‘The Meg,’ ‘Mile 22’ Top Redbox Disc Rental and Digital Charts

The Meg, the hit Warner Bros. movie about a giant killer shark, rode its $143 million domestic gross to a No. 1 debut on both Redbox charts for the week ended Nov.19.

Centered around a team of scientists who face off against a 75-foot-long prehistoric megalodon shark on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, The Meg took the No. 1 spot on both the Redbox kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red disc vending machines, and the Redbox On Demand digital chart, which tracks digital transactions, both electronic sellthrough (EST) and transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) streaming.

Mile 22, a spy thriller from Universal Pictures that stars Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, and Ronda Rousey, debuted at No. 2, also on both charts. The film, about a CIA task force that has to escort an Indonesian police officer on the run from the government 22 miles to an extraction point, earned $36.1 million in North American movie theaters.

A third new releases, Alpha, a historical adventure film about a young hunter who befriends an injured wolf during the last Ice Age, debuted at No. 4 on the Redbox kiosk chart and No. 3 on the Redbox On Demand digital chart.

The film earned just over $35 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters.

On the Redbox kiosk chart, the No. 3 spot went to Walt Disney’s The Incredibles 2, which had debuted the prior week at No. 1.

Rounding out the top five on the disc-rental chart was Lionsgate’s The Spy Who Dumped Me, an action comedy with Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon as two best friends on the run from assassins. ad debuted in the top spot the prior week on both charts. The film was No. 2 the previous week.

On the Redbox On Demand digital chart, The Spy Who Dumped Me slipped to No. 4 after two weeks at No. 1.

Rounding out the top five on the digital Redbox chart was Universal Pictures’  Skyscraper, down from No. 3 the previous week.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending November 18

  1. The Meg (new)
  2. Mile 22 (new)
  3. The Incredibles 2
  4. Alpha (new)
  5. The Spy Who Dumped Me
  6. Christopher Robin
  7. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  8. Skyscraper
  9. Hotel Transylvania 3
  10. BlacKkKlansman

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending November 18

  1. The Meg
  2. Mile 22
  3. Alpha
  4. The Spy Who Dumped Me
  5. Skyscraper
  6. BlacKkKlansman
  7. Hotel Transylvania 3
  8. Ocean’s 8
  9. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  10. The Darkest Minds

 

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‘Incredibles 2,’ Three Other New Releases Among Redbox’s Top 10 DVD, Blu-ray Disc Rentals

The Incredibles 2, the latest animated hit from Walt Disney Studios, debuted at No. 1 on the Redbox kiosk chart for the week ended Nov. 11.

Lionsgate’s The Spy Who Dumped Me, meanwhile, remained at No. 1 on the Redbox On Demand chart for the second consecutive week.

The action comedy, with Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon as two best friends on the run from assassins, had debuted in the top spot the prior week on both charts. The film slipped to No. 2 on the kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red disc vending machines.

Universal Pictures’ BlacKkKlansman came in at No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand digital chart, which tracks digital transactions, both electronic sellthrough (EST) and transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) streaming. The Spike Lee-helmed biopic, about a black cop who sets out to infiltrate and expose the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, grossed $48.3 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters.

BlacKkKlansman debuted at No. 4 on the Redbox disc-rental chart, one spot behind Disney’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, which slipped to No. 3 from No. 2 the prior week.

Rounding out the top five on the Redbox kiosk chart for the week was another Universal Pictures film, Skyscraper, the action film about a high-rise rescue starring Dwayne Johnson and Neve Campbell.

On the Redbox On Demand digital chart, Skyscraper finished the week at No. 3, down a spot from the prior week.

The No. 4 spot went to Universal Pictures’ 2018 Papillon remake, with 20th Century Fox’s The Darkest Minds coming in at No. 5

The Darkest Minds also debuted at No. 7 on the Redbox disc-rental chart, the third new release to bow in the top 10 for the week.

The Darkest Minds is a science fiction thriller film based on Alexandra Bracken’s young adult novel of the same name. The film stars Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore, and Gwendoline Christie and follows a group of teenagers on the run from the government after mysteriously developing superpowers. The film earned just $12.7 million in North American theaters.

A fourth new DVD and Blu-ray Disc release, Disney’s Christopher Robin, debuted at No. 9 on the Redbox kiosk chart with a domestic theatrical gross of $99.1 million.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending November 11

  1. The Incredibles 2 (new)
  2. The Spy Who Dumped Me
  3. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  4. BlacKkKlansman (new)
  5. Skyscraper
  6. Hotel Transylvania 3
  7. The Darkest Minds (new)
  8. Slender Man
  9. Christopher Robin (new)
  10. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending November 11

  1. The Spy Who Dumped Me
  2. BlacKkKlansman (new)
  3. Skyscraper
  4. Papillon (2018)
  5. The Darkest Minds
  6. Hotel Transylvania 3
  7. Ocean’s 8
  8. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
  9. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  10. Slender Man

 

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‘Spy Who Dumped Me’ Bows at No. 1 on Both Redbox Charts

The Spy Who Dumped Me, a newly released action comedy from Lionsgate starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon, topped both Redbox charts for the week ended Nov. 4.

The film, which follows two best friends who are chased through Europe by assassins after one of their old boyfriends turns out to be a CIA agent, earned $33.6 million in North American theaters.

The movie debuted at No. 1 on both the Redbox kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red disc vending machines, and the Redbox On Demand digital chart, which tracks digital transactions, both electronic sellthrough (EST) and transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) streaming.

On the kiosk chart, Walt Disney’s Ant-Man and the Wasp slipped to No. 2 after one week in the top spot. Universal Pictures’ Skyscraper slipped to No. 3 from No. 2.

Rounding out the top five were Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania at No. 4 and another Sony film, the new-to-disc Slender Man, bowing at No. 5.

A third new release, Warner’s Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, debuted at No. 6 on the Redbox disc-rental chart.

Slender Man, a critically panned horror film inspired by the creepy pasta Internet meme of a murderous, thin, faceless humanoid who stalks children, grossed $30.6 million domestically.

Teen Titans Go!, an animated superhero fantasy based on the TV series (and DC Comics characters) of the same name, earned $29.6 million in North American theaters.

Universal Pictures’ Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again slipped to No. 7 after debuting at No. 4 the week before.

On the Redbox On Demand digital chart, The Spy Who Dumped Me took the No. 1 spot from Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, which slipped to No. 4.

Skyscraper held onto the No. 2 chart position, while Hotel Transylvania repeated at No. 3.

Rounding out the top five was Slender Man, which had been released digitally on Oct. 19, two weeks before its Oct. 30 DVD and Blu-ray Disc street date.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending November 4

  1. The Spy Who Dumped Me (new)
  2. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  3. Skyscraper
  4. Hotel Transylvania 3
  5. Slender Man (new)
  6. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (new)
  7. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
  8. The First Purge
  9. Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  10. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending November 4

  1. The Spy Who Dumped Me (new)
  2. Skyscraper
  3. Hotel Transylvania 3
  4. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
  5. Slender Man
  6. The Darkest Minds
  7. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  8. Ocean’s 8
  9. Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  10. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

 

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‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Tops Redbox Digital Chart

Universal Pictures’ Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, a musical comedy based on the music of Swedish pop group ABBA, took the top spot on the Redbox On Demand chart for the week ended Oct. 28.

The Redbox On Demand chart tracks digital transactions, both electronic sellthrough (EST) and transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) streaming, the electronic equivalent to renting a DVD or Blu-ray Disc.

The film, a belated sequel to 2008’s Mamma Mia, debuted at No. 4 on the Redbox kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red disc vending machines, typically positioned inside or outside of supermarkets and mass merchants like Walmart.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again grossed more than $120 million in North American theaters and features an ensemble cast that includes Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Andy García, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Cher, and Meryl Streep.

The Mamma Mia sequel was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Oct. 23, two weeks after it became available for digital purchase or streaming.

On the Redbox kiosk chart, Walt Disney’s Ant-Man and the Wasp moved up to No. 1 in its second week of availability, knocking Universal Pictures’ Skyscraper to No. 2 after two weeks as the most in-demand disc rental.

Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transvylvania slipped a spot to No. 3 after two weeks in the second chart position.

Rounding out the top five on the Redbox disc rental chart was Universal Pictures’ The First Purge, which moved up a spot from No. 6 the prior week.

On the Redbox On Demand digital chart, Skyscraper and Hotel Transylvania 3 both slipped a spot, to No. 2 and No. 3, to make way for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Warner’s Ocean’s 8 moved back up to 4 from No. 5 the previous week, with Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom taking its place, down two spots from the previous week.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending October 28

  1. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  2. Skyscraper
  3. Hotel Transylvania 3
  4. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (new)
  5. The First Purge
  6. Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  7. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  8. Reprisal
  9. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  10. Ocean’s 8

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending October 28

  1. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  2. Skyscraper
  3. Hotel Transylvania 3
  4. Ocean’s 8
  5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  6. The First Purge
  7. Tag
  8. Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  9. Hotel Artemis
  10. Unfriended: Dark Web

 

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‘Ant-Man and The Wasp,’ ‘Reprisal’ Debut in Top 10 on Redbox Disc Rental Chart

Two new releases debuted in the top 10 on the Redbox kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals, the week ended Oct. 21.

But demand for neither Walt Disney’s Ant-Man and The Wasp nor Lionsgate’s Reprisal was strong enough to dislodge Universal Pictures’ Skyscraper and Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania 3 from the two top chart positions.

Skyscraper, an action film starring Dwayne Johnson as a former FBI agent out to rescue his family from a newly built skyscraper that has been taken over by criminals and set on fire, remained at No.1 for the second consecutive week.

And Hotel Transylvania 3, the third film in computer-animated comedy film franchise, remained at No. 2.

Ant-Man bowed at No. 3 on the kiosk chart, while Reprisal debuted at No. 4.

Both films were released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Oct. 16. Disney and Redbox are embroiled in litigation over Redbox’s sale of digital copy codes; the studio is the only one that won’t sell DVDs or Blu-ray Discs directly to Redbox, forcing the company to buy copies at retail.

Rounding out the top five on the Redbox kiosk chart was Sony Pictures’ Sicario: Day of the Soldado.

Skyscraper and Hotel Transylvania 3 also held onto the No. 1 and No. 2 positions on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital purchases (EST) and rentals (TVOD).

Neither new release appeared on the digital chart. Ant-Man and The Wasp is not available through Redbox On Demand.

Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom moved back up to No. 3 from No. 5 the prior week, bumping Sicario: Day of the Soldado down a notch to No. 4.

Rounding out the top five on the Redbox On Demand digital chart was Warner’s Ocean’s 8, which moved up to No. 5 from No. 8 the previous week.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending October 21

  1. Skyscraper
  2. Hotel Transylvania 3
  3. Ant-Man and the Wasp (new)
  4. Reprisal (new)
  5. Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  6. The First Purge
  7. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  8. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  9. Ocean’s 8
  10. Hotel Artemis

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending October 21

  1. Skyscraper
  2. Hotel Transylvania 3
  3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  4. Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  5. Ocean’s 8
  6. The First Purge
  7. Hotel Artemis
  8. Unfriended: Dark Web
  9. Tag
  10. Deadpool 2

 

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‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Checks in at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania 3 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 Oct. 13.

The third installment of the popular animated franchise from director Genndy Tartakovsky featuring Adam Sandler voicing Dracula, who runs a vacation spot for monsters, earned $167 million at the domestic box office, about on part with the second film.

Another newcomer, Universal Pictures’ action thriller Skyscraper starring Dwayne Johnson beating up bad guys in a burning high-rise, bowed at No. 2 on both charts. It sold 61% as many copies as Hotel Transylvania 3. Blu-ray Disc accounted for just 45% of total Skyscraper unit sales, a relatively low percentage for a visual-effects heavy blockbuster.

Walt Disney Studios’ Halloween staple Hocus Pocus remained at No. 3 on the overall chart for a third week (and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart for a second week).

No. 4 on the overall chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart was Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, which had been the top seller the previous two weeks.

Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was No. 5 on both charts.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 53% of first-week Hotel Transylvania 3 unit sales, with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray comprising 3% of the total. Skyscraper had 9% of its unit sales from UHD Blu-ray, and 1% from the 3D version (as 3D editions become increasingly rare in the U.S., from the standpoint of both the number of studios releasing them and the retailers carrying them).

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Oct. 14, Skyscraper climbed to the top spot, with Hotel Transylvania 3 coming in second.

Sony Pictures’ Sicario: Day of the Soldado slipped to No. 3, with Universal’s The First Purge at No. 4 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at No. 5.

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‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Bow in Two Top Spots on Redbox Charts

Once again, two new releases debuted in the two top spots on both Redbox charts the week ended Oct. 14.

Universal Pictures’ Skyscraper, an action film starring Dwayne Johnson as a former FBI agent out to rescue his family from a newly built skyscraper that has been taken over by criminals and set on fire, debuted at No. 1 on both the Redbox kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals, and the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital purchases (EST) and rentals (TVOD).

Bowing at No. 2, also on both charts, was Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania 3, the third film in computer-animated comedy film franchise and, with a worldwide gross of $517 million ($167 million domestic), the top earner among the three.

Both films were released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Oct. 9 and on digital two weeks earlier, on Sept. 25.

Skyscraper, which earned nearly $68 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, also features Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Noah Taylor, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber and Hannah Quinlivan.

Hotel Transylvania 3, in which Dracula falls in love with a ship captain named Ericka Van Helsing while on a vacation cruise only to learn she’s the great-granddaughter his arch-enemy, features an all-star voice cast reprising their role: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, and Mel Brooks.

Sony Pictures’ Sicario: Day of the Soldado, a thriller centered around the drug war at the U.S.-Mexico border and a sequel to 2015’s Sicario, slipped to No. 3 on both charts, after having debuted at No. 1 the week before.

Universal Pictures’ The First Purge, the fourth film in the “Purge” franchise, slipped to No. 4 on the Redbox kiosk chart and No. 5 on the Redbox On Demand chart. The film,  a prequel that explains the origin of the annual 12-hour span in which Americans are invited to get out their aggressions, no matter how violent,  had debuted the prior week at No. 2 on both charts.

Rounding out the top five was Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which finished the week at No. 5 on the disc rental chart and No. 4 on the digital chart.

One more newcomer debuted in the top 10 on both charts: Hotel Artemis, a thriller from Global Road Entertainment about a nurse who runs a secret hospital for criminals in a futuristic Los Angeles. The film debuted at No. 6 on the disc rental chart and No. 7 on the digital chart.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending October 14

  1. Skyscraper (new)
  2. Hotel Transylvania 3 (new)
  3. Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  4. The First Purge
  5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  6. Hotel Artemis (new)
  7. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  8. Ocean’s 8
  9. Uncle Drew
  10. Tag

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending October 14

  1. Skyscraper
  2. Hotel Transylvania 3
  3. Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  5. The First Purge
  6. Ocean’s 8
  7. Hotel Artemis (new)
  8. Tag
  9. Life of the Party
  10. Uncle Drew

 

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Atom Tickets Adds Muscle to Advisory Board

Atom Tickets, the online movie ticket service backed by Lionsgate and 20th Century Fox, among others, May 21 announced the addition of Dwayne Johnson and his production company to its advisory board.

Johnson, his business partner/ex-wife Dany Garcia and Seven Bucks production company will provide their “expertise” to the ticket startup. Other advisory board members include Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Tyler Perry.

Matthew Bakal, co-founder of Atom Tickets, said Johnson brings a “unique and impressive connection” to moviegoers, that apparently will translate into ticket purchases.

“We’re honored to have the opportunity to tap into his passion for the motion picture industry to ideate the possibilities,” Bakal said in a statement.

For Johnson, star of myriad action movies, including Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, New Line’s Rampage and upcoming Universal Pictures actioners, Skyscraper and Red Notice, partnering with Atom Tickets bring the moviegoing experience to consumers before they enter the theater.

“We are … revolutionizing the business of ticket buying as a whole,” Johnson said. “The Atom Team is an amazing group of individuals, who like us, are purely focused on the audience first.”

The free Atom Tickets app and website provide relevant movie reviews, trailers and synopses to help consumers make the best decision on what to see. App users can invite friends (via their contact lists) to purchase their own Atom tickets, among other features.