“Inside Out” debuted No. 1 for movie digital sales and rentals 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.
“San Andreas” fell from No. 2 to No. 3. 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.
“Pixels” dropped from No. 1 to No. 4. As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (played by 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” bombed with critics and cinema audiences.
“Spy” rose from No. 7 to No. 5. 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.
Here are the Top 5 movie digital sales and rentals for the week of Nov. 2 to Nov. 8, 2015:
1. Inside Out (debut)
2. Vacation (debut)
3. San Andreas (No. 2 in the previous week)
4. Pixels (No. 1 in the previous week)
5. Spy (No. 7 in the previous week)