"Flight" debuted at No. 1 for movies on demand from Feb. 4 to Feb. 10, 2013, according to Rentrak. In this Oscar-nominated role, Denzel Washington plays William "Whip" Whitaker, an alcoholic pilot of commercial planes, who pulls off a daring flight maneuver that saves many lives when his plane crashes due to an equipment malfunction. The problem is that he was drunk and high on cocaine while flying, and now he's under investigation. "Flight" got mostly positive reviews from critics and was a hit with audiences who saw the movie in theaters.
"Here Comes the Boom" debuted at No. 2. In this comedy, former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (played by Henry Winkler,) Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy — most of all the school nurse, Bella (played by Salma Hayek) — but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school. Most critics slammed "Here Comes the Boom," which did mediocre business at the box office.
"Alex Cross" debuted at No. 3. In this crime thriller, Tyler Perry plays psychologist/police detective Alex Cross, who goes on the hunt for a serial killer named Picasso (played by Mathew Fox). The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits. "Alex Cross" was a flop with critics and movie audiences.
"Hotel Transylvania" dropped from No. 1 to No. 4. In this animated horror comedy, Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) has invited some of his best friends (including Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, and the Werewolf family) to Hotel Transylvania celebrate the 118th birthday of his beloved daughter Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez). For Dracula, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem, but everything could change for the overprotective dad when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. "Hotel Transylvania" got mixed reviews from critics but was a big hit with movie audiences in theaters.
The action film "Taken 2" dropped from No. 2 to No. 5. Liam Neeson is back as retired CIA operative Bryan Mills in this sequel to the action blockbuster "Taken." This time, he's out to rescue not one but two kidnapped members of his family: his ex-wife (played by Famke Janssen) and his daughter (played by Maggie Grace). Despite getting mostly negative reviews from critics, "Taken 2" was a big hit at the box office.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for Feb. 4 to Feb. 10, 2013:
1. Flight (debut)
2. Here Comes the Boom (debut)
3. Alex Cross (debut)
4. Hotel Transylvania (No. 1 the previous week)
5. Taken 2 (No. 2 in the previous week)