"Olympus Has Fallen" debuted at No. 1 for movies on demand from Aug. 12 to Aug. 18, 2013, according to Rentrak. When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning (played by Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning¹s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President (played by Aaron Eckhart), and avert an even bigger crisis. "Olympus Has Fallen" got mixed reviews from critics, but the movie was a solid hit at the box office.
"Oblivion" dropped from No. 1 to No. 2. Tom Cruise stars in "Oblivion," an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the visionary director of "Tron: Legacy" and producers of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. "Oblivion" got mixed reviews from critics and was a solid hit at the box office.
"The Big Wedding" debuted at No. 3. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (played by Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton) are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra-conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking on, including Don's former mistress/current girlfriend (played by Susan Sarandon), the Griffins are hilariously forced to confront their past, present and future and hopefully avoid killing each other in the process. "The Big Wedding" was a big flop with movie critics and in movie theaters.
"Mud" dropped from No. 2 to No. 4. "Mud" is an adventure about two boys — Ellis and Neckbone (played by Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland) — who find a man named Mud (played by Matthew McConaughey) hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper, who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. "Mud" got mostly positive reviews from critics. The movie was a hit during its limited release in U.S. theaters.
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" dropped from No. 3 to No. 5. In this sequel to 2009's "G.I. Joe" movie, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra, but they are also forced to content with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. This movie's cast includes starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum. Even though "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" got mostly negative reviews critics, the movie was still a big hit at the box office.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of Aug. 12 to Aug. 18, 2013:
1. Olympus Has Fallen (debut)
2. Oblivion (No. 2 in the previous week)
3. The Big Wedding (debut)
4. Mud (No. 2 in the previous week)
5. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (No. 3 in the previous week)