“Spy” debuted No. 1 for movies on demand from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2015, according to Rentrak. 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.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” debuted at No. 2. 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.
“Pitch Perfect 2” fell from No. 1 to No. 3. The Barden Bellas are back to pitch slap the world in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to 2012’s runaway global hit about a group of lovable misfits with only one thing in common: the irresistible way they sound when they’re seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and arranged like never before. It’s been three years since the Bellas brought their signature vocals, style and attitude to become the first all-female group to win a national title. But when they get banned after a scandal that threatens to derail their last year at Barden, the three-time defending champs worry that this time they’ve lost their harmony for good. With just one chance left at redeeming their legacy, the Bellas must fight for their right to win the World Championships of A Cappella in Copenhagen. And as they struggle to balance the pressures of musical domination with senior angst, it will take the power of sisterhood to find their voice and see what it takes to be the world’s top pitches. Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Katey Sagal, Anna Camp, Ben Platt, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, John Hodgman, Jason Jones, Joe Lo Truglio, Reggie Watts with John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks. “Pitch Perfect 2” got mixed reviews from critics and was a big hit at the box office.
“Entourage” debuted at No. 4. “Entourage,” the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the show’s original cast. Movie star Vincent Chase (played by Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (played by Kevin Connolly), Turtle (played by Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (played by Kevin Dillon), are back … and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (played by Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood. “Entourage” was flop with critics and audiences.
“Furious 7” dropped from No. 2 to No. 5. Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of “Furious 7.” James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan. “Furious 7” got mostly positive reviews from critics and was a massive hit at the box office.
Also noteworthy: The 2015 horror remake “Poltergeist” debuted at No. 6. The 2012 animated film “Hotel Transylvania” re-entered the chart at No. 9, due to the recent theatrical release of “Hotel Transylvania 2.”
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2015:
1. Spy (debut)
2. Avengers: Age of Ultron (debut)
3. Pitch Perfect 2 (No. 1 in the previous week)
4. Entourage (debut)
5. Furious 7 (No. 2 in the previous week)