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2014 movies The Highest Grossing Movies of 2014  

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List Rules Based on U.S. box office gross. List was updated through December 31, 2014.

The highest grossing movies of 2014 put the business in "show business." We've gathered 2014's biggest money-makers and blockbuster successes. These films killed it at the box office in 2014, raking in huge takes for their studios and distributors. They sold tickets like it was going out of style, entertaining huge audiences nation-wide. This top grossing 2014 films list is based on U.S. gross, though many of the movies here found international success as well.

From Marvel movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy to Disney movies like Maleficent and Big Hero 6 2014 was a big year for splashy comic book and fairy tale films, and made stars out of their cast members, like Chris Pratt. Many other film spectacles had huge box office grosses as well, including Transformers: Age of Extinction, 300: Rise of an Empire, and Edge of Tomorrow. 

But 2014 movies weren't all superheroes and action stars. Family films like Rio 2 and The LEGO Movie entertained massive audiences and were among 2014's highest grossing films. Then there were all the young adult book adaptations, that drove tweens (and their parents) to theaters in ridiculous numbers. From  Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars to, of course, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, movies based on books were wildly popular with movie-goers in 2014.

These are the top grossing films of 2014, the big money makers that seemingly everyone saw. The blockbuster movies below might not have all been the best films of 2014, but they were certainly enjoyable and huge financial successes.

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Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn - $333 million

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Francis Lawrence - $311 million

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Anthony and Joe Russo - $260 million

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The LEGO Movie Phil Lord, Christopher Miller - $258 million

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Michael Bay - $245 million

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Maleficent Robert Stromberg - $241 million

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Bryan Singer - $234 million

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Matt Reeves - $209 million

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Big Hero 6 Don Hall, Chris Williams - $203 million

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marc Webb - $203 million

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Godzilla Gareth Edwards - $201 million

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22 Jump Street Phil Lord, Christopher Miller - $192 million

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of 2014
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jonathan Liebesman - $191 million

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Peter Jackson - $184 million

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Dean DeBlois - $177 million

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Interstellar Christopher Nolan - $173 million

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Gone Girl David Fincher - $165 million

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Divergent Neil Burger - $151 million

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Neighbors Nicholas Stoller - $150 million

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Ride Along Tim Story - $134 million

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Rio 2 Carlos Saldanha - $132 million

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Lucy Luc Besson - $127 million

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The Fault in Our Stars Josh Boone - $125 million

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rob Minkoff - $112 million

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300: Rise of an Empire Noam Murro - $106 million

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The Maze Runner Wes Ball - $102 million

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Noah Darren Aronofsky - $101 million

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The Equalizer Antoine Fuqua - $101 million

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Edge of Tomorrow Doug Liman - $100 million

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Heaven Is for Real Randall Wallace - $91.4 million

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Non-Stop Jaume Collet-Serra - $91.4 million

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Fury David Ayer - $84.7 million

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Tammy Ben Falcone - $84.5 million

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Annabelle John R. Leonetti - $84.3 million

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The Other Woman Nick Cassavetes - $83.9 million

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Dumb and Dumber To Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly - $83.7 million

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Let's Be Cops Luke Greenfield - $82.4 million

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The Monuments Men George Clooney - $78 million

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Hercules Brett Ratner - $72.7 million

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The Purge: Anarchy James DeMonaco - $71.5 million

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Penguins of Madagascar Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith - $67 million

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Think Like a Man Too Tim Storey - $65.2 million

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Shawn Levy - $64.5 million

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The Nut Job Peter Lepeniotis - $64.2 million

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God's Not Dead Harold Cronk - $60.8 million

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Son of God Christopher Spencer - $59.7 million

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Planes: Fire and Rescue Roberts Gannaway - $59.2 million

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The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson - $59.1 million

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Into the Woods Rob Marshall - $58.8 million