(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – For the week ending March 4, the rankings for the top ten films available on demand in the US follow, reflecting box office hits and independent films, comedies and dramas:
1. Tower Heist – starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy
2. Hugo (new) – from Martin Scorsese with Chloe Moretz and Ben Kingsley
3. Puss In Boots (new) the animated hit featuring Antonio Banderas’ voice
4. J. Edgar – Clint Eastwood’s film starring Leonardo DiCaprio
5. The Help – starring Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain
6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 – the vampire hit
7. The Rum Diary – starring Johnny Depp
8. Moneyball – starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill
9. In Time – costarring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried
10. Drive – with Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan
This listing is compiled by Rentrak’s OnDemand Essentials, a Web-based reporting system that aggregates various VOD outlets including NetFlix, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and others.
As options other than a theatrical release are expanding, new films are releasing sooner to VOD outlets than previously and sometimes simultaneously with cinemas.
An estimated 55 million homes currently have access to VOD in the US.