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The year 2014 has come to an end, the Hollywood movies which ruled the box office charts in the bygone year are:

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction- The fourth instalment of the Transformer was a science fiction action film, starring  Mark Wahlberg andPeter Cullen and was directed by Michael Bay. The film was highly criticized by the critics, however and got a tag of a lowest rated film of the franchise. However the film was praised for its visual effects,action sequences. Despite of poor rating the film was a massive box office success.

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2. Guardians of the GalaxyThe film was based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the tenth instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film does not only received thumbs up from the critics, but also went on to become the highest-grossing superhero film of 2014.

3. Maleficent- The American dark fantasy was directed by the Robert Stromberg. Angelina Jolie reprised the character of the  eponymous Disney villainess. The film was inspired from the  Walt Disney’s 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but was a commercial success and became the  third highest-grossing film of 2014.

4. X Men:Days Of Future Past- The film was based on the characters of the Marvel comics. The story was inspired by the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days Future Past”. The fresh visual style, story, and acting made the film critically acclaimed. The flick later broke box office records of its  predecessor and got the tag of highest-grossing film in the series.

5. The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies-   The epic fantasy adventure film, directed by Peter Jackson and written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro.The last instalment the its predecisors  based on the novel The Hobbit .The film collected  huge money all over the sea and was declared as one of the highest grossing films of the last year.

6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: The last year was dedicated to the super hero  films and many among them ruled the box office charts, Captain America is one of them. The film assayed the characters of the Marvel comics.It was the second instalment of the 2011 released  Captain America: The First Avenger and the ninth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film became a critical and commercial success, having grossed over $714 million worldwide.

7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Another superhero film, which topped the box office charts in the bygone year. It is the second instalment  to The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). Inspite of receiving the mixed reviews from the critics, the film grossed $709 million worldwide, becoming the 6th highest grossing film of 2014.

8. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The American sci-fi directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, serves the sequel to the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes The film was critically acclaimed and entered in the list of the  highest-grossing films.

9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1-  American science fiction war film ensemble cast that includes The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland. It is the sequel toThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire and will be followed by the concluding entry. The  film was praised for its solid performances and political subtext and went on to become best Hollywood film of the year.

10. Interstellar – Another sci-fi, which dominated the B.O with the brilliant pace of  musical score, visual effects, and performances, particularly from McConaughey, Foy, Hathaway and Chastain.

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