The most financially successful movies released in 2014 were "American Sniper," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1," "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Opening to a limited theater release on December 25, 2014, "American Sniper" grossed over $349 million during its run in American theaters.
"American Sniper," the top-grossing theatrical release of 2014, tells the story of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper, this biographical drama has an A+ rating with CinemaScore polls conducted during its opening weekend.
Released on November 21, 2014, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" earned over $337 million at the American box office and totaled $752 million worldwide. "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Captain America: The Winter Solider" tailed close behind with worldwide box office sales of $774 million and $714 million, respectively.