“Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow” rose from No. 9 to No. 1 for movie digital sales and rentals from Oct. 6 to Oct. 12, 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.) An alien race, undefeatable by any existing military unit, has launched a relentless attack on Earth, and Major William Cage (played by Tom Cruise) finds himself dropped into a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage is thrown into a time loop, forced to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again. Training alongside warrior Rita Vrataski (played by Emily Blunt), his skills slowly evolve, and each battle moves them one step closer to defeating the enemy in this fun action thriller, which was formerly titled “Edge of Tomorrow.” The movie’s original title was “All You Need Is Kill.” Although the movie got good reviews, it was a disappointment at the box office.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” fell from No. 1 to No. 2. The action flick “Transformers: Age of Extinction” (directed by Michael Bay) begins after an epic battle left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of histor, while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, including mechanic Cade Yeager (played by Mark Wahlberg), Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world. Also starring Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer and Stanley Tucci. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” was hated by most critics but the movie is one of the biggest blockbusters of 2014.
“Million Dollar Arm” debuted at No. 3. In the baseball drama “Million Dollar Arm” (inspired by a true story), ambitious sports agent JB Bernstein (played by Jon Hamm) find that the fate of his career rests with finding an exceptionally gifted young cricket pitcher in India, who can be trained for an American major league baseball team. Also starring Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin, Aasif Mandvi, Madhur Mittal and Bill Paxton. “Million Dollar Arm” got mixed reviews and flopped at the box office.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” dropped from No. 2 to No. 4. The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, “X-Men: First Class,” in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future. Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Evan Peters and Omar Sy. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” got rave reviews from critics and was a blockbuster hit in cinemas.
“Godzilla” fell from No. 3 to No. 5. 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.
Here are the Top 5 movie digital sales and rentals for the week of Oct. 6 to Oct. 12, 2014:
1. Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (No. 9 in the previous week)
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction (No. 5 in the previous week)
3. Million Dollar Arm (debut)
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past (No. 2 in the previous week)
5. 3. Godzilla (No. 3 in the previous week)