Top 10 VOD films in the US: ‘21 Jump Street’ holds top spot
LOS ANGELES, July 18 — The top watched video-on-demand (VOD) films in the US were announced Monday by Rentrak, based on data collected from July 2 til July 8th with 21 Jump Street starring Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike”) and Jonah Hill (“Moneyball”) remaining at No. 1 for the second week.
The comedy-action movie, based on the American teen cop television drama from the 1980s featuring Johnny Depp, includes a cameo by the star. It collected $197.8 million at the box office with 80% in North America.
The remainder of the list stays relatively unchanged since last week, with second and third place going to epic sequel “Wrath of the Titans” with Sam Worthington (“Avatar”) and Liam Neeson and the comedy send-up of the Snow White fairy tale “Mirror Mirror”, starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins.
Off the list this week is “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” replaced by “Big Miracle” in the tenth position. The drama starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski (“Away We Go”) centres on the true story of a journalist and Greenpeace volunteer who join a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped under ice.
Other holdovers include “Safe House” starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, the military action picture “Act of Valor”, “Sherlock Holmes 2” with Robert Downey Jr. and the indie comedy “A Thousand Words” with Eddie Murphy.
According to Rentrak’s “OnDemand Essentials”, the top ten most-viewed titles follow:
1. 21 Jump Street
2. Wrath of the Titans
3. Mirror Mirror
4. Project X
6. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
7. Safe House
8. A Thousand Words
9. Act of Valor
10. Big Miracle
New on Amazon’s Instant Video ranking for television shows, “Breaking Bad” takes the top two spots as it debuts for its fifth season. The gritty action thriller starring Bryan Cranston (“John Carter”) follows a man with cancer who deals drugs to care for his family.
“Falling Skies”, the sci-fi drama starring Noah Wyle (of “E.R.” fame), the Florida-set crime drama set “The Glades”, and “Suits”, about office politics, remain popular on the VOD TV list. ⎯ AFP/Relaxnews