Redbox: 'Captain Phillips' Top Movie Rental in 20146 Feb, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Kiosk vendor topped 4 billionth rental milestone in the fourth quarter
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Oscar-nominated thriller Captain Phillips was the most-rented movie in 2014 across Redbox’s network of 36,000 kiosks nationwide.
The nation’s largest disc rental service said the second-most-popular title was Paramount Home Media Distribution’s The Wolf of Wall Street, followed by Sony Pictures' 22 Jump Street. Overall, the results indicate Redbox renters prefer comedies, with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Ride Along (No. 7) and Neighbors (No. 8); Paramount’s Bad Grandpa (No. 9) and Warner Bros. Home Entertainmen’s Tammy (No. 10) among the Top 10. Also popular were action movies based on dystopian young-adult novels, such as Lionsgate’s Divergent (No. 5) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (No. 6).
Top video game rental was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision).
Redbox generated 722.8 million disc rental transactions in 2014.
"The last week of December marked the highest rental week in Redbox history," Mark Horak, president of Redbox, said in a statement.
Top Redbox Movie Rentals of 2014
1. Captain Phillips (Sony)
2. The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount)
3. 22 Jump Street (Sony)
4. The Equalizer (Sony)
5. Divergent (Lionsgate)
6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
7. Ride Along (Universal)
8. Neighbors (Universal)
9. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Paramount)
10. Tammy (Warner)
Top Redbox Video Game Rentals of 2014
1. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
3. Call of Duty: Ghosts
4. Madden NFL 15
6. Grand Theft Auto V
7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
8. NBA 2K15
10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles