‘The Outpost’ Takes Over as Top Redbox Disc Rental; ‘Tax Collector’ Again Tops Digital Chart

Screen Media’s war drama The Outpost took over the top spot on the Redbox kiosk disc rental chart the week ended Aug. 23. The film, directed by Rod Lurie, is based on the book by Jake Tapper about the Battle of Kamdesh during the War in Afghanistan.

The Outpost was No. 5 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Scoob! dropped to No. 2 after four weeks in the top spot in the top spot on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

The top title on the Redbox On Demand chart was again RLJ Films’ The Tax Collector, its third week as the top digital title.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s You Should Have Left was the No. 3 disc rental for a third week, and held onto the No. 3 spot on the Redbox On Demand chart.

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Another Universal title, DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour, climbed to No. 4 on the disc chart but slipped to No. 7 on the digital chart.

Warner’s direct-to-video Deep Blue Sea 3 slid to No. 5 on the kiosk chart and No. 6 on the On Demand chart. Redbox offered early availability of the disc prior to its wide Aug. 25 release.

Rounding out the top five on the On Demand chart was Universal’s remake of The Invisible Man at No. 2, and Sony Pictures’ Fantasy Island at No. 4.

Other new releases debuting on the disc rental chart included Universal’s Emperor at No. 6 and Distribution Solutions’ Open 24 Hours at No. 7.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Aug. 23:

  1. The Outpost — Screen Media
  2. Scoob! — Warner
  3. You Should Have Left — Universal
  4. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  5. Deep Blue Sea 3 — Warner
  6. Emperor (2020) — Universal
  7. Open 24 Hours — Distribution Solutions
  8. Survive the Night — Lionsgate
  9. Archive — Lionsgate
  10. The Wretched — IFC

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Aug. 23:

  1. The Tax Collector — RLJ
  2. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  3. You Should Have Left — Universal
  4. Fantasy Island — Sony Pictures
  5. The Outpost — Screen Media
  6. Deep Blue Sea 3 — Warner
  7. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  8. The Silencing — Lionsgate
  9. Dolittle — Universal
  10. Homefront — Universal

 

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‘The Outpost,’ ‘Deathstroke’ Top Slate of New Disc, Digital Releases

Despite the lack of theatrical titles, the home entertainment marketplace is once again getting a fresh batch of new releases on both the physical media side and the digital side.

Topping the slate of new disc releases available Aug. 18 is Screen Media’s The Outpost, a war drama directed by Rod Lurie that is based on the book by Jake Tapper about the Battle of Kamdesh during the War in Afghanistan. The film, which stars Orlando Bloom, was scheduled to premiere at the 2020 South by Southwest Film Festival, but in the wake of the festival’s cancellation it was released via VOD, and in a handful of open theaters, on July 3. The film is available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc and may also be purchased or rented through digital retailers.

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Also new, to Blu-ray Disc, is Warner Bros.’ Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons: The Movie, a 2020 direct-to-video animated superhero film compiling the CW Seed series “Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons” produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The film has been available through digital retailers since Aug. 4.

Two other new releases worthy of note, Military Wives and Emperor, come from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and are available on DVD and digital only.

Military Wives is a 2019 British dramedy starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan. It was directed by Peter Cattaneo, from a screenplay by Rosanne Flynn and Rachel Tunnard. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019.

Emperor, directed by Mark Amir, is based on the life story of Shields Green, an escaped slave who travels north and has chance encounters with Frederick Douglass and John Brown.

A complete list of new disc and digital releases, compiled each week by the Media Play News market research team, can be found here.

Military Drama ‘The Outpost’ on Disc Aug. 18

Screen Media will release the military thriller The Outpost on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Aug. 18.

Based on best-selling non-fiction book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper, the film depicts the story of a unit of U.S. soldiers stationed at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, as they defend against an overwhelming Taliban attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it came to be known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghanistan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

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Scott Eastwood portrays Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha and Caleb Landry Jones portrays Specialist Ty Carter (who also appears in the movie), who were awarded the Medal of Honor. Orlando Bloom plays Captain Ben Keating. Director Rod Lurie, himself a former soldier and graduate of West Point, cast several other veterans of the American military in various roles, including Henry Hughes and Daniel Rodriguez.