Pass the Popcorn: What Were the Most Watched Movies in Hotel Rooms in May 2013?

We’ve been Passing the Popcorn for well over a year, and the latest results gave us our first movie flip. Identity Thief, April’s second most popular hotel room movie in both the US and Canada and in New York City, came in first in both categories in May. And April’s Number 1, Jack Reacher, landed in second in both the US and Canada and NYC this time around.

In fact, not many newcomers cracked the top ten as Oscar winners Silver Linings Playbook and Django Unchained and action flick A Good Day to Die Hard held strong. As for newcomer Oz The Great And Powerful? Not so powerful in New York City.

Come back next month to see what hotel-goers watched in June. They’ll have a choice of newbie releases like G.I. Joe, Retaliation, Olympus Has Fallen, 42, The Call and Oblivion — and hotel-room hits like Identity Thief and Jack Reacher.

As always, our stats are supplied by LodgeNet, providers of entertainment to more than 1.5 million hotel rooms in the US and Canada.


The Nation and Canada

1) Identity Thief

2) Jack Reacher

3) A Good Day to Die Hard

4) Oz, The Great And Powerful

5) Snitch

6) Safe Haven

7) Silver Linings Playbook

8) The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

9) Side Effects

10) Django Unchained


New York City

1) Identity Thief

2) Jack Reacher

3) A Good Day to Die Hard

4) Silver Linings Playbook

5) Side Effects

6) Safe Haven

7) Snitch

8) Oz the Great and Powerful

9) Django Unchained

10) Admission



2 replies
  1. Janet
    Janet says:

    Fascinating that Jack Reacher is a hit in hotel rooms, and one with legs, when it was such a disappointment at the box office. I confess, I still haven’t seen it. Maybe on a trip sometime.

    • Terry
      Terry says:

      Agreed. It doesn’t seem an obvious candidate for the small(er) screen, but clearly it’s a hotel hit. Be interesting to see how it does in June. Thanks, Janet.


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