“The Divergent Series: Insurgent” debuted at No. 1 for movie digital sales and rentals from July 20 to July 26, 2015, according to Rentrak. The list includes Internet Video on Demand (iVOD) and Electronic Sell-Through (EST), for both Standard-Definition and Digital HD movie purchases and rentals. (Rentrak’s chart for movies on demand is a chart that ranks movies rented through traditional TV outlets.) “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (played by Shailene Woodley) and Four (played by Theo James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (played by Kate Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world. “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” got mostly negative reviews, but was a smash at the box office.
“Get Hard” jumped from No. 3 to No. 2. 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.
“The Longest Ride” fell from No. 2 to No. 3. 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” fell from No. 1 to No. 4. 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” dropped from No. 4 to No. 5. 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.
Here are the Top 5 movie digital sales and rentals for the week of July 20 to July 26, 2015:
1. The Divergent Series: Insurgent (debut)
2. Get Hard (No. 3 in the previous week)
3. The Longest Ride (No. 2 in the previous week)
4. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (No. 1 in the previous week)
5. Kingsman: The Secret Service (No. 4 in the previous week)