“John Wick” rose from No. 6 to No. 1 for movie digital sales and rentals from Feb. 2 to Feb. 8, 2015, 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.) When sadistic young thugs senselessly attack John Wick (played by Keanu Reeves) – a brilliantly lethal ex-assassin – they have no idea that they’ve just awakened the boogeyman. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, Wick embarks on a merciless rampage, hunting down his adversaries with the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend. Also starring Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Lance Reddick and Dean Winters. “John Wick” got mixed-to-positive reviews from critics and was a modest hit at the box office.
“Big Hero 6” debuted at No. 2. “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax — and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, “Big Hero 6” won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. The movie was a smash hit with critics and movie audiences.
“Fury” dropped from No. 1 to No. 3. April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (played by Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Also starring Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaccs, Scott Eastwood. “Fury” received mostly positive reviews and was a hit at the box office.
“Gone Girl” dropped from No. 3 to No. 4. The crime thriller “Gone Girl” — directed by David Fincher and based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn — unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (played by Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (played by Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? “Gone Girl” was a big hit with critics and at the box office. For her role in “Gone Girl,” Pike received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
“The Judge” fell from No. 2 to No. 5. In “The Judge,” Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (played by Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. Also starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Sarah Lancaster, Grace Zabriskie and Denis O’Hare. “The Judge” was poorly received by critics and cinema audiences.
Here are the Top 5 movie digital sales and rentals for the week of Feb. 2 to Feb. 8, 2015:
1. John Wick (No. 6 in the previous week)
2. Big Hero 6 (debut)
3. Fury (No. 1 in the previous week)
4. Gone Girl (No. 3 in the previous week)
5. The Judge (No. 2 in the previous week)