“Blended” rose from No. 2 to No. 1 for movie digital sales and rentals from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7, 2014, 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.) After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (played by Drew Barrymore) and Jim (Adam Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week. Also starring Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon, Jessica Lowe,Terry Crews, Bella Thorne, Emma Fuhrmann and Alyvia Alyn Lynd, Kyle Red Silverstein and Braxton Beckham. “Blended” was a flop with critics and in movie theaters.
“Draft Day” ascended from No. 5 to No. 2. On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (played by Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. Also starring Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Terry Crews, Arian Foster, Sean Combs, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Welling, Ellen Burstyn and Frank Langella. “Draft Day” got mixed reviews from critics and was a disappointment at the box office.
“Godzilla” fell from No. 1 to No. 3. From director Gareth Edwards comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. Critics gave “Godzilla” mixed reviews, but the movie was blockbuster hit.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” held steady at 4. In “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” Peter Parker/Spider-Man (played by Andrew Garfield) battles three villains: Electro (played by Jamie Foxx, who also plays Electro’s alter ego Max Dillon), the Green Goblin (played by Dane DeHaan, who also plays Green Goblin’s alter ego Harry Osborn) and the Rhino (played by Paul Giamatti, who also plays the Rhino’s alter ego Aleksei Sytsevich). There is also turmoil for web-slinging superhero in his personal life: Peter has an on-again/off-again relationship with his girlfriend Gwen Stacy (played by Emma Stone), and he finds out some family secrets that involve his missing parents. Critics gave mixed reviews to “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” but the movie was a blockbuster hit at the box office.
“Divergent” rose from No. 6 to No. 5. “Divergent” is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (played by Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (played by Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (played by Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth. “Divergent” got mixed reviews from critics but was a blockbuster hit.
Here are the Top 5 movie digital sales and rentals for the week of Sept. 1 to Sept. 7, 2014:
1. Blended (No. 2 in the previous week)
2. Draft Day (No. 5 in the previous week)
3. Godzilla (No. 1 in the previous week)
4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (No. 4 in the previous week)
5. Divergent (No. 6 in the previous week)