“Trainwreck” debuted No. 1 for movies on demand from Nov. 9 to Nov. 15, 2015, according to Rentrak. Ever since her father drilled into her head that monogamy isn’t realistic, magazine writer Amy (played by Amy Schumer) has made promiscuity her credo. As much as she enjoys an uninhibited life free of commitment, Amy is really in a rut. While writing a profile about charming and successful sports doctor Aaron Conners (played by Bill Hader), she finds herself actually falling in love for the first time. And what’s more, Aaron seems to like her too. Amy starts to wonder if it’s time to clean up her act. “Trainwreck” was well-received by most critics and was a hit at the box office.
“Inside Out” fell from No. 1 to No. 2. 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.
“Terminator Genisys” debuted at No. 3. When John Connor (played by Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (played by Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (played by Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future. “Terminator Genysis” got mostly negative reviews from critics, but the movie was a hit at the box office.
“Vacation” dropped from No. 2 to No. 4. 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. 3 to No. 5. 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.
Also noteworthy: The sci-fi thriller “Self/Less” (starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley) debuted at No. 7.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of Nov. 9 to Nov. 15, 2015:
1. Trainwreck (debut)
2. Inside Out (No. 1 in the previous week)
3. Terminator Genisys (debut)
4. Vacation (No. 2 in the previous week)
5. Jurassic World (No. 3 in the previous week)