"I, Frankenstein" rose from No. 6 to No. 1 for movie digital sales and rentals from May 12 to May 18, 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.) Two hundred years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature Adam (played by Aaron Eckhart) still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind. Also starring Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney and Aden Young. "I, Frankenstein" was a flop with critics and in cinemas.
"Her" debuted at No. 2. Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, "Her" follows Theodore Twombly (played by Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of his marriage, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha," a bright, female voice (the voice of Scarlett Johansson), who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. From the unique perspective of Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature — and the risks — of intimacy in the modern world. "Her" got rave reviews from critics but it did not fare well at the box office.
"That Awkward Moment" debuted at No. 3. Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan star in the comedy "That Awkward Moment" about three best friends who find themselves where we’ve all been: at that confusing "moment" in every dating relationship when you have to decide "So…where is this going?" Also starring Imogen Poots, Jessica Lucas and Mackenzie Davis. "That Awkward Moment" got mostly negative reviews from critics and did mediocre business at the box office.
"Frozen" dropped from No. 2 to No. 4. In the animated musical “Frozen,” Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and save their kingdom from eternal winter. "Frozen" won two Oscars: Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (for "Let It Go"). "Frozen" got excellent reviews from critics and was the highest-grossing animated film of 2013.
"The Wolf of Wall Street" fell from No. 3 to No. 5. "The Wolf of Wall Street" (directed by Oscar winner Martin Scorsese) is based on the true story/memoir of Jordan Belfort, the disgraced Wall Street executive who founded the New York firm Stratton Oakmont and led a renegade group of stockbrokers to defraud investors of millions. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Belfort in the movie, which has graphic depictions of Belfort's greed and addictions to drugs and illicit sex. Also starring Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Kyle Chandler and Rob Reiner. "The Wolf of Wall Street," which was a hit with audiences and critics, received five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
Here are the Top 5 movie digital sales and rentals for the week of May 12 to May 18, 2014:
1. I., Frankenstein (No. 6 in the previous week)
2. Her (debut)
3. That Awkward Moment (debut)
4. Frozen (No. 2 in the previous week)
5. The Wolf of Wall Street (No. 3 in the previous week)