“Grown Ups 2” debuted No. 1 for movie digital sales and rentals from Nov. 4 to Nov. 10, 2013, 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.) The all-star comedy cast from “Grown Ups” returns (with some new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (played by Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school. The movie’s cast also includes Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph and Taylor Lautner. Even though “Grown Ups 2” was disliked by most critics, the movie was a big hit at the box office.
“White House Down” re-entered the chart at No. 2. Capitol Policeman John Cale (played by Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (played by Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. “White House Down” got mostly negative reviews and was considered a disappointment at the box office.
“The Heat” held steady No. 3. Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (played by Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (played by Melissa McCarthy) couldn’t be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. “The Heat” was a big hit with critics and movie audiences.
“The Internship” dropped from No. 1 to No. 4. In “The Internship,” Billy (played by Vince Vaughn) and Nick (played by Owen Wilson) are watch salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention. “The Internship” got mostly negative reviews from critics and did mediocre business at the box office.
“We’re the Millers” debuted at No. 5. A veteran pot dealer (played by Jason Sudeikis) creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. So he recruits a stripper (played by Jennifer Aniston) and two teen misfits (played by Emma Roberts and Will Poulter) to pose as his wholesome family, who call themselves the Millers. “We’re the Millers” also stars Ed Helms, Nick Offerman and Kathryn Hahn. Despite getting mostly negative reviews from critics, “We’re the Millers” was a big hit with movie audiences in cinemas.
Here are the Top 5 movie digital sales and rentals for the week of Nov. 4 to Nov. 10, 2013:
1. Grown Ups 2 (debut)
2. White House Down (re-entry)
3. The Heat (No. 3 in the previous week)
4. The Internship (No. 1 in the previous week)
5. We’re the Millers (debut)