Redbox Rents 450 Million DVDs In 2009, Paul Blart Leads The Way

Redbox. It's a name that is now linked directly to one-night DVD rentals on the cheap, and as if Netflix had not done enough already to put a kink in Blockbuster's business model, Redbox has all but destroyed it. These famously red boxes are now littered about at Walmart locales, grocery stores and other shopping complexes, and they allow consumers to rent DVDs (and even video games) for just a buck a night. It's quick, easy and requires no interaction with people.

Earlier this year the company declared that it was about to rent out its half-billionth DVD, and now that 2009 is drawing to a close, the company has pushed out some other (albeit equally stunning) statistics. During 2009 alone, over 350 million Redbox DVDs were rented. Of course, many suggest that stay-at-home entertainment saw a dramatic rise in 2009 thanks to the economic recession, but still--350 million rentals in one of the first years of its existence is pretty impressive.

At this point, we know you're eager to find out which new release topped the Redbox rental charts, and we suspect you'll share our surprise when we say that Paul Blart: Mall Cop was #1 with 4.5 million rentals logged. The full list is shown below, but before you view, care to take any other wild guesses as to what titles topped their respective categories?

                TOP MOVIES
of 2009

1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
2. The Proposal
3. Taken
4. Gran Torino
5. Knowing
              TOP BROMANCES
of 2009

1. I Love You, Man
2. Year One
3. My Best Friend's Girl
4. Pineapple Express
5. Role Models
                TOP ADRENALINE RUSH
of 2009

1. Taken
2. Knowing
3. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
4. Obsessed
5. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
             TOP CHICK FLICKS
of 2009

1. The Proposal
2. Bride Wars
3. He's Just Not That Into You
4. 17 Again
5. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
             TOP TEARJERKERS
of 2009

1. Gran Torino
2. Marley & Me
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4. Seven Pounds
5. The Soloist
              TOP FAMILY FUN
of 2009

1. Bedtime Stories
2. Bolt
3. Beverly Hills Chihuahua
4. Up
5. Hotel for Dogs

Tags:  DVD, Netflix, Rental, Sales, Redbox