“Non-Stop” debuted at No. 1 for movies on demand from June 9 to June 15, 2014, according to Rentrak. Liam Neeson stars in “Non-Stop,”a suspense thriller played out at 40,000 feet in the air. During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (played by Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes. Also starring Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Anson Mount, Lupita Nyong’o and Scoot McNairy. “Non-Stop” got mixed reviews from critics and was better-than-average business in cinemas.
“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” debuted at No. 2. Based on the CIA analyst created by espionage master Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is a blistering action thriller that follows Ryan (played by Chris Pine) from his quiet double life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a massive terrorist plot in Moscow. Ryan appears to be just another New York executive to his friends and loved ones, but his enlistment into the CIA secretly goes back years. Caught between his tight-lipped handler Harper (played by Kevin Costner), his in-the-dark fiancée Cathy (played by Keira Knightley) and a brilliant Russian oligarch (played by Kenneth Branagh), Jack must confront a new reality where no one can seem to be trusted, yet the fate of millions rests on his finding the truth. Most critics gave “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” mixed reviews, and the movie had mediocre ticket sales.
“Lone Survivor” dropped from No. 1 to No. 3. Based on a true story, “Lone Survivor” tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs who get trapped in the mountains of Afghanistan, leading them into an enemy ambush. The all-star cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Eric Bana. “Lone Survivor” got mostly positive reviews from critics and was a hit at the box office.
“RoboCop” fell from No. 2 to No. 4. In “RoboCop,” the year is 2028, and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (played by Joel Kinnaman) — a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit — is critically injured, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine. This “RoboCop” remake got mixed reviews and was considered a disappointment at the box office.
“Frozen” held steady at No. 5. In the animated musical “Frozen,” Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and save their kingdom from eternal winter. “Frozen” won two Oscars: Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (for “Let It Go”). “Frozen” got excellent reviews from critics and now holds the record for the highest-grossing animated film of all time.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of June 9 to June 15, 2014:
1. Non-Stop (debut)
2. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (debut)
3. Lone Survivor (No. 1 in the previous week)
4. RoboCop (No. 2 in the previous week)
5. Frozen (No. 5 in the previous week)