“Daddy’s Home” remained at No. 1 for movies on demand from April 11 to April 17, 2016, according to Rentrak. “Daddy’s Home” follows a mild-mannered radio executive (played by Will Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (played by Mark Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. Also starring Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church and Hannibal Buress. Daddy’s Home” was not well-received by critics, but the movie was a hit with cinema audiences.
“The Hateful Eight” held steady at No. 2. Set six or eight or 12 years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Daisy Domergue, race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren, a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix, a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob, who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage and Confederate General Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all. Starring Kurt Rusell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Demian Bichir. “The Hateful Eight” won an Oscar for Best Original Score. “The Hateful Eight” got mostly positive reviews and did mediocre business at the box office.
“The Forest” debuted at No. 3. A supernatural thriller set in the legendary Aokigahara Forest. A young American woman, Sara (played by Natalie Dormer), goes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings to “stay on the path,” Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate. Also starring Taylor Kinney, Eoin Macken, Stephanie Vogt, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Rina Takasaki, Noriko Sakura, Yûho Yamashita and James Owen. “The Forest” was disliked by most critics and did poorly at the box office.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” fell from No. 3 to No. 4. Realizing the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) teams up with her closest friends, including Peeta (played by Josh Hutcherson), Gale (played by Liam Hemsworth) and Finnick for the ultimate mission. Together, they leave District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow, who’s obsessed with destroying Katniss. What lies ahead are mortal traps, dangerous enemies and moral choices that will ultimately determine the future of millions. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” got mixed reviews from critics but was a major blockbuster at the box office.
“Concussion” dropped from No. 4 to No. 5. “Concussion” is based on the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, who discovered CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in football players, and the uphill battle he faced in bringing the information to the public. Starring Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Albert Brooks. “Concussion” got mixed reviews from critics and bombed at the box office.
Here are the Top 5 movies on demand for the week of April 11 to April 17, 2016:
1. Daddy’s Home (No. 1 in the previous week)
2. The Hateful Eight (No. 2 in the previous week)
3. The Forest (debut)
4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (No. 3 in the previous week)
5. Concussion (No. 4 in the previous week)
5. Point Break (No. 4 in the previous week)