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.