"Rio 2" rose from No. 3 to No. 1 for movie digital sales and rentals from July 14 to July 20, 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.) 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. 2. 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.
"Noah" debuted at No. 3. 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. Critics gave "Noah" got mixed-to-positive reviews, and the movie was a solid hit.
"The Lego Movie" fell from No. 2 to No. 4. This original 3-D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously under-prepared. The movie's voice cast includes Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman. "The Lego Movie" was highly praised by critics and was a blockbuster in cinemas.
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" held steady at No. 5. Sales for the movie surged around the week that the sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" was released in cinemas. In "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" (originally released in 2011), Will Rodman (played by James Franco), a scientist at biotechnology company Gen-Sys, takes home a baby chimp whose mother had been experimented on in a Gen-Sys lab. The chimp is named Caesar, and it soon becomes clear that Caesar has genius-level intelligence. Will raises Caesar almost like a human child, but this unusual arrangement later has dangerous consequences. "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" received mostly good reviews from critics and was a worldwide smash at the box office.
Also noteworthy: The religious drama "Heaven Is For Real" (starring Greg Kinnear as a pastor whose young son claims he visited heaven) debuted at No. 8.
Here are the Top 5 movie digital sales and rentals for the week of July 14 to July 20, 2014:
1. Rio 2 (No. 3 in the previous week)
2. The Other Woman (debut)
3. Noah (debut)
4. The Lego Movie (No. 2 in the previous week)
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (No. 5 in the previous week)