"The Lego Movie" rose from No. 3 to No. 1 for movie digital sales and rentals from June 16 to June 22, 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.) 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.
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" jumped from No. 10 to No. 2. The comedy film "The Grand Budapest Hotel" recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. Starring Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Léa Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and Tony Revolori. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" was well-received by critics and movie audiences.
"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" dropped from No. 1 to No. 3. Based on the CIA analyst created by espionage master Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is a blistering action thriller that follows Ryan (played by Chris Pine) from his quiet double life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a massive terrorist plot in Moscow. Ryan appears to be just another New York executive to his friends and loved ones, but his enlistment into the CIA secretly goes back years. Caught between his tight-lipped handler Harper (played by Kevin Costner), his in-the-dark fiancée Cathy (played by Keira Knightley) and a brilliant Russian oligarch (played by Kenneth Branagh), Jack must confront a new reality where no one can seem to be trusted, yet the fate of millions rests on his finding the truth. Most critics gave "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" mixed reviews, and the movie had mediocre ticket sales.
"21 Jump Street" fell from No. 2 to No. 4. Interest in this comedy film (which was released in 2012) has no doubt been re-ignited due to the June 2014 release of the sequel "22 Jump Street." Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill star in "21 Jump Street" (which is inspired by the TV series of the same name) as polar-opposite cops Greg Jenko and Morton Schmidt, who are assigned to go undercover at a high school to bust drug dealers. "21 Jump Street" was a big hit with critics and movie audiences, and it was the No. 1 movie on demand of 2012.
"How to Train Your Dragon" fell from at No. 4 to No. 5. This animated film (which was released in 2011) has had renewed interest since the June 2014 release of the sequel "How to Train Your Dragon 2." The first "How to Train Your Dragon" movie got rave reviews and was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2011. The film tells the story of a misfit boy named Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) who unexpectedly finds a dragon named Toothless that becomes his best friend.
Here are the Top 5 movie digital sales and rentals for the week of June 16 to June 22, 2014:
1. The Lego Movie (No. 3 in the previous week)
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel (No. 10 in the previous week)
3. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (No. 1 in the previous week)
4. 21 Jump Street (No. 2 in the previous week)
5. How to Train Your Dragon (No. 4 in the previous week)