The highest grossing movies of 2014 were "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "American Sniper." Each film earned over $300 million during the calendar year, including domestic and international ticket sales.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark and Donald Sutherland as President Snow. The film is the third installment of four planned films based on "The Hunger Games" young-adult book series by author Suzanne Collins. The film was directed by Francis Lawrence and features music by composer James Newton Howard. It was released in 4,151 theaters and grossed over $121 million on its opening weekend.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is a superhero action movie that stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and featured the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. It is based on the Marvel comic book series of the same name. It was written and directed by James Gunn, and features music by composer Tyler Bates. It was released in 4,088 theaters and grossed over $94 million on its opening weekend.
"American Sniper" is based on true events as documented in the book by Chris Kyle. It stars Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller and was directed by Clint Eastwood. It opened in 3,885 theaters and grossed over $633,000 in its opening weekend.