"The LEGO Movie" is the only adventure film that made it into the top ten most critically-acclaimed movies of 2014 on Rotten Tomatoes; however, nine of the top 10 highest grossing movies of 2014 were adventure films. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" were in the top three and both grossed more than $330 million domestically.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "The LEGO Movie" and "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" grossed over $250 million, and "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "Maleficent," "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and "Big Hero 6" rounded out the top 10. The only film to gross more was the action drama "American Sniper," which earned just above $350 million domestically.
Five of the 10 most popular feature films released in 2014 were adventure films, according to IMDb's MOVIEmeter. It lists "Interstellar," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Kingsman: The Secret Service," "Wild" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" as five of the most popular movies of the year. Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi adventure film "Interstellar" receives 8.7 out of 10 stars on IMDb, as of 2015. It earned five Oscar nominations, winning one for best visual effects.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" was the third highest-grossing film of 2014 and is listed as the seventh most popular film of 2014 on IMDb. The movie is based on the Marvel comic book series of the same name and receives 8.1 out of 10 stars on IMDb.