News: Red 2011 Top Renting DVD and Blu-ray

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Summit Entertainment’s action comedy movie Red was the top renting movie on both DVD and Blu-ray in 2011, according to Rentrak Home Video Essentials.

The movie, which stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich as agents who are Retired and Extremely Dangerous, topped the best renting lists on both formats since the year’s first quarter.

Overall renting revenue of discs dropping 3.4% during the year, compared to 2010, topping $5.65 billion. The last quarter of the year, during which the biggest movies are released, saw a 21.3% decrease in the DVD and Blu-ray rental market.

Still, disc rentals from kiosks grew 28% in Q4.

Here are the top 10 renting DVDs and Blu-ray Discs for 2011:


2011 Top Renting DVDs

RankTitleBox Office $Release Date
1Red (Summit)90.381/25/2011
2Due Date (Warner)100.542/22/2011
3Little Fockers (Universal)148.444/5/2011
4Unstoppable (Fox)81.562/15/2011
5The Social Network (Sony)96.961/11/2011
6Bridesmaids (Universal)169.219/20/2011
7The Tourist (Sony)67.633/22/2011
8The Lincoln Lawyer (Lionsgate)58.017/12/2011
9The Fighter (Paramount)93.623/15/2011
10Dinner for Schmucks (DreamWorks/Paramount)73.031/4/2011

2011 Top Renting Blu-ray Discs

RankTitleStudioWeeks in Release
1Red (Summit)90.381/25/2011
2Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Disney)241.0710/18/2011
3Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Paramount)352.399/30/2011
4Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Warner)295.984/15/2011
5Captain America: The First Avenger (2011, Paramount)176.6510/25/2011
6Unstoppable (Fox)81.562/15/2011
7Due Date (Warner)100.542/22/2011
8Tron: Legacy (Disney)172.064/5/2011
9Fast Five (Universal)210.0310/4/2011
10Inception (Warner)292.5812/7/2011

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.