"Noah" debuted at No. 1 for movies on demand from July 28 to Aug. 3, 2014, according to Rentrak. Russell Crowe stars as Noah in this film inspired by the epic biblical story of courage, sacrifice and hope. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Also starring Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman. Most critics gave "Noah" mixed-to-positive reviews, and the movie was a hit when it was released in cinemas.
"Heaven Is for Real" dropped from No. 1 to No. 2. In the drama "Heaven Is for Real" (based on a true story), Greg Kinnear stars as Todd Burpo, a small-town pastor whose son Colton (played by Connor Corum) claims to have visited heaven during a near-death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth — things he couldn't possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event. "Heaven Is for Real" got mostly negative reviews from critics but was a box-office hit.
"Rio 2" ascended from No. 8 to No. 3. It’s a jungle out there for birds Blu, Jewel and their three kids in "Rio 2," after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law. This animated film has an all-star voice cast that includes Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Will.i.am, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Mann, George Lopez, Rodrigo Santoro, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Natalie Morales, Kristin Chenoweth, and Jamie Foxx. "Rio 2" got mixed reviews from critics but was a big hit in movie theaters.
"The Other Woman" debuted at 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.
"Sabotage" fell from No. 3 to No. 5. In the action flick "Sabotage," Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the leader an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done — until, one-by-one, the team members mysteriously start to be eliminated. Also starring Terrence Howard, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Joe Manganiello and Mirielle Enos. Most movie critics disliked "Sabotage," which flopped at the box office.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of July 28 to Aug. 3, 2014:
1. Noah (debut)
2. Heaven Is for Real (No. 1 in the previous week)
3. Rio 2 (No. 8 in the previous week)
4. The Other Woman (debut)
5. Sabotage (No. 3 in the previous week)