Vudu Offering Movie Rental Price Matching, Redo Option

Walmart-owned Vudu.com will now price-match movie rentals and enable users the option to “redo” a movie up to 30 minutes in a screening. Renters can cancel up to four rentals per month.

Vudu’s Rental Price Match program will credit any user’s account if they find a movie rental priced lower at a competing service such as iTunes, Amazon Instant Video or Redbox On Demand.

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In a statement, Vudu said wants to make sure that every digital renter has the “best possible” viewing experience. “Be sure to keep checking the Vudu app for weekly rental promos. You’ll find everything from discounts on specific categories to limited time free rentals.”

The platform, which has a library of more than free 10,000 titles and another 150,000 titles available to rent or buy, reportedly is up for sale if Walmart can find a suitable buyer.

First disclosed by The Information, Walmart in a statement said it is  “constantly” open to conversations with new and existing partners to explore opportunities for continued growth.

“However, we never share details of those discussions,” said the retailer.

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‘Angel Has Fallen’ Remains Atop Redbox Charts

Lionsgate’s Angel Has Fallen remained No. 1 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended Dec. 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 thriller Ready or Not, from 20th Century Fox, debuted at No. 2 on both charts. The film earned $28.7 million at the domestic box office.

Universal’s Good Boys remained at No. 3 on both charts.

Paramount’s Dora and the Lost City of Gold slid to No. 4 on the disc rental chart and No. 5 on the On Demand chart.

Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw slipped to No. 5 on the disc chart and No. 4 on the digital chart.

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Other newcomers on the disc rental chart include Paramount’s Killerman at No. 8 and Warner’s The Goldfinch at No. 9.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Dec. 8:

  1. Angel Has Fallen — Lionsgate
  2. Ready or Not — Fox
  3. Good Boys — Universal
  4. Dora and the Lost City of Gold — Paramount
  5. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Universal
  6. The Lion King — Disney
  7. The Kitchen — Warner
  8. Killerman — Paramount
  9. The Goldfinch — Warner
  10. Toy Story 4 — Disney

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Dec. 8:

  1. Angel Has Fallen — Lionsgate
  2. Ready or Not — Fox
  3. Good Boys — Universal
  4. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Universal
  5. Dora and the Lost City of Gold — Paramount
  6. The Kitchen — Warner
  7. The Peanut Butter Falcon — Lionsgate
  8. Don’t Let Go — Universal
  9. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged — Lionsgate
  10. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle — Sony Pictures

 

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‘Angel Has Fallen’ Ascends to Top of Redbox Charts

Lionsgate’s Angel Has Fallen debuted at No. 1 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended Dec. 1.

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.

Angel Has Fallen is the third film in the “Fallen” trilogy featuring Gerard Butler as a U.S. Secret Service agent who fights off terrorists threats against the American presidency — following 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen and 2016’s London Has Fallen. The actioner earned $69 million at the domestic box office.

Paramount’s Dora and the Lost City of Gold slid to No. 2 on the disc rental chart and No. 4 on the On Demand chart.

Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw slipped to No. 3 on the disc chart but rose to No. 2 on the digital chart.

The previous week’s top digital title, Universal’s Good Boys, dropped to No. 3 on the On Demand chart and No. 4 on the disc rental chart.

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The No. 5 rental was Disney’s photorealistic remake of The Lion King.

The No. 5 On Demand title was Lionsgate’s The Peanut Butter Falcon.

Warner’s The Kitchen was No. 6 on both charts.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Dec. 1:

  1. Angel Has Fallen — Lionsgate
  2. Dora and the Lost City of Gold — Paramount
  3. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Universal
  4. Good Boys — Universal
  5. The Lion King — Disney
  6. The Kitchen — Warner
  7. The Angry Birds Movie 2 — Sony Pictures
  8. Toy Story 4 — Disney
  9. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — Lionsgate
  10. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged — Lionsgate

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Dec. 1:

  1. Angel Has Fallen — Lionsgate
  2. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Universal
  3. Good Boys — Universal
  4. Dora and the Lost City of Gold — Paramount
  5. The Peanut Butter Falcon — Lionsgate
  6. The Kitchen — Warner
  7. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — Lionsgate
  8. Don’t Let Go — Universal
  9. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged — Lionsgate
  10. Men in Black: International — Sony Pictures

 

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‘Dora’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals, ‘Good Boys’ Remains On Demand No. 1

Paramount’s Dora and the Lost City of Gold took over the No. 1 spot on the Redbox kiosk disc rental chart the week ended Nov. 24. The Redbox disc rental chart tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

The live-action adaptation of the “Dora the Explorer” cartoon earned $60.5 million at the domestic box office.

Universal Pictures’ Good Boys slid to No. 2 on the disc rental chart but remained No. 1 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital transactions, including both electronic sellthrough and streaming rentals.

Dora was No. 3 on the On Demand chart.

Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw slipped to No. 3 on the disc rental chart but stayed at No. 2 on the digital chart.

The No. 4 disc rental was Paramount’s Crawl, which was No. 3 on the On Demand chart.

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Sony Pictures’ The Angry Birds Movie 2 slid to No. 5 on the disc rental chart and No. 8 on the digital chart.

No. 4 on the disc chart was Warner’s The Kitchen, which was the No. 5 On Demand title.

Lionsgate’s The Peanut Butter Falcon was the No. 4 digital title and No. 9 disc rental.

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

  1. Dora and the Lost City of Gold — Paramount
  2. Good Boys — Universal
  3. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Universal
  4. The Kitchen — Warner
  5. The Angry Birds Movie 2 — Sony Pictures
  6. The Lion King — Disney
  7. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged — Lionsgate
  8. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — Lionsgate
  9. The Peanut Butter Falcon — Lionsgate
  10. Toy Story 4 — Disney

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Nov. 24:

  1. Good Boys — Universal
  2. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Universal
  3. Dora and the Lost City of Gold — Paramount
  4. The Peanut Butter Falcon — Lionsgate
  5. The Kitchen — Warner
  6. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged — Lionsgate
  7. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — Lionsgate
  8. The Angry Birds Movie 2 — Sony Pictures
  9. The Art of Racing in the Rain — Fox
  10. Spider-Man: Far From Home — Sony Pictures

 

‘Good Boys’ Takes Over Top Spot on Redbox Charts

Universal Pictures’ Good Boys debuted at No. 1 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended Nov. 17.

The comedy earned $83 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.

Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw slipped to No. 2 on both charts.

Sony Pictures’ The Angry Birds Movie 2 debuted at No. 3 on the disc rental chart and No. 6 on the digital chart.

Lionsgate’s 47 Meters Down: Uncaged was No. 4 on the rental chart and No. 3 on the On Demand chart.

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Disney’s The Lion King remake dropped to the No. 5 spot on the disc chart.

The No. 4 On Demand title was Lionsgate’s The Peanut Butter Falcon, which was the No. 8 disc rental.

No. 5 on the On Demand chart was Warner’s The Kitchen, which was the No. 6 rental.

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

  1. Good Boys — Universal
  2. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Universal
  3. The Angry Birds Movie 2 — Sony Pictures
  4. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged — Lionsgate
  5. The Lion King — Disney
  6. The Kitchen — Warner
  7. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — Lionsgate
  8. The Peanut Butter Falcon — Lionsgate
  9. Toy Story 4 — Disney
  10. The Art of Racing in the Rain — Fox

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Nov. 17:

  1. Good Boys — Universal
  2. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Universal
  3. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged — Lionsgate
  4. The Peanut Butter Falcon — Lionsgate
  5. The Kitchen — Warner
  6. The Angry Birds Movie 2 — Sony Pictures
  7. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — Lionsgate
  8. The Art of Racing in the Rain — Fox
  9. Spider-Man: Far From Home — Sony Pictures
  10. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum — Lionsgate

 

Redbox Settles With Disney, Agrees Not to Sell Digital Codes

Disney and Redbox have settled their two-year-old lawsuit, with the kiosk company agreeing to never sell digital codes.

The codes offering access to a digital movie copy are contained in disc combo packs that Redbox purchases so it can rent out the discs from its kiosks. Unlike other studios, Disney does not have a rental agreement with Redbox. The kiosk company, which purchases Disney titles at retail, had been splitting up the content of the combo packs, renting the discs and selling the codes.

U.S. District Court judge Dean D. Pregerson Nov. 14 filed a proposed stipulated consent judgment and permanent injunction based on a Nov. 12 settlement between the parties.

Redbox is “permanently restrained and enjoined from selling, offering, distributing, marketing or promoting (including entering into any contract providing for the sale, offer, distribution, marketing, or promotion) of codes,” read the filing.

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Drives to Top of Redbox Charts

Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw debuted at No. 1 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended Nov. 10.

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 “Fast & Furious” spinoff film earned $173.8 million at the domestic box office.

Disney’s The Lion King remake dropped to the No. 2 spot on the disc chart.

The No. 3 disc rental was Lionsgate’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which was No. 2 on the On Demand chart.

The No. 4 disc rental was Warner’s The Kitchen, a crime drama that earned $12.2 million at the domestic box office.

Disney’s Toy Story 4 dropped to No. 5 on the disc chart.

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The Art of Racing in the Rain, from 20th Century Fox, took No. 3 on the On Demand chart and was the No. 6 disc rental.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home slid to No. 4 on the digital chart.

Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 was No. 5 on the On Demand chart.

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

  1. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Universal
  2. The Lion King — Disney
  3. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — Lionsgate
  4. The Kitchen — Warner
  5. Toy Story 4 — Disney
  6. The Art of Racing in the Rain — Fox
  7. Running With the Devil — Redbox
  8. Aladdin (2019) — Disney
  9. Stuber — Fox
  10. Spider-Man: Far From Home — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Nov. 10:

  1. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Universal
  2. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — Lionsgate
  3. The Art of Racing in the Rain — Fox
  4. Spider-Man: Far From Home — Sony Pictures
  5. The Secret Life of Pets 2 — Universal
  6. Stuber — Fox
  7. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum — Lionsgate
  8. Crawl — Paramount
  9. The Hustle — MGM
  10. Men In Black: International — Sony Pictures

 

‘Lion King’ Still Reigns on Redbox Disc Rental Chart

Disney’s The Lion King remake remained No. 1 on the Redbox kiosk disc rental chart the week ended Nov. 3. The Redbox disc rental chart tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

Disney’s Toy Story 4 stayed in the No. 2 spot.

The No. 3 disc rental was Redbox Entertainment’s own Running With the Devil, which stars Nicolas Cage and Laurence Fishburne as drug traffickers investigating why their boss’ cocaine shipments are being hijacked.

Stuber, from 20th Century Fox, slid to No. 4 on the disc rental chart and dropped to No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital transactions, including both electronic sellthrough and streaming rentals.

The No. 5 disc rental was Disney’s Aladdin remake.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home slid to No. 7 on the disc chart but rose to No. 1 on the digital chart.

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Paramount’s Crawl remained No. 3 on the On Demand chart and was the No. 6 disc rental.

Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 rose to No. 4 on the On Demand chart.

Warner’s Annabelle Comes Home held the No. 5 spot on the digital chart.

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

  1. The Lion King — Disney
  2. Toy Story 4 — Disney
  3. Running With the Devil — Redbox
  4. Stuber — Fox
  5. Aladdin (2019) — Disney
  6. Crawl — Paramount
  7. Spider-Man: Far From Home — Sony Pictures
  8. 10 Minutes Gone — Lionsgate
  9. Annabelle Comes Home — Warner
  10. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum — Lionsgate

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Nov. 3:

  1. Spider-Man: Far From Home — Sony Pictures
  2. Stuber — Fox
  3. Crawl — Paramount
  4. The Secret Life of Pets 2 — Universal
  5. Annabelle Comes Home — Warner
  6. Men In Black: International — Sony Pictures
  7. The Intruder — Sony Pictures
  8. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum — Lionsgate
  9. The Hustle — MGM
  10. Yesterday — Universal

‘Lion King’ Rises Over Redbox Disc Rentals, ‘Stuber’ Remains On Demand No. 1

Disney’s The Lion King remake took over the No. 1 spot on the Redbox kiosk disc rental chart the week ended Oct. 27. The Redbox disc rental chart tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

The live-action-style version of the animated classic earned $543.2 million at the domestic box office.

Disney’s Toy Story 4, which was the top title the previous week, in its third week slipped back to No. 2, where it had debuted two weeks prior.

Stuber, from 20th Century Fox, slid to No. 3 on the disc rental chart but remained No. 1 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital transactions, including both electronic sellthrough and streaming rentals.

The No. 4 disc rental was Paramount’s Crawl, which was No. 3 on the On Demand chart.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home slid to No. 5 on the disc chart but rose to No. 2 on the digital chart.

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Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum stayed No. 8 on the rental chart and rose to No. 4 on the On Demand chart.

Warner’s Annabelle Comes Home slipped to No. 7 on the disc chart and No. 5 on the digital chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Oct. 27:

  1. The Lion King — Disney
  2. Toy Story 4 — Disney
  3. Stuber — Fox
  4. Crawl — Paramount
  5. Spider-Man: Far From Home — Sony Pictures
  6. Aladdin (2019) — Disney
  7. Annabelle Comes Home — Warner
  8. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum — Lionsgate
  9. Men In Black: International — Sony Pictures
  10. 3 From Hell — Lionsgate

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Oct. 27:

  1. Stuber — Fox
  2. Spider-Man: Far From Home — Sony Pictures
  3. Crawl — Paramount
  4. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum — Lionsgate
  5. Annabelle Comes Home — Warner
  6. Yesterday — Universal
  7. Men In Black: International — Sony Pictures
  8. The Secret Life of Pets 2 — Universal
  9. Ma — Universal
  10. The Hustle — MGM

Redbox Launches Content Acquisition and Production Arm

Redbox is revving up its efforts to provide original content to customers of its disc rental kiosks and Redbox on Demand transactional video-on-demand service.

The company on Oct. 25 announced the formation of Redbox Entertainment, a new label to acquire and produce content for Redbox’s 50 million U.S. customers.

“The Redbox brand is built on delivering the best selection of movies from the biggest blockbuster releases to films in genres and with actors that appeal to our loyal customers,” said Redbox CEO Galen Smith. “The formation of Redbox Entertainment leverages our deep insights to bring projects that we know appeal to our audience to deliver additional value and entertainment.”

Marc Danon has been tapped as senior advisor to head content acquisition for Redbox Entertainment. He reports directly to Smith.

Marc Danon

Danon previously was president of acquisitions and co-productions at Broad Green Pictures; prior to joining Broad Green in July 2015, he spent eight years at Lionsgate, most recently as SVP of acquisitions and business development. There, he worked on the acquisition of such films as Kevin Hart: Let Me ExplainJohn WickDear White PeopleA Most Wanted ManEverything Must Go and The Skeleton Twins.

Danon also built and managed third-party brands and partnerships with ABC, Codeblack, Comcast, ITV, Marvel, NBC, and Saban.

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Earlier in his career, Danon held various acquisitions positions at Netflix, Catch 23 Entertainment and Artisan Entertainment.

“Marc is a terrific fit to lead the growth of Redbox Entertainment,” Smith said. “He’s a talented creative with an impressive track record as a champion of films that catch fire with audiences; and a skilled executive adept at maximizing distribution opportunities and cultivating strategic partnerships.”

Redbox Entertainment is funding, developing and producing projects across genres, with a focus on action, comedy, and suspense/thrillers, the company said.

Projects are being sourced now — directly and through a number of distribution partners and channels. New projects will be announced soon.

Content acquired by Redbox Entertainment will be available physically at Redbox kiosks and digitally via Redbox On Demand, as well as in downstream windows post-Redbox release.

Redbox reaches 50 million consumers across the United States at more than 41,000 kiosks and an expanding On Demand offering. The company’s loyalty program, Redbox Perks, has 34 million members.