Another year in the movie industry has come to an end, and while everyone is waiting for the final announcement of the nomination for the Oscars, here’s our tally on the top 5 worldwide box office films of 2014. Read on to learn more about it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the five highest-grossing films for 2014 includes "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Maleficent," "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and "Captain America: Winter Soldier." The tally has been ranked based on the total worldwide gross of each film.
Total Worldwide Gross: $1,087,404,499
Michael Bay’s biomechanical entities surely made their mark in the entire world as it was the only film of 2014 that surpassed the billion dollar mark. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” was first released on June 27, 2014 with a production budget of $210 million, but Universal Pictures certainly made a whole lot from that investment.
Total Worldwide Gross: $772,462,030
The most unexpected of all the franchise premiering movies of the year, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” is the Marvel Studios' movie that turned out to be a wild card in the box office standing. The film didn’t have any predecessors to introduce it, but it still placed second in the worldwide scale. James Gunn might’ve helmed the film out from a risk, but the result catapulted the franchise to the most popular Marvel films to date turning its lead star Chris Pratt as a full-fledge superstar.
Total Worldwide Gross: $757,752,378
The film that could possibly be one of Angelina Jolie’s final appearances on the big screen, Disney’s “Maleficent” etched its way to everybody’s hearts and towards the third spot in the worldwide box office standing. The antagonistic-protagonist twist on Disney’s 1959 “Sleeping Beauty” boosted the actress status to a more prolific level as it became the notable actress’ highest grossing movie to date.
Total Worldwide Gross: $746,045,700
Believed to be one of the best to date in the "X-Men" franchise, “X-Men Days of Future Past” outdid itself when it featured the full-fledge cast with the appearances of Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry and Ellen Page. With those prominent names in the movie’s main billing, The Hollywood Reporter exclaimed how director Bryan Singer sure helmed one of the most climactic films of the year.
Total Worldwide Gross: $714,083,572"
Marvel paved its way well into the worldwide box office as it’s the only movie production house that has two films making its mark on the year 2014. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” managed to wow and shock the viewers with its heavy plot and it was more than enough to put them on the top.
That ends our list of the top 5 worldwide box office films of 2014. For more entertainment updates, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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