Merchandising: New ‘Justice Society,’ Steelbook Exclusives

After weeks of minimal to modest new home video release slates, several of the May 11 titles had retailer-exclusive variants.

Best Buy’s ‘Justice Society: World War II’ 4K combo pack with figurine

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.

Best Buy’s ‘Shrek’ 4K Steelbook

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.

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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.

‘Dora’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals, ‘Good Boys’ Remains On Demand No. 1

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.

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Sony Pictures’ The Angry Birds Movie 2 slid to No. 5 on the disc rental chart and No. 8 on the digital chart.

No. 4 on the disc chart was Warner’s The Kitchen, which was the No. 5 On Demand title.

Lionsgate’s The Peanut Butter Falcon was the No. 4 digital title and No. 9 disc rental.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Nov. 24:

  1. Dora and the Lost City of Gold — Paramount
  2. Good Boys — Universal
  3. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Universal
  4. The Kitchen — Warner
  5. The Angry Birds Movie 2 — Sony Pictures
  6. The Lion King — Disney
  7. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged — Lionsgate
  8. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — Lionsgate
  9. The Peanut Butter Falcon — Lionsgate
  10. Toy Story 4 — Disney

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Nov. 24:

  1. Good Boys — Universal
  2. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Universal
  3. Dora and the Lost City of Gold — Paramount
  4. The Peanut Butter Falcon — Lionsgate
  5. The Kitchen — Warner
  6. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged — Lionsgate
  7. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — Lionsgate
  8. The Angry Birds Movie 2 — Sony Pictures
  9. The Art of Racing in the Rain — Fox
  10. Spider-Man: Far From Home — Sony Pictures