Redbox Movie Awards
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|Redbox Movie Awards|
|Awarded for||Most rented movies in the United States|
|Country||United States of America|
|Presented by||Redbox Automated Retail LLC|
The Redbox Movie Awards are awards given annually for the most rented movies in the United States. These awards are organized and presented by Redbox, a subsidiary of Outerwall Inc. The first Redbox Movie Awards were given in 2011.
Nomination, votes and “ceremony”
Redbox nominates and determines the most popular rental movies of the year by considering two factors:
- the annual popularity statistics of rental movies
- a special “Redbox Movie Awards poll” that attained, for instance, 30,000 respondents in 2012. The voters were invited with the help of contests organised by Redbox.
The Redbox Movie Awards are presented for many achievements (top movie, best actress, best actor etc.). In all genre categories presented, the recipients of the awards are the directors.
Most rented action film
|Ruby winner||The Green Hornet||Michel Gondry|
|Nominated||I Am Number Four||D. J. Caruso|
|Nominated||Battle of Los Angeles||Mark Atkins|
|Nominated||True Grit||The Coen Brothers|
|Ruby winner||The Hunger Games||Gary Ross|
|Nominated||Total Recall||Len Wiseman|
|Nominated||The Avengers||Joss Whedon|
|Nominated||Snow White and the Huntsman||Rupert Sanders|
|Nominated||The Amazing Spider-Man||Marc Webb|
|Nominated||Man on a Ledge||Asger Leth|
|Nominated||The Dark Knight Rises||Christopher Nolan|
|Nominated||Safe House||Daniel Espinosa|
|Nominated||Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol||Brad Bird|
Most rented comedy film
|Ruby winner||Just Go With It||Dennis Dugan|
|Nominated||No Strings Attached||Ivan Reitman|
|Nominated||The Dilemma||Ron Howard|
|Nominated||Due Date||Todd Phillips|
|Nominated||Dinner for Schmucks||Jay Roach|
|Ruby winner||21 Jump Street||Phil Lord and Chris Miller|
|Nominated||Magic Mike||Steven Soderbergh|
|Nominated||That's My Boy||Sean Anders|
|Nominated||Men In Black 3||Barry Sonnenfeld|
|Nominated||The Dictator||Larry Charles|
|Nominated||The Campaign||Jay Roach|
|Nominated||Jack and Jill||Dennis Dugan|
|Nominated||What to Expect When You're Expecting||Kirk Jones|
Most rented drama
|Ruby winner||The Tourist||Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck|
|Nominated||The Lincoln Lawyer||Brad Furman|
|Nominated||The Fighter||David O. Russell|
|Nominated||The Social Network||David Fincher|
|Ruby winner||Moneyball||Bennett Miller|
|Nominated||The Vow||Michael Sucsy|
|Nominated||Trouble with the Curve||Robert Lorenz|
|Nominated||The Help||Tate Taylor|
|Nominated||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||David Fincher|
|Nominated||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1||Bill Condon|
Most rented horror film
|Ruby winner||Insidious||James Wan|
|Nominated||Case 39||Christian Alvart|
|Nominated||Paranormal Activity 2||Tod Williams|
|Nominated||The Rite||Mikael Håfström|
|Nominated||The Devil||John Erick Dowdle|
|Ruby winner||The Woman in Black||James Watkins|
|Nominated||The Apparition||Todd Lincoln|
|Nominated||The Cabin in the Woods||Drew Goddard|
|Nominated||The Devil Inside||William Brent Bell|
|Nominated||Silent House||Chris Kentis and Laura Lau|
|Nominated||Paranormal Activity 3||Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman|
Most rented family movie
|Ruby winner||Rango||Gore Verbinski|
|Nominated||Despicable Me||Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud|
|Ruby winner||Puss in Boots||Chris Miller|
|Nominated||Brave||Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman|
|Nominated||Madagascar 3||Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath|
|Nominated||Dr. Seuss' The Lorax||Chris Renaud|
|Nominated||Pirates! Band of Misfits||Peter Lord|
|Nominated||Journey 2: The Mysterious Island||Brad Peyton|
Critics have asserted that:
- The Awards honor bad taste. For instance, Adam Sandler received a lifetime achievement award in 2012 for being the most rented actor in the history of Redbox.
- Being the “most rented” means “being the most rented among the customer base of Redbox”: Redbox traditionally targets families with children, and many boxes are located right outside of McDonald's restaurants.
- Movies that roll out earlier have a bigger chance of winning the award because they have “more time in kiosks to be rented over and over".
- Movies of those studios that have an agreement with Redbox – and allow their DVDs be rented at the same time as they go on sale – seem to have an advantage compared to the movies of other studios.
- Amazon Video
- Barnes & Noble NOOK Store
- Blockbuster LLC
- Cineplex Entertainment
- Google Play Movies & TV
- iTunes Store
- JB Hi-Fi
- List of Film Awards
- Microsoft Movies & TV
- Sling TV
- UltraViolet (system)
- Verizon FIOS
- Video on demand
Notes and references
- "It's Movie Awards Season - Redbox Invites Movie Fans to Make Their Predictions". PR Newswire. PR Newswire. Jan 5, 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
- "Redbox Unveils America's Most Rented, Loved Movies of 2012". Market Watch. Feb 8, 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
- "And the Ruby Goes to ... Second Annual Redbox(R) Movie Awards Celebrate What America Watched and Loved in 2012, Announce #1 Movie Fan Photo Contest". Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "Redbox Movie Awards Contest". Walletpie. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
- "RedBox Movie Awards 2012". suspend.tv. February 7, 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
- "'21 Jump Street,' 'The Hunger Games' Among the Winners in Redbox's Movie Awards". Ashley Ratcliff. homemedia magazine. 31 Jan 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
- "Most Rented Redbox DVD list seems to prove most Redbox users have poor taste in movies". Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "The Redbox Movie Awards 2011: The Oscars for movies rented by idiots". Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "Netflix vs. Redbox: who has better taste in movies". Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "People renting movies at Redbox kiosks are looking for laughs". Retrieved 2013-07-30.