sony Pictures
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  8. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  9. Brahms: The Boy II — Universal
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended May 24:

  1. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  2. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  3. Fantasy Island — Sony Pictures
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  5. Scoob! — Warner
  6. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  7. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  8. The Postcard Killings — RLJ
  9. The Way Back — Warner
  10. Birds of Prey … — Warner

 

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‘Birds of Prey’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals; ‘Fantasy Island’ Leads the Digital Chart

With its release on disc May 12, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn took over the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart the week ended May 17. The comic book movie, which has been available digitally since March 24, landed at No. 6 on the Redbox On Demand chart, up two spots from the previous week.

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 rental transactions.

The top digital title available from Redbox was the Blumhouse horror movie adaptation of Fantasy Island, distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. It was the No. 3 disc rental.

The previous week’s top Redbox title, Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot, dropped to No. 2 on both charts.

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Disney-owned Fox’s The Call of the Wild debuted at No. 4 on the disc chart and No. 9 on the digital chart.

The No. 5 disc rental was Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, which is available on disc early through Redbox (the disc sale date is May 19). Sonic was also the No. 4 on Demand title.

The No. 3 digital title, and No. 6 on the disc rental list, was Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life.

Warner’s animated Scoob!, which became available digitally May 15 after bypassing theaters due to the coronavirus pandemic, was the No. 5 Redbox On Demand title.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended May 17:

  1. Birds of Prey … — Warner
  2. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  3. Fantasy Island — Sony Pictures
  4. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  6. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  7. Gretel & Hansel — Warner
  8. I Still Believe — Lionsgate
  9. Dolittle — Universal
  10. The Gentlemen — Universal

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended May 17:

  1. Fantasy Island — Sony Pictures
  2. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  3. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  5. Scoob! — Warner
  6. Birds of Prey … — Warner
  7. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  8. I Still Believe — Lionsgate
  9. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  10. Like a Boss — Paramount

 

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Update (5/21/20): Redbox revised On Demand numbers for this week, combining the unrated and theatrical versions of ‘Fantasy Island,’ which were inadvertently separated, and removing sellthrough numbers from the ‘Scoob!’ digital totals. Redbox announced the On Demand chart no longer tracked digital purchases.

‘Bloodshot’ Grabs Top Spot on Redbox Charts

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Bloodshot took over the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended May 10.

Bloodshot stars Vin Diesel as the title character based on the comic book series from Valiant Comics.

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog slipped to No. 2 on the rental chart and No. 3 on the On Demand chart.

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.

Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life, dropped to No. 3 on the rental chart but stayed No. 2 on the digital chart.

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Warner’s newly released Gretel & Hansel debuted at No. 4 on the disc rental chart and No. 5 on the On Demand chart.

Rounding out the top five was the Lionsgate’s faith-based docudrama I Still Believe, at No. 5 on the disc chart and No. 4 on the digital chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended May 10:

  1. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  3. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  4. Gretel & Hansel — Warner
  5. I Still Believe — Lionsgate
  6. The Gentlemen — Universal
  7. Dolittle — Universal
  8. Arkansas — Lionsgate
  9. Like a Boss — Paramount
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended May 10:

  1. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  2. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  4. I Still Believe — Lionsgate
  5. Gretel & Hansel — Warner
  6. Like a Boss — Paramount
  7. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  8. Birds of Prey … — Warner
  9. Dolittle — Universal
  10. Trolls World Tour — Universal

 

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Disney Updates Terms of Use, Including Digital Movie Codes

With more than 90 million over-the-top video subscribers across Disney+, Hulu+ and ESPN+, Disney has begun informing customers about updates to “Disney Terms of Use” in the United States and Canada.

The media giant said the updates, which include Disney, ESPN, ABC, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm (Star Wars), ABC News, FX and other brands, are intended to make the “Terms of Use” easier to understand, including rephrasing and reorganizing some of the legalese and its applications to Disney products and services made available through third-parties.

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In particular Disney cited the use of digital codes included in branded DVD, Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray 4K UHD releases as proprietary only to the customer of the original packaged media purchase.

Disney said the codes could not be sold separately and must be redeemed only by an individual who obtains the code in the original disc package that contains the code, or by a family member of that individual.

“Digital codes are not authorized for redemption if sold separately,” Disney said in the updated terms of use. “You may use digital movie codes to obtain licensed access to digital movies only as specifically authorized under this agreement and the terms and conditions of the participating provider of digital content through which you access or download the digital movie.”

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Disney said movie codes sold, distributed, purchased, or transferred inconsistent with this agreement would be invalidated.

In 2019, Disney and Redbox reached a settlement in a two-year-old lawsuit in which the kiosk vendor agreed not to separately sell digital download codes for movies included with combo disc packs.

Redbox, which doesn’t have a distribution deal with Disney, had been removing the codes from packaged-media purchases and selling them separately — claiming the move was protected under the “first sale doctrine” that allows legal consumers of a disc to sell or dispose of the intellectual property on their own.

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Disney in 2017 filed litigation for breach of contract and other charges. Redbox countersued, accusing Disney of anticompetitive conduct to protect its pending streaming service, Disney+.

In the updated terms, Disney said anyone not willing to agree to movie code conditions could return the disc/code package for a refund subject to conditions provided in this link.

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Rushes to Top Spot on Redbox Charts

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog took over the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended May 3.

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.

While the video game adaptation won’t be available for sale on disc until May 19, it arrived early for disc rental at Redbox kiosks April 28.

The previous week’s top title, Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life, dropped to No. 2 on both charts.

Universal’s The Gentlemen dropped a spot to No. 3 on the rental chart and was No. 5 on the digital chart.

Universal’s Dolittle stayed No. 4 on the rental chart and was No. 7 on the On Demand chart.

Paramount’s Like a Boss slid to No. 5 on the disc rental chart and No. 6 on the On Demand chart.

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On the On Demand chart, Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level was No. 3 (No. 7 on the disc chart), with Warner’s Birds of Prey at No. 4.

The only other newcomer in the top 10 of either chart was Paramount’s The Rhythm Section, No. 6 on the disc rental chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended May 3:

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  2. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  3. The Gentlemen — Universal
  4. Dolittle — Universal
  5. Like a Boss — Paramount
  6. The Rhythm Section — Paramount
  7. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  8. Underwater — Fox
  9. Just Mercy — Warner
  10. The Turning — Universal

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended May 3:

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  2. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  3. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  4. Birds of Prey … — Warner
  5. The Gentlemen — STX
  6. Like a Boss — Paramount
  7. Dolittle — Universal
  8. Black and Blue — Sony Pictures
  9. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  10. Brahms: The Boy II — STX

 

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Grabs No. 1 Spot on Redbox Charts

Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life took over the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended April 26.

The third “Bad Boys” movie, and the first sequel since 2003, earned $204.4 million at the domestic box office.

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.

Another title new to disc, Universal’s The Gentlemen, landed at No. 2 on the rental chart and was No. 6 on the digital chart. It has been available for digital transactions for several weeks.

Newcomer Like a Boss, from Paramount, debuted at No. 3 on the disc rental chart and No. 2 on the On Demand chart.

The previous week’s top disc rental, Universal’s Dolittle, dropped to No. 4 on the rental chart and was No. 3 on the On Demand chart.

Warner’s legal drama Just Mercy was the No. 5 disc rental.

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On the On Demand chart, Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level was No. 4 (No. 8 on the disc chart), with Warner’s Birds of Prey at No. 5.

The previous week’s top On Demand title, Fox’s Underwater, dropped to No. 9. On the disc chart, Underwater was No. 6, down from the second spot a week earlier.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended April 26:

  1. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  2. The Gentlemen — Universal
  3. Like a Boss — Paramount
  4. Dolittle — Universal
  5. Just Mercy — Warner
  6. Underwater — Fox
  7. The Turning — Universal
  8. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  9. 1917 — Universal
  10. Little Women (2019) — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended April 26:

  1. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  2. Like a Boss — Paramount
  3. Dolittle — Universal
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  5. Birds of Prey — Warner
  6. The Gentlemen — STX
  7. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  8. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  9. Underwater — Fox
  10. The Turning — Universal

 

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‘Underwater’ Tops Redbox On Demand Chart; ‘Dolittle’ Stays Atop Disc Rentals

The newly released Underwater, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, took over the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s On Demand chart and was No. 2 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart the week ended April 19.

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.

Universal’s Dolittle, which debuted atop both charts a week earlier, remained No. 1 on the kiosk disc rental chart but slipped to No. 2 on the On Demand chart.

Another newcomer, Warner’s Just Mercy, debuted at No. 3 on the disc chart and No. 9 on the digital chart.

Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level dropped to No. 4 on the rental chart and No. 5 on the On Demand chart.

Universal Pictures’ 1917 slid to No. 5 on the disc chart and No. 10 on the On Demand chart.

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The animated sequel Trolls World Tour remained at No. 3 on the On Demand chart.

Warner’s Birds of Prey was the No. 4 On Demand title.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended April 19:

  1. Dolittle — Universal
  2. Underwater — Fox
  3. Just Mercy — Warner
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  5. 1917 — Universal
  6. Little Women (2019) — Sony Pictures
  7. Spies in Disguise — Fox
  8. Knives Out — Lionsgate
  9. Gemini Man — Paramount
  10. The Grudge (2020) — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended April 19:

  1. Underwater — Fox
  2. Dolittle — Universal
  3. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  4. Birds of Prey — Warner
  5. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  6. The Gentlemen — STX
  7. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  8. The Way Back — Warner
  9. Just Mercy — Warner
  10. 1917 — Universal

 

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Cinedigm Sees 100% Uptick in AVOD Viewing; Adds Distribution on Redbox

Home entertainment distributor Cinedigm is ramping up distribution across its branded ad-supported content channels. The company April 21 said its AVOD partner networks saw about 9.4 million monthly viewers in March — up more than 108% from the 4.5 million viewers in October 2019.

The company’s “Free Ad-supported TV” (FAST) platform reached about 7.2 million monthly active viewers across eight partner channels, including Xumo, Stirr, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Vizio Watch Free, and DistroTV, among others.

Its AVOD channel reached approximately 2.2 million monthly unique viewers across five channels on Tubi, Stirr, Xumo, and others. Total viewing hours increased 636% year-over-year and more than 419% since last October. Total viewing hours were up 28% in March with the commencement of shelter-in-place restrictions due to COVID-19.

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“Our strategic focus on linear and scale AVOD channel deployment continues to pay off with rapid growth of our user footprint,” Erick Opeka, president of Cinedigm Digital Networks, said in a statement. “Despite the challenges facing America and the advertising industry in whole, our focus on building a strong base of addressable, connected TV users and an emphasis on premium film and TV content has us well-positioned in the most defensible sector in the advertising industry.”

Cinedigm expanded its content distribution footprint in Q1, including launches on Vizio WatchFree, Foxxum, Zeasn/Philips and Redbox TV, among others, as part of an ongoing strategy partnering with digital platforms, OEMs, telecoms, and cable & broadband providers both domestically and internationally.

Other first-quarter highlights include Cinedigm’s Channel partnership with Bob Ross Inc. for a branded platform launch on April 16th. Cinedigm said would roll out additional platforms over the coming quarter and anticipates reach of more than 90 million homes by the end of Q2.

Cinedigm’s European-centric AVOD service, Viewster, relaunched in Europe on select smart televisions — with expansion planned in Asia, India and Latin America over the coming quarters.

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Separately, Cinedigm plans to launch two additional channels later this year, beginning with CONtv Anime, a 24/7 Japanese animation network to launch this quarter, as well as All3Media in the coming quarter.

‘Dolittle’ Takes Over No. 1 Spot on Redbox Charts

Universal’s Dolittle took over the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended April 12.

Another newcomer, Sony Pictures’ new adaptation of Little Women, was No. 2 on the disc chart and No. 6 on the digital chart.

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 previous week’s top disc rental, Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level, dropped to No. 3 on the rental chart and No. 4 on the On Demand chart.

Universal Pictures’ 1917 dropped to No. 4 on the disc chart and No. 7 on the On Demand chart.

Universal’s much-maligned musical adaptation of Cats debuted at No. 5 on the disc chart.

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Warner’s Birds of Prey was No. 2 on the On Demand chart.

The hotly anticipated animated sequel Trolls World Tour, which was released via VOD April 10, debuted at No. 3 on the digital chart after only two days of tracking.

The No. 5 On Demand title was The Call of the Wild, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended April 12:

  1. Dolittle — Universal
  2. Little Women (2019) — Sony Pictures
  3. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  4. 1917 — Universal
  5. Cats — Universal
  6. Spies in Disguise — Fox
  7. The Grudge (2020) — Sony Pictures
  8. Knives Out — Lionsgate
  9. Gemini Man — Paramount
  10. The Night Clerk — Paramount

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended April 12:

  1. Dolittle — Universal
  2. Birds of Prey — Warner
  3. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  5. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  6. Little Women (2019) — Sony Pictures
  7. 1917 — Universal
  8. Spies in Disguise — Fox
  9. Just Mercy — Warner
  10. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures

 

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