Our resident VOD expert tells you what’s new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix.
Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $ 3-$ 10, in 24- or 48-hour periods
The Grand Budapest Hotel (latest Wes… Continue reading New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Transcendence' and 'Rio 2' at Home Before Disc
NEW YORK (AP) – With $ 41.4 million in its second week of release, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” held off “Rio 2″ at the weekend box office.
According to studio estimates Sunday, the Marvel superhero narrowly bested the animated family film in a battle of sequels. “Rio 2″ debuted with $ 39 million, almost exactly the opening weekend total of the 2011 Oscar-nominated… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Fights Off 'Rio 2' With $41.4M
Here’s your 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $ 41.3 million ($ 159.0 million total)
1. Rio 2 – $ 39.0 million ($ 39.0 million total)
3. Oculus – $ 12.0 million ($ 12.0 million total)
4. Draft Day – $ 9.7 million ($ 9.7 million total)
5. Divergent – $ 7.5 million ($ 124.8 million total)
6. Noah – $ 7.4 million
The birds of “Rio” are flocking together once again — and this time, they’re shaking their tail feathers.
A new teaser trailer for “Rio 2,” the follow-up to the hit animated movie, features the colorful macaws, toucans, and cockatoos busting a move to joyful, drum-heavy music.
The brief teaser doesn’t show any footage from the sequel, in which Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) take their three kids away from the… Continue reading 'Rio 2' Teaser Trailer Has Landed: Let's Dance!
Rio had a successful first week at the box office, bringing in an estimated $ 40 million in ticket sales.
The 3-D adventure, which features the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, will.i.am and more, did well with every demographic and had a strong showing overseas, Variety reports.
Scream 4 brought in $ 19.3 million – and largely positive… Continue reading 'Rio' Tops Box Office