For the second week in a row, "The Monuments Men" was No. 1 for movies on demand from May 26 to June 1, 2014, according to Rentrak. Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, "The Monuments Men" (directed and co-written by George Clooney, who also stars in the film) is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys — seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 — possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1,000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. Also starring Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Bonneville and Jean Dujardin. "The Monuments Men" got mostly negative reviews from critics but was a solid hit at the box office.
"3 Days to Kill" held steady at No. 2. In this action thriller (directed by McG), Kevin Costner is a dangerous international spy, who is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission — even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world’s most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town. Also starring Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen. "3 Days to Kill" was a flop with critics and in movie theaters.
"Endless Love" debuted at No. 3. This remake of 1981's "Endless Love" stars Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde in the story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart. Also starring Robert Patrick, Bruce Greenwood, Rhys Wakefield, Dayo Okeniyi, Emma Rigby and Joely Richardson. This remake of "Endless Love" bombed with critics and in movie theaters
"About Last Night" dropped from No. 3 at No. 4. In this comedy remake of the 1986 movie "About Last Night," Bernie (played by Kevin Hart) and Joan (played by Regina Hall) are two fiery flirters who are passionate about everything from hookups to breakups. When he sets up his best friend, Danny (played by Michael Ealy), with her roommate, Debbie (played by Joy Bryant), the sparks soon fly as they try to navigate the relationship minefields from the bar to the bedroom. "About Last Night" got mixed reviews and did modestly well with audiences in movie theaters.
"Frozen" rose from No. 6 to No. 5. In the animated musical “Frozen,” Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and save their kingdom from eternal winter. "Frozen" won two Oscars: Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (for "Let It Go"). "Frozen" got excellent reviews from critics and now holds the record for the highest-grossing animated film of all time.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of May 26 to June 1, 2014:
1. The Monuments Men (No. 1 in the previous week)
2. 3 Days to Kill (No. 2 in the previous week)
3. Endless Love (debut)
4. About Last Night (No. 3 in the previous week)
5. Frozen (No. 6 in the previous week)