What were some popular movies in 2014?


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The most popular movie of 2014 by worldwide gross was "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the fourth entry in Michael Bay's Transformer series. It grossed $1.1 billion. Some other popular movies of 2014 include "Maleficent", "Guardians of the Galaxy," and "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

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The highest grossing animated movie of 2014 was Disney's "Big Hero 6," based on a Marvel comic book series. It grossed $652.1 million. Comic book adaptations were popular in 2014, with four of them making the top 10. These movies were "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Captain America: Winter Soldier," "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." The highest grossing movie that was neither an adaptation nor a sequel was Christopher Nolan's sci-fi drama "Interstellar." "American Sniper" had the highest domestic US gross of 2014, with a total box office take of $350 million.

In terms of awards, the most popular films of 2014 were Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" and Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Both films won four Oscars at the 87th Academy Awards. Other big awards nominees from 2014 include "Whiplash," "American Sniper," "Boyhood," "The Imitation Game." and "The Theory of Everything."

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