“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Maleficent” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” were the top five grossing movies of 2014. With a worldwide gross of over $1.1 billion, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” was the highest grossing movie of that year.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” follow "Transformers" in the second and third positions, with grosses of more than $956 million and $774 million respectively. “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Interstellar” are also on the list of top 10 grossing movies of 2014.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the 19th film to gross over $1 billion, was directed by Michael Bay and is the fourth installment in the “Transformer” movie series. It starred Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer and Stanley Tucci in the lead roles. The movie opened to negative reviews with a rating of 18 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. It was appreciated for its visual effects, music score and action sequences.
Directed by Peter Jackson, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is a fantasy adventure film based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel “The Hobbit.” It is the final installment of the three-part film series. It starred Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly and others in lead roles.