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- 10. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – $618.9 million
- 9. Interstellar – $636.2 million
- 8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – $641.6 million
- 7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $708.3 million
- 6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $709 million
- 5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $714.1 million
- 4. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $746 million
- 3. Maleficent – $757.8 million
- 2. Guardians of the Galaxy – $772.3 million
- 1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $1.087 million
The New Year is just around the corner. It is the time that we look back the film list to see which ones are favorite of the year. Today, Toplisttips introduces you top 10 highest grossing films of 2014. Let’s see:
10. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – $618.9 million
This is the only 3D movie in 2014 to be on top grossing movies of the year. How to Train Your Dragon 2 continues to be appreciated for its beautiful images, fascinating action and emotional storyline. Although the quality was not highly praised as the previous part, good marketing plan has brought Fox Production $618.9 million revenue.
9. Interstellar – $636.2 million
After 2 years of the success of the Dark Knight Rises (the second grossing film of 2012), the director Christopher Nolan continues to raise their fans to a higher level with Interstellar. This time, Nolan takes the audiences to the universe, reaching to the stars and beyond the black hole- the limit that few films could touch.
Interstellar received great praises for their investment of imagines, music and great content. The film has the opening sales of $50 million in the North America while the production budget is $165 million. However, Interstellar is quite popular in other places in the world with 80 million ticket sold. Although the revenue collected for Interstellar finally helps it get the 9th position in the grossing films of 2014, it also signs the slowdown in the style of Christopher Nolan.
8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – $641.6 million
The Hunger Games is the series of movies that are transformed from the same name novel series, which used to be successfully launched in 2012 and 2013. The 2 previous parts were among the top grossing films of that year with a total turnover of more than $1.6 billion. 2014 continues the success with the Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
During the 1st week, the Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 earned $123 million and became the most impressive debut in North America this year, breaking the record of Transformers: Age of Extinction in the summer. The 3rt part of Hunger Games has brought $641.6 million, 5 times higher than its cost of production.
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $708.3 million
The second movie in the project to restore the Planet of the Apes series has proven the correctness of the manufacturer in the effort to rebuild a famous film franchise. The Dawn of the planet of the Apes not only succeeds in its revenues but also in the critics’ opinions. Most of websites rate it 8/10.
With impressive technical effects, compelling acting and emotional content, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes got $100 million within the launching week. Compared to the cost of production of $170 million, the total revenue of $708.3 million was a great success of this film.
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $709 million
This is the opening of summer film season 2014. The actors in the film including Andrew Garfiled and Emma Stone remained the same as part 1. With the stunning trailer, the Amazing Spider-man 2 has fans of all ages. In just about 1 week from the first release, the film achieved the revenue of $400 million worldwide, 2 times higher than the cost of production. However, the number ended up at $709 million, which is the lowest figure in Spider-man series ever.
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $714.1 million
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America. The film was released internationally on March, 2014 and became a critical and commercial success, having grossed over $714.1 million worldwide. This revenue is as almost twice as that of the first part of Captain America, which is a favorable condition for the release of the 2nd part named Captain America: Civil War in 2016.
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $746 million
After the success of previous parts in X-men series, X-man: days of Future Past is one of the most anticipated films this year for its reunion of all actors from the X-man of the year 2000.
With the budget of $200 million and multinational stars, X-men: Days of Future Past is estimated to earn $850 million. However, the real revenue just gets $764 million which still helps the movie have the highest revenue among the series and be on top grossing films of 2014.
3. Maleficent – $757.8 million
55 years after the success of the famous animated film “Sleeping Beauty”, Disney transformed this tale on the screen into the version with the main character being the fairy Maleficent’s evil rather than the naïve princess Aurora.
Considered as the top cost of producing of Hollywood 2014, this blockbuster reached $170 million in the first week. $757.8 million is the final number after ending showing in the theaters, marking an impressive comeback of Angelina Jolie from the failure of the Tourist.
2. Guardians of the Galaxy – $772.3 million
When the first launched, the Guardians of the Galaxy is not expected to achieve a great success in revenue since its characters are quite new and not ranked A. However, the humor in both action and speed, nostalgic music background, beautiful scenes, good technical skills and casting pleased both audience and critics.
In 3 continuous weeks, the Guardians of the Galaxy led the grossing chart. The film has surpassed Captain America: The Winter Soldier to be the favorite film in North America and on top grossing films of 2014. The total revenue of $772.3 million is beyond the expectation for a first time director for a blockbuster as James Gunn.
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $1.087 million
The part IV of Transformers series launched right at the summer – the golden time of blockbusters. The Transformers: Age of extinction meets all requirements for the art of entertainment: good actions, overwhelmed skills with easy-to-understand content. Just after 2 weeks released in the theaters, Transformers: Age of extinction has reached $600 million worldwide. Thanks largely to huge success in China (about $300 million), the film has been named the highest grossing film of 2014 with the revenue of $1.087 billion around the world.
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