"I, Frankenstein" debuted at No. 1 for movies on demand from May 12 to May 18, 2014, according to Rentrak. 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.
"That Awkward Moment" debuted at No. 2. 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.
"Her" debuted at No. 3. 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.
"Ride Along" fell from No. 2 to No. 4. Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in "Ride Along," a comedy from the director of "Think Like a Man." When the future brother-in-law (played by Hart) joins a tough undercover officer (played by Ice Cube) on an overnight shift, the wisecracking trainee gets accidentally embroiled in the seasoned cop’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he is worthy of his future bride, he must survive the most insane night of his life. Also starring John Leguizamo, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen and Jay Pharoah. "Ride Along" got mostly negative reviews from critics but was a big hit in cinemas.
"Frozen" dropped from No. 4 to No. 5. 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 now holds the record for the highest-grossing animated film of all time.
Also noteworthy: The horror flick "Devil's Due" debuted at No. 8. The action thriller "Rage" (a direct-to-video release starring Nicolas Cage) debuted at No. 10.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of May 12 to May 18, 2014:
1. I, Frankenstein (debut)
2. That Awkward Moment (debut)
3. Her (debut)
4. Ride Along (No. 2 in the previous week)
5. Frozen (No. 4 in the previous week)