Looks like Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart may not be the biggest “secret” relationship in Hollywood anymore. Take this one with a grain of salt, Insiders, but it is being reported that Redbox and Walmart have established a special arrangement that allows the kiosk vendor to obtain large quantities of new release titles that are denied to it by the Hollywood Three.
According to The Business Insider, Pali Research analyst Rich Greenfield has quoted a “source” who saw a Redbox employee purchase 100 copies of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs at a Walmart with a special gift card. The unnamed source also claimed that the Redbox employee divulged that his/her company has a “special deal” with Walmart.
A Walmart spokesperson contacted by Cinematical denied allegations that the two companies have a secret arrangement and stated that Walmart does not restrict the number of copies of a new release title a customer can buy. A spokesperson (possibly the same one) consulted by The Business Insider corroborated, saying the following:
“I can share for a fact that Walmart does not participate in purchase deals or any types of discounts on DVDs with any purchaser. . . Walmart has not instructed stores to limit sales of DVD movies at this time.”
What say you, Insiders? Is this report just rumor-mongering, or is there something a little sneakier going on behind the red curtain?