After weeks of minimal to modest new home video release slates, several of the May 11 titles had retailer-exclusive variants.
Warner’s animated Justice Society: World War II had a couple. Best Buy offered the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition with a pack-in Flash figurine for $33.99. Meanwhile, with the direct-to-video movie being widely released on Blu-ray and 4K formats, Walmart was the only retailer with the DVD edition, at $14.96.
Best Buy offered Steelbooks of three catalog titles arriving on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.
One was a Steelbook of Universal’s Shrek: 20th Anniversary Edition, at $22.99.
Another was a Steelbook for the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of 2004 horror film Saw, at $18.99. The Saw re-release is timed for the May 13 theatrical premiere of the newest franchise installment, Spiral.
The third involved the 4K Steelbook combo pack of 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, which was a wide release from Universal, but Best Buy offered it as a gift set packed with character cards and a collector’s booklet, at $27.99, about $5 more than the widely released version.
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.