OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 8, 2013) - As Hollywood awaits the culmination of awards season, Redbox has announced the winners of the 2012 Redbox® Movie Awards, its second-annual celebration of the year's top-rented movies and favorite movie moments. Redbox revealed its full list of film honors with three animated award videos hosted at redbox.com/MovieAwards.
Movie lovers brought home more than 700 million Redbox rentals in 2012, and their selections paint a unique picture of what entertains America. The third and final Redbox Movie Awards video debuted today and announced the 10 most-rented movies of 2012.
While record-grossing action films proved popular at the kiosk last year, the throwback comedy 21 Jump Street claimed the honor of the most-rented Redbox movie of 2012 with more than 9 million rentals.
Award winners across various genres were unveiled over the past week and include:
- Most-Rented Action Movie: The Hunger Games
- Most-Rented Comedy: 21 Jump Street
- Most-Rented Drama: Moneyball
- Most-Rented Horror Movie: The Woman in Black
- Most-Rented Family Movie: Puss in Boots
The Redbox Movie Awards also honored Adam Sandler with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a coveted Ruby statuette. Sandler has made America laugh in movies like Jack and Jill, Just Go With It and Grown Ups, making him one of the all-time most-rented actors at Redbox, with more than 40 million rentals.
The Most-Rented Actor of 2012 was Channing Tatum, who starred in notable movies such as The Vow, 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike. Elizabeth Banks won the award for Most-Rented Actress of 2012 due to the rental success of movies such as The Hunger Games, What to Expect When You're Expecting and Man on a Ledge.
Redbox Movie Awards Survey Snapshot
More than 30,000 Redbox customers responded to the Movie Awards poll in December, and the results for most memorable movie standouts include:
- Favorite Hero: The man in an armored suit held a superhuman grip on America's heart, as Robert Downey Jr. claimed top honors for his role as Iron Man.
- Favorite Villain: Charlize Theron held the throne as the year's most unforgettable evil-doer as Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman.
- Favorite Animated Character: Princess Merida brought the silver screen to life with her strong personality and fiery red hair in Brave.
- Favorite Dance Scene: Magic Mike won this award multiple times over, with notable performances from Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey.
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For more information about the Redbox Movie Awards, visit redbox.com/MovieAwards.
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* The 2012 Redbox Movie Awards are based on 2012 rental data through December 6, 2012 and a Redbox Movie Awards survey that polled more than 30,000 Redbox customers nationwide in December 2012.
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