It was a year of mind-blowing blockbusters and box-office domination, however 2014 clearly proved that we still love our blockbuster sequels.
Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction proved it’s place as one of the most profitable franchises in movie history by claiming the title of highest grossing film of 2014.
As the only film to hit the billion-dollar mark last year, the Transformers sequel earned over $1.1 billion worldwide, $250 million more than The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies which claimed second place. The films success could probably be largely attributed to the significant cast overhaul that took place, with Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg taking over the leading man reigns from previous franchise star Shia Lebeouf.
Rounding off the top 3 is Marvel‘s newcomer Guardians of the Galaxy, which despite earning just $772 million worldwide, did claim the top spot at the US domestic box-office with over $333 million.
2014 was certainly a tough year for box-office supremacy and 2015 looks set to be even tougher with a host of high profile blockbusters including Star Wars, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Hunger Games, and Jurassic World all due for release and certain to hit the billion-dollar mark.
Check out the complete global box-office top 10 below.
Interstellar – $662.6 million