“Home” debuted No. 1 for movies on demand from July 27 to Aug. 2, 2015, according to Rentrak. 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 reviews from critics and was a box-office hit.
“The Longest Ride” jumped from No. 4 to No. 2. Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, “The Longest Ride” centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and fateful connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, “The Longest Ride” explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love. Most critics disliked “The Longest Ride,” which did mediocre business at the box office.
“Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” dropped from No. 1 to No. 3. 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.
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” fell from No. 2 to No. 4. 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.
“Get Hard” dropped from No. 3 to No. 5. 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.
Also noteworthy: The World War I drama “The Water Diviner” (directed by and starring Russell Crowe) debuted at No. 6.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of July 27 to Aug. 2, 2015:
1. Home (debut)
2. The Longest Ride (No. 4 in the previous week)
3. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (No. 1 in the previous week)
4. Kingsman: The Secret Service (No. 2 in the previous week)
5. Get Hard (No. 3 in the previous week)