“Avengers: Age of Ultron” remained at No. 1 for movie digital sales and rentals from Oct. 5 to Oct. 11, 2015, according to Rentrak. The list includes Internet Video on Demand (iVOD) and Electronic Sell-Through (EST), for both Standard-Definition and Digital HD movie purchases and rentals. (Rentrak’s chart for movies on demand is a chart that ranks movies rented through traditional TV outlets.) When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” got mostly positive reviews and was a blockbuster at the box office.
“Spy” held steady at No. 2. Susan Cooper (played by Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, desk-bound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (played by Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (played by Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster. “Spy” was a big hit with critics and cinema audiences.
“Magic Mike XXL” rose from No. 11 to No. 3. Picking up the story three years after Mike (played by Channing Tatum) bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike XXL” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways. Also starring Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Amber Heard and Gabriel Iglesias. “Magic Mike XXL” got mixed reviews and did solid business at the box office.
“Pixels” debuted to No. 4. As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (played by Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (played by Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (played by Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times, at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults. And now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (played by Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens. “Pixels” was huge flop with critic and cinema audiences.
“Entourage” dropped from No. 3 to No. 5. “Entourage,” the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the show’s original cast. Movie star Vincent Chase (played by Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (played by Kevin Connolly), Turtle (played by Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (played by Kevin Dillon), are back … and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (played by Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood. Most critics disliked “Entourage,” which flopped at the box office.
Here are the Top 5 movie digital sales and rentals for the week of Oct. 5 to Oct. 11, 2015:
1. Avengers: Age of Ultron (No. 1 in the previous week)
2. Spy (No. 2 in the previous week)
3. Magic Mike XXL (No. 11 in the previous week)
4. Pixels (debut)
5. Entourage (No. 3 in the previous week)