For the third week in a row, "We're the Millers" was No. 1 for movies on demand from Dec. 2 to Dec. 8, 2013, according to Rentrak. A veteran pot dealer (played by Jason Sudeikis) creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. So he recruits a stripper (played by Jennifer Aniston) and two teen misfits (played by Emma Roberts and Will Poulter) to pose as his wholesome family, who call themselves the Millers. "We're the Millers" also stars Ed Helms, Nick Offerman and Kathryn Hahn. "We're the Millers" got mostly negative reviews from critics but was a huge hit at the box office.
"2 Guns" rose from No. 3 to No. 2. For 12 months, DEA agent Robert “Bobby” Trench (played by Denzel Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Michael “Stig” Stigman (played by Mark Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they have both been tasked to take down. When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Bobby and Stig are suddenly disavowed by their respective superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way. Critics had mixed reactions to "2 Guns," which did solid business at the box office.
"Red 2" dropped from No. 2 to No. 3. In "Red 2," the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world—and stay alive in the process. Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker with Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee, Brian Cox and Neal McDonough. "Red 2" got mixed-to-negative reviews and did mediocre business at the box office.
"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" debuted at No. 4. Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (played by Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (played by Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series. Also starring Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, CCH Pounder, Jared Harris and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" got mostly negative reviews and flopped at the box office.
"Smurfs 2" debuted at No. 5. In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants — and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs — Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world’s greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus – or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue? Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Katy Perry and Hank Azaria. Most critics hated "The Smurfs 2," and American audiences didn't like the movie much either, but "The Smurfs 2" was a big hit in cinemas outside the U.S., especially in Europe.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of Dec. 2 to Dec. 8, 2013:
1. We're the Millers (No. 1 in the previous week)
2. 2 Guns (No. 3 in the previous week)
3. Red 2 (No. 2 in the previous week)
4. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (debut)
5. Smurfs 2 (debut)