‘Texas Killing Fields,’ ‘Free Guy,’ ‘Croods: New Age’ Top Movies at Redbox in 2021

Redbox on Jan. 5 announced the most-watched movies in 2021 across its AVOD channels, Redbox On Demand digital retail store, and nearly 40,000 kiosks offering DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals.

Texas Killing Fields, a crime drama starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, was the top AVOD title; Free Guy, the Ryan Reynolds action comedy, was the top TVOD release; and the animated kids’ movie The Croods: A New Age was the top disc rental of 2021.

Galen Smith

The year 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of Redbox, which went public last October in part to fuel its content spend. The company continues to offer disc rentals at its nearly 40,000 red kiosks outside, or inside, supermarkets, convenience stores, and mass merchants such as Walmart.  But its main focus these days is digital, including Redbox on Demand, where consumers can rent or buy movies and TV shows either through the Redbox website or apps that are now available on Roku, Samsung, VIZIO, LG, Xbox, PlayStation, iOS, Android, and many other platforms. Also available through the Redbox website and app is an AVOD streaming service where consumers can watch thousands of movies for free.

The company says its Redbox Free Live TV service has now surpassed 130 Free Ad Supported Television (FAST) channels offering a wide range of content from The Price is Right: The Barker Era to The Bob Ross channel.

“In 2021, we continued to see growth in our streaming services and our kiosks remain very popular with our customers,” said Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox. “2022 will be a big year for Redbox as we accelerate our digital businesses and celebrate 20 years of bringing the best in entertainment to millions of customers.” 


Redbox’s Top 10 Movies of 2021 (Digital sales and rentals, Redbox On Demand)

  1. Free Guy
  2. The Croods: A New Age
  3. F9: The Fast Saga
  4. Venom: Let There Be Carnage        
  5. Wrath of Man
  6. Greenland
  7. A Quiet Place Part II
  8. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  9. The Marksman
  10. Nobody

*Based on TVOD transactions between Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021.                                 

Redbox’s Top 10 Movies of 2021 (DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the kiosk)

  1. The Croods: A New Age
  2. Greenland
  3. The Marksman
  4. Wonder Woman 1984
  5. Wrath of Man
  6. News of the World
  7. F9: The Fast Saga
  8. Nobody
  9. A Quiet Place Part II
  10. Let Him Go

*Based on DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals between Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021.