"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" debuted at No. 1 for movies on demand from Jan. 27 to Jan. Feb. 2, 2014, according to Rentrak. "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville disguises himself as a senior citizen who behaves badly while on a road trip with his "grandson" (played by Jackson Nicoll), as the camera captures unsuspecting people's reactions. "Bad Grandpa" is nominated for an Oscar for Best Makeup. "Bad Grandpa" was a hit with critics and movie audiences.
"Last Vegas" debuted at No. 2. Four best friends (played by Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline) decide to escape retirement and throw the ultimate Las Vegas bachelor party for the last member of their group to get married. Also starring Mary Steenburgen, Romany Malco and Jerry Ferrara. "Last Vegas" got mostly negative reviews from critics and did mediocre business at the box office.
"Captain Phillips" dropped from No. 1 to No. 3. "Captain Phillips" is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is — through director Paul Greengrass distinctive lens — simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (played by Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain Muse (played by Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control. "Captain Phillips," which received six Oscar nominations (including Best Picture), was a big hit with critics and moviegoers.
"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" debuted at No. 4. In the animated comedy "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,'" inventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention: a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals: "foodimals!" Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world again. "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" got mostly positive reviews and was a blockbuster hit.
"Enough Said" debuted at No. 5. A divorced and single parent, Eva (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter's impending departure for college. She meets Albert (played by James Gandolfini), a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (played by Catherine Keener), her new massage client. Marianne is a beautiful poet who seems "almost perfect" except for one prominent quality: she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne's ex-husband. "Enough Said" got rave reviews and was a solid hit for an independent film.
Also noteworthy: "Rush" (starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl as rival Formula One drivers) debuted at No. 6.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, 2014:
1. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (debut)
2. Last Vegas (debut)
3. Captain Phillips (No. 1 in the previous week)
4. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (debut)
5. Enough Said (debut)