Some popular movies from later in 2014 include "Birdman," "Gone Girl," "Whiplash," "Interstellar" and "Selma." These films were all released in October or later and received critical success at the Academy Awards, and commercial success at the box office.
Many popular movies released in late 2014 had success at the Academy Awards. These movies include "Birdman," which won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, as well as "Selma," "Whiplash," "American Sniper" and "Interstellar." Some movies released in early 2014 remained popular at the year's end due to buzz generated by the Academy Awards. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Boyhood," both released in early 2014, received acclaim and commercial success throughout the entirety of 2014.
Other popular movies released in late 2014 include "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," "Gone Girl" and "Unbroken." These movies received great commercial success, each grossing over $100 million at the North American box office. Disney movies were also popular in late 2014. "Into the Woods" grossed over $120 million at the North American box office and received three Academy Award nominations. "Big Hero 6," a superhero movie, grossed over $220 million at the North American box office and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.