“Inside Out” debuted No. 1 for movies on demand from Nov. 2 to Nov. 8, 2015, according to Rentrak. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions: Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Fear (voiced by Bill Hader), Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Disgust (voiced by Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. “Inside Out” was a massive hit with critics and movie audiences.
“Vacation” debuted at No. 2. Remembering fond, childhood memories of his trip to Walley World, Rusty Griswold (played by Ed Helms) surprises his wife (played by Christina Applegate) and two sons with a cross-country excursion to America’s favorite fun park. Following in the footsteps of his father (played by Chevy Chase), Rusty and the gang pack up the car and hit the road for some much-needed family bonding. Soon, the promise of fun turns into one misadventure after another for the next generation of Griswolds and anyone who encounters them. Most critics disliked “Vacation,” which flopped at the box office.
“Jurassic World” fell from No. 1 to No. 3. Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce this long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking “Jurassic Park” dinosaur series. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on characters created by Michael Crichton. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Vincent D’Onfrio are among the cast members. “Jurassic World” got mostly positive reviews and was a blockbuster at the box office.
“The Gift” dropped from No. 2 to No. 4. Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Simon (played by Jason Bateman) and Robyn (played by Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (played by Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones? “The Gift” received much critical acclaim, but the movie was a box-office flop.
“Southpaw” fell from No. 4 to No. 5. “Southpaw” tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World (played by Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (played by Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (played by Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (played by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis (played by Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick’s guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves. “Southpaw” got mixed reviews and did mediocre business at the box office.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of Nov. 2 to Nov. 8, 2015:
1. Inside Out (debut)
2. Vacation (debut)
3. Jurassic World (No. 1 in the previous week)
4. The Gift (No. 2 in the previous week)
5. Southpaw (No. 4 in the previous week)