‘Aladdin’ Takes Over Redbox Disc Rentals, ‘Yesterday’ Tops On Demand

Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake took over the No. 1 spot on the Redbox kiosk disc rental chart the week ended Sept. 29. The Redbox disc rental chart tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

The musical fantasy had debuted at No. 3 on the chart two weeks earlier before hitting the second spot in its second week.

Universal Pictures’ Yesterday debuted at No. 1 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital transactions, including both electronic sellthrough and streaming rentals.

Yesterday, which earned $73 million at the domestic box office, is about an aspiring musician who, when he learns he is the only one who remembers the Beatles, begins re-introducing their songs to the world as his own. It debuted as the No. 6 disc rental.

The previous week’s top rental and digital title, Fox’ X-Men: Dark Phoenix, slid to No. 2 on both charts.

The No. 3 disc rental was Warner’s latest reboot of Shaft, which was No. 5 on the On Demand chart. It earned $21 million at U.S. theaters.

Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum dropped to No. 4 on the rental chart and No. 3 on the On Demand chart.

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Another Lionsgate action thriller, Anna , debuted at No. 5 on the rental chart and No. 6 on the rental chart. It made $7.7 million at domestic theaters.

Fox’s remake of the horror film Child’s Play was No. 4 on the On Demand chart and No. 7 on the disc rental chart. It’s U.S. box office haul was $29 million.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Sept. 29:

  1. Aladdin (2019) — Disney
  2. X-Men: Dark Phoenix — Fox
  3. Shaft (2019) — Warner
  4. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum — Lionsgate
  5. Anna — Lionsgate
  6. Yesterday — Universal
  7. Child’s Play (2019) — Fox
  8. Men In Black: International — Sony Pictures
  9. The Secret Life of Pets 2 — Universal
  10. Ma — Universal

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Sept. 29:

  1. Yesterday — Universal
  2. X-Men: Dark Phoenix — Fox
  3. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum
  4. Child’s Play (2019) — Fox
  5. Shaft (2019) — Warner
  6. Anna — Lionsgate
  7. The Secret Life of Pets 2 — Universal
  8. Men In Black: International — Sony Pictures
  9. Ma — Universal
  10. The Hustle — MGM

Beatles Tribute Movie ‘Yesterday’ on Home Video in September

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release the music-infused comedy Yesterday digitally Sept. 10, and on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Sept. 24, with musical performances not seen in theaters.

From Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, Yesterday stars Himesh Patel as a struggling songwriter who suddenly becomes the only person on Earth who remembers The Beatles, and subsequently skyrockets to fame by forging a music career passing their songs off as his own, but along the way risks losing the love of his girlfriend, (Lily James), the one person who always believed in him. The cast also includes Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran.

The film earned $70.6 million at the domestic box office.

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Extras on the Blu-ray, DVD, digital and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray versions include an alternate ending; 12 deleted scenes; Patel performing “Yesterday,” “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “Let it Be” at Abbey Road Studios; and feature commentary with Boyle and writer/producer Richard Curtis.

The Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray and digital versions will also include an alternate opening, gag reel and several featurettes:

• “Ed Sheeran: From Stadium to Screen,” in which the singer reflects on acting in his first major role;

• “Agent of Comedy: Kate McKinnon,” about the fun and energy that the queen of improvisational comedy brought to the set;

• “A Talented Duo,” about the first-ever team up of Curtis and Boyle;

• “Playing for Real,” about how Patel learned how to play Beatles songs live on set;

• “Soul Mates,” a look at the film’s love story between Jack and Ellie;

• “A Conversation With Richard & Ed,” in which longtime friends Curtis and Sheeran have a funny and informal chat about the making of the film.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will include HDR10+ and the bonus features in 4K resolution on the 4K disc. The 4K Blu-ray combo pack will include the film on UHD and regular Blu-ray discs and a redeemable digital copy. The Blu-ray combo pack will include Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy versions of the film.