"The Hangover Part III" debuted at No. 1 for movies on demand from Oct. 7 to Oct. 13, 2013, according to Rentrak. In "The Hangover Part III," the Wolfpack of Phil, Stu and Alan (played by Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis) are three buddies who have misadventures in Las Vegas. This time, there is no wedding or bachelor party. But there is the same dilemma of finding their missing friend Doug (played by Justin Bartha). It turns out that Doug has been kidnapped because of a debt owed by gangster Mr. Chow (played Ken Jeong), and it's up to the Wolfpack to save Doug before he possibly gets murdered. "The Hangover Part III" got mostly negative reviews from critics. And although the movie was a hit at the box office, it was the lowest-grossing movie of "The Hangover" series.
"After Earth" debuted at No. 2. A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (played by Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (played by Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home. "After Earth" was slammed by critics and flopped at the box office.
In "The Purge," a speculative thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night, four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home. In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period called The Purge, in which any and all criminal activity — including murder — becomes legal. When an intruder breaks into the home of security expert James Sandin during The Purge, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (played by Lena Headey), and their two kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide. "The Purge" got mixed reviews from critics and was a sleeper at the box office.
"This Is the End" dropped from No. 1 to No. 4.The comedy "This Is The End" follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. Starring James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera and Emma Watson. "This Is the End" got mostly positive reviews from critics and was a hit at the box office.
"The Croods" fell from No. 2 to No. 5. This is a 3-D animated comedy adventure that follows the world's first modern family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always been their home is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods are rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts as they discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures, and their outlook is changed forever. The voice cast includes Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener and Cloris Leachman. Critics has mixed reactions to "The Croods," which was the first blockbuster animated film of 2013.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of Oct. 7 to Oct. 13, 2013:
1. The Hangover Part III (debut)
2. After Earth (debut)
3. The Purge (debut)
4. This Is the End (No. 1 in the previous week)
5. The Croods (No. 2 in the previous week)