‘Wrath of Man’ Tops Redbox Charts for Second Week

MGM and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wrath of Man held the No. 1 spots on the Redbox disc rental chart and the Redbox On Demand chart the week ended July 25. It’s the second consecutive week on top of both charts for the action thriller that stars Jason Statham as a mysterious armored truck guard seeking revenge against a gang of thieves.

Lionsgate’s Spiral: From the Book of Saw debuted at No. 2 on both the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, and the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions. The ninth film in the “Saw” franchise earned $23.2 million at the domestic box office.

Warner’s Mortal Kombat reboot was No. 3 on the disc rental chart.

The No. 3 On Demand title was Universal Pictures’ Nobody, which dropped to No. 6 on the disc rental chart.

The Redbox-exclusive Out of Death was No. 4 on both the disc and digital charts. The film stars Jaime King as a woman who witnesses a murder and requires the protection of a retired cop played by Bruce Willis.

The No. 5 disc rental was Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.

The No. 5 Redbox On Demand title was Universal’s The Forever Purge. The fifth entry in the “Purge” franchise became available on VOD July 22.

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New to the disc rental chart at No. 9 was Magnolia’s Held, in which a couple’s ailing marriage is put to the test when they rent a house for a secluded romantic vacation, and are held captive there as a mysterious Voice gives them commands.

Another newcomer was No. 7 on the On Demand chart, Lionsgate’s Midnight in the Switchgrass. Bruce Willis and Megan Fox star as FBI agents who cross paths with a state cop (Emile Hirsch) during the investigation of a string of murders.

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

  1. Wrath of Man — Warner
  2. Spiral: From the Book of Saw — Lionsgate
  3. Mortal Kombat (2021) — Warner
  4. Out of Death — Redbox
  5. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run — Paramount
  6. Nobody — Universal
  7. Godzilla vs. Kong — Warner
  8. The Marksman — Universal
  9. Held — Magnolia
  10. Tom & Jerry — Warner

 

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

  1. Wrath of Man — MGM
  2. Spiral: From the Book of Saw — Lionsgate
  3. Nobody — Universal
  4. Out of Death — Redbox
  5. The Forever Purge — Universal
  6. Godzilla vs. Kong — Warner
  7. Midnight in the Switchgrass — Lionsgate
  8. The Marksman — Universal
  9. Till Death — Screen Media
  10. A Quiet Place Part II — Paramount

 

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‘Mortal Kombat’ Battles to Top of Disc Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Mortal Kombat debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended July 17.

The latest adaptation of the popular video game franchise earned $42.2 million at the domestic box office.

The success of the new version also buoyed a couple of collections of previous adaptations. A Walmart exclusive DVD three-pack of the new film with the 1995 original and its 1997 sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, debuted at No. 14, while an earlier collection of the 1995 and 1997 films plus 2011’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy was No. 15.

No. 2 on both the overall and Blu-ray sellers chart was another newcomer, MGM’s Wrath of Man, released on disc by Warner. The film, which stars Jason Statham as an armored truck guard who seeks revenge against a gang of thieves, earned $27.5 million at the domestic box office. It sold about 42% as many copies as Mortal Kombat.

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The arrival of the newcomers pushed another Warner title, Godzilla vs. Kong, from the top spot it had been occupying the previous four weeks, down to No. 3 on both charts.

A third notable new release, Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, debuted at No. 5 on the overall sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart. The third “SpongeBob” movie earned $4.8 million from a limited domestic theatrical run that was upended by the pandemic, which led to the film being released primarily on the Paramount+ streaming service instead.

The No. 4 overall seller, and No. 12 on the Blu-ray chart, was the 1996 original Space Jam, still getting a bounce from the recent theatrical and HBO Max release of the new version.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 67% of first-week Mortal Kombat sales, compared with 58% for Wrath of Man and 43% for Sponge on the Run. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray comprised 22% of total Mortal Kombat unit sales.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended July 18, Wrath of Man took over the top spot, with Mortal Kombat at No. 2 and Sponge on the Run at No. 3.

Universal Pictures’ Nobody, which had topped the rental chart the previous three weeks, slipped to No. 4, followed by Godzilla vs. Kong at No. 5.

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‘Wrath of Man’ Takes Over Redbox Disc and Digital Charts

MGM and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wrath of Man took over the No. 1 spots on the Redbox disc rental chart and the Redbox On Demand chart the week ended July 18.

The film, which stars Jason Statham as a mysterious armored truck guard seeking revenge against a gang of thieves, earned $27.5 million at the domestic box office.

Debuting at No. 2 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, was Warner’s Mortal Kombat reboot. The latest adaptation of the famous fighting game earned $42.2 million during a domestic box office run in which it was concurrently available via the HBO Max streaming service.

The No. 3 disc rental was another newcomer, Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. The third “SpongeBob” earned $4.8 million domestically from a limited theatrical run after its wide-release plans were scrapped during the pandemic and the film was moved to the Paramount+ streaming service.

Universal Pictures’ Nobody, which had been the top disc rental the previous three weeks, dropped to No. 4 on the disc rental chart and No. 3 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions.

The No. 2 title on the Redbox On Demand chart, and No. 5 on the disc chart, was Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Godzilla vs. Kong.

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The No. 4 On Demand title was Screen Media’s Till Death, which stars Megan Fox as a woman who wakes up handcuffed next to her dead husband in a secluded cabin in the middle of winter, and must fight off hired killers.

The No. 5 digital title was Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II, which became available for digital sellthrough July 13.

Another newcomer on the charts was the Redbox-exclusive Out of Death, at No. 6 on the disc chart and No. 8 on the digital chart. The film stars Jaime King as a woman who witnesses a murder and requires the protection of a retired cop played by Bruce Willis.

Also new to the list is Universal’s Separation, about a young girl who finds solace in her artist father and the ghost of her dead mother. It was No. 7 on the disc chart and No. 9 on the digital chart.

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

  1. Wrath of Man — Warner
  2. Mortal Kombat (2021) — Warner
  3. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run — Paramount
  4. Nobody — Universal
  5. Godzilla vs. Kong — Warner
  6. Out of Death — Redbox
  7. Separation — Universal
  8. The Marksman — Universal
  9. Tom & Jerry — Warner
  10. The Unholy — Sony Pictures

 

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

  1. Wrath of Man — MGM
  2. Godzilla vs. Kong — Warner
  3. Nobody — Universal
  4. Till Death — Screen Media
  5. A Quiet Place Part II — Paramount
  6. The Marksman — Universal
  7. The Unholy — Sony Pictures
  8. Out of Death — Redbox
  9. Separation — Universal
  10. Four Good Days — Vertical

 

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‘Mortal Kombat,’ ‘Wrath of Man,’ ‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Quiet Place’ Lead New Disc and Digital Releases July 13

July 13 sees the DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Mortal Kombat and Wrath of Man, in addition to Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, while Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II becomes available for digital purchase.

The action film Mortal Kombat arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The latest adaptation of the classic video game earned $42.2 million at the domestic box office and was available for streaming concurrently on HBO Max.

The revenge heist film Wrath of Man comes to DVD and Blu-ray July 13. Director Guy Ritchie teams up with Jason Statham for the fourth time in this story about a mysterious security guard for an armored truck company who is out to settle a score with a band of thieves. It earned $27.4 million at the domestic box office.

The animated The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run arrives on Blu-ray and DVD July 13  In the CGI-animated adventure with live-action elements, SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary goes missing in a plot hatched by Plankton to get the Krabby Patty recipe, and he and his friend Patrick head to the Lost City of Atlantic City to retrieve him. The film features appearances by Keanu Reeves and Snoop Dogg, among others. The film was originally released as a premium VOD rental March 4 and also to Paramount+ streaming subscribers. It earned $4.8 million in a limited U.S. theatrical run.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment July 13 releases A Cinderella Story: Starstruck on DVD. It was released two weeks earlier via digital channels. The new musical film is set in Dreary, Idaho, where small-town farmgirl Finley (Bailee Madison) longs to spread her wings and soar as an aspiring performer. When a Hollywood film crew arrives in her sleepy town, she is determined to land a role in the production and capture the attention of handsome lead actor Jackson Stone (Evans Behling). Unfortunately, a botched audition forces her to change course. Now, disguised as cowboy “Huck,” Finley finally gets her big break, but has to keep the charade a secret from her evil stepmother (April Telek) and devious step-siblings (Lillian Doucet-Roche and Richard Harmon). This is the sixth installment in the “A Cinderella Story“ franchise, a series of standalone films that put a twist on the classic “Cinderella” formula.

Shout! Factory has a number of big new releases July 13, including IFC Films’ The Night and No Man’s Land. With the psychological thriller The Night, director Kourosh Ahari made history for being the first U.S.-produced film to receive a license for theatrical release in Iran since the revolution. The Night is the story of how, after a night out with friends, an exhausted married couple, Babak (Shahab Hosseini) and Neda (Niousha Noor), and their baby take shelter in the grand but eerie Hotel Normandie. Throughout a seemingly endless night, mysterious disturbances ruin their rest as Babak and Neda soon realize they’re locked in with a malevolent force that hungers for the dark secrets they’ve kept from one another.

In the Western No Man’s Land, two families collide on a Texas ranch that shares a border with Mexico. While out on a border patrol, a rancher’s son named Jackson Greer (Jake Allyn) accidentally kills a Mexican immigrant boy. When his father tries taking the blame, Jackson flees south on horseback, becoming a gringo “illegal alien” in Mexico. Pursued by both Texas Rangers and Mexican federales, he journeys across Mexico to seek forgiveness from the dead boy’s father … only to fall in love with the land he was taught to hate. The cast includes Frank Grillo, Andie McDowell and George Lopez.

Meanwhile, Shout! Factory’s horror imprint, Scream Factory, releases its collector’s edition Blu-ray Disc of 2005’s House of Wax. A loose remake of the 1953 Vincent Price film of the same name, House of Wax stars Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams and Robert Ri’chard. When their car breaks down on a road trip, six college friends are sidetracked into an eerie backwoods town. Curiosity gets the better of them when they are intrigued by its macabre House of Wax. They soon find out that the town is not what it seems, and that they must find their way out before they fall victim to its ghoulishly inventive killers.

Another big July 13 catalog release is Sony Pictures’ Snatch on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The comedy from director Guy Ritchie delivers a story about a diamond heist gone wrong, a colorful Irish gypsy-turned-prizefighter — and a very temperamental dog. In the heart of gangland, two novice unlicensed boxing promoters, Turkish (Jason Statham) and Tommy (Stephen Graham), get roped into a rigged bare-knuckle fight with local kingpin/villain and fellow boxing promoter Brick Top (Alan Ford). But all goes wrong when wild-card Irish gypsy boxer One Punch Mickey O’Neil (Brad Pitt) starts playing by his own rules, and the duo find themselves heading for a whole lot of trouble. Meanwhile, Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) and his stolen 86-carat diamond have gone missing in London. Head honcho Avi (Dennis Farina) hires local legend Bullet Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) to find them, launching everyone into a spiral of double-crossing vendettas and events, most of them illegal. The 4K release includes a new Dolby Atmos soundtrack.

The Paramount Presents line July 13 releases a new Blu-ray edition of director Cameron Crowe’s 2000 coming-of-age film Almost Famous. It also arrives for the first time on 4K Ultra HD in a limited-edition Steelbook. Almost Famous is the semi-autobiographical odyssey of 15-year-old William Miller (Patrick Fugit), whose writing talent and earnest passion for rock music earns him an assignment for Rolling Stone, interviewing and touring with Stillwater (Billy Crudup, Jason Lee). Penny Lane (Kate Hudson) is the young groupie who guides him through the wild world of rock heroes, all-night parties, and the most dangerous experience of all — love.  The film won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical and the AFI Award for Movie of the Year and received dozens of additional nominations and awards.

Music Box Films specialty label Doppelganger Releasing July 13 presents The Monster Collection, a three-disc Blu-ray set containing the feature-length documentaries Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters and The Frankenstein Complex, plus 12 hours of bonus materials. Both films are directed by Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso.

Released in 2019, Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters examines the life and career of Phil Tippett, the Oscar and Emmy Award-winning visual effects genius whose work in creature design, stop-motion and computerized character animation has been seen in such classics as the original “Star Wars” trilogy, the “Jurassic Park” and “Twilight” franchises, and the effects powerhouses RoboCop, Dragonheart and Starship Troopers.

The Frankenstein Complex, from 2015, offers an appreciation of the greatest movie monsters in film history and the talented effects artists who have been bringing them to life for the past century. The film goes behind the scenes of such classics as King Kong, Avatar, The Lord of the Rings, An American Werewolf in London, Alien and more to talk to the filmmakers responsible, including Rick Baker, Greg Nicotero, Chris Wallas, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Verhoeven, Joe Dante, John Landis, Kevin Smith and others.

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On the digital front, the thriller sequel A Quiet Place Part II becomes available for electronic sellthrough July 13 in advance of its July 27 release on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from Paramount. In the sequel, written and directed by John Krasinski, following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. The film earned $150.8 million at the domestic box office.

The latest “Saw” franchise entrant, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, arrives on digital July 13 from Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures. In the latest installment of the horror franchise, a criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice. Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game. It arrives on 4K Ultra HD combo pack (plus Blu-ray and digital), Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital), DVD and on demand July 20.

Independent film distributor Indican Pictures is bringing the Japanese horror-comedy Ghost Master home via on demand platforms. A DVD release will follow on an as-yet-undermined date.

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

Jason Statham’s ‘Wrath of Man’ Tops Domestic Weekend Box Office

Following consecutive weekends of fantasy monsters and Japanese anime ruling the domestic box office, down-to-earth shoot-’em-up Wrath of Man reclaimed theatrical supremacy. The MGM/United Artists Releasing title, starring Jason Statham, is reportedly projected to take in $8.1 million in revenue across 2,800 screens through May 9. To date, the title, which is not concurrently available to stream, has taken in $17.6 million internationally.

In doing so, the action thriller would top recent vigilante box office openings for Universal Pictures’ Nobody ($6.8 million) and Open Road Films’ The Marksman with $3.1 million.

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Another box office newcomer, Sony Pictures comedy Here Today, starring Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish, took in $900,000 across 1,200 screens.

Meanwhile, recent box office leaders such as Funimation’s Demon Slayer: Mugen Train ($3 million, $435 million globally), Warner Bros. Pictures’ Godzilla vs. Kong ($1.9 million, $422 million) and Mortal Kombat ($2.3 million, $72 million), and Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon ($1.8 million, $105 million), all remained resilient at movie screens, while also available on streaming and digital platforms.

The total domestic box office, which encompassed most screens operating at 50% capacity due to the pandemic, approached $20 million.