“Godzilla” debuted at No. 1 for movies on demand from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21, 2014, according to Rentrak. 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 a blockbuster hit.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” fell from No. 1 to No. 2. In “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (the first sequel to 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”), Steve Rogers/Captain America (played by Chris Evans) gets caught up in another top-secret experiment born from corruption, greed and a quest for world domination. This time, Captain America must battle the superhuman powers of the Winter Soldier (played by Sebastian Stan), a mysterious mutant with a connection to Steve Rogers’ past. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” was a massive hit in cinemas and was well-received by critics.
“Think Like a Man Too” debuted at No. 3. In this highly anticipated sequel (which was inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man,” all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event. Starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Dennis Haysbert, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union, David Walton and Adam Brody. Most critics disliked “Think Like a Man Too,” but the movie was a solid hit in theaters.
“Blended” dropped from No. 2 to No. 4. 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.
“Brick Mansions” fell from No. 3 to No. 5. In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. Undercover cop Damien Collier (played by Paul Walker) is determined to bring his father’s killer, Tremaine (played by RZA) to justice and every day is a battle against corruption. For Lino (played by David Belle), every day is a fight to live an honest life. Their paths never should have crossed, but when Tremaine kidnaps Lino’s girlfriend, Damien reluctantly accepts the help of the fearless ex-convict, and together they must stop a sinister plot to devastate the entire city. Most critics gave negative reviews to “Brick Mansions,” which bombed at the box office.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of Sept. 15 to Sept. 21, 2014:
1. Godzilla (debut)
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (No. 1 in the previous week)
3. Think Like a Man Too (debut)
4. Blended (No. 2 in the previous week)
5. Brick Mansions (No. 3 in the previous week)