“San Andreas” debuted at No. 1 for movies on demand from Oct. 12 to Oct. 18, 2015, according to Rentrak. 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.
“Tomorrowland” debuted at No. 2. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (played by George Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (played by Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world —and them — forever. Most critics gave “Tomorrowland” mixed reviews, and the movie did solid business at the box office.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” fell from No. 1 to No. 3. 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” dropped from No. 2 to No. 4. 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.
“Magic Mike XXL” fell from No. 3 to No. 5. Picking up the story three years after Mike (played by Channing Tatum) bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike XXL” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways. Also starring Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Amber Heard and Gabriel Iglesias. “Magic Mike XXL” got mixed reviews and did solid business at the box office.
Also noteworthy: The hip-hop dramedy “Dope” debuted at No. 7.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of Oct. 12 to Oct. 18, 2015:
1. San Andreas (debut)
2. Tomorrowland (debut)
3. Avengers: Age of Ultron (No. 1 in the previous week)
4. Spy (No. 2 in the previous week)
5. Magic Mike XXL (No. 3 in the previous week)