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February 06, 2015 12:03 ET

Redbox Reveals Top Rentals of 2014

"Captain Phillips" Most Rented Movie; "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" Most Rented Game

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwired - Feb 6, 2015) - Redbox, America's destination for new-release entertainment, has announced its top rentals of 2014 across movies and games.

"The last week of December marked the highest rental week in Redbox history, led by one of the top titles of 2014, 'The Equalizer,'" said Mark Horak, president of Redbox. "With more than 39 million email subscribers who rely on Redbox for content recommendations, Redbox continues to be America's choice for new-release home entertainment."

The award-winning thriller "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks, performed the best across Redbox's 36,000 locations, followed by "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "22 Jump Street." Overall, the results show a preference among Redbox customers for comedies, with "Ride Along" (#7), "Neighbors" (#8), "Bad Grandpa" (#9) and "Tammy" (#10) all making the top-ten list. Also popular in 2014 were action movies based on dystopian young-adult novels, such as "Divergent" (#5) and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (#6).

On the gaming side, first-person shooter "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" was the most rented game of 2014; "Destiny" (#2) and "Call of Duty: Ghosts" (#3) rounded out the top three. Other popular games included sports titles, such as "Madden NFL 15" (#4) and "NBA 2K15" (#8), and those based on popular action heroes, such as "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (#7) and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (#10).

Here are the full top-ten lists*:

Top Redbox Movie Rentals of 2014

1. "Captain Phillips"
2. "The Wolf of Wall Street"
3. "22 Jump Street"
4. "The Equalizer"
5. "Divergent"
6. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
7. "Ride Along"
8. "Neighbors"
9. "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"
10. "Tammy"

Top Redbox Videogame Rentals of 2014

1. "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"
2. "Destiny"
3. "Call of Duty: Ghosts"
4. "Madden NFL 15"
5. "Minecraft"
6. "Grand Theft Auto V"
7. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"
8. "NBA 2K15"
9. "Thief"
10. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Redbox offers the best value in home entertainment, with the newest movies available months before subscription streaming services, and daily prices that are lower than digital rental. As of the end of 2014, Redbox's Digital Marketing Network spanned 70 million touch points across 39 million email subscribers, 27 million app downloads and 6 million SMS subscribers.

*Rankings based on actual rental data from January 1 through December 31, 2014. Titles with less than 26 weeks of actual rental data include projected rentals into 2015.

About Redbox
Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, an Outerwall Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTR) subsidiary, offers new-release DVD, Blu-ray Disc® and video-game rentals through its network of conveniently located, self-service kiosks. Redbox kiosks have rented more than 4 billion discs and are available at more than 36,000 locations, including leading grocery, drug and convenience stores, and select Walgreens, Walmart and McDonald's locations. For more information, visit www.redbox.com and for more information about Outerwall Inc., visit www.outerwall.com.

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