Some of the top movies of 2014 were "American Sniper," "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1." Many of the biggest films of 2014 were superhero action films.
Superhero movies, such as "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Big Hero 6" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," were incredibly popular in 2014. Superhero movies do very well in overseas markets such as China and Russia, which boosts their worldwide box office take more than that of other popular movies. Many of the most popular movies of 2014 were sequels, as pre-established properties tend to be more financially successful than original properties.