For the third week in a row, "Ted" was in the No. 1 spot for movies on demand, from December 24 to December 30, 2012, according to Rentrak. Mark Wahlberg stars in this raunchy comedy as a Boston car salesman named John Bennett, whose best friend happens to be a foul-mouthed teddy bear named Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane, who directed and co-wrote the movie). Mila Kunis co-stars as John's frequently exasperated girlfriend, Lori Collins. "Ted" got mixed reviews but was a box-office smash and now ranks as the biggest R-rated comedy of all time.
"Pitch Perfect" is No. 2 for the second week in a row. A college student named Beca Mitchell (played by Anna Kendrick) reluctantly joins an all-female a cappella singing group named the Bellas, consisting of an eclectic mix of other students. As the Bellas prepare for an international competition, Beca suggests that the Bella try new ideas, but she gets resistance from the group's domineering leader, Aubrey Posen (played by Anna Camp). The movie got good reviews and was a modest hit.
"The Bourne Legacy" holds on to the No. 3 spot. It's the fourth film in the "Bourne" series, but Jeremy Renner replaces Matt Damon as the lead character. In "The Bourne Legacy," Renner is another spy named Aaron Cross. Through a series of events set off by Damon's Jason Bourne character, Cross finds that he is the target of an assassination plot. Rachel Weisz and Ed Norton are among the co-stars. "The Bourne Legacy" did great business at the box office an mixed reviews, but it wasn't able to commercial success and the popularity of 2007's "The Bourne Ultimatum."
"Trouble With the Curve" rose from No. 6 to No. 4. Clint Eastwood stars as a gruff talent scout in professional baseball who might be forced into retirement after new management starts to think his scouting methods are outdated. He gets some unexpected help from his estranged daughter (played by Amy Adams) and a young scout (played by Justin Timberlake) whom he mentors along the way. The movie got mostly negative reviews from critics and did mediocre business at the box office.
"The Dark Knight Rises" comes in at No. 5 for the second week in a row. "The Dark Knight Rises," the third Batman movie directed by Christopher Nolan, has Bruce Wayne/Batman (played by Christian Bale) battling against a muscular villain named Bane (played by Tom Hardy), while Wayne's corporate business faces bankruptcy. The movie also features Selina Kyle/Catwoman (played by Anne Hathaway), who could be Batman's friend or enemy. The movie got great reviews from critics and, as expected, was one of the biggest blockbusters of the year.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for December 24 to December 30, 2012:
1. Ted (No. 1 in the previous week)
2. Pitch Perfect (No. 2 in the previous week)
3. The Bourne Legacy (No. 3 in the previous week)
4. Trouble With the Curve (No. 6 in the previous week)
5. The Dark Knight Rises (No. 5 in the previous week)