"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" debuted at No. 1 for movies on demand from Aug. 18 to Aug. 24, 2014, according to Rentrak. In “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” Peter Parker/Spider-Man (played by Andrew Garfield) battles three villains: Electro (played by Jamie Foxx, who also plays Electro's alter ego Max Dillon), the Green Goblin (played by Dane DeHaan, who also plays Green Goblin’s alter ego Harry Osborn) and the Rhino (played by Paul Giamatti, who also plays the Rhino's alter ego Aleksei Sytsevich). There is also turmoil for web-slinging superhero in his personal life: Peter has an on-again/off-again relationship with his girlfriend Gwen Stacy (played by Emma Stone), and he finds out some family secrets that involve his missing parents. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" got mixed reviews, but the movie was a blockbuster hit.
"The Other Woman" dropped from No. 1 to 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.
"Divergent" fell from No. 2 to No. 3. "Divergent" is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (played by Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (played by Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (played by Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth. "Divergent" got mixed reviews from critics but was a blockbuster hit.
"God's Not Dead" held steady at No. 4. "God's Not Dead" is a feature film about college student Josh Wheaton (played by Shane Harper) whose faith is challenged by his philosophy professor Mr. Radisson (played by Kevin Sorbo), who believes God does not exist. It revolves around the lives of several individuals who are also challenged by a world that believes God doesn't exist. Also starring David A.R. White, Dean Cain and the Newsboys. "God's Not Dead" got mostly negative reviews from critics, but the movie was well-received by audiences and became a sleeper hit.
"A Haunted House 2" rose from No. 6 to No. 5. The horror comedy “A Haunted House 2” is the sequel to the 2013 box-office hit “A Haunted House,” starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex-girlfriend, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend (played by Jaime Pressly) and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. “A Haunted House 2” is inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises and shows that this time, it’s not just the house that’s haunted. Most critics disliked "A Haunted House 2," which flopped at the box office.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of Aug. 18 to Aug. 24, 2014:
1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (debut)
2. The Other Woman (No. 1 in the previous week)
3. Divergent (No. 2 in the previous week)
4. God's Not Dead (No. 4 in the previous week)
5. A Haunted House 2 (No. 6 in the previous week)