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➢ The most popular Redbox kiosk rental from 2021 was animated children’s film “The Croods: A New Age.” Taking the second and third spots were “Greenland” and “The Marksman,” respectively.

➢ “Free Guy,” an action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, proved to be Redbox’s top On Demand title for the year, according to data from the company’s streaming app. “It surpassed “The Croods: A New Age,” which owned the second spot.

➢ Ad-supported video continued to grow in 2021, and the Jeffrey Dean Morgan crime drama “Texas Killing Fields” emerged as the top title on Redbox’s AVOD streaming service.

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“We’ve said mid-year. Could it accelerate and happen earlier? Entirely possible. It could also possibly slip. My view is right now… we’re doing exactly what we expected… We filed our S-4, we’ll get some indications of what’s going on there. I think that now clears the way for us to move into the Discovery shareholder vote which, of course, needs to occur. You saw that the EU cleared this without any concerns. I would say that if you think about the company’s holdings in the EU versus elsewhere in the world, there shouldn’t be anything that jumps out that says gosh… that’s going to be a problem. So we feel comfortable about the balance of the world approvals… The US regulators, in particular the DOJ, has been following the script and the expectations when we set up the deal and gave you guidance.”

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