For the second week in a row, “Get Hard” was No. 1 for movie digital sales and rentals from July 6 to July 12, 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 millionaire James King (played by Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis (played by Kevin Hart) to prep him to go behind bars. Also starring Craig T. Nelson, Alison Brie and T.I. “Get Hard” was disliked by most critics, but the movie was a solid hit.
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” rose from No. 3 to No. 2. Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid (played by Taron Egerton) into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Also starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Mark Strong. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was a critically acclaimed box-office hit.
“Home” dropped from No. 2 to No. 3. In the animated film “Home,” Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons), a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, and he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Gratuity “Tip” Tucci (voiced by Rihanna), who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human, and together they discover the true meaning of the word “home.” “Home” got mixed-to-positive reviews and was a hit with moviegoers.
“American Sniper” jumped from No. 5 to No. 4. From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to this true American hero than his skill with a rifle. U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, becoming emblematic of the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” But upon returning home, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. “American Sniper” received mostly positive reviews from critics and was a major blockbuster. The movie also received six Academy Award nominations and won one Oscar (Best Sound Editing).
“Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” debuted at No. 5. After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart (played by Kevin James) has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers. Also starring Raini Rodriguez, Neal McDonough and Shirley Knight. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” got mostly negative reviews and flopped at the box office.
Here are the Top 5 movie digital sales and rentals for the week of July 6 to July 12, 2015:
1. Get Hard (No. 1 in the previous week)
2. Kingsman: The Secret Service (No. 3 in the previous week)
3. Home (No. 2 in the previous week)
4. American Sniper (No. 5 in the previous week)
5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (debut)