"Skyfall" debuted at No. 1 in movies on demand from Feb. 11 to Feb. 17, 2013, according to Rentrak. Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in "Skyfall," the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In "Skyfall" (which has been nominated for five Oscars), Bond’s loyalty to M (played by Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat from a villain named Silva (played by Javier Bardem), no matter how personal the cost. "Skyfall," which got rave reviews from critics and was a global smash, grossed more than $1 billion worldwide and is now the most commercially successful James Bond film so far. The movie won Oscars for Best Original Song ("Skyfall") and Best Sound Editing.
"Flight" dropped from No. 1 to No. 2. In this Oscar-nominated role, Denzel Washington plays William "Whip" Whitaker, an alcoholic pilot of commercial planes, who pulls off a daring flight maneuver that saves many lives when his plane crashes due to an equipment malfunction. The problem is that he was drunk and high on cocaine while flying, and now he's under investigation. "Flight" got mostly positive reviews from critics and was a hit with audiences who saw the movie in theaters.
"Here Comes the Boom" descended from No. 2 to No. 3. In this comedy, former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (played by Henry Winkler,) Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy — most of all the school nurse, Bella (played by Salma Hayek) — but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school. Most critics slammed "Here Comes the Boom," which did mediocre business at the box office.
"Alex Cross" went down from No. 3 to No. 4. In this crime thriller, Tyler Perry plays psychologist/police detective Alex Cross, who goes on the hunt for a serial killer named Picasso (played by Mathew Fox). The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits. "Alex Cross" was a flop with critics and movie audiences.
"Hotel Transylvania" dropped from No. 4 to No. 5. In this animated horror comedy, Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) has invited some of his best friends (including Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, and the Werewolf family) to Hotel Transylvania celebrate the 118th birthday of his beloved daughter Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez). For Dracula, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem, but everything could change for the overprotective dad when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. "Hotel Transylvania" got mixed reviews from critics but was a big hit with movie audiences in theaters.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for Feb. 11 to Feb. 17, 2013:
1. Skyfall (debut)
2. Flight (No. 1 in the previous week)
3. Here Comes the Boom (No. 2 in the previous week)
4. Alex Cross (No. 3 the previous week)
5. Hotel Transylvania (No. 4 in the previous week)