“Avengers: Age of Ultron” rose from No. 3 to No. 1 for movie digital sales and rentals from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 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” jumped from No. 11 to 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.
“Entourage” rose from No. 16 to No. 3. “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.
“Aladdin” (Diamond Edition) debuted at No. 4. This classic 1992 animated film was recently re-released as a Diamond Edition on home video. The voice cast includes Robin Williams (as the Genie), Scott Weinger (as Aladdin), Linda Larkin (as Jasmine) and Jonathan Freeman (as Jafar). “Aladdin” was a big hit with critics and cinema audiences.
“San Andreas” dropped from No. 1 to No. 5. 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.) After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (played by Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife (played by Carla Gugino) make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter (played by Alexandra Daddario). But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over, it’s just getting started. “San Andreas” got mixed reviews and was a massive hit at the box office.
Here are the Top 5 movie digital sales and rentals for the week of Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2015:
1. Avengers: Age of Ultron (No. 3 in the previous week)
2. Spy (No. 11 in the previous week)
3. Entourage (No. 16 in the previous week)
4. Aladdin – Diamond Edition (debut)
5. San Andreas (No. 1 in the previous week)