According to Business Insider, some of the top grossing movies of 2014 included "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" and "Interstellar." These movies earned more money at the box office than most other releases in 2014.
In the United States, every movie that studios released in 2014 made just under $10 billion at the box office combined. Each of the 16 most popular movies that year took in at least $126 million, with "Transformers: Age of Extinction" earning more than $245 million in the top spot. Although the "Transformers" sequel saw undeniable popularity and financial success, according to Rotten Tomatoes, critics gave the movie a decidedly chilly reception. Out of 180 critical notices the site aggregated, only 18 percent gave 2014's most successful release a positive review.
While the "Transformers" franchise is well-established, a more surprising success for 2014 was "Guardians of the Galaxy," which managed to gross over $332 million despite not being a sequel or part of an entrenched franchise. Director Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" was another title that managed to build an audience and find huge success even though it dis not fit the usual mold of a modern box office blockbuster.