‘Where the Crawdads Sing,’ ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Top Redbox Charts for Second Week

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Where the Crawdad Sings remained No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended Oct. 2, and stayed No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart. The film, based on the novel of the same name, is about an abandoned girl who raises herself in the woods.

No. 1 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions, was again Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick, the megahit sequel to 1986’s Top Gun that has earned more than $1.4 billion at the global box office.

Universal Pictures’ Minions: The Rise of Gru remained No. 2 on the Redbox disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s thousands of red kiosks. The fifth entry and second prequel in the “Despicable Me” franchise features the minions helping the younger Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) fulfill his dream of becoming a supervillain.

No. 3 on both charts was Quiver Films’ Bandit, available on disc exclusively at Redbox until its wide release Dec. 13. The film based on a true tells the story of a charming criminal who assumes a new identity after being released from prison and robs 59 banks and jewelry stores while being hunted by police.

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No. 4 on the disc rental chart, and No. 5 on the digital chart, was Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Elvis, director Bax Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic.

The No. 4 Redbox on Demand title was Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder, available for digital sale since Sept. 8 but offered via VOD as of Sept. 27.

The No. 5 disc rental, and No. 9 on the digital chart, was Vertical Entertainment’s Emily the Criminal, which stars Aubrey Plaza as a woman who takes a shady gig buying goods with stolen credit cards. The film is available on disc exclusively at Redbox until its Nov. 29 wide release.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Oct. 2:

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing — Sony Pictures
  2. Minions: The Rise of Gru — Universal
  3. Bandit — Quiver
  4. Elvis — Warner
  5. Emily the Criminal — Vertical
  6. Jurassic World Dominion — Universal
  7. The Munsters — Universal
  8. The Black Phone — Universal
  9. Dead for a Dollar — Quiver
  10. Bullet Proof — Lionsgate

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Oct. 2:

  1. Top Gun: Maverick — Paramount
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing — Sony Pictures
  3. Bandit — Quiver
  4. Thor: Love and Thunder — Disney/Marvel
  5. Elvis — Warner
  6. Jurassic World Dominion — Universal
  7. The Black Phone — Universal
  8. Bullet Train — Sony Pictures
  9. Emily the Criminal — Vertical
  10. The Enforcer — Screen Media

 

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‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals; ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Tops Digital Chart

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Where the Crawdad Sings climbed to No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended Sept. 25, but slipped to No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart for the week. The film, based on the novel of the same name, is about an abandoned girl who raises herself in the woods.

No. 1 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions, was Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick, the megahit sequel to 1986’s Top Gun that has earned more than $1.4 billion at the global box office.

Universal Pictures’ Minions: The Rise of Gru remained No. 2 on the Redbox disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s thousands of red kiosks. The fifth entry and second prequel in the “Despicable Me” franchise features the minions helping the younger Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) fulfill his dream of becoming a supervillain.

The previous week’s top disc rental, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Elvis, director Bax Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic, dropped to No. 3 on that chart.

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No. 4 on both charts was Quiver Films’ Bandit, available on disc exclusively at Redbox until its wide release Dec. 13. The film based on a true tells the story of a charming criminal who assumes a new identity after being released from prison and robs 59 banks and jewelry stores while being hunted by police.

No. 5 on the disc rental chart, and No. 3 on the digital chart, was Universal’s Jurassic World Dominion. The extended cut of the film was No. 6 on the digital chart, where it is tracked separately (though it is included with the disc version as well as the digital sellthrough version at some retailers).

The No. 5 digital title, and No. 6 disc rental, was Universal’s The Black Phone, a thriller starring Ethan Hawke about a kidnapped boy who finds a phone that lets him hear from previous victims.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Sept. 25:

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing — Sony Pictures
  2. Minions: The Rise of Gru — Universal
  3. Elvis — Warner
  4. Bandit — Quiver
  5. Jurassic World Dominion — Universal
  6. The Black Phone — Universal
  7. Lightyear — Disney
  8. The Reef: Stalked — RLJ
  9. Wrong Place — Vertical
  10. Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin — Paramount

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Sept. 25:

  1. Top Gun: Maverick — Paramount
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing — Sony Pictures
  3. Jurassic World Dominion — Universal
  4. Bandit — Quiver
  5. The Black Phone — Universal
  6. Jurassic World Dominion (Extended Cut) — Universal
  7. The Enforcer — Screen Media
  8. Wrong Place — Vertical
  9. X — Lionsgate/A24
  10. Paradise Highway — Lionsgate

 

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‘Elvis’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals; ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Tops Digital Chart

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Elvis debuted at No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended Sept. 18. The Elvis Presley biopic from director Baz Luhrmann has earned $150.7 million at the domestic box office.

The previous week’s top disc rental, Universal Pictures’ Minions: The Rise of Gru slipped to No. 2. The fifth entry and second prequel in the “Despicable Me” franchise features the minions helping the younger Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) fulfill his dream of becoming a supervillain.

The No. 1 title on the Redbox On Demand chart for the week was another newcomer, Sony Pictures’ Where the Crawdad Sings. The film, based on the novel of the same name about an abandoned girl who raises herself in the woods, earned nearly $89 million at the domestic box office. It was No. 3 on the Redbox disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s thousands of red kiosks.

No. 4 on the disc rental chart, and No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart,  which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions, was Universal’s Jurassic World Dominion. The extended cut of the film was No. 4 on the digital chart, where it is tracked separately (though it is included with the disc version as well as the digital sellthrough version at some retailers).

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The No. 5 disc rental, and No. 3 digital title, was Universal’s The Black Phone, a thriller starring Ethan Hawke about a kidnapped boy who finds a phone that lets him hear from previous victims.

Rounding out the top five digital titles was Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick.

A couple of titles that are available on disc early through Redbox also appeared in the top 10 on both charts.

Vertical Entertainment’s Bruce Willis actioner Wrong Place was No. 6 on the digital chart and No. 7 on the disc chart a week before its DVD and Blu-ray wide release date.

Paramount’s Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin was the No. 6 disc rental and No. 9 on the digital chart. The seventh “Paranormal Activity” movie is currently streaming on Paramount+ but was released on DVD exclusively at Walmart Sept. 13. A Blu-ray of the film arrives Oct. 11 as part of a franchise boxed set.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Sept. 18:

  1. Elvis — Warner
  2. Minions: The Rise of Gru — Universal
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing — Sony Pictures
  4. Jurassic World Dominion — Universal
  5. The Black Phone — Universal
  6. Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin — Paramount
  7. Wrong Place — Vertical
  8. Paradise Highway — Lionsgate
  9. The Lost City — Paramount
  10. Last Seen Alive — Vertical


Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Sept. 18:

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing — Sony Pictures
  2. Jurassic World Dominion — Universal
  3. The Black Phone — Universal
  4. Jurassic World Dominion (Extended Cut) — Universal
  5. Top Gun: Maverick — Paramount
  6. Wrong Place — Vertical
  7. Beast — Universal
  8. Paradise Highway — Lionsgate
  9. Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin — Paramount
  10. X — Lionsgate/A24

 

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Merchandising: ‘Lightyear’ Steelbook Available at Best Buy

Sept. 13 saw the release of a few major theatricals on disc, including Warner’s Elvis and Disney’s Lightyear. For the most part, however, there wasn’t much in the way of retailer exclusives for them.

The most prominent exclusive was Best Buy offering a $34.99 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook edition of Lightyear, the “Toy Story” spinoff from Pixar. Best Buy had been touting preorders for the Steel book for weeks.

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Other than that, the most notable retailer exclusive during the week was Target’s Pitch Perfect Trilogy 10th Anniversary Limited-Edition Gift Set. The $22.99 collection includes Universal Pictures’ three “Pitch Perfect” movies on Blu-ray with digital copy codes, plus a collectible pitch pipe and a booklet.

Target also ran a promotion offering a free $5 gift card with the purchase of the Where the Crawdads Sing book and either the newly released DVD or Blu-ray of the film adaptation from Sony Pictures.

 

Sony Pictures Partners with U.K. Home Entertainment to Promote Theatrical Release

Sony Pictures Entertainment has partnered with The Industry Trust for Intellectual Property Awareness in the U.K. for the July 15 theatrical release of Where The Crawdads Sing, produced by Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter, and based on the best-selling novel written by Delia Owens.

Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), the promotional spot features Edgar-Jones encouraging viewers to frequent the cineplex and watch the 3000 Pictures’ release.

Where the Crawdads Sing is the mystery of “Kya” (Edgar-Jones) who raises herself in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina, and finds herself at the center of a murder investigation.

The Industry Trust for Intellectual Property Awareness was created in 2004 by the U.K. home entertainment industry to help promote intellectual property copyrights and “demonstrate the value in choosing legal downloads and DVDs over unauthorized content.”

The Trust is funded by more than 30 member organizations, including film studios and retailers in the United Kingdom.

“Our partnership with the Industry Trust is a fantastic way to celebrate the unique experience filmmakers aim to create for cinema audiences,” Ian George, managing director of Sony Pictures Entertainment U.K., said in a statement. “The quality of detail that has been put into this film has been done with a true passion to completely transport the audience into this visually spectacular world.

Liz Bales, chief executive of The Trust and British Association for Screened Entertainment, said the partnership is the “perfect way” to communicate the value of the theatrical experience among consumers.

“It’s wonderful to have a star as relevant and talented as Daisy Edgar-Jones to speak directly to audiences about those unforgettable moments we’ve all experienced and shared when we’ve bought a ticket and settled into our seat to immerse ourselves in a film,” Bales said. “We hope Daisy will inspire audiences, young and old, to watch the films they are excited about at the cinema this summer.”

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