"Divergent" remained at No. 1 for movie digital sales and rentals from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17, 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.) "Divergent" is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (played by Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (played by Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (played by Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth. "Divergent" got mixed reviews from critics but was a blockbuster hit.
"Dead Poets Society" debuted at No. 2. In the wake of Robin Williams' suicide on Aug. 11, 2014, several of his movies have debuted in the Top 10 of this chart. In the 1989 drama "Dead Poets Society," Williams plays an inspirational English teacher at a boys' boarding school in 1959. The movie's cast also included Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke and Josh Charles. Williams received an Oscar nomination (Best Actor) for the movie, which was nominated for four Oscars and won an Oscar for Best Screenplay. "Dead Poets Society" was a critically acclaimed film that was a modest hit at the box office.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" fell from No. 2 to No. 3. In “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” Peter Parker/Spider-Man (played by Andrew Garfield) battles three villains: Electro (played by Jamie Foxx, who also plays Electro's alter ego Max Dillon), the Green Goblin (played by Dane DeHaan, who also plays Green Goblin’s alter ego Harry Osborn) and the Rhino (played by Paul Giamatti, who also plays the Rhino's alter ego Aleksei Sytsevich). There is also turmoil for web-slinging superhero in his personal life: Peter has an on-again/off-again relationship with his girlfriend Gwen Stacy (played by Emma Stone), and he finds out some family secrets that involve his missing parents. Critics gave mixed reviews to "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," but the movie was a blockbuster hit at the box office.
"The Other Woman" fell from No. 3 to No. 4. A successful attorney Carly Whitten (played by Cameron Diaz) tries to get her life back on track after discovering that her lover Mark King (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married. But when Carly accidentally meets Mark's wife Kate (played by Leslie Mann), Carly realizes that she and Kate have much in common, and they become close friends. Carly and Kate then discover that Mark has another unwitting mistress named Amber (played by Kate Upton), so all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on Mark. "The Other Woman" was disliked by most critics but the movie did well in cinemas.
"Mrs. Doubtfire" debuted at No. 5. One of Robin Williams' biggest hits was the 1993 comedy film "Mrs. Doubtfire," in which he plays divorced dad Daniel Hillard who, in desperation to spend more time with his kids, disguises himself as a British nanny named Mrs. Doubtfire. The movie's cast also included Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan. "Mrs. Doubtfire" got mixed reviews from critics but the movie was a blockbuster hit.
Also noteworthy: Robin Williams' 1987 movie "Good Morning, Vietnam" debuted at No. 10.
Here are the Top 5 movie digital sales and rentals for the week of Aug. 11 to Aug. 17, 2014:
1. Divergent (No. 1 in the previous week)
2. Dead Poets Society (debut)
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (No. 2 in the previous week)
4. The Other Woman (No. 3 in the previous week)
5. Mrs. Doubtfire (debut)