Redbox Reveals its Most-Watched Movies of 2021

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Over the years, Redbox has expanded from just the red kiosks outside of grocery stores. In addition to the nearly 40,000 kiosks, Redbox also offers more comprehensive streaming options including Ad Supported Video On Demand (AVOD), and Transactional Video On Demand services. Now, the company has revealed which movies of 2021 were most popular across each platform.

Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy was the top movie on Redbox On Demand in 2021, along with other heavy hitters like The Croods: A New Age, F9, The Fast Saga, and more. A Quiet Place Part II also made the top ten list.

Redbox’s Top 10 Movies of 2021 On Demand

  1. Free Guy
  2. The Croods: A New Age
  3. F9: The Fast Saga
  4. Venom: Let There Be Carnage        
  5. Wrath of Man
  6. Greenland
  7. A Quiet Place Part II
  8. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  9. The Marksman
  10. Nobody

*Based on Transactional on Demand transactions between Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021

By comparison, the movies that did well at DVD kiosks were slightly different than those viewers wanted to watch on-demand. The Croods: A New Age was also high on this list (No. 1 in fact), but there were also some titles exclusive to the kiosk list including Wonder Woman 1984 and News of the World. Both of titles were available on streaming services besides Redbox, making it seem like the DVD and on-demand viewers are mutually exclusive.

Top 10 Movies At The Kiosk

  1. The Croods: A New Age
  2. Greenland
  3. The Marksman
  4. Wonder Woman 1984
  5. Wrath of Man
  6. News of the World
  7. F9: The Fast Saga
  8. Nobody
  9. A Quiet Place Part II
  10. Let Him Go

*Based on DVD and Blu-ray rentals between Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021

As for AVOD, Texas Killing Fields, a crime drama starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan was the top Redbox AVOD title.

“In 2021, we continued to see growth in our streaming services and our kiosks remain very popular with our customers,” said Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox. “2022 will be a big year for Redbox as we accelerate our digital businesses and celebrate 20 years of bringing the best in entertainment to millions of customers.” 

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