While World War Z retained the top spot, which is where it entered last week, 5 new entrants to the ranking pushed a number of movies down and out of the list.
Star Trek Into Darkness, The Kings of Summer, The Bling Ring, I Spit On Your Grave 2, and Iron Man 3 all dropped off the chart, but Pain & Gain hung on for its fifth week in a row.
Four out of the ten titles in the chart are available for buy and/or rent on the US iTunes store, while another four titles are on pre-order.
None of the titles are available in the South African iTunes store.
|Torrentfreak Rank||Movement||Movie||# weeks||iTunes|
|1||–||World War Z||2||US purchase only|
|2||New||This is the End||1||US pre-order only|
|4||New||The Hangover Part III||1||US pre-order only|
|5||Down 3||Now You See Me||4||US|
|6||Down 3||We’re The Millers (Webrip)||4||US pre-order only|
|7||New||The Croods||1||US purchase only|
|8||Down 3||Pain and Gain||5||US|
|9||New||The World’s End (Webrip)||1||US pre-order only|
|10||Down 6||Kick-Ass 2 (R6)||3||N/A|
Apple has its own charts of the top 100 songs, albums, TV shows, movies, and apps that it sells through its US iTunes store.
Unfortunately the same charts are not available for iTunes South Africa, though Apple does list the bestselling items in each genre.
These movies are available for purchase from R90 to R150 depending on the film and whether you’re buying the standard or high definition version.
Some films can also be rented for between R20 and R40, depending on the title and format.
The table below summarises the top 5 movies in every genre, excluding documentaries, as listed on the South African iTunes storefront.
|Rank||Action & Adventure||Comedy||Drama||Horror|
|1||Iron Man 3||Klein Karoo||Inside Man||Devil|
|2||Fast & Furious 6||Semi-soet||Zero Dark Thirty||The Caller|
|3||Trance||Pitch Perfect||Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters||28 Weeks Later|
|4||A Good Day to Die Hard||Parental Guidance||Life of Pi||The Hills Have Eyes (Unrated)|
|5||Skyfall||Identity Thief||Django Unchained||Dead Silence (2007)|
|Rank||Kids & Family||Romance||Sci-Fi & Fantasy||Thriller|
|1||Despicable Me||Definitely, Maybe||Prometheus||Absolute Power|
|2||Hotel Transylvania||Anna Karenina (2012)||District 9||Red Dragon|
|3||The Jungle Book||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||Constantine||Savages|
|4||Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who||Pride & Prejudice (2005)||Serenity||Taking Lives|
|5||Brave||Sweet Home Alabama||The Black Hole||Crush|
DStv BoxOffice is a local competitor to the iTunes movie rental service which also offers online rentals, whether they are DStv subscribers or not.
Subscribers to DStv’s Extra and Premium bouquets receive reduced pricing and also have the option to rent a limited subset of movies using their decoders.
The BoxOffice website has a list of the most popular films on the service, which are given in no particular order:
|DStv BoxOffice most popular||Non-subscriber, online||Subscriber, PVR|
|21 & Over||R30, 13-Dec-2013||R25, 14-Oct-2013|
|Death to Smoochy||R10, 29-Oct-2013||R10, N/A|
|G.I. Joe: Retaliation||R30, 13-Jan-2013||R25, 18-Sep-2013|
|Iron Man 3||R30, 23-Nov-2013||R25, 07-Oct-2013|
|Oblivion||R30, 13-Nov-2013||R25, 27-Sep-2013|
|Texas Chainsaw||R30, 16-Dec-2013||R25, 02-Oct-2013|
|The Brave One||R10, 29-Oct-2013||R10, N/A|
|The Dukes of Hazzard||R10, 29-Oct-2013||R10, N/A|
|Won’t Back Down||R30, 29-Nov-2013||R25, N/A|