Rentrak Announces Top 20 Digital Movie Purchases & Rentals of 2014

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top 20 digital movie purchases and rentals of the year based on consumer transaction rate. The report includes Internet Video on Demand (iVOD) and electronic sell-through (EST), for both standard-definition and digital HD movie purchases and rentals.

Disney's "Frozen," which won an Oscar® for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, took the top spot as the number one digital download of 2014. Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" landed at the number two position. Overall, Warner Brothers ranked as the number one studio for movies purchased and rented digitally in 2014.

"Electronic sell-through (EST) and Internet Video on Demand (iVOD) saw noteworthy growth in 2014 with EST demonstrating the largest year-over-year sales of over 30 percent, largely driven by the great theatrical movies made available by the studios; the continued growth of Ultraviolet (UV), which now has more than 21 million UV consumer accounts (up from 15 million at the end of 2013); and also the studios making more titles available early for purchase on EST," says Chris Roberts, Rentrak's senior vice president of sales of OnDemand Everywhere™. 

According to the company's Digital Download Essentials Industry™ service, the top 20 purchased and rented movies, per data collected from weeks ending Jan. 5 to Dec. 28, 2014, are below.  

Rentrak Top 20 Digital Movie Purchases and Rentals*:





Frozen (2013)

Disney (NYSE: DIS)


Hunger Games, The: Catching Fire

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF)


Wolf Of Wall Street, The (2013)

Paramount (NYSE: VIA & VIA.B)


Lego Movie, The

Warner (NYSE: TWX)


Captain Phillips

Sony (NYSE: SNE)



Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF)



Warner (NYSE: TWX)


X-Men: Days of Future Past



Hobbit, The: The Desolation of Smaug

Warner (NYSE: TWX)


12 Years A Slave



Live Die Repeat: Edge Of Tomorrow

Warner (NYSE: TWX)


Other Woman, The



Guardians Of The Galaxy

Disney (NYSE: DIS)


American Hustle

Sony (NYSE: SNE)


Thor - The Dark World

Disney (NYSE: DIS)


Captain America - The Winter Soldier

Disney (NYSE: DIS)


Godzilla (2014)

Warner (NYSE: TWX)


22 Jump Street

Sony (NYSE: SNE)


Amazing Spider-Man 2, The

Sony (NYSE: SNE)


Bad Grandpa (2013)

Paramount (NYSE: VIA & VIA.B)


* Excludes NBC Universal and non-participating Independent distributors.

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About Digital Download Essentials Industry™
Rentrak's Digital Download Essentials Industry service gathers and aggregates information from all leading digital licensees on purchased and rented digital content to give participating content providers (i.e., major movie studios, independent distributors, TV networks, etc.) the ability to compare the performance of their electronic sell-through (EST) and Internet Video on Demand (iVOD) content to the rest of the industry in the U.S. and around the world. Learn more.

About Rentrak
Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. Using our proprietary intelligence and technology, combined with advanced demographics, only Rentrak is the census currency for VOD and movies. Rentrak provides the stable and robust audience measurement services that movie, television and advertising professionals across the globe have come to rely on to better deliver their business goals and more precisely target advertising across numerous platforms including box office, multiscreen television and home video. For more information on Rentrak, please visit


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Rentrak is the entertainment industry's premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, measuring movie and television content everywhere the consumer is watching including box office, multiscreen television and home video.

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