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Melissa McCarthy Is Redbox's Top-Rented Actress of 2013

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! December 21, 2013 at 2:44PM

Melissa McCarthy gave the male demo a swift kick-in-the-pants this year while proving her box office bankability in her raucous comedies "Identity Thief" and "The Heat." The brazen comedienne is now Redbox's top-rented actress of 2013, and the two films are the DVD/Blu-ray kiosk's top-rented movies of the year.
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Melissa McCarthy gave the male demo a swift kick-in-the-pants this year while proving her box office bankability in her raucous comedies "Identity Thief" and "The Heat." The brazen comedienne is now Redbox's top-rented actress of 2013, and the two films are the DVD/Blu-ray kiosk's top-rented movies of the year.

But audiences still love a good ole-fashioned soulless macho action flick starring a washed-up, middling movie star because Bruce Willis is Redbox's top-rented male actor of the year. Though as you'll see below, he didn't star in any of the company's top ten rented movies. 

With the exception of 2012 awards hopefuls "Django Unchained" and "Flight" (the year's top-rented drama), the top-rented films are summer or spring blockbusters and tentpoles (does anyone remember "Here Comes the Boom"?). And it looks like Roland Emmerich's flop "White House Down" has done better on the home video market. Here's the Redbox top ten of 2013:

1.   "Identity Thief"

2.   "The Heat"

3.   "World War Z"

4.   "Flight"

5.  "Olympus Has Fallen"

6.   "Django Unchained"

7.   "Grown Ups 2"

8.   "White House Down"

9.   "Here Comes the Boom"

10. "Now You See Me"

Head to Redbox for more detailed stats and awards.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.