Merchandising: ‘Tax Collector’ 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Exclusive to Best Buy

Best Buy’s ‘Tax Collector’ 4K Steelbook

The new releases for Oct. 6 saw more exclusive Steelbook editions from Best Buy.

Most notable, though, is that Best Buy has the exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of RLJ’s The Tax Collector. The 4K Tax Collector is available as a Steelbook combo pack containing 4K and regular Blu-ray discs for $19.99.

Among the Best Buy Steelbooks for catalog titles released during the week was Warner’s 300, a 4K combo pack for $29.99.

Best Buy’s ‘300’ 4K Steelbook

Best Buy also had 4K Steelbook combo packs for three Paramount movies at $24.99 apiece: Interstellar, Saving Private Ryan and Mission: Impossible — Fallout.

Best Buy’s ‘Interstellar’ 4K Steelbook
Best Buy’s ‘Saving Private Ryan’ 4K Steelbook
Best Buy’s ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ 4K Steelbook

Elsewhere, Target offered 15% off all Disney movies on disc.

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‘Tax Collector,’ ‘Secret Garden’ Top Weekly Slate of New Disc Releases; ‘Mulan’ Now Available Through Other Digital Retailers

RLJ Entertainment’s surprise hit The Tax Collector and Universal Pictures’ The Secret Garden top the slate of new disc releases available Oct. 6, while the Walt Disney Co.’s live-action Mulan remake becomes available through digital retailers such as FandangoNow for purchase at $29.99 after a month-long Disney+ PVOD exclusive.

Also newly available, on Blu-ray Disc and DVD and through digital retailers, is MGM’s remake of the 1983 comedy classic Valley Girl, while 300, from Warner Bros., and Shutter Island, from Paramount, are making their 4K Ultra HD debuts.

The crime drama The Tax Collector was released through digital retailers on Aug. 7 and the following week  debuted at No. 1 on the “Watched at Home” chart, knocking DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour from the top spot it had occupied for five weeks. Directed by David Ayer, the film stars Shia LaBeouf and Bobby Soto as “tax collectors” working for a Los Angeles crime lord who find their safety threatened by a rival of their boss.

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STX Films’ The Secret Garden is based on the 1911 fantasy novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Set in England in 1947, the film follows a young orphan girl (Dixie Egerickx) who, after being sent to live with her uncle (Colin Firth), discovers a magical garden on the grounds of his estate. The cast also includes Julie Walters, Isis Davis and Amir Wilson. The film was released through digital retailers on Sept. 22.

Valley Girl, distributed to home audiences by Warner Bros., is a musical romantic comedy from MGM’s Orion Pictures that was directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg. The film stars Jessica Rothe, Mae Whitman and Judy Greer (13 Going on 30Ant-Man27 Dresses) as Diana. The film, a musical romantic comedy adaptation of the 1983 classic starring Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman, follows a pair of young lovers from different backgrounds who defy their parents and friends to stay together.

Also on Oct. 6, Universal Pictures is releasing American Pie: Girls’ Rules on DVD and through digital retailers. The film is the latest direct-to-video installment in the popular franchise, which began with the 1999 theatrical release of American Pie, about a group of high school boys out to lose their virginity before graduation. Girls’ Rules is the ninth film in the franchise and the first since 2009. It also is the first “American Pie” movie without Eugene Levy, whose career in recent years was reborn with the hit comedy series “Schitt’s Creek.”

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

‘Tax Collector’ Slated for Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 6

RLJ Films will release the action-thriller The Tax Collector on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Oct. 6. A 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack Steelbook edition will be released the same day exclusively at Best Buy.

Best Buy’s ‘Tax Collector’ Steelbook

Directed by David Ayer, the film stars Bobby Soto and Shia LaBeouf as David and Creeper, agents for a Los Angeles crime lord named Wizard tasked with collecting a cut of the profits of local gangs’ illicit dealings. But when Wizard’s old rival returns to Los Angeles from Mexico, the business is upended, and David finds himself desperate to protect his family.

The cast also includes Cinthya Carmona and George Lopez.

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The film is available now via VOD and digital download. It made just under $1 million at the domestic box office from a handful of drive-ins and theaters open during the coronavirus pandemic.

Since its digital release, The Tax Collector has consistently ranked high on digital charts from Redbox, FandangoNow and Vudu. The film also has spent three weeks at No. 1 on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

Extras on the Tax Collector discs include deleted scenes.

‘The Silencing’, ‘The Vanished’ Among Five New Releases on Weekly ‘Watched at Home’ Chart

Five new films appeared on the “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended Aug. 22, led by Lionsgate’s The Silencing and Paramount’s The Vanished, both of which debuted in the top 10.

The Silencing debuted at No. 6 on the weekly chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. The  U.S.-Canadian action thriller follows a reclusive hunter and police sheriff who track down a murderer they suspect kidnapped the hunter’s daughter five years earlier. The film, released through digital retailers on Aug. 14, was directed by Robin Pront from a screenplay by Micah Ranum and stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Annabelle Wallis.

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The Vanished (No. 7), also released through digital retailers in mid-August ahead of an Oct. 20 DVD and Blu-ray Disc release, is about an idyllic family vacation that turns into a living nightmare for parents Paul (Thomas Jane) and Wendy (Anne Heche) when their young daughter disappears without a trace. When the local sheriff (Jason Patric) fails to chase down any new leads, the frantic parents have no choice but to take matters into their own hands.

Also new to the “Watched at Home” chart are RLJ Entertainment’s Spree (No. 15), a horror satire that follows a social media-obsessed, ride-hail driver played by Joe Keery, and Sony Pictures’ Sputnik (No. 18), a Russian science-fiction horror film that stars Oksana Akinshina as a young doctor who is recruited by the military to assess a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space accident and returned to Earth with a dangerous organism living inside him.

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Warner’s Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, a direct-to-video animated superhero film version of the CW Seed series of the same name, debuted at No. 20 after its Aug. 18 disc release date. The film was released through digital retailers two weeks earlier.

The top five on the “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended Aug. 22 remains unchanged from the prior week, with RLJ’s The Tax Collector at No. 1 for the third consecutive week. The film, which stars Shia LaBeouf and Bobby Soto as “tax collectors” working for a Los Angeles crime lord, was released through digital retailers on Aug. 7.

Rounding out the top five are DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour, distributed to home audiences by Universal Pictures, and three seasons of Paramount’s “Yellowstone,” with Kevin Costner.

  1. The Tax Collector (RLJ Entertainment)
  2. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  4. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  5. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  6. The Silencing (2020, Lionsgate)
  7. The Vanished (2020, Paramount)
  8. The Outpost (Screen Media)
  9. Made In Italy (IFC Films)
  10. You Should Have Left (Universal)
  11. The Rental (IFC Films)
  12. Deep Blue Sea 3 (Warner)
  13. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  14. The King of Staten Island (Universal)
  15. Spree (2020, RLJ Entertainment)
  16. Scoob! (Warner Bros.)
  17. The High Note (Universal)
  18. Sputnik (Sony Pictures)
  19. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal)
  20. Deathstroke Knights & Dragons (Warner)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended Aug. 22.

‘Scoob!’ Leads Redbox Disc Rentals for Fourth Week; ‘Tax Collector’ Again Tops Digital Chart

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Scoob! remained in the top spot on the Redbox kiosk disc rental chart the week ended Aug. 16, its fourth week in the top spot since arriving on disc July 21.

The top title on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions, was again RLJ Films’ The Tax Collector, its second week as the top digital title.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s You Should Have Left was the No. 2 disc rental for a third week, and slipped to No. 3 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

Warner’s direct-to-video Deep Blue Sea 3 repeated as the No. 3 title 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. Redbox offers early availability of the disc, which will be widely released Aug. 25. Deep Blue Sea 3 did become widely available digitally, however, and placed No. 2 on the On Demand chart.

The newly released The Wretched, from IFC, was the No. 4 title on the disc rental chart.

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour slipped to No. 4 on the digital chart but climbed a spot to No. 5 on the disc chart.

Rounding out the top five on the On Demand chart was Universal’s remake of The Invisible Man.

Other new releases debuting on the rental chart included Lionsgate’s Archive at No. 7 and Universal’s The High Note at No. 8.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Aug. 16:

  1. Scoob! — Warner
  2. You Should Have Left — Universal
  3. Deep Blue Sea 3 — Warner
  4. The Wretched — IFC
  5. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  6. Survive the Night — Lionsgate
  7. Archive — Lionsgate
  8. The High Note — Universal
  9. Money Plane — Quiver
  10. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Aug. 16:

  1. The Tax Collector — RLJ
  2. Deep Blue Sea 3 — Warner
  3. You Should Have Left — Universal
  4. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  5. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  6. The Outpost — Screen Media
  7. The Silencing — Lionsgate
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  9. Force of Nature — Lionsgate
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures

 

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‘Tax Collector’ Bumps ‘Trolls’ From Top of ‘Watched at Home’ Chart

The crime drama The Tax Collector, from RLJ Entertainment, debuted at No. 1 on the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended Aug. 8, knocking DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour from the top spot it had occupied for the past five weeks.

The Tax Collector was released through digital retailers Aug. 7. Directed by David Ayer, the film stars Shia LaBeouf and Bobby Soto as “tax collectors” working for a Los Angeles crime lord who find their safety threatened by a rival of their boss.

Trolls, distributed to home audiences by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, slipped to No. 2 on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

Season one of Paramount’s popular TV show “Yellowstone” remained at No. 3, while the two other seasons each slipped a notch, Season three to No. 5 and Season two to No. 6.

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Universal Pictures’ You Should Have Left, a psychological thriller that soared to No. 2 the prior week after its DVD and digital release, dropped to No. 4.

New to the “Watched at Home” chart is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which debuted at No. 18 amid publicity around the next installment in the dinosaur franchise, Jurassic World: Dominion, slated to bow in theaters next summer.

  1. The Tax Collector (RLJ Entertainment)
  2. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  4. You Should Have Left (Universal)
  5. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  6. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  7. The Outpost (Screen Media)
  8. Scoob! (Warner Bros.)
  9. The Rental (IFC Films)
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  11. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  12. The Invisible Man (Universal)
  13. Deep Blue Sea 3 (Warner)
  14. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  15. The High Note (Universal)
  16. Fantasy Island (Sony, 2020)
  17. Force of Nature (Lionsgate, 2020)
  18. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal)
  19. Most Wanted (Paramount)
  20. Birds of Prey (Warner)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended Aug. 8.

 

‘Scoob!’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals for Third Week; ‘Tax Collector’ Leads Digitally

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Scoob! remained in the top spot on the Redbox kiosk disc rental chart the week ended Aug. 9, its third week in the top spot since arriving on disc July 21.

The top title on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions, was RLJ Films’ The Tax Collector, the new film from director David Ayer that arrived on VOD Aug. 7.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s You Should Have Left was the No. 2 disc rental for a second week, and slipped to No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

Warner’s direct-to-video Deep Blue Sea 3 repeated as the No. 3 title 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. Redbox offers early availability of the disc, which will be widely released Aug. 25.

Lionsgate’s Survive the Night was the No. 4 title on the disc rental chart.

The No. 5 disc rental was the heist movie Money Plane, from Quiver Entertainment.

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour slipped to No. 3 on the digital chart and was No. 6 on the disc chart.

Rounding out the top five on the On Demand chart were two titles from Screen Media The Outpost at No. 4 and Robert the Bruce at No. 5.

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

  1. Scoob! — Warner
  2. You Should Have Left — Universal
  3. Deep Blue Sea 3 — Warner
  4. Survive the Night — Lionsgate
  5. Money Plane — Quiver
  6. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  7. Coma — MPI
  8. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  9. Grand Isle — Screen Media
  10. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Aug. 9:

  1. The Tax Collector — RLJ
  2. You Should Have Left — Universal
  3. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  4. The Outpost — Screen Media
  5. Robert the Bruce — Screen Media
  6. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  7. Jurassic World — Universal
  8. The Equalizer — Sony Pictures
  9. 1917 — Universal
  10. Force of Nature — Lionsgate

 

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