"Enough Said" debuted at No. 1 for movie digital sales and rentals from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19, 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.) 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 mostly positive reviews and was a small hit at the box office.
"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" debuted at No. 2. 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 from critics and was one of the biggest-grossing animated films of 2013.
"Runner Runner" fell from No. 1 to No. 3. Princeton grad student Richie (played by Justin Timberlake), believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block (played by Ben Affleck). Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him. "Runner Runner" was a flop with critics and in movie theaters.
"We're the Millers" dropped from No. 2 to No. 4. 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. "We're the Millers" got mostly negative reviews from critics but was a huge hit at the box office.
"Elysium" descended from No. 1 to No. 4. In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance bring equality to these worlds is Max (played by Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (played by Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well. "Elysium" got mixed reviews from critics and was considered a box-office disappointment, given the movie's budget.
Here are the Top 5 movie digital sales and rentals for the week of Jan. 13 to Jan. 19, 2014:
1. Enough Said (debut)
2. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (debut)
3. Runner Runner (No. 1 in the previous week)
4. We're the Millers (No. 2 in the previous week)
5. Elysium (No. 4 in the previous week)