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Transformers: Age of Extinction is the highest grossing film of 2014 at global box office

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Story by Jack Foley

Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth installment in the Michael Bay robot franchise, was officially the highest grossing film of 2014 globally.

The film was the only release in the past 12 months to pass $1 billion, with $1.09 billion world-wide, although late releases The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 may also get there eventually.

Coming in second was Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which took $772.3 million despite having been considered a risk ahead of its release.

The film has already spawned a sequel and has made a bona fida movie star of its leading man, Chris Pratt.

In third place was Disney’s Angelina Jolie fronted Maleficent, a live-action take on Cinderella that also marked Jolie’s highest grossing film of all-time.

The top five was rounded out by X-Men: Days of Future Past and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which took $746 million and $714.1 million respectively.

The complete top 20 of 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction, $1.087bn – 77.4% international; 22.6% US
Guardians of the Galaxy, $772.3m – 56.9% int; 43.1% US
Maleficent, $757.8m – 68.1% int; 31.9% US
X-Men: Days of Future Past, $746m – 68.6% int; 31.4% US
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, $714.1m – 63.6% int; 36.3% US
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, $709m – 71.4% int; 28.6% US
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, $708.3m – 70.6% int; 29.4% US
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, $669.7m – 54.2% int; 45.8% US
Interstellar, $641.3m – 72.3% int; 27.7% US
How to Train Your Dragon 2, $618.9m – 71.4% int; 28.6% US
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, $573.1m – 70.6% int; 29.4% US
Godzilla, $525m – 61.8% int; 38.2% US
Rio 2, $498.8m – 73.6% int; 26.4% US
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, $477.2m – 59.9% int; 40.1% US
The Lego Movie, $468.1m – 44.9% int; 55.1% US
Lucy, $458.9m – 72.4% int; 27.6% US
Edge of Tomorrow, $369.2m – 72.9% int; 27.1% US
Noah, $362.6m – 72.1% int; 27.9% US
Gone Girl, $356.4m – 53.4% int; 46.6% US
The Maze Runner, $339.8m – 70% int; 30% US

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