Redbox and Lionsgate Announce New Multiyear Deal

Redbox and Lionsgate on June 12 announced a new multiyear agreement continuing to make Lionsgate disc and digital content available at Redbox kiosks and Redbox On Demand.

Lionsgate DVDs and Blu-ray Discs will continue to be available for rent at Redbox nationwide fleet of kiosks, while Lionsgate digital content will be available for sale or rental through the Redbox On Demand service.

“This new deal allows Redbox to lean further into Lionsgate content in a more impactful way across our physical and digital offerings,” said Redbox CEO Galen Smith.  “We’re thankful for the continued partnership that allows us to offer consumers more choice when planning a meaningful movie night with friends and family.”

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“We greatly value our long-term partnership with Redbox and are happy to be extending our relationship,” said Ron Schwartz, Lionsgate’s president of worldwide home entertainment. “We remain committed to making our portfolio of premium content available to consumers at the Redbox kiosks and on their digital platform.”

Redbox has more than 41,500 kiosks nationwide offering DVD, Blu-ray and video game rentals and purchases and streaming On Demand available across leading devices.

‘A Madea Family Funeral’ Buries the Competition on Redbox Charts

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral debuted at the top of both the Redbox disc rental and digital charts for the week ended June 9.

The Lionsgate comedy, featuring Perry’s final turn in the title role of Madea, took 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. In the film, which made $73.3 million at the box office, Madea travels to a family celebration only to see it turn into a funeral revealing uncomfortable secrets.

Universal’s The Upside, fell one spot to No. 2 on both charts after two weeks at No. 1. The comedy, starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, follows an out-of-work ex-con and a wealthy quadriplegic who unexpectedly come together and help each other. It made $108.3 million at the box office.

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Universal’s animated How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World dropped one place on the disc chart, from No. 2 to No. 3, and one spot on the digital chart, from No. 4 to No. 5. Meanwhile, Warner’s romantic comedy sendup Isn’t It Romantic, starring Rebel Wilson, fell from No. 3 to No. 4 on the disc chart and from No. 2 to No. 3 on the digital chart. Lionsgate/Quiver’s Drunk Parents, starring Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek, retained the No. 5 place on the disc chart.

The only other new release to land on the disc chart (No. 7) was Lionsgate’s The Kid, about a boy who witnesses the famous confrontation between Sheriff Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. The Western, directed by Vincent D’Onofrio, earned just $1.5 million at the box office, but features such stars as Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke. It came in at No. 4 on the digital chart.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended June 9:

  1. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral — Lionsgate
  2. The Upside— Universal
  3. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World— Universal
  4. Isn’t It Romantic— Warner
  5. Drunk Parents — Lionsgate/Quiver
  6. Cold Pursuit— Lionsgate
  7. The Kid (2019)— Lionsgate
  8. Fighting With My Family— Universal
  9. Aquaman — Warner
  10. The Mule — Warner

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended June 9:

  1. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral — Lionsgate
  2. The Upside — STX
  3. Isn’t It Romantic — Warner
  4. The Kid (2019)— Lionsgate
  5. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World— Universal
  6. Cold Pursuit — Lionsgate
  7. Fighting With My Family — MGM
  8. Glass — Universal
  9. What Men Want — Paramount
  10. Aquaman— Warner

‘The Upside’ Again Tops Redbox Charts

Universal’s The Upside again climbed to the top of both the Redbox disc rental and digital charts for the week ended June 2.

The comedy, starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, took 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. The film follows an out-of-work ex-con and a wealthy quadriplegic who unexpectedly come together and help each other. It made $108.3 million at the box office.

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Universal’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Warner’s Isn’t It Romantic, also repeated at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, on the disc chart. Meanwhile, Romantic repeated at No. 2 and Dragon fell one spot to No. 4 on the digital chart for the week.

Lionsgate’s actioner Cold Pursuit, starring Liam Neeson as a snow plow driver who seeks revenge against the drug lords who killed his son, stayed in the fourth spot on the disc chart and climbed one spot to No. 3 on the digital chart.

Two new releases debuted on the disc chart for the week. Lionsgate/Quiver’s Drunk Parents, starring Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek, landed at No. 5, and Universal’s horror thriller Greta, starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloe Grace Moretz, came in at No. 8. It earned $10.5 million in theaters. Greta also landed at No. 10 on the digital chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended June 2:

  1. The Upside — Universal
  2. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World — Universal
  3. Isn’t It Romantic — Warner
  4. Cold Pursuit— Lionsgate
  5. Drunk Parents — Lionsgate/Quiver
  6. Fighting With My Family— Universal
  7. What Men Want— Paramount
  8. Greta — Universal
  9. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part — Warner
  10. Aquaman — Warner

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended June 2:

  1. The Upside — STX
  2. Isn’t It Romantic — Warner
  3. Cold Pursuit — Lionsgate
  4. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World— Universal
  5. What Men Want — Paramount
  6. Glass — Universal
  7. Aquaman — Warner
  8. The Mule — Warner
  9. John Wick — Lionsgate
  10. Greta — Universal

Redbox Charts See ‘The Upside’ at No. 1

Universal’s The Upside topped both the Redbox disc rental and digital charts for the week ended May 26.

The comedy, starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, 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. The film, about an out-of-work ex-con and a wealthy quadriplegic who unexpectedly come together and help each other bring back their zest for life, earned $108.3 million at the box office.

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Two other new disc releases, Universal’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Warner’s Isn’t It Romantic, landed at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, on the disc chart. The two titles switched places, with Dragon at No. 3 and Romantic No. 2 on the digital chart for the week. The third installment in the series about a boy and his dragon made $160.6 million theatrically, while the romantic comedy sendup starring Rebel Wilson earned $48.8 million.

The previous week’s top title, Lionsgate’s Liam Neeson actioner Cold Pursuit, fell to No. 4 on both charts, while the wrestling story Fighting With My Family, No. 2 on both charts the previous week, landed at No. 5 on the disc chart (No. 7 on digital).

Again boosted by the theatrical release of the latest installment in the Keanu Reeves series, John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, Lionsgate’s catalog actioner John Wick dropped one spot to No. 5, hanging in on the digital chart.

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

  1. The Upside (New) — Universal
  2. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (New) — Universal
  3. Isn’t It Romantic (New) — Warner
  4. Cold Pursuit — Lionsgate
  5. Fighting With My Family — Universal
  6. What Men Want— Paramount
  7. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part — Warner
  8. Glass— Universal
  9. Happy Death Day 2U — Universal
  10. Serenity (2019) —Universal

 

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

  1. The Upside — STX
  2. Isn’t It Romantic — Warner
  3. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World — Universal
  4. Cold Pursuit — Lionsgate
  5. John Wick — Lionsgate
  6. What Men Want — Paramount
  7. Fighting With My Family — MGM
  8. Glass — Universal
  9. The Mule — Warner
  10. Green Book — Universal

Redbox Brings Back ‘Summer Spin’ Prize Promotion

Redbox has revived its Summer Spin prize promotion through July 7.

The promotion, which debuted last summer, allows Redbox Perks members to complete activities for the chance to win thousands of instant-win prizes and two top prizes.

This year Summer Spin is offering more than 25,000 prizes. The promotion is exclusively available to Redbox Perks members, who can play every day.

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The grand prize this year, valued at nearly $8,000, is a home entertainment package featuring a $4,000 credit to Ashley Furniture, a Vizio 4K SMART TV, 4K/Blu-ray player, Vizio sound bar, Nintendo Switch gaming console, one gaming headset and free one-night Redbox disc rentals for one year. The first prize, valued at more than $3,500, is a trip for four to Melia Caribe Beach Resort in the Dominican Republic, including five nights of accommodations; 4 coach airline tickets; all meals, drinks, gratuities and taxes related to accommodations; non-motorized water sports; and entertainment.

Lionsgate’s ‘Cold Pursuit’ Hot on Redbox Charts

Lionsgate’s Cold Pursuit traveled to the top spot on both the Redbox disc rental and digital charts for the week ended May 19.

The actioner, starring Liam Neeson as a grieving snowplow driver who seeks revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son, 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. The film earned $32 million at the box office.

Another new release, Universal’s Fighting With My Family, a story about a wrestling family featuring Dwayne Johnson, debuted on both charts at No. 2. The film earned $23 million in theaters.

The only other new release in the top 10 was Universal’s horror film Happy Death Day 2U, which landed at No. 5 on the disc chart and No. 7 on the digital chart. The sequel earned $28 million at the box office.

The previous week’s top title, the Paramount comedy What Men Want, fell two spots to No. 3 on both charts, while the previous week’s No. 2, Warner’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, fell to No. 4 on the disc and No. 5 on the digital chart.

Lionsgate’s Keanu Reeves actioner John Wick made an appearance at No. 4 on the digital chart as the latest installment in the series, John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, hit theaters.

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

  1. Cold Pursuit(New) — Lionsgate
  2. Fighting With My Family (New) — Universal
  3. What Men Want — Paramount
  4. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part — Warner
  5. Happy Death Day 2U (New) — Universal
  6. Glass— Universal
  7. Serenity (2019) —Universal
  8. The Mule — Warner
  9. Miss Bala (2019)— Sony
  10. A Dog’s Way Home— Sony

 

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

  1. Cold Pursuit — Lionsgate
  2. Fighting With My Family — MGM
  3. What Men Want — Paramount
  4. John Wick — Lionsgate
  5. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part — Warner
  6. Glass — Universal
  7. Happy Death Day 2U — Universal
  8. The Mule — Warner
  9. Aquaman — Warner
  10. Serenity(2019) — Universal

Industry Golf Tournament, Benefiting CF Foundation, Returns July 15

A popular entertainment industry golf tournament benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is back.

Industry veteran Mark Horak, who produced the annual golf tournament as part of the annual Los Angeles Entertainment Summit (LAES) trade show from 2012 to 2017, is once again inviting studio executives, content distributors and other industry players to a day on the greens.

This year’s golf tournament will be held on July 15, the Monday prior to the ninth annual LAES and OTT Conference, produced by the Entertainment Merchants Association.

The event will be held at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, an exclusive country club with 27 championship holes.

Attendees will include executives from the major and independent studios involved with the production and distribution of content, retailers and distributors of digital and physical content, consumer electronics manufacturers and various suppliers of supporting products and services for the media and entertainment industry.  Confirmed attendees include Google Play, Warner, Transworld, Redbox, Deloitte, DTS and others.

All proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – a cause near and dear to the heart of Horak, who has two daughters with cystic fibrosis, a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.

Horak, a former high-ranking executive at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Redbox, said that through the LAES and golf tournament, the industry has raised nearly $2 million for the charity.

“LAES and the golf tournament are a great place for industry executives, distributors and vendors who value the chance to network and socialize with key clients and fellow industry executives they might not see in person very often,” Horak said. “Bringing the golf tournament back provides a great networking opportunity in a fun, casual environment and provides important financial support for the CF community”.

Registration for the event opens at 9:30 a.m., with a four-man “Best Ball Scramble” tournament with various skill contests and prizes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The day concludes with a cocktail networking reception silent auction, followed by a plated dinner, a live auction and an awards presentation honoring key industry leaders and influencers who are driving the future successes of media and entertainment and helping raise awareness and funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Various sponsorships are available, ranging in price from $2,000 to $25,000. The individual participant rate is $350 or $500 with a tee sponsorship.

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Comedy ‘What Men Want’ Tops Redbox Charts

The comedy What Men Want took the top spot on both the Redbox disc rental and digital charts for the week ended May 12.

The Paramount film, starring Taraji P. Henson and Tracy Morgan, 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 $54.6 million in theaters.

Another new release, Warner’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part debuted on both charts at No. 2. The sequel made $105.8 million at the box office.

The Universal thriller Serenity, starring Mathew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, fell two spots to No. 3 on both charts, while the studio’s Glass, from M. Night Shyamalan, dropped one spot to No. 4 on both charts.

Fox’s new release The Prodigy debuted in the sixth spot on the disc chart. The horror film, about a dangerous genius boy, earned $14.9 million theatrically.

Stubbornly staying in the top 10, Warner’s The Mule, starring Clint Eastwood, came in at No. 7 on the disc rental chart and No. 5 on the digital chart.

Sony’s cross-border crime thriller Miss Bala dropped three spots to No. 5 on the disc chart and came in at No. 10 on the digital chart.

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

  1. What Men Want (New) — Paramount
  2. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (New) — Warner
  3. Serenity (2019) —Universal
  4. Glass— Universal
  5. Miss Bala (2019)— Sony
  6. The Prodigy (New) — Fox
  7. The Mule — Warner
  8. Escape Room (2019) — Sony
  9. Aquaman— Warner
  10. Bumblebee— Paramount

 

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

  1. What Men Want — Paramount
  2. The Lego Movie 2: The Second — Warner
  3. Serenity (2019) — Universal
  4. Glass — Universal
  5. The Mule — Warner
  6. Aquaman — Warner
  7. The Prodigy — MGM
  8. A Simple Favor — Lionsgate
  9. Escape Room(2019) — Sony
  10. Miss Bala (2019) — Sony

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

‘Glass’ Breaks to No. 1 on Redbox Charts for Another Week

Universal’s Glass took the top spot on both the Redbox disc rental and digital charts for a second consecutive week for the week ended April 28.

The thriller, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is a sequel to both 2000’s Unbreakable and 2016’s Split, and debuted a week earlier 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.

Sony’s Escape Room, about six strangers who find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms, came in at No. 2 on both charts.

Warner’s The Mule, starring Clint Eastwood, dropped just one spot, from No. 2 to No. 3, on both the disc rental chart and the digital chart, while Warner’s Aquaman and Paramount’s Bumblebee landed at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, on both charts.

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The only other new release on the disc chart, save Escape Room, was the Redbox original Benjamin, about a family who forms an intervention for a kid who is doing drugs, but finds they have problems of their own. It stars Bob Saget (who also directed) and Rob Corddry. It landed at No. 9 on the disc chart.

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

  1. Glass— Universal
  2. Escape Room(New) — Sony
  3. The Mule— Warner
  4. Aquaman— Warner
  5. Bumblebee— Paramount
  6. Replicas — Lionsgate
  7. Holmes & Watson— Sony
  8. A Dog’s Way Home — Sony
  9. Benjamin(New) — Quiver
  10. Second Act — Universal

 

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

  1. Glass — Universal
  2. Escape Room — Sony
  3. The Mule — Warner
  4. Aquaman— Warner
  5. Bumblebee— Paramount
  6. Replicas— Lionsgate
  7. Holmes & Watson— Sony
  8. Instant Family — Paramount
  9. A Dog’s Way Home — Sony
  10. Second Act — STX