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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 Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic criminals ...more

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Francis Lawrence $311 million The Hunger Games is a 2012 action, adventure film written by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray and directed by Gary Ross.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Anthony and Joe Russo $260 million Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more

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The LEGO Movie Phil Lord, Christopher Miller $258 million Lego: The Piece of Resistance is a 2014 animation, action and comedy film written and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Michael Bay $245 million Transformers: Age of Extinction is a 2014 3D science fiction action film based on the Transformers franchise. It is the fourth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and stars ...more

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Maleficent Robert Stromberg $241 million Maleficent is a 2014 American dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg, loosely inspired by the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. A vengeful fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an ...more

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Bryan Singer $234 million X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Matt Reeves $209 million Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. It stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary ...more

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Big Hero 6 Don Hall, Chris Williams $203 million Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 54th film in the Walt ...more

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marc Webb $203 million The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It It is the fifth ...more

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Godzilla Gareth Edwards $201 million Godzilla is a 2014 American science fiction monster film directed by Gareth Edwards. It is a reboot of the Godzilla film franchise and retells the origins of Godzilla in contemporary times as a ...more

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22 Jump Street Phil Lord, Christopher Miller $192 million 22 Jump Street is a 2014 action comedy film written by Oren Uziel and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jonathan Liebesman $191 million Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 2014 American 3D science fiction action comedy film based on the franchise of the same name. A reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series, the film ...more

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Peter Jackson $184 million The Hobbit: There and Back Again is a 2014 film writted by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro and directed by Peter Jackson.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Dean DeBlois $177 million How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a 2014 animation action adventure film written and directed by Dean DeBlois.

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Interstellar Christopher Nolan $173 million Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film ...more

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Gone Girl David Fincher $165 million Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and adapted by Gillian Flynn from her 2012 novel of the same name. It stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Set ...more

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Divergent Neil Burger $151 million Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in The Divergent Series ...more

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Neighbors Nicholas Stoller $150 million Neighbors is a 2014 American comedy film, directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. The film stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, with Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, and ...more

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Ride Along Tim Story $134 million Ride Along is a 2014 American action comedy film directed by Tim Story and starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bryan Callen, Tika Sumpter and Laurence Fishburne. Greg Coolidge, Jason ...more

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Rio 2 Carlos Saldanha $132 million Rio 2 is a 2014 animated comedy film written by Carlos Saldanha and Don Rhymer and directed by Carlos Saldanha.

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Lucy Luc Besson $127 million Lucy is a 2014 English-language French science fiction action film written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by his wife Virginie Silla for his company Europacorp. The film was shot in ...more

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The Fault in Our Stars Josh Boone $125 million The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Josh Boone, based on the novel of the same name by John Green. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat ...more

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rob Minkoff $112 million Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a 2014 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film featuring the characters Mr. Peabody and Sherman of the 1960s animated television series The Rocky and ...more

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300: Rise of an Empire Noam Murro $106 million 300: Rise of an Empire is a 2014 American fantasy war film directed by Noam Murro. It is a follow-up to the 2007 film 300, taking place before, during and after the main events of its ...more

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The Maze Runner Wes Ball $102 million The Maze Runner is a 2014 American science fiction dystopian action thriller film directed by Wes Ball, based on James Dashner's 2009 novel of the same name. The film is the first installment in ...more

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Noah Darren Aronofsky $101 million Noah is a 2014 American biblically inspired epic directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel, and inspired by the story of Noah's Ark from the Book of Genesis. The film ...more

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The Equalizer Antoine Fuqua $101 million The Equalizer is a 2014 American neo-noir vigilante action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, based on the TV series. Believing he has put his mysterious past behind him, a man (Denzel ...more

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Edge of Tomorrow Doug Liman $100 million Edge of Tomorrow is a 2014 American military science fiction thriller film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Doug Liman directed the film based on a screenplay adapted from the 2004 Japanese ...more

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Heaven Is for Real Randall Wallace $91.4 million Heaven Is for Real is a 2014 American Christian drama film directed by Randall Wallace and written by Christopher Parker, based on Pastor Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent's 2010 book of the same ...more

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Non-Stop Jaume Collet-Serra $91.4 million Non-Stop is a 2014 mystery-action thriller film starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Lupita Nyong'o and Scoot McNairy and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. This is the first ...more

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Fury David Ayer $84.7 million Fury is a 2014 American war film directed by David Ayer. A grizzled tank commander (Brad Pitt) makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.

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Tammy Ben Falcone $84.5 million Tammy is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Ben Falcone and produced, co-written by, and starring Melissa McCarthy as the title character. The film also stars Susan Sarandon, Allison ...more

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Annabelle John R. Leonetti $84.3 million Annabelle is a 2014 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by John R. Leonetti, produced by James Wan, and written by Gary Dauberman. It is both a prequel to and spin-off of ...more

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The Other Woman Nick Cassavetes $83.9 million The Other Woman is a 2014 American romantic comedy film directed by Nick Cassavetes and written by Melissa Stack. The film stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, ...more

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Dumb and Dumber To Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly $83.7 million Dumb and Dumber To is a 2014 American road buddy comedy film co-written and directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly. It is the third film in the Dumb and Dumber film series and a direct ...more

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Let's Be Cops Luke Greenfield $82.4 million Let's Be Cops is a 2014 American buddy cop comedy film written and directed by Luke Greenfield, and co-written with Nicholas Thomas. The film stars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr. as two ...more

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The Monuments Men George Clooney $78 million The Monuments Men is a 2014 American-German war film directed by George Clooney, written and produced by Clooney and Grant Heslov, and starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, ...more

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Hercules Brett Ratner $72.7 million Hercules is a 2014 American 3D action fantasy and adventure film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and John Hurt. It is based on the graphic novel ...more

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The Purge: Anarchy James DeMonaco $71.5 million The Purge: Anarchy is a 2014 American social science fiction action horror directed and written by James DeMonaco. It is the sequel to the 2013 film The Purge and stars Frank Grillo, Carmen ...more

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Penguins of Madagascar Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith $67 million Penguins of Madagascar is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated spy-fi action comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is a spin-off of the Madagascar ...more

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Think Like a Man Too Tim Storey $65.2 million Think Like a Man Too is a 2014 comedy film directed by Tim Story and the sequel to Story's 2012 film Think Like a Man based on Steve Harvey's book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. The script ...more

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Miguel Arteta $64.8 million Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Miguel Arteta from a screenplay written by Rob Lieber. The film stars Steve Carell, ...more

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Shawn Levy $64.5 million Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a 2014 American comedy adventure film directed by Shawn Levy, and the third installment in the series. Security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) must ...more

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The Nut Job Peter Lepeniotis $64.2 million The Nut Job is a 2014 3D computer-animated heist-comedy film directed by Peter Lepeniotis and starring the voices of Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Liam Neeson and ...more

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God's Not Dead Harold Cronk $60.8 million God's Not Dead is a 2014 Christian drama film directed by Harold Cronk, and stars Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper, David A. R. White and Dean Cain. The film was released to theaters on March 21, 2014, ...more

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Son of God Christopher Spencer $59.7 million Son of God is a 2014 American epic biblical drama film based on Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's ten-hour miniseries The Bible. The film will feature selections of the miniseries as well as ...more

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Planes: Fire and Rescue Roberts Gannaway $59.2 million Planes: Fire & Rescue is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film. It is a sequel to the 2013 film Planes, a spin-off of Pixar's Cars franchise. Produced by DisneyToon ...more

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The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson $59.1 million The Grand Budapest Hotel is a 2014 comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. The screenplay by Anderson is from a story by Anderson and Hugo Guinness, inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig. It ...more

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Into the Woods Rob Marshall $58.8 million Into the Woods is a 2014 American fantasy musical drama film directed by Rob Marshall, and adapted to the screen by James Lapine from his and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning Broadway ...more