What Were Some Top-Grossing Movies in 2014?

"Transformers: Age of Extinction," "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" and "American Sniper" were some of the highest-grossing films of 2014. Other top-grossing movies included "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and "Maleficent."

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" was the highest-grossing film worldwide in 2014 with a total box office gross of $1.09 billion. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the final film in Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy, came in second with $955 million. In the United States, the highest grossing film was "American Sniper," which made $349 million, while "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" was in second place with $337 million.

"The LEGO Movie" and "Big Hero 6" were the top-grossing animated films in the United States in 2014, with $257 million and $222 million, respectively. "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" were among the highest-grossing superhero movies. Top-grossing R-rated films included "Gone Girl," "Neighbors" and "22 Jump Street." The total domestic box office for 2014 was $10.3 billion. This represents a decrease of 5.2 percent from 2013 and the lowest box office total since 2011.