When Do You Have To Return A Redbox

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Utilizing Redbox for Movies

Redbox is a convenient way to rent and return movies in the comfort of your own home. Read below to discover when you have to return a Redbox movie:

Rental Period

When you rent a movie from the Redbox, the default rental period is 1-night, meaning that you need to return it to the same kiosk by 9:00 pm the same day.

Late Fees

If you fail to return the movie on time, you will be subject to a late fee as follows:

  • First Day Late: $2.50;
  • Second Day Late: Additional daily charge of $2.50;
  • 7th Day Late: Additional charge of $25.

Extending Your Rental

If you need a bit more time to enjoy a movie, you can extend the rental period from 1-night to 2-nights when you first rent the movie. In this case, you will need to return the rental by 9:00 pm the next day.


Overall, when it comes to returning your Redbox movie, the key is to return it timely to avoid any late fees. If you have any questions, please contact the Redbox customer service.